Upcoming and Noteworthy

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Pianist Johnson Li performs Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K 466 in this concert by the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Long Yu. The program also includes Guo Wenjing's Bamboo Flute Concerto No. 2 Wildfire with soloist Tang Junqiao, Prokofiev's The Love for Three Oranges Suite,  and Steve Reich's Tehillim.

Between the Keys: Dynamic Duos Tuesday 10 PM

Apr 5, 2017

Join Jed Distler on April 11th at 10 PM for works by Igor Stravinsky, Franz Schubert, Emily Doolittle, Andrew Violette, Alan Rawsthorne, Johannes Brahms, Louis Théodore Gouvy, Allen Shawn and Peter Tchaikovsky in an episode devoted to piano duets.

We invite you to join us for The Classical Network In Concert, part of our on-going Celebrating Our Musical Community concert series, Tuesday at 10 am. Philadelphia-based Astral Artists will present the 2014 Astral National Auditions Winner, cellist, Gabriel Cabezas.

 

Today's On the Wind features:

  • Bengt Hallberg Blacksmith's Tune
  • Alexander Glazunov • Concerto for Saxophone
  • Trygve Madsen • Per the Fiddler
  • Carl Nielsen  Fantasy Piece for Clarinet and Piano
  • Vagn Holmboe •  Concerto for Tuba
  • John Hartmann • Fantasia Brilliante on the air Rule Britannia

Gioachino Rossini wrote some forty operas, but only a select few are performed regularly.  On this week's Sunday Opera, hear one of his rarely performed works, the massive Matilde di Shabran, an 1821 opera that tells the story of a strong young woman who defeats her rival to win the man she's decided she wants.  Our Matilde in this live recording from the 2004 Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro is Annick Massis, and her intended, although he doesn't quite know it, is the soaring Juan Diego Florez as Coradino.  Riccardo Frizza conducts the Prague Chamber Choir and the

The Signum Quartett performs music by Mozart, Beethoven and Jörge Widmann, as well as some of the works created through its #quartweet program, which invites people to submit compositions of 140 notes or less. This concert was presented by the Chamber Music Society of Bethlehem.

This week Celebrating Our Musical Future again features offerings from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, spotlighting the Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble led by Timothy Weiss. These young musicians eagerly and passionately perform the music of their time, and this week's program will including works by Andrew Norman, Jesse Jones, Elizabeth Ogonek, Augusta Read Thomas, Marc-Andre Dalbavie and Julian Anderson.

Our Thursday Noontime Concert comes to you from National Sawdust in Brooklyn with a chamber recital featuring bass baritone Eric Owens and oboist Pedro Diaz. The program will include JS Bach's Cantata BWV 82 "Ich habe genug" and George Frideric Handel's Sinfonia for the Queen of Sheba from Solomon.

After its successful series of Bach Cantatas, Trinity Wall Street is now turning its attention to Handel's oratorios. Join us each Monday at 1 pm as we bring you these broadcasts, with your host, Marjorie Herman. This week - Part One of Jephtha.

Fred Stucker

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Music Director Xian Zhang, comes to the airwaves of WWFM beginning Friday, March 31 at 8 pm. Join us for this all-Tchaikovsky program, which will include the Polonaise from Eugene Onegin, the Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor with soloist Simon Trpceski and the Symphony No. 5 in E minor. Glenn Smith hosts this new addition to The Classical Network in Concert.

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