This week's (6/21 & 6/26) Curtis Calls is a vocal recital with faculty member Michael Eliasen accompanying soprano Emily Pogorelc in "Drei Lieder der Ophelia" by Richard Strauss, mezzo Sophia Fiuza Hunt in "Tre Ariette" by Vincenzo Belini and bass-baritone Vartan Gabrielian in "Songs of Travel" by Ralph Vaughn-Williams. Violist Roberto Diaz and mezzo Lauren Eberwein join Eliasen in "Zwei Gesange" by Brahms. Curtis Calls, music from student recitals at the Curtis Institute of Music, Wednesdays at noon and Monday evenings at 10.
In Friday's Noontime Concert (6/16) pianist Fabrizio Chiovetta, in his performance from the 2016 Golandsky Festival, plays music by Bach, Schubert and George Crumb. Join host Carl Hemmingsen for this concert broadcast.
Miguel Cervantes' illustrious hero will be tilting at windmills this Sunday, 6/18, at 3 pm. Jules Massenet's "Don Quichotte" from the Lyric Opera of Chicago will star Feruccio Ferlanetto in the title role with Clementine Margaine as his Dulcinee, and Nicola Alaimo as Sancho. Sir Andrew Davis will be leading the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus. After the opera, host Michael Kownacky will continue the Massenet afternoon with a gorgeous ballet version of "Manon" compiled from pieces in Massenet's catalogue by Leighton Lucas (and Hilda Gaunt) with no music from Massenet's "Manon."
On The Dress Circle this Sunday (6/18 ) at 7:00 pm, we'll be inviting you to get up and dance as we look at ballets and dances from Broadway musicals. Included will be "La Princess Zenobia" from "On Your Toes" as well as The Sadie Hawkins Ballet from "Li'l Abner" and The "Havana scene" from "Guys and Dolls." More Richard Rodgers music will be featured through ballets from "Carousel" and "Oklahoma!" as well. Put on your dancing shoes, and join us for a happy hour of music from the stage.
On the Tuesday Noontime Concert (6/13), The Classical Network continue its partnership with Gotham Early Music Scene (GEMS), with a concert from Saint Bartholomew's Episcopal Church in midtown Manhattan.
We'll hear pianist George Xiaoyuan Fu in Brahms' Variations on a Theme of Handel and Zsche Chuang Rimbo Wong on solo viola in Benjamin Britten's Suite No. 3, op. 87. Music from student recitals at the Curtis Institute of Music on Curtis Calls Monday evening at 10.