Music in the Arts

Up On The Housetop

Civil War era fun fact learned at tonight’s Christmas concert by the Westerville Symphony: The song Up On The Housetop was written by Ohioan Benjamin Hanby who premiered the song in Richmond, Indiana in 1864. He had previously resigned his job as a minister because he scandalously believed that church services should include music, so … Continue reading

Classical Music

Spring Fund Drive

It’s amazing what will draw your attention to a fund-raising mailer. I mean, we get them all the time. Most of the great music organizations we love are organizations that keep running thanks to the generosity of donors. NPR, Classical 101, Columbus Symphony, Westerville Symphony, ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, Ballet Met, Opera Columbus, you name it, they … Continue reading