It seems classical vinyl isn't the only thing that's selling more. Classical performance, especially in Ohio, is feeling the better burn, too. Namely, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (second only to Cleveland's band there in The Buckeye State) has noted a distinct swell in both ticket sales and charitable giving.
UPDATE: Well, it's official now in Kalamazoo. 28-year-old polish pianist Rafal Blechaz (pronounced BLEH-hatch) has received the 2014 Gilmore Artist Award.
Every four years, the Gilmore Artist Award is presented to an international pianist who receives a one-time award of $300,000. The 2014 award will be announced on Wednesday, January 8, during an awards ceremony that will be webcast live on WQXR.org at 5:30 p.m. EST.