Tag: columbus symphony

Introducing the new Légère European Signature reeds

For the past week, I’ve played these new Légère European Signature clarinet reeds in several different rehearsals and performances, including an opera, a solo recital and a chamber music recital. I can say, without hesitation, that they are by far…

Connecting with the Audience- Columbus Symphony Bassoonist Betsy Sturdevant speaks out.

Add your voice to the discussion. Go read Connecting with the Audience. Colleague and friend Betsy Sturdevant is a top notch principal bassoonist with the Columbus Symphony. She also blogs about her musical and technical experiences as a bassoonist and…

Naughty Composer Jonathan Leshnoff

This weekend’s concerts of the Columbus Symphony include Tchaikovsky’s 6th Symphony, “Pathetique”, the unusual Beethoven Leonora No. 2, and Jonathan Leshnoff’s Double Concerto for violin and viola, with our Concertmaster, Charles Wetherbee on violin and Roberto Diaz, viola. Jonathan was…

Columbus Symphony, Stravinsky’s “Firebird” and more

Stravinsky’s “Firebird” – InstantEncore. Live streaming recordings of our program last weekend. Carneiro’s Firebird (1945 version) was WILD, and fun! The program also included two pieces by Augusta Read Thomas, worth a listen. And the Poulenc Gloria in G major.…

CAPA’s guiding hand seen giving symphony respect among contributors – Business First of Columbus:

CAPA’s guiding hand seen giving symphony respect among contributors – Business First of Columbus:. Can hope steer fate? I hope so. Has the Columbus Symphony hit the bottom of the curve? I hope so. Is there light at the end…

A Bear hiding in Barber

On the program of the Columbus Symphony concerts this weekend is Mahler 1st Symphony in D, a magnificent work proving Mahler emerged with the merits of a full blown master in his mid to late-twenties. (b1860-d1911) The other works are…

The Other Side of Entertainment

“Nothing communicates better than art. It is quicker than language and clearer than philosophy.” Frederick Weisman “If the key is in question in Shostakovich, it’s always in the minor.” Gunther Herbig I’ve been using Twitter to query my followers about…