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Classical 101

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Classical 101 is Central Ohio’s source for 'round-the-clock classical music. Our hosts provide insight into classical music news from Columbus and around the world.

Explore concert previews, book and music reviews, arts features, web-exclusive playlists and archived audio and video of local and visiting musicians. Listen your way through our podcast archives of Opera Abbreviated and the Mozart Minute for a deeper dive into the music we play.

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  • Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate and the Nashville String Machine record Tate's 'Lowak Shoppala' Fire and Light - photo Courtesy of Cickasaw Nation.jpg
    Courtesy of Chickasaw Nation
    Chickasaw composer Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate gets philosophical when he talks about his forebears.“My ancestors walked 800 miles in mud so that I could live and express what they did in symphonic music,” said Tate, a citizen of Chickasaw Nation. “It’s really quite intense when I think about the history that I’m attached to.”
  • Classical 101's Jennifer Hambrick (left) interviews violinist Gil Shaham (right).
    WOSU
    The renowned violinist Gil Shaham gave his first in-person performances since last fall right here in Columbus this week. While in town, he stopped by the Classical 101 studio to talk about what his work as a concert violinist has been like during a year of travel restrictions and canceled performances due to the pandemic.