Upcoming and Noteworthy

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

Norwegian soprano saxophonist Jan Garbarek joins the Hilliard Ensemble with selections from the award winning 1994 CD  Officium, including two 14th Century Czech pieces and a selection by Christobal de Morales on this week's Distant Mirror (Friday at 10 pm).

Then a tribute to the groundbreaking Early Music Ensemble Musica Reservata with selections from medieval France , England and Italy.  Join Allan Kelly Friday night at 10 for Distant Mirror.

This week on Well-Tempered Baroque, Dr. Lewis Baratz continues his discussion of musical depictions of the Orpheus Legend.  Excerpts of works by 17th-century Italian composers Antonio Sartorio, Stefano Landi, and Luigi Rossi.

It's a very special Sounds Choral this Sunday (5/28 at 2 pm) as host Marjorie Herman focuses on a work by conductor and composer Anthony Maglione and his magnificent setting of verses by Walt Whitman called The Mystic Trumpeter. Join Marjorie for this work and insightful conversation with the composer about how such a work comes to be.

This is a chance to hear a rarely performed opera that despite its premise, deserves more performances. Based on a short story by Roald Dahl, the music for the one act opera A Question of Taste is by William Schumann. The plot is about a bet concerning the hand of Scofield's daughter Louise and whether she will marry the aristocrat Pratt or her true love Tom, even if he's from "the wrong side of the tracks." It's set in the New York society of 1910. The premise is bizarre, but this is not the first opera where the music justifies a weak plot.

Martinnen, Milhaud & Tubin on Half Past

15 hours ago

This Sunday (5/28) evening at 11 on Half Past: music from the past half century or so we'll hear:

Tauno Martinnen's Concerto Espagnole for Flutes & Orchestra

Darius Milhaud's Piano Trio

Eduard Tubin's Balalaika Concerto

The Princeton Festival returns to The Classical Network's airwaves this week, beginning Thursday (5/25) at 4 pm with a concert by the Festival Baroque Orchestra and concertmaster Juan Carlos Zamudio. Featured on the program is Francesco Maria Veracini's Overture No. 3 in B-Flat, Georg Philipp Telemann's Concerto in D minor for two oboes, bassoon, strings and continuo, and Antonio Vivaldi's Motet In furore iustissimae irae. You'll also hear Guiseppe Torelli's Trumpet Concerto in D and Johann David Heinichen's Concerto A 7 in G. 

Cadenza programs in May are featuring great conductors leading top American orchestras. This Thursday (5/25) the series concludes with an interview with Angel Gil Ordonez, music director of PostClassical Ensemble in Washington DC, Principal Guest Conductor of New York’s Perspectives Ensemble, and Music Director of the Georgetown University Orchestra in DC. That's Thursday at 10 pm.

Time again to hit the Slope.  Join Ross Amico for Tuesday’s Noontime Concert, when he will introduce music from Concerts on the Slope, from St. John’s Episcopal Church, located in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY.  On the program will be music by Princeton University Ph.D. candidates Andy Akiho and Caroline Shaw (recipient of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Music), John Cage, and the series’ composer-in-residence Ke-Chia Chen.

Curtis Calls Features the Viola and a Brass Sextet

May 22, 2017

This week (Wednesday 5/24 at noon and Monday 5/29 at 10 pm) on Curtis Calls we'll hear the Fantasy Piece, op. 73 by Robert Schumann and the Arnold Bax Viola Sonata performed by Zsche Chuang Rimbo Wong and Amy J Yang and the Sextet for Brass by Oskar Bohme with Curtis students Steven Franklin, Caleb Wiebe, Eric Huckins, Daniel Schwalbach, Janos Sutyak & Andrew Doub.

Bach, Buxtehude & Heinichen on Bach at ONE

May 22, 2017

This Monday (5/22) on Bach at One Julian Wachner leads New York Baroque Incorporated in "Ist es recht?" by Dietrich Buxtehude, a concerto by Johann David Heinichen and J.S. Bach's Cantata BWV 9 "Es ist Heil uns kommen her."   Avi Stein plays the harpsichord solo in the Allegro from Brandenburg Concerto No. 5.

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