Upcoming and Noteworthy

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

Thursday's Noontime Concert (7/6) titled "American Voices"  features the Grace Chorale of Brooklyn and the Congressional Chorus in a program of choral music reflecting America's diversity.

Cantatas 18, 52 & 107 this Monday on Bach at One

Jul 2, 2017

Bach at One this week (7/3) features Cantatas BWV 18, "Just as the rain and snow fall from heaven," BWV 52, "False World, I don't trust you," & BWV 107, "Why do you wish to trouble yourself?"  Mondays at 1:00PM.

Vincenzo Bellini’s “Norma” from the Lyric Opera of Chicago is this week’s Sunday Opera (7/2 – 3:00 p.m.).  This excellent example of the Bel Canto genre tells the tragic story of the conflict between love and duty and features Sondra Radvanovsky as the Druid priestess Norma who has secretly loved and bore the children of the Roman governor Pollione (Russell Thomas).   When Pollione turns his affections to Norma’s assistant, Adalgisa (Elizabeth DeShong), the action is set in motion for a fiery conclusion.  The cast also includes Andrea Silvestrelli as Oroveso, Norma’s high priest fa

The Dress Circle this week (7/2 7:00 p.m.)  will be taking a second look at musicals that have been performed in concert settings.  Usually, this is done to aid a charity and features an all-star cast.  This is true in the case of the concert version of "Dreamgirls" which was in benefit of The Actors' Fund.  This recording starred Lillias White, Audra McDonald, Heather Headley, and Billy Porter.

The Classical Network is pleased to announce the launch of Kids on Keys, a new monthly broadcast series spotlighting some of the best young piano talent in The Classical Network’s immediate broadcast region of Central and Southern New Jersey.

Hosted by pianist, composer, critic and author Jed Distler, The Classical Network’s Artist-in-Residence, the program will air on the first Saturday of each month at 1 pm beginning July 1.

Met Soprano Jennifer Zetlan and pianist David Shimoni present "A Life Cycle in American Song" on Friday's (6/23) Noontime Concert from last year's Golandsky International Piano Festival.  You'll hear songs by Foster, Poulenc, Debussy, Turina, Granados, Bernstein and much more.

This week's On the Wind (6/24 at 4 pm) begins with the Israel Flute Ensemble playing Quatuor by Max Dubois, followed by the Trio for Piano , Violin & Horn in E flat Major, Op. 40 by Brahms and ending with the Sonatine for Brass Quintet by Eugène Bozza. 

 

Performances from the Lyric Opera of Chicago continue this Sunday (6/25 - 3:00 pm) with Mozart's perennial favorite battle of Good vs. Evil, "The Magic Flute."  The cast from Chicago includes Christiane Karg as Pamina, Matthew Polenzani as Tamino, Adam Plachetka as Papageno, and Kathryn Lewek as The Queen of the Night.  Also appearing are Christof Fischesser as Sarastro, Diana Newman as Papagena, and David Govertsen as the Speaker.  Rory MacDonald will conduct the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus.

It's going to be a Glee-ful program this Sunday (6/25 - 7:00 pm) as The Dress Circle takes a look at the six seasons of the wildly popular series dedicated to high school choral singing, "Glee."  The show ran for 121 episodes and included over 728 music performances by its talented cast as well as some of the biggest names from the worlds of Broadway and pop music.   Joining regular cast members like Matthew Morrison, Lea Michele, and Naya Rivera you'll hear performances by Idina Menzel and Kristen Chenoweth in songs from Broadway and Hollywood.

From last year's Golandsky International Piano Festival we'll hear pianist Ilya Itin in music of Claude Debussy in Thursday's Noontime Concert on June 22rd.

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