Phil de Oliveira

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Phil is a master’s student in Kent State University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC). Prior to pursuing journalism, he earned a bachelor’s degree in music composition and piano. He also spent some time traveling Northern Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Phil currently lives in Cleveland Heights.

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SOPHIE ZHAI

The city of Akron and Tuesday Musical want to help the city relax using classical music. WKSU’s Phil de Oliveira reports on a new initiative to bring live chamber music to Akron’s public spaces.

The free, 45-minute concerts are part of a series called Decompression Chamber. The idea for the concerts came out of research suggesting classical music decreases stress and enhances brain function.

The Cleveland Clinic is selling art to benefit hearts. WKSU’s Phil de Oliveira reports next month’s auction at Christie’s in New York will include items from the Clinic’s collection.

The eight works for sale include sculptures and paintings by Roy Lichtenstein, Marc Chagall, and Pablo Picasso.

The artworks were donated to the Cleveland Clinic by philanthropist and entrepreneur Sydell Miller, whose collection spans impressionist and modern art.

A long-standing musical tradition in northeast Ohio is going through some changes.

WKSU’s Phil de Oliveira  reports on what’s in store for audiences at the 85th annual Bach Festival at Baldwin Wallace University.

One of the most dramatic changes this year may be the fact that the featured work on Saturday's concert won’t be music by J.S. Bach. Instead, concert goers will hear Ein Deutsches Requiem by Romantic composer Johannes Brahms.

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BALDWIN WALLACE UNIVERSITY

A new poll finds that President Trump's performance since taking office has done little to change the minds of Ohio voters.  

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ROGER MASTROIANNI / THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA

The Cleveland Orchestra is turning 100 years old, and it’s planning concerts, tours, and educational programs to celebrate.

One of the season’s highlights will be a series of educational concerts and a two-week Beethoven festival, which will include all nine Beethoven symphonies. It’s being called The Prometheus Project.

According to Greek mythology, Prometheus stole fire from heaven to bring enlightenment to humanity. The myth inspired Beethoven’s only ballet, “The Creatures of Prometheus.”

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