Upcoming and Noteworthy

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

Our Sunday Opera this weekend takes you to Russia for music by Mikhael Glinka. Enjoy a full performance of A Life for the Tsar, followed by dances from Ruslan and Lyudmila. Michael Kownacky is your host for this afternoon of opera.

On this week's Celebrating Our Musical Future (Monday 8 pm), enjoy the Masters of Music Recital given last year by soprano Christine Lyons at the Peabody Conservatory at the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

The ACO Experience features music from the American Composers Orchestra. Each month you can enjoy performances from  past SONiC (Sounds of a New Century) Festivals, and this week you'll hear Bantammer Swing - a work for contrabass flute - by Ned McGowan, Memory Palace by Christopher Cerrone, and When the Real Dragons Fly by Fred Ho. That's Monday at 9 pm.

Borealis Wind Quintet on Friday's Noontime Concert

May 18, 2017

Hear the Borealis Wind Quintet from the Chamber Music Society of Bethlehem in music of Carl Nielsen, Samuel Barber, Nino Rota, Charles Lefebvre and Eric Ewazen, on Friday's (5/19) Noontime Concert.

The Nations: Orchestral Portraits of Europeans

May 17, 2017

This Thursday's (5/18) Noontime Concert titled "The Nations - Orchestral Portraits of the Peoples of Europe" features Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra Tempesta di Mare in music by Telemann, Locke, Zelenka, Barsanti and Roman.

We’ll be breaking bad on today’s Noontime Concert on The Classical Network.  Join host Ross Amico for music by Trenton’s own George Antheil.

Antheil, the self-proclaimed "Bad Boy of Music,” was born in Trenton, NJ, in 1900.  His “Ballet mécanique,” for synchronized player pianos, siren, electronic bells, xylophones and airplane propellers, caused a riot at its Paris premiere in 1926.

Celebrating Our Musical Future (5/15 at 8 pm) heads up to New Brunswick and the Douglas Campus of Rutgers the State University of NJ to the Mason Gross School of the arts and feature a concert given by the Rutgers Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Music Director Kynan Johns this past March. The concert consisted of three works by three composers from three centuries: the 19th, 20th and 21st…music of American composer Andrew Norman, Swiss composer Frank Martin’s Ballade for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra and Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique.

American Boychoir from the Downtown Concert Series

May 12, 2017

On this Friday's (5/12) Noontime Concert we broadcast a recent performance of the American Boychoir at Freehold's Downtown Concert Series. Entiteld “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” it features music by R. Murray Schafer, Filip Kutev, Gyorgy Orban, Karl Jenkins, Moses Hogan, JS Bach and Gershwin.

Many theatrical pieces have "interesting" scripts and librettos, and the first of our two operas on this week's Sunday Opera (5/14 at 3 pm) falls squarely into that category.  Bohuslav Martinu's incredibly atmospheric Julietta - A Dream Book tells the existential story of Michel (Ivo Zidek) who visits a seaside town in his dreams to find his obsession, Julietta (Maria Tauberova) only to keep losing her and finally deciding to remain trapped in his dreams in the hopes of eventually being with her.

Our Tuesday Noontime Concert (5/9) performance is by the Bach Choir of Bethlehem and features Bach's Motet BWV 227, “Jesu, meine Freude” (“Jesus, my joy”), and selections from Leonard Bernstein’s “Mass.”

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