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The Summer Live Music Drought is Almost Over

August 2, 2010

Thanks goodness fall is just around the corner, and not just because I am totally fed up with the incredibly oppressive heat of summer, but because the CSU Schwob School of Music halls will again be alive with the sound of really good live music.

Paul Hostetter, Director of the CSU Philharmonic

The CSU Philharmonic is getting a new leader. Conductor Paul Hostetter will take over the orchestra’s baton as part of his duties as the first occupant of  The Ethel Foley Distinguished Chair for Orchestral Activities. His list of impressive credentials is so long that I won’t attempt to list them all. I will tell you that he graduated from Florida State University and the Julliard School. He has appeared with college and professional orchestras all over America. You can read all about him by going to this link. His first concert with the Philharmonic is Thursday, September 30th at 7:30.

Jamie Nix, Director of the CSU Wind Ensemble

You can see the new Director of Wind Ensemble Activities Jamie Nix when he directs the CSU Wind Ensemble in its Monday September 27th concert. It also starts at 7:30.

Also coming onboard is Susan Bennet Brady as Professor of Harp. Joseph Eklund is the new horn instructor. Zoran Jakovcic is the Visiting Associate of Viola. Alexander Kobrin becomes Schwob’s Professor of Piano. He is the initial occupant of the L. Rexford Whiddon Distinguished Chair of Piano.  And Wendy Warner is Schwob’s new Professor of Cello.

Next summer promises not to be another musical desert because Schwob Director Fred Cohen tells me new summer classes will be offered. That’s good news because it’s hard to go for a whole summer without Schwob School of Music concerts.

This year’s faculty concert series will start August 16th when Amy Griffiths holds forth with her saxophone.

On August 23rd, pianist Yien Wang will play some of her favorites.

On August 30th, trumpeter Robert Murray will premier a new duo composition with oboist Lauren Murray.

Actually, you won’t have to wait until September 30th to attend a symphony concert. On September 25t,h The Columbus Symphony opens its season with its I’m Down with Dvorak concert featuring Tim Fain, violinist.

Let the music begin again.