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The New York Philharmonic This Week - Wednesday at 8 pm

Jaap van Zweden conducts Shostakovich's 8th Symphony and Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante (Sheryl Staples, violin; Rebecca Young, viola) this week with the New York Philharmonic.

Curtis Calls - Recitals by Students and Faculty at the Curtis Institute of Music

Enjoy world-class performances by the students of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia every Wednesday at noon and Monday at 10 pm.

Exploring Music - Weeknights at 7

"Beethoven at Parnassus" - This is the second week of a festival of the music of Beethoven, from the last ten years of his life.

The Piano Matters - Wednesdays at 10 pm and Sundays at Noon

The Piano Matters compares recordings of great piano works performed by various artists past and present, analyzing and explaining differing approaches to the music.

Classical Conversations on Cadenza - Thursdays at 10 pm

Enjoy conversations with and performances by classical musicians of local, national and international fame.

SymphonyCast - Thursday at 8 pm

From the BBC Proms: Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 1 (Stephen Hough, piano), Haydn's Symphony No. 99 and Khachaturian's Triumphal Poem.

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'Music from Marlboro' - Wednesdays at 6 pm

Join host Ross Amico every Wednesday at 6 pm for Music From Marlboro, featuring historic performances from the Marlboro Music Festival.

Arts and Cultural News Headlines

The American Boychoir School, whose choir has performed with major orchestras and pop stars including Beyoncé, is closing its doors after 80 years as declining enrollment hampered its financial recovery.

In a statement posted Tuesday on its website, Rob D’Avanzo, chairman of the school’s Board of Trustees, said enrollment for the coming year fell unexpectedly, leaving the school with 19 to 21 students to start the semester in three weeks.

The Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra will have a guest conductor this week: Dennis Prager. He'll conduct Haydn's Symphony No. 51 at an orchestra fundraiser.

A six-year initiative by the Houston Grand Opera will explore human and universal themes in operas new and old, and this week on A Tempo (Saturday 8/12 at 7 pm), host Rachel Katz touches base with the opera company to learn more. She'll speak with HGO's Assistant Artistic Director, Paul Hopper, about the themes that will be covered in the initial years of "Seeking the Human Spirit", plans for new commissions, and community partnerships with hospitals, museums and other organizations to bring members of the broader community along on this operatic journey.

Michael Moore, the documentarian and liberal activist, is making his Broadway debut as a monologist in a show he calls "The Terms of My Surrender." Hear theater critic Howard Shapiro's review on In a Broadway Minute Friday at 8 am and Saturday at 10 am.

 

Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812 was supposed to be the next Hamilton. It was going to invigorate Broadway and attract younger and more diverse audiences — and it almost succeeded. Instead, it's closing on Sept. 3, in part because of a controversy over casting and race.

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