Upcoming and Noteworthy

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

The Birds and The Bees will be the topic for this week's edition of Between the Keys, hosted by Jed Distler, Artist in Residence for The Classical Network, including works by Amy Beach, Olivier Messaien, Maurice Ravel, Rued Langgaard, Bela Bartok, Franz Schubert and others. Listen live on Tuesday December 5th at 10:00 PM, with a rebroadcast the following Monday, December 11th at noon.

We’ll head out west for this week’s Sunday Opera (12/3  3:00 p.m.) and an adaptation by Craig Bohmler and Steven Mark Kohn of Zane Grey’s novel considered by many to be the greatest western ever written, “Riders of the Purple Sage,” a story of religious persecution and cattle rustlers.  The cast from Arizona Opera includes Laura Wilde as Jane, Joshua Jeremiah as Lassiter, Amanda Opuszynski as Bess, and Joshua Dennis as Venters with Joseph Mechavich conducting.   Following the opera, join host Michael Kownacky for more American music: a secular cantata by Paul Moravec entitled “The Blizzard

For many, holiday preparations are already at a fever pitch, that’s why we’re taking a break this week (12/3  7:00p.m.) from holiday fare to take a look at some of the show that opened on Broadway in December.  We’ll turn to some Christmas themed shows at the end of the month, but we hope that you’ll join us for a respite without a sprig of holly in sight!  Some of the shows from which you’ll hear songs are Oscar Hammerstein’s adaptation of Bizet in “Carmen Jones,” the Gershwin’s “Lady Be Good!”, Richard Rodgers’ and Lorenz Hart’s “Pal Joey,” “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” by Jule Styne and Leo

In Friday's (12/1) Noontime Concert from the MidAtlanic Center for the Arts we'll hear clarinetist Alan R. Kay with Susan Rotholz, Andrea Schultz, Eliot Bailen & Benjamin Hochman in music by Amy Beach, robert Muczynski, Belinda Reynolds, George Gershwin & William Bolcom.

Artistic Director Matthew Robertson leads "The Thirteen" choir in a program titled "Bach Reflections.  In Thursday's (11/30) Noontime Concert you'll hear music by J.S. Bach, Giacomo Carissimi, Johannes Brahms, Heinrich Schütz, Philip Stopford & Bo Hansson.

This Monday (11-27) on Bach at One we'll hear the Trinity Choir & Orchestra under the direction of Julian Wachner in Cantatas BWV 164, "Ye who bear the name of Christ" and BWV 178, "If God the Lord is not on our side."

“Amleto,” an opera by Franco Faccio that disappeared for over 140 years, is the special treat on this week’s Sunday Opera (11/26  3:00 p.m.).  This broadcast is from the 2014 production by Opera Southwest and was realized and reconstructed by Southwest’s Artistic Director and conductor Anthony Barrese.  The opera premiered on May 30, 1865 in Genoa and was revised in 1871 for a La Scala production after which Faccio withdrew the score which was not to be heard again until the 21st century.  Alex Richardson stars in the title role, and he’s joined by Abla Hamza as his Ofelia, Shannon DeVine a

This Friday's (11-24) Noontime Concert from Tempesta di Mare Chamber Players features concertos by Antonio Vivaldi and Alessandro Scarlatti.

This Friday (11-24) our Noontime Concert is "Venetian & Neapolitan Chamber Works by Vivaldi & Scarlatti" from Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra Tempesta di Mare.  We'll hear baroque concertos for flutes, recorders, strings and lute.

Cantatas 139, 180 & 184 on Bach at One

Nov 20, 2017

This Monday (11-20) on Bach at One Julian Wachner leads the Trinity Choir & Orchestra in J.S. Bach's Cantatas BWV 139: "Wohl dem, der sich auf seinen Gott," BWV 180:"Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele" and BWV 184: "Erwünschtes Freudenlicht."

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