Upcoming and Noteworthy

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

For many, Prokofiev's opera output is limited to Love for Three Oranges, but he wrote 14 in all, and on this week's Sunday Opera, we'll be looking at two of them:  Betrothal in a Monastery, the story of a young couple's trials as they try to marry against her father's wishes with often comic missteps along the way, and Maddalena, a one-act opera featuring a faithless woman who successfully rids herself of both her husband and lover in a unique way. Join Michael Kownacky at from 3 - 7 pm for this afternoon of rarely-heard operas.

On the Wind -- Saturday, 4 pm

Our Noontime Concerts this week celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival, which takes place at SymphonySpace in New York City and is curated by composer/conductor Victoria Bond. Ross Amico is your host on Tuesday for performances of music by Pauline Oliveros, Brian Ferneyhough, Harold Meltzer, Kyle Gann, Joan Tower and Victoria Bond. Ms. Bond's music will also be featured in Thursday's Noontime Concert, hosted by Carl Hemmingsen, along with music by Ben Johnston, Margaret Brouwer and Valerie Coleman, flutist with the Imani Winds.

The Chamber Music Society (Sunday 9 pm) presents Contemporary Visions – Rebonds for Percussion by Iannis Xenakis, Road Movies for Violin and Piano by John Adams, and Steve Mackey’s Micro-Concerto for Solo Percussion, Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello and Piano. That's Saturday at 9 pm.

This week on Celebrating Our Musical Future (Monday 8 pm), we feature performances by the Peabody Symphony Orchestra from the Peabody Conservatory at the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University located in Baltimore. These performances took place last fall and under the direction of guest conductor and longtime Peabody faculty member Leon Fleisher.  The program will include Sibelius’ Symphony No. 1 and Franz Joseph Haydn’s Sinfonia Concertante in Bb Major with Peabody student musicians as soloists. Then Maestro Marin Alsop will lead this orchestra in the Symphony No.

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.

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