Upcoming and Noteworthy

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

When the American Repertory Ballet kicked off its new season last month, it also welcomed its new Executive Director, Julie Diana Hench.  A Tempo this week speaks with Hench, as well as Princeton Ballet School Director Pamela Levy, who took on the past last Fall, and Artistic Director Douglas Martin, about ARB's future plans and expanded audience outreach programs.  That's this Saturday at 7 pm. 

We’re nearing the end of the season of operas from San Francisco this Sunday (10/22  3:00 p.m.) with another archival production.  This time, it’s Richard Strauss’ 1933 lyric comedy “Arabella” in a recording made in 1980 and starring Kiri Te Kanawa in the title role as the daughter of a penniless nobleman who wants to marry for love, not the fortune her father needs.  The cast also includes Barbara Daniels as her sister Zdenka, Sona Cervena and Alexander Malta as Arabella’s parents, Ingvar Wixell as a not-so-mysterious stranger Mandryka, and William Lewis as Matteo, a penniless soldier who’

The musical theatre world lost a true legend on August 8th of this year, and we decided to wait until closer to Barbara Cook’s birthday to celebrate her life and incredible career that spanned over six decades on this week’s DRESS CIRCLE (10/22  7:00 p.m.).  Cook, born in Atlanta, Georgia, decided to try a stage career in New York in 1948 at the age of 21, and her talents were recognized almost immediately.  She appeared/starred in eighteen productions beginning with “Flahooley” in 1951 and including “She Loves Me,” “The Music Man,” “Carousel,” “Plain and Fancy,” “Candide,” “Show Boat,” and

Joseph Haydn composed the comic opera L'infedelta delusa or Deceit Outwitted in 1773 early in his long tenure in service to the Esterhazy family. It's light fare, a burletta per musica, literally a musical joke, with a silly libretto by Mario Coltelina but one that serves the music well in a genre that is about absurd fun and good music. Sandrina wants to marry the peasant Nanni who's sister Vespina wants to marry the rich Nuncio but can't because Nuncio is going to marry Sandrina because her father says so, etc.

Yes, that's Philip Glass.  The Half Past program this week (10/22, 11PM) is

Harpsichord Concerto by Philip Glass

"Chasing Sheep is Best Left to Shepherds" for piano by Michael Nyman

Symphony No. 8 by James Cohn &

David Crumb's "Primordial Fantasy"

Music from the past half-century, Sunday evening at 11.

Sinfonietta Nova on Thursday's Noon Concert

Oct 17, 2017

Thursday's (10-19) Noontime Concert features West Windsor based Sinfonietta Nova and artistic director Gail Lee in Rossini's Overture to "La gazza ladra," "Swan of Tuonela" by Sibelius, Vaughan Williams' Overture to "The Wasps" & the Suite from "Swan Lake" by Tchaikovsky.  Gail Lee joins Carl Hemmingsen to host the broadcast.

Wednesday (10-18) on Curtis Calls we'll hear music of Schumann, Shostakovich, Rachmaninoff and Faure in the graduation recital of cellist Timotheos Petrin.  Music from student recitals at the Curtis Institute of Music, Wednesdays at noon, repeated Monday evening at 10.

This Monday (10-16, 1 PM) on Bach at One we'll hear W.F. Bach's Symphony in Fm Fk 67 "Dissonante" and the church cantata, BWV 131, "Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir."

Between the Keys October 17 - Homages and Tributes

Oct 16, 2017

Join The Classical Network's Artist in Residence Jed Distler Tuesday night October 17th at 10 for the ASCAP Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Award winning program Between the Keys, with a rebroadcast on Monday afternoon October 23rd at 3.

This episode is devoted to piano homages and tributes spanning two centuries, with a wide variety of music by Czerny, Ravel, Debussy, Robert Helps, Vladimir Dukelsky, Elton John, Queen and lots more.

Maurizio Muraro stars in the title role of Gaetano Donizetti’s “Don Pasquale” from San Francisco on this week’s Sunday Opera (10/15   3:00 p.m.).  “Pasquale,” the 73rd of Donizetti’s 75 operas, deals with a foolish, old man who is tricked into allowing his nephew Ernesto to marry the girl he loves, Norina, with the help of the wily Dr. Malatesta.  Joining Muraro, in this September 2016 performnance , you’ll hear Heidi Stober as the spirited Norina, Lawrence Brownlee as the confused Ernesto, and Lucas Meachem as the happily scheming Dr.

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