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Classical 101

Music in Mid-Ohio Returns on July 5th

New Albany Symphony Orchestra
New Albany Symphony Orchestra
New Albany Symphony Orchestra

The Coronavirus pandemic has put a stop not only to Columbus’s concert life, but also to symphonies, dance, theater and opera companies the world over. Auditoriums are shuttered. Performing artists are unemployed. The economic devastation will not spare the performing arts or artists, and the loss of a life in the arts deprives audiences who are in great need of Joy.

Music in Mid-Ohio can’t solve the world’s problems. But Classical 101's weekly program spotlighting the performing arts in central Ohio returns this Sunday at 1 pm, anyway.

I’ve said before, nothing stops the music on Classical 101.

Each year it’s a pleasure to select among the many fine concerts given in our listening area for broadcast. Music in Mid-Ohio brings you performances from the Ohio Theater, the Southern Theater, churches, colleges, downtown venues and out of town locations. You’ll hear chamber music, opera, symphonies, choral music, and guest presentations from jazz orchestras to Estonian choirs.

Columbus has long had a rich concert life, and Music in Mid-Ohio is lucky to present the artists living in this community, and our many visitors.

What to do when concerts are cancelled? Stay home and listen to Classical 101!

Here’s the schedule for July. Join me Sunday afternoons at 1. Many of these performances have never before aired.


Columbus Symphony Orchestra and Chorus/Rossen Milanov

  • Handel: Messiah: Hallelujah!

Carolyn Redman, mezzo-soprano; New Albany Symphony Orchestra and Chorus/Luis Biava

  • Mahler:  Symphony 2 Resurrection: IV: Urlicht V: In Tempo des Scherzos


Philip Setzer, violin; David Finckel, cello, Wu Han, piano

  • Mendelssohn: Trio in D Minor, op. 49

Hector Garcia, piano; Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra/Luis Biava

  • Haydn: Piano Concerto 11 in D Major, Hob: XVII/11


Quartetto Gelato

  • Arr. Bridges: Under Paris Skies
  • Piaf-arr. Berger: La vie en Rose
  • Salerno-Redi: Tango del mare

Estonian Chamber Choir

  • Tchaikovsky: Cherubic Hymn; Blessed are they whom thou hast chosen; Now the powers of heaven

Columbus Guitar Society: Thomas Viloteau

  • Sor: Theme and Variations on The Magic Flute

Sundays at Central: Rodin Duo

  • Takemitsu: Distance de la Fée


Westerville Symphony at Otterbein University and combined choirs with Peter Stafford Wilson, conductor and Keyona Willis-Lyman; Carolyn Redman, mezzo-soprano; Dylan Davis, tenor; Cabot Rea, bass

  • Mozart: Requiem in d, K. 626

Classical 101 music in mid-ohio
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.