Upcoming and Noteworthy

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

Join host Carl Hemmingsen today at noon for music of JS Bach, Rameau and Handel from the Lenape Ensemble.

Friday's Noontime Concert - Tango Dreams/Serenity

Apr 6, 2017

Join host Carl Hemmingsen Friday for a Noontime Concert from Symphony Space featuring music of Ray Luedeke & Giya Kancheli for clarinet, accordion and strings.

This week's Sunday Opera (3 pm) will be taking two looks at operas with a connection to Gertrude Stein.  The first is The Mother of Us All, an opera about Susan B. Anthony by Virgil Thomson with a libretto by Stein that features Mignon Dunn in the title role along with James Atherton, Philip Booth, Batyah Godfrey, and the Santa Fe Opera Chorus and Orchestra, Raymond Leppard, cond.  The second is a 21st century work by Ricky Ian Gordon and Royce Vavrek titled "27" which looks at Stein's life with Alice B. Toklas in Paris, starring Stephanie Blythe and Elizabeth Futral.

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.

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