Upcoming and Noteworthy

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

This Friday (9/15) at 8 pm the Princeton Symphony Orchestra and music director Rossen Milanov perform a program titled "Metamorphosis" featuring Hindemith's  "Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Weber", "La Mer" by Claude Debussy, and the U.S. premiere of Zhou Tian's "Broken Ink." 

Celebrating Our Musical Future returns from summer break with chamber music performances by students at The Curtis Institute of Music.  The broadcast program will feature Mozart's Quintet for Piano and Winds in E-flat major K 452 and Franz Schubert's Octet in F Major D 803.  David Osenberg hosts this program Monday at 8 pm.

Join us as we’re treated to an archival performance of “La Gioconda” from the San Francisco Opera this Sunday (9/7 – 3:00 p.m.).  This 1979 production of the Amilcare Ponchielli / Arrigo Boito (under the pseudonym/anagram Tobia Gorrio) opera features the debuts of Renata Scotto and Luciano Pavarotti in the roles of La Gioconda and Enzo Grimaldo.  The love story based on the play “Angelo, Tyrant of Padua” by Victor Hugo, follows a famous singer as she gives up her happiness and life for the man she loves because of a kindness shown to her mother by her rival.  This cast also includes Ferruc

It’s all about some “recent acquisitions” on this week’s Dress Circle (9/10 – 7:00 p.m.).  One of us has had extra time on his hands, so the time for shopping in on-line bargain bins for CDs has increased.  The result is that we’ve had an influx of “new to us” CDs that we’d like to share before they get worked into our catalogue for future Dress Circle programming.  This week is the first of two programs and will include selections from The Burt Bacharach Album: Broadway Sings the Best of Burt Bacharach, Young Love: The Best of Tab Hunter, the current Broadway hit “Waitress,” a wonderful mu

Sounds Choral this week unveils a brand new format and panel of hosts that include some of the most accomplished and respected choral conductors and scholars across the country.

In Friday's (9/8) Noontime Concert from Concerts on the Slope in Brooklyn we hear music for piano & winds by Jolivet, Persichetti, Gubaidulina and Carter.

Enjoy a broadcast by the Concordia Chamber Players this Thursday at 4 pm featuring Ernest Bloch's Meditation and Processional, Bedrich Smetana's Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 15, and Johannes Brahms' Piano Quartet in C minor, Op. 60.

Join The Classical Network in Concert as our Noontime Concert presentations begin for the season.  On Tuesday, it's a performance titled "Love to My Liking: Refrains of Desire in Gothic France" by Alkemie from Gotham Early Music Scene.

The season from the Los Angeles Opera ends this Sunday (9/3 3:00 p.m.) with the final installment of LA Opera’s “Figaro trilogy” with John Corigliano’s brilliant mix of history and art, “Ghosts of Versailles.”  Beaumarchais (Christopher Maltman) uses his beloved characters, Figaro (Luca Meachem), Count Almaviva (Joshua Guerraro), Rosina (Guanqun Yu), and Susanna (Lucy Schafer) to help Marie Antoinette (Patricia Racette) find love and eternal peace and escape the evil Begearss (Robert Brubaker).  This production features a cameo appearance by Patti Lupone as “Samira, the Turkish Entertainer.

The Dress Circle this week (9/3 7:00 p.m.) will welcome in the month of September by looking at just a few of the shows that have opened this month.  Our “baker’s dozen” includes the sadly overlooked “Fine and Dandy” by one of Broadway’s lady composers, Kay Swift along with Bock & Harnick’s “Fiddler on the Roof,” Marguerite Monnot’s “Irma La Douce,” Sandy Willson’s “The Boy Friend,” Mark Hollmann’s “Urinetown,” and the 2011 revival of Sondheim’s “Follies.”   The varied list also includes songs from Friml’s “The Vagabond King,” Berlin’s “As Thousands Cheer,” and the 1974 revival of “Gyps

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