In Friday's Noontime Concert (6/16) pianist Fabrizio Chiovetta, in his performance from the 2016 Golandsky Festival, plays music by Bach, Schubert and George Crumb. Join host Carl Hemmingsen for this concert broadcast.
Miguel Cervantes' illustrious hero will be tilting at windmills this Sunday, 6/18, at 3 pm. Jules Massenet's "Don Quichotte" from the Lyric Opera of Chicago will star Feruccio Ferlanetto in the title role with Clementine Margaine as his Dulcinee, and Nicola Alaimo as Sancho. Sir Andrew Davis will be leading the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus. After the opera, host Michael Kownacky will continue the Massenet afternoon with a gorgeous ballet version of "Manon" compiled from pieces in Massenet's catalogue by Leighton Lucas (and Hilda Gaunt) with no music from Massenet's "Manon."
On The Dress Circle this Sunday (6/18 ) at 7:00 pm, we'll be inviting you to get up and dance as we look at ballets and dances from Broadway musicals. Included will be "La Princess Zenobia" from "On Your Toes" as well as The Sadie Hawkins Ballet from "Li'l Abner" and The "Havana scene" from "Guys and Dolls." More Richard Rodgers music will be featured through ballets from "Carousel" and "Oklahoma!" as well. Put on your dancing shoes, and join us for a happy hour of music from the stage.
On the Tuesday Noontime Concert (6/13), The Classical Network continue its partnership with Gotham Early Music Scene (GEMS), with a concert from Saint Bartholomew's Episcopal Church in midtown Manhattan.
Violinist Rolf Schulte, cellist Hakuro Mori and pianist Kumi Ogano present "An Evening of Trios" on Friday's (6/9) Noontime Concert. The program includes Haydn Trio Hob.XV No. 1, Brahms op 87 and Ravel's 1914 Piano Trio.
Sunday, June 11 at 3:00 pm: This week's Sunday Opera will feature the Lyric Opera of Chicago's production of Hector Berlioz's epic "Les Troyens." This grand opera is based on Virgil's "Aeneid," and the libretto begins with the Trojan Horse and the fall of Troy and continues through to Dido's death and the impending destruction of Carthage.