Upcoming and Noteworthy

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

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

It's a salute to the legacy of Lou Harrison on this week's PostClassical, a bi-monthly series featuring PostClassical Ensemble and hosted by author, music historian and co-founder of PostClassical Ensemble, Joseph Horowitz, and Exploring Music host Bill McGlaughlin. This month's episode is titled "Celebrating the Lou Harrison Centenary" and provides an in-depth look at the music of this great American composer with performances from a concert this past Monday at the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Washington, DC.

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.

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