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Columbus Symphony on Classical 101: A New Broadcast Season

Elena Urioste with her violin
Alessandra Tinozzi
Violinist Elena Urioste

Classical 101 has been the broadcast home of the Columbus Symphony since long before I got here in 1991. I was delighted to inherit responsibility for these broadcasts about 20 years ago. The recordings are made by Ed Thompson, and the broadcast preparation is by WOSU's own Kevin Petrilla and Eric French.

Join me and your orchestra (and chorus) Sunday afternoons at 1 on Classical 101, beginning this Sunday, April 2. You can also stream the broadcast online.

Highlights of the 2017 season include: Giuseppe Verdi's Requiem (the opening broadcast this Sunday), Ludwig van Beethoven and Russian marathons, a Klezmer festival, Steve Mackey's Four Iconoclastic Episodes, the phenomenal violinist Elena Urioste joining the Columbus Symphony for Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto, an all-Mozart program, performances by violinists Rachel Barton Pine and Gil Shaham and Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 3.

Mind you, these are just a few of the highlights!

Music director Rossen Milanov brings magnificent skill and passion to performances by the Columbus Symphony. The superb Columbus Symphony Chorus, conducted by Ronald Jenkins, sings music by Verdi, Mahler and Modest Mussorgsky.

Here's the Columbus Symphony broadcast schedule for April:

Sundays at 1 p.m. on Classical 101

April 2 - Verdi: Requiem
Michelle Johnson, soprano
Margaret Mezzacappa, mezzo-soprano
Evan Johnson, tenor
Burak Bilgili, bass
Rossen Milanov, orchestra conductor
Ronald Jenkins, chorus conductor

April 9 - Beethoven Marathon
Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 36
Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano in C, Op. 56, "Triple Concerto"
Symphony No. 7 in A, Op. 92
Alicia Hui, violin
Luis Biava, cello
Caroline Hong, piano
Peter Stafford Wilson, conductor

April 16 - Last Notes Festival
Mozart: Overture to Die Zauberflote
Mackey: Four Iconoclastic Episodes
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in b, "Pathétique"
Anthony Marwood, violin
Steve Mackey, electric guitar
Rossen Milanov, conductor

April 23 - Russian Winter Festival
Sergei Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet (selections from Suites 1 and 2)
Tchaikovsky: Concerto in D for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 35
Igor Stravinsky: Petrushka (1947)
Elena Uroiste, violin
Rossen Milanov, conductor

April 30 - Klezmer Showcase
Johann Strauss II: Csárdás from Ritter Pázmán
Saad Haddad: Manarah
Osvaldo Golijov: K’vakarat from The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind
Arranged by David Krakauer: Der Gasn Nign; Synagogue Wail; Der Heyser Bulgar
Franz Liszt, arranged by Karl Müller-Berghaus: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
David Krakauer, clarinet
Rossen Milanov, conductor

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.
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