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Classical 101

A Very Special Concert@Ohio State

Join me on New Year's Day at 3 PM for the first program in a new season of Concerts@Ohio State. The topic for New Years? One concert? Three? No. Two institutions TBDBITL-The Best Damned Band in the Land, and its director Dr. Jon Woods, who is retiring in April after thirty-eight years of service to The Ohio State University. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPNnIFH6_RU Voices familiar to this community will join Dr. and Mrs. Woods in paying tribute to TBDBITL-and there'll be plenty of music, from Le regiment to Across the  Field, and we'll be hangin' on Sloppy, whomever Sloopy is. Dr. Woods will trace his career in music from high school 'til today-with stops for Woody Hayes and his own memories of nearly forty years at OSU. Concerts@Ohio State is heard Sundays at 3 beginning January 1. Further programs in January feature performances by the OSU Wind Ensemble (Mozart's Gran Partita) the Mens' Glee Club, Combined Choirs (Britten's Hymn to St Cecilia and the OSU Symphony.      

Christopher Purdy is Classical 101's early morning host, 7-10 a.m. weekdays. He is host and producer of Front Row Center – Classical 101’s weekly celebration of Opera and more – as well as Music in Mid-Ohio, Concerts at Ohio State, and the Columbus Symphony broadcast series. He is the regular pre-concert speaker for Columbus Symphony performances in the Ohio Theater.