Upcoming and Noteworthy

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

This Wednesday (11/1 at noon & 11/6 at 10 PM) on Curtis Calls we'll hear Curtis students in Mozart's "Kagelstatt" Trio and mezzo Sofia Fiuza Hunt in songs by Musto, Berger, Heggie and others.  Music from student recitals at the Curtis Institute, Mondays at noon and Wednesday evenings at 10.

Giuseppe Verdi’s last opera, “Falstaff,” in a concert performance from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra will air on this week’s Sunday Opera (10/29  3:00 p.m.).  The lustful Sir John will be performed by Falstaff specialist, Ambrogio Maestri.  Joining him are Eleanora Buratto and Laura Polverelli as the objects of his attention, Alice and Meg, Luca Salsi as Alice’s husband, Rosa Feola as their daughter Nanetta, and Saimir Pirgu as her love, Fenton.  Rounding out the cast are Daniela Barcellona as the cunning Mistress Quickly, Saveria Fiore as Dr.

We’re taking a look at duets on this week’s Dress Circle (10/29  7:00 p.m.), and they’re not just for lovers.  From shows like “Barnum,” “Napoleon,” “Calamity Jane,” “Strike Up the Band,” “Carousel,” and “Out of This World,” you’ll hear Glenn Close, Jim Dale, Susan Watson, Doris Day, Howard Keel, Jo Sullivan, Robert Weede, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell and others share the ups and downs of all sorts of relationships.  Join us for music of times that are happy, wistful, combative, sad, philosophical, and silly.  Oh, there will be songs about love too.  Join us this and every Sunday,

1812 & Beethoven's 9th from the Princeton Symphony

Oct 25, 2017

This Friday evening (10-27 at 8PM) we present a broadcast from the Princeton Symphony Orchestra.  Music Director Rossen Milanov conducts the orchestra, the Westminster Symphonic Choir & soloists Alexandra Batsios, soprano, Anne Marie Stanley, mezzo, Francis Williams, tenor & Thomas Lynch, baritone in Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture and the 9th Symphony of Beethoven.

This Wednesday (10-24, noon) we'll hear Mozart's String Quartet in A, K 464 and the 2nd Piano Sonata by Rachmaninoff. Music from student recitals at the Curtis Institute of Music, Wednesdays at noon and repeated Monday evenings at 10.

This Monday (10-23) on Bach at One we'll hear songs by Anton Webern interspersed with music from the 15th and 16th centuries.  Julian Wachner leads members of the Choir of Trinity Wall Street and Novus NY.

We’re nearing the end of the season of operas from San Francisco this Sunday (10/22  3:00 p.m.) with another archival production.  This time, it’s Richard Strauss’ 1933 lyric comedy “Arabella” in a recording made in 1980 and starring Kiri Te Kanawa in the title role as the daughter of a penniless nobleman who wants to marry for love, not the fortune her father needs.  The cast also includes Barbara Daniels as her sister Zdenka, Sona Cervena and Alexander Malta as Arabella’s parents, Ingvar Wixell as a not-so-mysterious stranger Mandryka, and William Lewis as Matteo, a penniless soldier who’

The musical theatre world lost a true legend on August 8th of this year, and we decided to wait until closer to Barbara Cook’s birthday to celebrate her life and incredible career that spanned over six decades on this week’s DRESS CIRCLE (10/22  7:00 p.m.).  Cook, born in Atlanta, Georgia, decided to try a stage career in New York in 1948 at the age of 21, and her talents were recognized almost immediately.  She appeared/starred in eighteen productions beginning with “Flahooley” in 1951 and including “She Loves Me,” “The Music Man,” “Carousel,” “Plain and Fancy,” “Candide,” “Show Boat,” and

The Lost Chord: October 22 - A Fistful of Mephistos

Oct 19, 2017

Celebrate the birthday of Franz Liszt with an hour of diabolical keyboard dances, including a selection of the lesser-heard “Mephisto Waltzes,” the “Mephisto Polka,” the “Czardas Macabre,” and operatic paraphrases on “Robert le Diable” and the waltz from Gounod’s “Faust.”  Step lively, this Sunday at 10 pm.

Sinfonietta Nova on Thursday's Noon Concert

Oct 17, 2017

Thursday's (10-19) Noontime Concert features West Windsor based Sinfonietta Nova and artistic director Gail Lee in Rossini's Overture to "La gazza ladra," "Swan of Tuonela" by Sibelius, Vaughan Williams' Overture to "The Wasps" & the Suite from "Swan Lake" by Tchaikovsky.  Gail Lee joins Carl Hemmingsen to host the broadcast.

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