Fischer's Fab Five (the other Four)

“If music be the food of love, play on” indeed.
The Columbus Symphony Orchestra will do just that tomorrow, tomorrow and tomorrow, Friday through Sunday, March 30-April 1, with a program of music “Inspired by the Bard.” The program includes music by French composer Hector Berlioz — Tristia, inspired by Hamlet, and Les nuits d’été, which takes inspiration from A Midsummer Night’s Dream — and Mendelssohn’s incidental music for A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Guests include mezzo-soprano Michele Losièr and soprano Alisa Suzanne Jordheim, and the women of the Columbus Symphony Chorus and actors from CATCO-Phoenix staging a version of Shakespeare’s beloved comedy.
Tickets for the concerts, which will be held at the Southern Theatre, are $68-$28. Visit www.columbussymphony.com.
 
New documentary film. New original score. Score to be performed live as film is screened.
Way cool.
In a project co-commissioned by the Wexner Center for the Arts, The Great Flood combines the talents of Grammy-Award winning jazz guitarist and composer Bill Frisell and Obie-winning filmmaker Bill Morrison. The film is a portrait, using archival footage, of the Mississippi River flood of 1927, also including images from last year’s flood.
Frisell, along with Tony Scherr and Kenny Wollesen, will perform Frisell’s original score at a screening of the film Saturday, March 31, in the Thurber Theatre at OSU’s Drake Union.
Tickets are $18. Visit www.wexarts.org. (And visit www.ThisWeekNews.com for a video feature and more information.)
 
The Beat dares you to find anyone with a sweeter voice than Allison Krauss or, for that matter, with a backing band more capable than Union Station.
Of course, Krauss began her career in music as a fiddle prodigy (hard to believe she’s been at this for a quarter-century, despite being only 40 years old) — which, when coupled with her aforementioned honey-sweet delivery, is why she can cobble together some of bluegrass’ leading lights — dobro master Jerry Douglas, singer-guitarist Dan Tyminski, bassist Barry Bales and banjo player Ron Block — to be her back-up players.
The whole lot of them — Allison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas — will play the Palace Theatre Sunday, April 1. Tickets are $59.50/$49.50. Visit www.ticketmaster.com.
 
Cincinnati-based indie quartet Pomegranates makes deranged-genius pop of the first order. You know, the kind that would make David Byrne or Isaac Brock smile knowingly?
The band’s latest release, One of Us, took its earlier experimentation with all things bright and shiny to both new heights and depths. The follow-up, Heaven, is due out this summer.
Check ‘em out Monday, April 2, at The Basement. Tickets are $10. Visit www.promowestlive.com.

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