Upcoming and Noteworthy

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

Celebrating Our Musical Future (5/15 at 8 pm) heads up to New Brunswick and the Douglas Campus of Rutgers the State University of NJ to the Mason Gross School of the arts and feature a concert given by the Rutgers Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Music Director Kynan Johns this past March. The concert consisted of three works by three composers from three centuries: the 19th, 20th and 21st…music of American composer Andrew Norman, Swiss composer Frank Martin’s Ballade for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra and Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique.

American Boychoir from the Downtown Concert Series

May 12, 2017

On this Friday's (5/12) Noontime Concert we broadcast a recent performance of the American Boychoir at Freehold's Downtown Concert Series. Entiteld “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” it features music by R. Murray Schafer, Filip Kutev, Gyorgy Orban, Karl Jenkins, Moses Hogan, JS Bach and Gershwin.

Many theatrical pieces have "interesting" scripts and librettos, and the first of our two operas on this week's Sunday Opera (5/14 at 3 pm) falls squarely into that category.  Bohuslav Martinu's incredibly atmospheric Julietta - A Dream Book tells the existential story of Michel (Ivo Zidek) who visits a seaside town in his dreams to find his obsession, Julietta (Maria Tauberova) only to keep losing her and finally deciding to remain trapped in his dreams in the hopes of eventually being with her.

Our Tuesday Noontime Concert (5/9) performance is by the Bach Choir of Bethlehem and features Bach's Motet BWV 227, “Jesu, meine Freude” (“Jesus, my joy”), and selections from Leonard Bernstein’s “Mass.”

Gabriel Faure from Manhattan Chamber Players

May 9, 2017

Thursday's (5/11) Noontime Concert features Manhattan Chamber Players from (le)  poisson rouge in NYC. This concert, featuring music of the French composer Gabriel Faure, is called “A Year in the Life of Gabriel Faure: A Love Story" and includes Faure’s Violin Sonata No. 1 and his Piano Quintet in C Minor. 

Organist Eric Plutz Plays Vierne

May 4, 2017

Friday's Noontime Concert (5/5) features Princeton University organist Eric Plutz in Louis Vierne's 3rd Organ Symphony. 

On the Wind, Saturday at 4 pm

May 4, 2017

This week's On the Wind features the American Suite No. 1 (1972) by Enrique Crespo performed by the Wisconsin Brass Quintet, the Wind Quintet of Steve Cohen, Howard Cable's The Banks of Newfoundland performed by the Hannaford Street Silver Band and Drei Ragtimes, three Joplin Rags, arranged by Enrique Crespo and performed by the German Brass.

Cadenza programs in May are featuring great conductors leading top American orchestras. This Thursday (5/25) the series concludes with an interview with Angel Gil Ordonez, music director of PostClassical Ensemble in Washington DC, Principal Guest Conductor of New York’s Perspectives Ensemble, and Music Director of the Georgetown University Orchestra in DC. That's Thursday at 10 pm.

Celebrating Our Musical Future (Monday 8 pm) returns to Princeton University for a second week, featuring the Princeton University Orchestra under the direction of Music Director Michael Pratt. The beloved Beethoven Symphony No. 7 is paired with two works about famous couples - selections from Hector Berlioz's symphonic setting of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, and then the Porgy and Bess Symphonic Picture music by George Gershwin. Join your hosts David Osenberg and Maestro Pratt for this evening with the Princeton University Orchestra.

Saturday, April 29, 4 pm  

• Trumpet Concerto (2003) -- Thomas Sleeper (b. 1956)

• Serenade for tenor, clarinet, horn, viola, cello, bass and piano -- Franz Berwald ( 1796 - 1868)

• Sinfonia di Soffiatori (1962) -- Geirr Tvett (1908 - 1981)

• Det gamie Kvernhuset, Op. 204

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