Upcoming and Noteworthy

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

This Wednesday at noon (7/26) we'll hear Haydn's String Quartet in C, op. 50 no. 2 & the first piano sonata of Johannes Brahms.  Music from student recitals at the Curtis Institute of Music, Wednesdays at noon and the following Monday evening at 10.

Mozart & Bach on Friday's Noontime Concert from GEMS

Jul 21, 2017

Friday (7/21) at noon we will hear the Diderot String Quartet in Mozart's String Quartet in C, KV 465, "Dissonance" along with the Karr-Yang Duo in J. S. Bach's Sonata in A, BWV 1015.  Music from the Gotham Early Music Scene Midtown Concerts

Dr. Lewis Baratz continues his discussion of Baroque music on the Brilliant Classics label.  This week's playlist includes exepts from the Messa sopra l'aria della Monica of Girolamo Frescobaldi, Trio Sonata Opus 2, No. 5 in B-flat Major of Arcangello Corelli, music from the time of Rembrandt, and selects by Telemann and Handel.  Featured artists include Musica Amphion (Pieter-Jan Belder, director) and harpsichordist Michael Borgstede.

 

Last week in NYC the third International Historic Brass Symposium took place.  It is a symposium primarily for scholars, with peer reviewed papers presented. BUT, there were also wonderful performances by internationally acclaimed soloists This week we will hear some of those performers:   Bruce Dickey, cornetto; Michael Collver, cornetto; Patrick Wibart, ophecleide and serpent; Adrien Ramon, cornet; John Foster, Baroque Trumpet; and the Opus 333 Saxhorn Quartet.

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Beginning with Memorial Day in May, many communities enjoy a summer of a variety of parades, and this week’s Dress Circle (7/23 – 7:00 pm) will be looking at some of the parades featured in a variety of musicals including a desire to be included from “Anyone Can Whistle,” the parade of humanity found in “Grand Hotel,” the one and only Macy’s parade in “Here’s Love,” a wedding parade in “Flower Drum Song,” and an anthem to life from “Hello, Dolly!” along with many more familiar and unfamiliar shows.  Don’t forget to join us on Face Book and at our website www.DCSRO.com.  You’ll also find rec

Mozart’s much loved “Don Giovanni” is this week’s Sunday Opera (7/23 - 3:00 pm).  This performance of the story surrounding the nefarious doings and ultimate punishment of the licentious Don Juan comes from the 2015 season of the Lyric Opera of Chicago.  Mariusz Kwiecien reprises his performance in the title role from the previous season, and he is joined by Kyle Ketelsen as Leoporello, Marina Rebeka as Donna Anna, Ana Maria Martinez as Donna Elvira, and Andrea Churchman as Zerlina with Sir Andrew Davis conducting the Lyric Opera Chorus and Orchestra.  After the opera, join Michael Kownacky

This Monday  (7/24) on Curtis Calls:

Pianist Kate Liu plays the Four Ballades, op. 10 by Brahms followed by the Sextet , op. 6 by Austrian composer Ludwig Thuille with Lydia Roth, flute, Cassie Pilgrim, oboe, Slavko Popovic, clarinet, Sarah Tako, bassoon, Jonathan McCammon, horn & Michael Davidman, piano.

This Monday (7/17)  afternoon at One from Trinity Wall Street:

Cantata BWV18: "Just as the rain & snow fall from Heaven

Cantata BWV 52: "False world, I don't trust you"

Cantata BWV 107: "Why do you wish to trouble yourself?"

Julian Wachner leads the Trinity Baroque Choir and Orchestra

This Friday's (7/14) Noontime Concert from Lenape Chamber Ensemble features Stravinsky's Suite Italienne for Violin & Piano, the Clarinet Quintet by Max Reger and the Piano Quartet in E-flat by Antonin Dvorak.

Performances from The Lyric Opera of Chicago continue this week (7/16 3:00 p.m.) with their production of Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin” featuring Mariusz Kwiecien as Onegin.  Joining him will be Ana Maria Martinez as Tatyana, Charles Castronovo as Lensky, Alisa Kolosova as Olga, and as Prince Gremin, Dmitry Belosselskiy.  Alejo Perez conducts the Lyric Opera Chorus and Orchestra.  Tchaikovsky’s music will also be featured after the opera when Michael Kownacky will conclude the program with the Manfred Symphony, Op. 58 performed by the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Ricardo Chailly.

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