Classical Music

Wuling Music Faculty

With widespread social distancing measures in place due to the COVID-19 outbreak, classical music performances have shifted from concert halls to virtual platforms. Piano Cleveland, a local organization that supports performing artists through education, competitions and outreach programming, has launched The Quarantine Concerts.

Philip Williams

It’s no secret that classical music has a diversity problem. Major symphony orchestras around the country are primarily white, as are their audiences. And as these audiences continue to shrink, more conservatories and orchestras are getting serious about becoming as diverse as the cities they serve. 

Canton Symphony Orchestra

A concert in Canton on September 28 pairs two unlikely genres – indie-folk and classical. This is the fourth time Kent-based band The Speedbumps will perform with The Canton Symphony Orchestra. The collaboration has given many other local musicians a new audience.

Pianist Brings Personal Works by Living Composers to Akron

Sep 22, 2017
photo of pianist Holly Roadfeldt
HOLLY ROADFELDT

If classical pianists include new music on their recitals, it’s often an afterthought. Pianist Holly Roadfeldt takes a different approach. Tonight at the University of Akron’s Guzzetta Hall, she’s performing a recital of 13 pieces written just for her by living composers.

JEFF ST.CLAIR / WKSU

He was Egypt’s most famous composer, a pioneer in modern music, and a creative force at Kent State University for more than four decades.

Composer and music researcher Halim El-Dabh died over the weekend. He was 96 years old.

A career in music came as sort of a surprise for El-Dabh. In 1940’s Cairo, he was training to be an agricultural engineer, but all the while he studied and wrote music