The Classical Network In Concert

Tuesday - Friday Noon Time Concerts; Fridays at 8 pm

The Classical Network In Concert is part of our Celebrating Our Music Community Concert Series. You'll hear performances from our region's (and beyond!) world-class performing organizations, from orchestral programs  to chamber concerts, to solo performances. These concerts usually occur as Noon Time concerts, but you may also enjoy them at other times as well, including Fridays at 8 pm. The WWFM hosting staff shares responsibility for hosting these concert programs.   

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This week's Friday Night's Concert (6/22 at 8 pm) is a very special 1930s-style program from the Strings Music Festival featuring the music of George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Vernon Duke and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. The program is a recreated radio broadcast concert of the 1930s presented at the Strings Music Festival in Steamboat Springs, CO, with the Strings Festival Orchestra led by Loras John Schissel.

Jessica Franko

This Friday afternoon (6/15) features another special 4 pm concert broadcast - enjoy the Princeton Festival Chorus and Baroque Orchestra in a 2017 performance of four Baroque choral masterworks. The program includes Beatus Vir by Claudio Monteverdi, Antonio Vivaldi's Kyrie in G minor, The Miserere in C minor by Jan Zelenka and Handel's Chandos Anthem No. 11a. Dr. Jan Harrington led the master class program from which this concert grew. 

Join  host Glenn Smith for this final Princeton Festival broadcast of the season.

The Concordia Chamber Players performs works by Aaron Jay Kernis, Ludwig van Beethoven and Richard Strauss this Friday (6/8) afternoon at 4 pm in a broadcast of its 2017 appearance at the Princeton Festival. The program includes Mozart en Route, or "A Little Traveling Music," by Kernis; Beethoven's Piano Trio in D Op. 70 No. 1, "Ghost" Trio; and Strauss' Piano Quartet in C minor Op 13.

On the concert you'll hear pianist William Wolfram, violinist Emily Daggett Smith, violist Ayane Kozasa and cellist Michelle Djokic. Glenn Smith will be your host for this afternoon broadcast.

The New Jersey Orchestra Performs on The Classical Network on the Friday Night Concert Broadcast (6/1 at 8 pm) under the direction of Music Director Xian Zhang. The program includes two beloved works by Mozart - the Ave Verum Corpus and the great Requiem.  The concert also features Joseph Rheinberger's Abendlied-Evening Songs and Ben Parry's Flame.

The soloists in the Requiem will be soprano Emily Pogorelc, mezzo-soprano Kendra Broom, tenor Roy Hage and Baritone Dogokan Kuran, with the Montclair State University Singers, Dr. Heather J. Buchanan, conductor.

The Classical Network in Concert brings a live broadcast from Princeton this Friday (4/27 at 7:30 pm)  of Benjamin Britten's War Requiem performed by the combined forces of the Princeton University Glee Club, Princeton Pro Musica, the Princeton High School Women's Choir and the Princeton University Orchestra under the direction of Michael Pratt. Soloists will be Sarah Pelletier, William Burden and Andrew Garland. 

The Classical Network in Concert this Friday night (4/13 at 8 pm) presents a special concert performance of works by Bach and Mendelssohn featuring Choral Arts Philadelphia and The Philadelphia Bach Collegium under the direction of Matthew Glandorf in "A Concert Tribute to Michael Korn."

Concordia Chamber Players return to The Classical Network Friday at 4 pm in a concert program of works by Michael Haydn, Franz Hasenhörl and Ludwig van Beethoven. We'll hear Haydn's Divertimento in E-Flat for Viola, Cello and Contrabass, Hasenhörl’s Till Eulenspiegel - Einmal Anders, after Richard Strauss' famous symphonic poem, and Beethoven's Septet in E-Flat Op. 20.

Fred Stucker

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra returns to The Classical Network Friday (3/2) at 8 pm under the direction of Music Director Xian Zhang in a program including the music of Chen Yi, Sergei Prokofiev and Ottorino Respighi.

This month's Music from the Institute for Advance Study in Princeton on Friday (2/26 at 8 pm) presents Bang On a Can All Stars pianist Vicky Chow in a work written for her by American composer and visual artist Tristan Perich, called Surface Image.

The Classical Network In Concert this Friday at 8 pm presents Music from the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, featuring the Philadelphia-based choral ensemble The Crossing led by Music Director and founder Donald Nally.

Fred Stucker

The Classical Network presents another exciting concert by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Music Director Xian Zhang this Friday (1/5) at 8 pm. This week's broadcast includes Beethoven's Coriolan Overture and Symphony No. 5, as well as Bartok's Piano Concerto No. 3 with soloist Conrad Tao. 

Fred Stucker

The Classical Network in Concert this Friday (11/24) presents the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Music Director Xian Zhang in a concert program of Beethoven and Berlioz.

This Friday, The Classical Network in Concert presents the next concert broadcast from the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton with a performance of Frederic Rzewski's The People Will Never be Defeated: 36 Variations on a Chilean Protest Song by pianist Stephen Drury.

IAS Artist-in-Residence, Pulitzer-Prize winning composer David Lang, co-hosts the program with David Osenberg.

Concordia Chamber Players welcomes bandoneon virtuoso Juan Pablo Jofre for a concert performance broadcast Friday at 4 pm.  The program will include four of his own works, as well as Dvorak's String Quintet Op. 77.

You'll hear Concordia Chamber Players Francisco Fullana and Kristin Lee, violin; Daniel Kim, viola; Michelle Djokic, cello; and Anthony Manzo, bass.  Join host Glenn Smith for this concert broadcast.

The Classical Network in Concert this Friday (10/13) kicks off the first broadcast of the season of Music from the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton with a performance by So Percussion.

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