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Classical 101

'Music In Mid-Ohio' Returns For 2019 Season

Ronald Hoehn
Conductor Antoine Clark leads the McConnell Arts Center Chamber Orchestra.

Promoting Replay!, Classical 101's annual, magnificent instrument donation drive, my colleagues and I ask you to look under the bed, in the attic or in the garage for that flute, clarinet or violin you haven’t touched in 20 years. And you do!

That’s another story, and it’s coming!

There are plenty of people in Central Ohio who make a living from their musical instruments, their voices, their talents and, above all, their passions. Your neighbors like this are the soul of Music in Mid-Ohio.

On air for nearly 40 years, Music in Mid-Ohio presents locally produced concerts, performances often given by your friends and neighbors.

Sunday afternoons at 1, join me to learn about the extent of the musical talents in Central Ohio. The new season premieres Sunday, June 30 on Classical 101.

Now, we all love the weird uncle who drags out his autoharp every Christmas. He is not who I mean (sending love).

I mean the string quartet members whose kids go to school with yours, who are as comfortable at Kroger as at Carnegie Hall. I mean the community orchestra founded by a young man who wants to study conducting and needs an instrument – an orchestra. I mean the choir made up of Juilliard and Ohio State graduates whose careers took them away from music, but who can’t leave performing behind.

I mean the excellent ensembles who visit Columbus, presented by Chamber Music Columbus, Early Music in Columbus, the Jefferson Academy of Music and in our magnificent Downtown churches.

The McConnell Arts Center Chamber Orchestra, Quartetto Gelato, Capriccio Columbus, New Albany Symphony, David Niwa and Mariko Kanadea, Luis Biava, The Columbus Guitar Society, LancasterChorale and Westerville Symphony are just a few of the locally based ensembles and guests who have a home on Classical 101’s Music in Mid-Ohio.

That’s a whole lotta words – the series presents a whole lotta great music!

Concerts given locally are recorded on-site. Pithy commentary is offered (one can hope), and each concert is prepared for a Music in Mid-Ohio broadcast. The one-hour programs offer a magazine-type experience: a symphony here, a trio there, a chorus over here.

Here’s the schedule for the June 30 premiere and programs through July.

Music in Mid-Ohio
Sundays at 1 p.m. on Classical 101

June 30

Chamber Music Columbus: Quartetto Gelato
Romamolda Hora

Early Music in Columbus: Musica Femina
Leonarda: Sonata seconda, Op. 16

McConnell Arts Center Chamber Orchestra
R. Strauss: Horn Concerto 1 in E flat, Op. 11
Antoine Clark, conductor
Adam Koch, horn

Capriccio Jubilee Singers
My God is a Rock
Great God Almighty
Motherless Child

July 7

Chamber Music Columbus: 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 Fee
Bach-Busoni: Chaconne with pianist Victor Sebastian Asuncion

July 14

Westerville Symphony, Otterbein University Combined Choirs
Mozart: Requiem in d, K. 626
Peter Stafford Wilson, conductor
Keyona Willis-Lynam, soprano
Carolyn Redman, mezzo-soprano
Dylan Davis, tenor
Cabot Rea, bass

July 21

Poulenc: La belle se seid de la tour; C’est la petit fil’; Pilon lorge 
Stephen Caracciolo, conductor

McConnell Arts Center Chamber Orchestra
Adams: Tromba Lontana
Zilnick: In the Fire of Stars
Antoine Clark, conductor

Columbus Guitar Society
Viila-Lobos: SuitePopulaire Brasilienne, Op. 9
Thomas Viloteau, guitar

July 28

Early Music in Columbus: Rose Ensemble
Sing we to this merry company
All sons of Adam Missa dum sacra mysterium: Gloria

New Albany Symphony
Ponchielli: Dance of the Hours
Luis Biava, conductor

Chamber Music Columbus: Kalichstein-Robinson-Laredo Trio
Mendelssohn: Piano Trio 1 in d, Op. 49

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.