Author: Tim Fulton

56: Opera Columbus

How does one lead the rebirth of a performing arts organization? I sat down with Peggy Kriha Dye, General and Artistic Director of Opera Columbus, to talk about this weekend’s production of Orphée Et Eurydice (running April 20-22 at the Southern Theatre), her beginnings as a singer, how she came to call Central Ohio home, and the unique opportunities for collaboration and growth inherent in the Columbus performing arts scene. Shownotes: Opera Columbus Orphée Et Eurydice CAPA BalletMet Southern Theatre The Juilliard School Metropolitan Opera Shakespeare in the Park Opera Goes To School KIPP Columbus Against the Grain Theatre...

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55: Drew Hanson

What’s it like to be a local media personality? I sat down with Drew Hanson, former WNCI DJ and self-proclaimed “D-List Celebrity,” for a freewheeling conversation about his experience in Columbus media, why he decided to leave Columbus and why he ultimately came back. Shownotes: WNCI Mark Dantzer “Parents Just Don’t Understand” Bradley Cooper Power 107.5 The Art of War Jym Ganahl Sunny 95 Confluence Cast Episode 6: Columbus Film Commission I Am Wrath Rookie of the Year “Chelsea Dagger” Star 107.9 Drew Hanson Adam Kontras Support for this episode of the Confluence Cast comes from Little Rock Bar. Little...

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54: ProMusica Chamber Orchestra

What is the role of a conductor in helping an orchestra perform to the best of its ability? I sat down with David Danzmayr, music director of ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, for an engaging conversation about his surprising journey from Austrian piano prodigy to American music director, how ProMusica impressed him with its singular focus and commitment and why musicians should focus on emotional expression and engagement with musical pieces over technical mastery. Shownotes University Mozarteum Sibelius Academy Royal Scottish National Orchestra Bram van Sambeek Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra Vadim Gluzman Naked Classics Paul Rissmann This Confluence Cast episode is sponsored...

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53: Year in Review

What has 2017 meant for those of us living in and around 270? I sat down with Anne and Walker Evans, the owners of Columbus Underground, for our year-end roundup of the website’s top ten stories. We also covered the inside scoop on the latest developments in Central Ohio public life and culture, and some of the great things happening in our city to watch for in 2018. Shownotes: The Top 20 Columbus Underground Articles of 2017 Columbus 2017: Year in Review Confluence Cast Episode #2: Robert Mason Company Matthew Moore / “As We Are” COSI Dinosaur Gallery Grandview...

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52: Multivarious Games

How did Central Ohio become the gaming hub of the Midwest? I sat down with Chris Volpe, President and CEO of Multivarious Games, to talk about his journey from working in healthcare to managing a video game startup, Multivarious’ origins in the Columbus game developer community, and several exciting projects he and his team have on the horizon. Shownotes Multivarious Games Central Ohio Gamedev Group (COGG) GDEX Sandbox Idea Foundry Hatch-It! No Mercy Steam Franklinton Fridays Ready Player One Support for this episode of the Confluence Cast comes from Little Rock Bar. Little Rock Bar is located at 944 North...

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