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Cantatas 139, 180 & 184 on Bach at One

Nov 20, 2017

This Monday (11-20) on Bach at One Julian Wachner leads the Trinity Choir & Orchestra in J.S. Bach's Cantatas BWV 139: "Wohl dem, der sich auf seinen Gott," BWV 180:"Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele" and BWV 184: "Erwünschtes Freudenlicht."

Celebrating Our Musical Future this Monday (11/20) comes your way from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. The first hour will focus on cello works with Curtis students performing a fun set of arrangements for cello quartet followed by one of Franz Josef Haydn's Cello Concertos. The program also includes two of Fernando Sor's two-guitar Fantasies. Join host David Osenberg for this broadcast Monday at 8 pm.

The Sunday Opera travels to Albuquerque’s Opera Southwest this week (11/19  3:00 p.m.) for Giocchino Rossini’s “Tancredi.”  The libretto by Gaetano Rossi (who would write the libretto for Rossini’s “Semiramide” ten years later) features both a happy and tragic ending for this story that includes a love story that is affected by false assumptions and disguise.  Heather Johnson stars in the title role, and the rest of the cast includes Lindsay Ohse, Heath Huberg, Matthew Curran, Madelyn Wanner, and Chelsea Duval-Major in a production conducted by Anthony Barrese.

Monday (11-13) on Bach at One from Trinity Wall Street's "Time's Arrow" festival we'll hear :

Night Time Suite for Harp & Violin by Sebastian Currier  &

Pierrot Lunaire, op. 21 by Arnold Schoenberg.

Julian Wachner directs.

Celebrating Our Musical Future this Monday (11/13) presents a performance of Monteverdi's 1610 Vespers by Westminster Choir College's Westminster Kantorei under the direction of Dr. Amanda Quist. The Italian master who straddled the Renaissance and Baroque periods was always progressive and innovative, combining the worlds of early opera with the music of the church, and this monumental Vespers is a testament to his genius and stunning compositional skill. Join host David Osenberg for this broadcast at 8 pm.

This Monday (11-6) on Bach at One we'll hear J.S. Bach's Cantata BWV 159, "Sehet! Wir gehn hinauf gen Jerusalem," Telemann's "Du aber, Daniel, gehe hin"  and the Julian Wachner's arrangement of the Led Zeppelin song "Stairway to Heaven."  Julian Wachner directs NY Baroque Inc. and the Choir of Trinity Wall St.

Concordia Chamber Players welcomes bandoneon virtuoso Juan Pablo Jofre for a concert performance broadcast Friday at 4 pm.  The program will include four of his own works, as well as Dvorak's String Quintet Op. 77.

You'll hear Concordia Chamber Players Francisco Fullana and Kristin Lee, violin; Daniel Kim, viola; Michelle Djokic, cello; and Anthony Manzo, bass.  Join host Glenn Smith for this concert broadcast.

We’ll be hearing from New York’s Caramoor Festival again for this week’s Sunday Opera (11/5  3:00 p.m.).  This week, it’s Gaetano Donizetti’s “Lucrezia Borgia,” a tale of treachery and murder with one of the largest body counts in Grand Opera!  The libretto by Felice Romani is based on the play by Victor Hugo and looks at a segment of the life of this woman, the daughter of Pope Alexander VI, who is rumored to have poisoned ad murdered hundreds of people.  The 2016 Caramoor cast features rising star Angela Meade as Lucrezia, Christophoros Stamboglis as her husband Alfonso D’Este.  Also feat

The Dress Circle is ushering in November (11/5  7:00 p.m.) with our monthly feature as we look at some of the shows that opened this month.  This time, we’ll be sampling a dozen shows that includes “Into the Woods,” “Seussical,” “The Lion King,” “Billy Elliott,” “Grand Hotel,” and “Young Frankenstein” by performers such as Christopher Fitgerald, Roger Bart, Sutton Foster, Joanna Gleason, Robert Westenberg, Heather Headley, and David Shiner.  We’ll also hear selections from “Mary Poppins,” “Jersey Boys,” “Kiss Me Kate,” and “Teddy and Alice” as well.  Don’t forget to follow The Dress Circle

Leontyne Price is the featured artist this week on the Lyric Stage Sunday night at 8PM. She will sing arias and songs by Verdi, Gershwin, Puccini, Bizet, Mozart and Richard Strauss.  She debuted as Leanora in Il Trovatore at the Metropolitan Opera on January 27,1961.