Upcoming and Noteworthy

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

It’ll be a bit of nostalgia on this week’s Dress Circle (7/30 – 7:00 p.m.) as we take our first look at a series of CDs published under the title The Smithsonian American Songbook.  This program will look at songs by a variety of composers and lyricists such as Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, Johnny Mercer, Frank Loesser, E.Y.

Schumann and Villa-Lobos on "Music from Marlboro"

Jul 25, 2017

This week’s “Music from Marlboro” serves up a Robert Schumann sandwich on Brazilian bread.  The hour will open with “Five Songs for Voice and Bassoon” by Francisco Mignone, and conclude with the String Quartet No. 6 by Heitor Villa-Lobos.  In between will be the “Andante and Variations” by Schumann, scored for the rather peculiar combination of two pianos, two cellos and horn.

Ross Amico will be your host for today’s Noontime Concert from Philadelphia’s Astral Artists.  Astral laureates the Jasper Quartet will be joined by Astral flutist Annie Wu, in a program of music by Mozart, Debussy, Takemitsu, Ginastera, Zhou Tian, and Pulitzer Prize winner (and Princeton University PhD candidate) Caroline Shaw.

Mozart & Bach on Friday's Noontime Concert from GEMS

Jul 21, 2017

Friday (7/21) at noon we will hear the Diderot String Quartet in Mozart's String Quartet in C, KV 465, "Dissonance" along with the Karr-Yang Duo in J. S. Bach's Sonata in A, BWV 1015.  Music from the Gotham Early Music Scene Midtown Concerts

 

Last week in NYC the third International Historic Brass Symposium took place.  It is a symposium primarily for scholars, with peer reviewed papers presented. BUT, there were also wonderful performances by internationally acclaimed soloists This week we will hear some of those performers:   Bruce Dickey, cornetto; Michael Collver, cornetto; Patrick Wibart, ophecleide and serpent; Adrien Ramon, cornet; John Foster, Baroque Trumpet; and the Opus 333 Saxhorn Quartet.

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Mozart’s much loved “Don Giovanni” is this week’s Sunday Opera (7/23 - 3:00 pm).  This performance of the story surrounding the nefarious doings and ultimate punishment of the licentious Don Juan comes from the 2015 season of the Lyric Opera of Chicago.  Mariusz Kwiecien reprises his performance in the title role from the previous season, and he is joined by Kyle Ketelsen as Leoporello, Marina Rebeka as Donna Anna, Ana Maria Martinez as Donna Elvira, and Andrea Churchman as Zerlina with Sir Andrew Davis conducting the Lyric Opera Chorus and Orchestra.  After the opera, join Michael Kownacky

Beginning with Memorial Day in May, many communities enjoy a summer of a variety of parades, and this week’s Dress Circle (7/23 – 7:00 pm) will be looking at some of the parades featured in a variety of musicals including a desire to be included from “Anyone Can Whistle,” the parade of humanity found in “Grand Hotel,” the one and only Macy’s parade in “Here’s Love,” a wedding parade in “Flower Drum Song,” and an anthem to life from “Hello, Dolly!” along with many more familiar and unfamiliar shows.  Don’t forget to join us on Face Book and at our website www.DCSRO.com.  You’ll also find rec

This Monday (7/17)  afternoon at One from Trinity Wall Street:

Cantata BWV18: "Just as the rain & snow fall from Heaven

Cantata BWV 52: "False world, I don't trust you"

Cantata BWV 107: "Why do you wish to trouble yourself?"

Julian Wachner leads the Trinity Baroque Choir and Orchestra

This Friday's (7/14) Noontime Concert from Lenape Chamber Ensemble features Stravinsky's Suite Italienne for Violin & Piano, the Clarinet Quintet by Max Reger and the Piano Quartet in E-flat by Antonin Dvorak.

Performances from The Lyric Opera of Chicago continue this week (7/16 3:00 p.m.) with their production of Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin” featuring Mariusz Kwiecien as Onegin.  Joining him will be Ana Maria Martinez as Tatyana, Charles Castronovo as Lensky, Alisa Kolosova as Olga, and as Prince Gremin, Dmitry Belosselskiy.  Alejo Perez conducts the Lyric Opera Chorus and Orchestra.  Tchaikovsky’s music will also be featured after the opera when Michael Kownacky will conclude the program with the Manfred Symphony, Op. 58 performed by the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Ricardo Chailly.

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