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Classical 101

Paul O'Dette Talks with Boyce Lancaster on Classical 101

Paul O'Dette plays a soldout performance Friday at Battelle Fine Arts Center: Riley Auditorium, Otterbein University

Lutenist Paul O'Dette is in Columbus to play a sold out performance at Battelle Fine Arts Center: Riley Auditorium, on the campus of Otterbein University Friday evening a presentation of Early Music in Columbus

O'Dette, who grew up in Columbus, began playing guitar during his teens and got together with a group of his friends to form a band. The first time local classical music audiences heard him, however, was in a performance with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. He had won a competition and was awarded the opportunity to play with the CSO.

He never looked back.

Paul O'Dette a suite of three courantes by Daniel Bacheler.
Paul and Boyce discuss the differences in performance spaces of the 21st century and the 16th and 17th centuries - and how that affects how the audience hears the instruments.


Paul O'Dette plays a toccata by Michaelangelo Galilei, brother of the famous astronomer.
Paul has made more than 140 recordings, won two Grammys, and plays concerts the world over.

Paul O'Dette was in town to perform as part of the 36th season of Early Music in Columbus. There is the possibility that a few seats may be added to what was a sold-out performance. Visit earlymusicincolumbus.org for details. The program, The Secret of the Muse: French, Italian and English Music, is Friday evening, March 11, at 8:00 PM with a 7:30 PM Pre-Concert Lecture.