Upcoming and Noteworthy

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

A forgotten tragedy from 1839 will be featured on this week’s Sunday Opera (12/10  3:00 p.m.) with the broadcast of Saverio Mercadante’s “Il Bravo.”  Based on a play that was, in turn, based on the novel “The Bravo” by James Fenimore Cooper, the libretto explores the inability of the Venetian government to properly care for its citizens.  Dino Di Domenico leads the cast as Il Bravo in this 1991 recording, and he’s joined by Adelisa Tabiadon, Janet Perry, Sergio Bertocchi, and Stefano Antonucci along with the Bratislava Philharmonic Chorus and The Italian International Orchestra with Bruno A

Friday's Noontime Concert (12/8) from Astral Artists, recorded at the Church of the Holy Trinity in Philadelphia, features Debussy's "Ariettes oubliees" and Schoenberg's String Quartet No. 2.

Monday (12-4) on Bach at One we'll hear Orchestra 1B1 and the Trinity Choir in J.S. Bach's "Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 and the Motet: "Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied" along with the Te Deum by Arvo Pärt.

We’ll head out west for this week’s Sunday Opera (12/3  3:00 p.m.) and an adaptation by Craig Bohmler and Steven Mark Kohn of Zane Grey’s novel considered by many to be the greatest western ever written, “Riders of the Purple Sage,” a story of religious persecution and cattle rustlers.  The cast from Arizona Opera includes Laura Wilde as Jane, Joshua Jeremiah as Lassiter, Amanda Opuszynski as Bess, and Joshua Dennis as Venters with Joseph Mechavich conducting.   Following the opera, join host Michael Kownacky for more American music: a secular cantata by Paul Moravec entitled “The Blizzard

In Friday's (12/1) Noontime Concert from the MidAtlanic Center for the Arts we'll hear clarinetist Alan R. Kay with Susan Rotholz, Andrea Schultz, Eliot Bailen & Benjamin Hochman in music by Amy Beach, robert Muczynski, Belinda Reynolds, George Gershwin & William Bolcom.

Artistic Director Matthew Robertson leads "The Thirteen" choir in a program titled "Bach Reflections.  In Thursday's (11/30) Noontime Concert you'll hear music by J.S. Bach, Giacomo Carissimi, Johannes Brahms, Heinrich Schütz, Philip Stopford & Bo Hansson.

This Monday (11-27) on Bach at One we'll hear the Trinity Choir & Orchestra under the direction of Julian Wachner in Cantatas BWV 164, "Ye who bear the name of Christ" and BWV 178, "If God the Lord is not on our side."

“Amleto,” an opera by Franco Faccio that disappeared for over 140 years, is the special treat on this week’s Sunday Opera (11/26  3:00 p.m.).  This broadcast is from the 2014 production by Opera Southwest and was realized and reconstructed by Southwest’s Artistic Director and conductor Anthony Barrese.  The opera premiered on May 30, 1865 in Genoa and was revised in 1871 for a La Scala production after which Faccio withdrew the score which was not to be heard again until the 21st century.  Alex Richardson stars in the title role, and he’s joined by Abla Hamza as his Ofelia, Shannon DeVine a

This Friday's (11-24) Noontime Concert from Tempesta di Mare Chamber Players features concertos by Antonio Vivaldi and Alessandro Scarlatti.

This Friday (11-24) our Noontime Concert is "Venetian & Neapolitan Chamber Works by Vivaldi & Scarlatti" from Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra Tempesta di Mare.  We'll hear baroque concertos for flutes, recorders, strings and lute.

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.

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