Upcoming and Noteworthy

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

Friday's Noontime Concert: John Adams

Apr 28, 2017

Join Carl Hemmingsen for the Friday Noontime Concert (April 28) from National Sawdust.  The Attacca Quartet performs Adams' String Quartets 1 & 2 and "Book of Alleged Dances."  Hear John Adams, himself introduce the music.

This month's live organ concert broadcast from Princeton University Chapel features Daryl Robinson, Assistant Professor of Organ at Westminster Choir College. The concert will take place at 12:30 pm and will feature works by living composers - Jean Guillou, Jason Roberts, David Conte and Aaron David Miller. Join host David Osenberg for this final organ concert program of the season.

Fred Stucker

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra returns to The Classical Network under Music Director Xian Zhang this Thursday at 8 pm in a concert performance of Tchaikovsky's March Slav, Op. 31 and Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36, a suite drawn from Richard Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier, and one of Haydn's "London" Symphonies - No. 102 in B-flat. Glenn Smith is your host for this concert program. 

Join Jed Distler on April 25th at 10 PM for Between the Keys, with an unusual episode that explores possible musical links between composers Claudio Monteverdi, George Benjamin, Philip Glass, Franz Schubert, François Devienne and Noah Creshevsky. These composers, however, share at least one personal link: they all were born on January 31st.

This week's Tuesday concert (April 25) comes your way at 10 am from Merkin Concert Hall and features Mayuko Kamio, violin, and Noreen Cassidy-Polera, piano. The program features Mozart's Sonata in E minor, K 304, Ravel's Sonata for Violin No. 2 in G major, Op. 77 and Franck's Sonata in A major. Alice Weiss is your host.

Concordia Chamber Players return to The Classical Network Friday April 21 at 4 with music for strings including the String Quartet No. 2, Company by Philip GlassDebussy's String Quartet, Op. 10, and the String Quintet in E-Flat Major, Op. 97 by Dvorák. Join host Glenn Smith for this program from Trinity Church, Solebury, PA.  

April is Jazz Appreciation Month, and on this month's broadcast of What Makes it Great (Friday at 8 pm), host composer, conductor, author and commentator Rob Kapilow explores the music of Duke Ellington. Joining Rob will be the Kyle Athayde Dance Party Big Band. This concert was recorded earlier this month at the home of What Makes it Great, Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Music Center in New York City.

Jacques Offenbach's opera The Tales of Hoffmann was his last work and was left incomplete at the time of his death.  As a result, it is often staged with many changes that are against Offenbach's wishes.  On this week's Sunday Opera at 3 pm, we'll be looking at this wonderful score as it was meant to be produced and featuring a stellar cast lead by Francisco Araiza as Hoffmann, Samuel Ramey as all four of Hoffman's evil foils, Anne Sofie von Otter as The Muse / Niklausse, Eva Lind as Olympia, Jessye Norman as Antonia, and Cheryl Studer as the treacherous Giulietta.

This week's Celebrating Our Musical Future (Monday at 8 pm) returns to Princeton University as the Princeton University Orchestra performs the world premiere of the Piano Concerto Old Nassau by Music Department faculty member Juri Seo.

This month's ACO Experience concert broadcast (Monday at 9 pm) features works by Bruno Mantovani (Chamber Concerto No. 2), Andreia Pinto-Correia​ (Elegia a Al-Mu'tamid), Mohammed Fairouz​ (Wind Quintet [1.March]), Mehmet Ali-Sanlikol (Harabat [The Intoxicated]) and Saad Haddad (Manarah).

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