Upcoming and Noteworthy

What's ahead on The Classical Network? Catch some of these great programs coming your way.

The Classical Network is pleased to announce the launch of Kids on Keys, a new monthly broadcast series spotlighting some of the best young piano talent in The Classical Network’s immediate broadcast region of Central and Southern New Jersey.

Join Jed Distler for Between the Keys on Tuesday June 27th at 10 PM for an unusual yet captivating episode, as renown visual artist, musician and media figure Mark Kostabi drops in for music and conversation. We'll hear works by Kostabi, along with piano music by Janacek, Liszt and Carla Bley.

Bach at One this week (6/26) features Cantatas BWV 18, "Just as the rain and snow fall from heaven," BWV 52, "False World, I don't trust you," & BWV 107, "Why do you wish to trouble yourself?"  Mondays at 1:00PM.

Curtis Calls this week (6/28 & 7/3) includes Beethoven's String Quartet, op. 18 no. 4 with Laura Park, Alexandra Switala, Kunbo Xu & Young In Na.  Linzi Pan plays J.S. Bach's 3rd English Suite and guitarist Xiaobo Pu plays Henze's "Drei Tentos."  Join us for music from student recitals at the Curtis Institute of Music, Wednesdays at noon and Monday evenings at 10.

Met Soprano Jennifer Zetlan and pianist David Shimoni present "A Life Cycle in American Song" on Friday's (6/23) Noontime Concert from last year's Golandsky International Piano Festival.  You'll hear songs by Foster, Poulenc, Debussy, Turina, Granados, Bernstein and much more.

This week's On the Wind (6/24 at 4 pm) begins with the Israel Flute Ensemble playing Quatuor by Max Dubois, followed by the Trio for Piano , Violin & Horn in E flat Major, Op. 40 by Brahms and ending with the Sonatine for Brass Quintet by Eugène Bozza. 

 

Performances from the Lyric Opera of Chicago continue this Sunday (6/25 - 3:00 pm) with Mozart's perennial favorite battle of Good vs. Evil, "The Magic Flute."  The cast from Chicago includes Christiane Karg as Pamina, Matthew Polenzani as Tamino, Adam Plachetka as Papageno, and Kathryn Lewek as The Queen of the Night.  Also appearing are Christof Fischesser as Sarastro, Diana Newman as Papagena, and David Govertsen as the Speaker.  Rory MacDonald will conduct the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus.

It's going to be a Glee-ful program this Sunday (6/25 - 7:00 pm) as The Dress Circle takes a look at the six seasons of the wildly popular series dedicated to high school choral singing, "Glee."  The show ran for 121 episodes and included over 728 music performances by its talented cast as well as some of the biggest names from the worlds of Broadway and pop music.   Joining regular cast members like Matthew Morrison, Lea Michele, and Naya Rivera you'll hear performances by Idina Menzel and Kristen Chenoweth in songs from Broadway and Hollywood.

From last year's Golandsky International Piano Festival we'll hear pianist Ilya Itin in music of Claude Debussy in Thursday's Noontime Concert on June 22rd.

Celebrating Our Musical Future this Monday presents performances of Edgar Varese's Octandre and Mahler's Symphony No. 4 in Klaus Simon's chamber reduction for 14 instruments.

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