The Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Tuesday at 8 pm

Riccardo Muti conducts pianist Yefim Bronfman in Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major. Other works include Rossini's Overture to Semiramide and Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 5 "Reformation."

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Bringing Bach to the Future

The Classical Network will celebrate the musical genius of JS Bach all day Wednesday March 21. Our station is committed to bringing "Bach to the Future" so that future generations will be able to enjoy and appreciate the music of Bach and other great composers - from all eras - for years to come. If we can get 500 donations before Wednesday at 9 am, you'll enjoy Bach's birthday with no on-air fundraising. Make your donation here today.

Exploring Music - Weeknights at 7 pm

This week: Felix Mendelssohn, hailed as one of the greatest musical minds of all time, is at the center of this week's Exploring Music.

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.

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.

The New York Philharmonic This Week - Wednesday at 8 pm

Neeme Järvi conducts Zemlinsky's "Lyric Symphony in Seven Songs, After Poems by Rabindranath Tagore," featuring baritone, Thomas Hampson and soprano, Hillevi Martinpelto.

PostClassical: Deep River - The Art of the Spiritual

In case you missed it: Watch the Facebook Live video of our live concert broadcast of PostClassical: Deep River - The Art of the Spiritual

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Arts and Cultural News Headlines

Sing Sing Correctional Facility is not the sort of place you'd expect to find a flourishing music community, but a workshop run by Carnegie Hall offers inmates the ability to learn in harmony. Twice a month, artists from New York City travel to Sing Sing and spend a day giving 30 inmates enrolled in the Musical Connections program formal training.

Here's a musical riddle that has kept people guessing for over a century.

English composer Edward Elgar's Variations on an Original Theme, ('Enigma') op. 36 is one of England's most beloved musical works. It's commonly known as the Enigma Variations.

Singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett scores the new Broadway musical Escape to Margaritaville, about the shenanigans at  a Caribbean bar that's an escape for vacationers. Howard Shapiro reviews the new musical this week on In a Broadway Minute Friday at 8 am and Saturday at 10 am (3/16 and 3/17). 

Actor, author and theater director Simon Callow discovered a whole new side to composer Richard Wagner when he was asked to create a stage show to celebrate the bicentennial of Richard Wagner's birth in 2013, and now Callow has turned his discoveries into a book, Being Wagner, which was just released in the U.S.  This Saturday (3/17), A Tempo host Rachel Katz chats with Callow about his thoughts on this musical giant, including how his darker side, including his seemingly obsessive focus on anti-Semitism, has colored the way his music has been, and should be, received.

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