SymphonyCast - Thursday at 8 pm

Carlos Kalmar leads the Oregon Symphony in Mahler's Symphony No. 3.

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Bringing Bach to the Future

Due to the inclement weather in the Northeast, The Classical Network will  postpone its celebration of the musical genius of JS Bach to later this week, in order to ensure the safety of our staff and volunteers. However - there's no reason to delay your support of the great programming you enjoy here every day. Help us make our goal of 500 donations this month by renewing your membership, becoming a new member or making an additional gift. And you can enjoy a special all-Bach edition of Music from Marlboro this evening at 6 pm.

Celebrating Our Musical Community - Noontime Concert Features This week

A Flock of Flutes from Concerts on the Slope

Friday's (3/23) Noontime Concert from Concerts on the Slope features flutist Linda Chesis and a flock of her students at the Manhattan School of Music with pianist Hyungjun Kim. We'll hear music by Schickle, Boismortier, Faure, Griffes, Poulenc, John Luther Adams, Messiaen & Ary van Leeuwen.

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Classical Conversations on Cadenza - Thursdays at 10 pm

Enjoy conversations with classical musicians on the award-winning program Cadenza. This week: violinist Augustin Hadelich.

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.

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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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