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'Concerts @ Ohio State' Kicks Off 2019 Season

Jo McCulty
Ohio State University

Dear friends, please join me for a new broadcast season of Concerts @ Ohio State, featuring performances by the students and faculty of the School of Music at The Ohio State University. 

As always, I thank Mark Rubinstein for providing the concert recordings used on this series. Thanks, too, to School of Music Director Bill Ballenger and his colleagues.

From Weigel Hall and other campus performance spaces, welcome to a new season of Concerts @ Ohio State. Tune in to Classical 101 on Sundays at 1 p.m. Here's the January schedule:

Jan. 6

Carl Orff: Carmina Burana
OSU Symphony Orchestra and combined choirs

Jan. 13
Leonard Bernstein's Big Bodacious Birthday Bash

Overture, Wonderful Town
OSU Wind Symphony, conductor Todd Fessler

Symphonic Dances, West Side Story
"Maria," "Tonight," West Side Story
Baritone Justin T. Swain, soprano Nadia Marshall, pianist Ed Bak

"Simple Song," Mass
Soprano Regan Tackett, pianist Ed Bak

Aaron Copland: El Salon Mexico
OSU Wind Symphony, conductor Russel C. Mikkelson

Jan. 20

Robert Schumann: Adagio and Allegro, Op. 70
Violist Julie White-Smith, pianist Rick Ferguson

Gustav Mahler: Songs of a Wayfarer 
Mezzo-soprano Katherine Rohrer, pianist Ryan Behan

J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in G minor, BWV 558
Camille Saint-Saens: Pas Redouble
OSU Symphonic Band, conductor Scott A. Jones

Jan. 27

Johann Stamitz: Mannheim Sinfonia 1 in G Major
OSU Symphony, conductor Elizabeth Hainrihar

Ludwig van Beethoven: Trio for Flute, Bassoon and Piano in G Major
Bassoonist Karrie Pierson, flutist Katherine Borst Jones, pianist Jiung Yoon

Guiseppe Verdi: "Il lacerato spirito," Simon Boccanegra
Bassist Thomas Petrushka, OSU Symphony, conductor David E. Becker

Vera StanojevicDedication
OSU Wind Symphony, conductor Russel C. Mikkelson

Trad: Londonderry Air 
OSU Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble, conductor James Akins

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.