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Valentine’s Day with Classical 101

Sheet music with a rose
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Dinner plans: Check.

Date attire: Check

Hearts, Bears, Flowers, and Chocolates: Check

Now how about some music fit to woo your Valentine?

On Air

This Valentine’s Day, Classical 101 has music to accompany whatever you have planned for your beau.

On Saturday, I am looking forward to waking up with Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata Op. 27, no. 2 played by Valentina Lisitsa and Frederick Delius’s Orchestral Suite during the 8am and 9am hours.

Later in the morning, around the time for my second cup of coffee, Cole Porter and George Gershwin will swing into the mix on air, and around noon Bernstein’s Somewhere and Richard Roger’s Something Good will bring the lighthearted theatrical music for the lunch hour. You can listen on the radio or by downloading WOSU’s free app and let Classical 101 set the mood.

Around Town

Rather than just making plans for Saturday, Columbus has romantic date options throughout the weekend to suit everyone’s taste and schedule.

Friday at 7pm join me at Dennison University as I enjoy the Turtle Island String Quartet for their interpretation of Miles Davis’s Birth of the Cool.

Friday at 8PM *Free* concert Friday, February 13 at 8 pm Featuring music of Gordon Goodwin by the Ohio State University Jazz Ensemble in Weigel Auditorium.

Friday at 8pm Opera Columbus will host Master Class at the Riffe Center with Ilona Dulaski performing the role of Maria Callas. Classical 101 host Christopher Purdy has some fantastic insight for the actual master class you can read here.

Saturday at 12:30pm you can join the Metropolitan Opera’s live in HD Double Feature with Anna Netrebko as Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta followed by Bartok’sBluebeard’s Castle a little heavy listening, but both are sure to be incredible performances. Check out the Opera Abbreviated podcast for a primer.

Saturday at 8pm pianist Lise de la Salle will present a solo recital at the Southern Theatre.

Saturday at 2pm and 8pm BalletMet Columbus’s Great Gatsby retells F. Scott Fitzgerald’s great American novel with music and dance.

On the Web

Aside from listening to Classical 101 on your mobile device, you can also enjoy a special Classical Valentine’s Playlist from Deutsche Grammophon free on Spotify. The second track is my personal favorite; the Prelude from Tristan und Isolde.