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Savor the majesty of the organ repertoire on Pipedreams every Sunday at 7 am. With Heart and Voice brings you sacred music at 1 pm and Sounds Choral surveys choral works at 2 pm.

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The Sunday Opera continues with the 2018 season from the Lyric Opera of Chicago this week (6/24 3:00 p.m.) with Giacomo Puccini’s adaptation of a 1762 work by Count Carlo Gozzi, “Turandot.”  Originally, this story of a Chinese princess who asks riddles and beheads anyone who seeks her hand was, in turn, based on a 12th century Persian work, one of seven that corresponds with the seven days of the week, colors, and then known planets, was originally about “Turan-Dokht” or the daughter of Turan, a Russian or central Asian princess.  

We’re a bit late for Mother’s and Father’s Days, but we’re early for Grandparent’s Day, and it’s really never too late to celebrate “parents” and caregivers in any form.  We’ll do that on The Dress Circle this week (6/24 7:00 p.m.) as we turn to the musicals to take a look at some stage parents from shows like “Honk!”, “Falsettoland,” “Aida,” “Seussical,” “Earnest in Love,” and “Ragtime” with special appearances by Beniamino Gigli and Miss Bette Davis.  Join us to see if it’s true that “Parents Are People too.” 

In late 1995, engineers and producers sat down with Elisabeth Schwarzkopf  at the Abbey Road studios of EMI in London, to remaster her 1956 recording of Der Rosenkavalier for compact disc. The result is described as not just a re-mastering but a re-engineering of the performance originally supervised by Schwarzkopf's husband Walter Legge, and it is always mentioned as one of the best recordings of Rosenkavalier available. This week week on the Lyric Stage we have selections from that recording.

Celebrate Midsummer with music for St. John’s Eve.  The Feast Day of St. John the Baptist (June 24) is like Christmas, in that it coincides with solstice time.  But St. John’s Eve is more like Halloween.  It’s a time for the lighting of bonfires against evil spirits – when witches are believed to rendezvous with powerful forces, such as the demon Chernobog, who emerges from the Bald Mountain – as the sun again pursues a southerly course.  Indulge in some Midsummer madness, with music by Modest Mussorgsky, Alfred Schnittke, and Gunnar de Frumerie, this Sunday at 10 pm.

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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.

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Sunday at 2 pm - Sounds Choral

Sounds Choral: June 24 - Russian Sacred Choral Music

Host Gabriel Crouch surveys the rich, often unknown world of Russian sacred choral music this Sunday (6/24) on Sounds Choral at 2 pm. Enjoy a variety of works that are familiar, forgotten and rarely heard.

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Chamber Music on Sunday Nights at 9

Enjoy the best in chamber music performance Sunday nights at 9 with leading chamber music players from around the world. David Finckel and Wu Han, Co-Artistic Directors.

Arts and Cultural News Headlines

This season's first of two Shakespeare plays on Central Park, from the Public Theater, is Othello, his exploration of jealousy and deceit. Howard Shapiro reviews the production this week (6/22 and 23) on In a Broadway Minute. Listen Friday at 8 am and Saturday at 10 am. 

Rider University this past week announced that it had signed a purchase and sale agreement to sell Westminster Choir College to a group of three entities affiliated with Beijing-based Kaiwen Education. This Saturday (6/23 at 7 pm) A Tempo looks at what the new agreement adds to ongoing discussions over the possible sale of the school and its future. Westminster this week was inducted into the American Classical Music Hall of Fame. 

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The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra announced Sunday that Music Director Xian Zhang has extended her contract by four years, which will enable her to lead the Newark, NJ-based orchestra through its 100th anniversary and beyond. This Saturday on A Tempo (6/16 at 7 pm), host Rachel Katz will speak with Zhang about her decision to commit through the 2023-2024 season, as well as with NJSO President and CEO Gabriel van Aalst. The program will also feature a conversation with José Luis Dominguez, who was named Artistic Director of the NJSO Youth Orchestras.

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