Upcoming and Noteworthy

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

The Dress Circle on Sunday, June 11 (7 pm) will be featuring selections from five musicals that have played at London's Royal National Theatre.  Included will be Judi Dench in Sondheim's "A Little Night Music," Frank Loesser's "Guys and Dolls" with Julie Covington and Ian Charleson, Lerner and Loewe's "My Fair Lady" Starring Martine McCutcheon and Jonathan Pryce, Leonard Bernstein's "Candide," and Maria Friedman in "Lady in the Dark" by Kurt Weill and Ira Gershwin.  Also included will be selections from "Oklahoma!" featuring Hugh Jackman and Peter Poylcarpou.

Join us Thursday, 6/8 at noon for a concert from Gotham Early Music Scene titled "Hors d'oevres: Sound Bites of 17th c. France" with Duo Seraphim: Niccolo Seligman, viola  da gamba & soprano Sarah Hawkey.

This Tuesday and next, on its Noontime Concerts, the Classical Network renews its partnership with Gotham Early Music Scene (GEMS).  Join Ross Amico today at 12 pm for a recital from the Chapel at St. Bartholomew’s Church in midtown Manhattan of works by Girolamo Frescobaldi.  The performer, harpsichordist Gavin Black, is founder and director of the Princeton Early Keyboard Center.

Monday's Bach at One comes your way from the Princeton Festival. Enjoy the festival chorus and Baroque Orchestra from the Princeton Festival in a program of Bach Cantatas. Glenn Smith is your host.

This week, Celebrating Our Musical Future (Monday 8 pm) heads to Northwestern University just north of Chicago for a performance by the Bienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble led by Donald Nally, who is also founder and director of the Philadelphia-based choral ensemble The Crossing. This concert was presented last March in memory of the music of Danish composer who was labeled as the “established-outsider” of Danish Music, Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, who passed away last June. The young choristers perform a wide spectrum of his vocal music ranging from 1970 to 2014.

Join us Friday, 6/2 at noon for a concert titled "Four x 4" from the New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra and their Music Director, Mark Hyczko. We'll hear music for string orchestra  by Judd Greenstein, Jinsil Lee, Mohammed Fairouz and Alberto Ginastera.

Lyric Opera of Chicago

Enrique Mazzola conducts this performance of Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor from Lyric Opera of Chicago, featuring Albina Shagimuratova (Lucia), Piotr Beczala (Edgardo), Quinn Kelsey (Enrico) and Adrian  Sâmpetrean (Raimondo). Join us Sunday at 3 pm.

Then stay tuned as Michael Kownacky brings you more music from Donizetti, including the one-act opera Rita and dances from Les Martyrs.

The Dress Circle . June 4 . The Shows of June

Jun 1, 2017

Since it's the first weekend of the month, this week's Dress Circle program (Sunday at 7 pm) will feature a selection of songs from some of the musicals that opened on Broadway in June.  Since it's "Tony month," the choices are not as plentiful as usual, but we still have a varied program on tap.  This month's baker's dozen includes "The Student Prince, "Seventeen," "I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road," and "Chicago" as well as selections from "The Vagabond King," "Godspell," and "The Streets of Paris" along with many others.

The Concordia Chamber Players perform works by Benjamin Britten, Sir Arnold Bax and Johannes Brahms in this concert from The Princeton Festival Thursday at 4 pm.

Celebrating Our Musical Future presents a special broadcast this Monday (5/29 at 8 pm) as we feature the Westminster Choir and New York-based Bang on a Can All-Stars under the direction of Joe Miller in a performance of the Pulitzer Prize-winning work Anthracite Fields by Julia Wolfe.

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