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We thought it would be fun to ask our WOSU coworkers to tell us about their favorite classical music works. It’s always exciting to see what door people find into the genre.

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Jennifer Hambrick

The afternoon announcer with the warm voice and the calm, gentle demeanor — on and off the air — will be signing off from Classical 101 for good at the end of December.

Classical 101 afternoon host John Rittmeyer is retiring after more than 30 years at WOSU. The friendly voice you’ve heard at the end of your workday, during your evening commutes and while you settle into your evening at home has been a steady companion for thousands of listeners through the years.

Musica Cubana, Classical 101's celebration of Cuban and Latino music, returns for a new season at 1 p.m. this Sunday, Oct. 1. Five new programs will air Sundays in October.

Musica Cubana features Columbus-based pianist Orlay Alonso as co-host, music director and muse. We'll hear music by Cuban-born composers Tania Leon, Leo Brouwer, Ignacio Cervantes, Gonzalo Roig, Jose Maria Vitier and Ernesto Lecuona.

OSU / https://www.osu.edu/features/2014/hidden-gems-on-campus.html

"Dr. Donald Harris is Professor Emeritus in the OSU School of Music, and an internationally recognized composer. He served as Dean of the College of the Arts from 1988-1997.  Dr. Harris was awarded the School of Music's Distinguished Service Award on two occasions, and his many contributions to the arts on campus, throughout the Central Ohio community, and on a national and international stage, have earned him the unique and enviable reputation as the consummate "Citizen of the Arts.'"

from a Memo to the OSU President's Cabinet, June 15, 2015: