Upcoming and Noteworthy

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

The Dress Circle this week (7/16 7:00 p.m.) will feature the second program in our series celebrating the life and talents of George Gershwin.  Along with selections from musicals such as “Lady Be Good!”, “Oh, Kay,” and “Funny Face” as well as the films “Delicious” and “The Goldwyn Follies” which was the last film for which Gershwin wrote songs before his death.  Join us for some familiar and unfamiliar music from this American original, and don’t forget to look for webcasts of programs you may have missed.

Courtesy Marlboro Music

Since 1951, Marlboro Music has been a mecca for musicians and chamber music-lovers.  The Classical Network is pleased to announce the debut of its newest concert broadcast series, “Music from Marlboro,” featuring performances from the Marlboro archive, this Wednesday at 6 pm, hosted by Ross Amico.

This Monday (7/10) Bach at One features guest conductor Scott Jarrett and the Trinity Orchestra and Choir in "Der Geist hilft unser Schachheit"  (The Spirit gives aid to our weakness) BWV 226 and "Komm Jesu, Komm" BWV 229.  Join Marjorie Herman Monday at 1 PM.

Mozart, Prokofiev & Brahms from Lenape Chamber Ensemble

Jul 6, 2017

Friday's Noontime Concert (7/7) from the Lenape Chamber Ensemble includes Mozart's Piano Trio, K. 548., Prokofiev's Flute Sonata & Brahms' String Quartet, op. 51 no. 2.

This week's On the Wind features In Wartime, written just prior to the start of the Iraq War in 2003, by David Del Tredici for Wind Orchestra.  It is a striking work.   That is followed by a trumpet concerto written by Jörg Widmann for the young wunderkind, Segie Nakariakov (now 45!!!) titled Ad Absurdum, a work that begins at a moto perpetuo pace and proceeds from there.  And finally, the Octet for Horn, Piano, 2 Violins, 2 Violas, cello and double bass by Sir Arnold Bax.

One of the world’s best known and best loved operas will be featured on this week’s Sunday Opera (7/9 – 3:00 p.m.) when the recent Lyric Opera of Chicago’s production of Georges Bizet’s “Carmen” will air.  Anita Rachvelishvili is the Carmen, and her Don Jose is Chicago regular Brandon Jovanovich.  Also included in the cast are Eleonora Buratto as Micaela and Christian Van Horn as Escamillo.  The production’s conductor is Ainars Rubikis.  After the opera, join Michael Kownacky for more music of Bizet including his charming Symphony in C major written, and discarded, when he was seventeen and

Thursday's Noontime Concert (7/6) titled "American Voices"  features the Grace Chorale of Brooklyn and the Congressional Chorus in a program of choral music reflecting America's diversity.

Bach at One this week (7/3) features Cantatas BWV 18, "Just as the rain and snow fall from heaven," BWV 52, "False World, I don't trust you," & BWV 107, "Why do you wish to trouble yourself?"  Mondays at 1:00PM.

Vincenzo Bellini’s “Norma” from the Lyric Opera of Chicago is this week’s Sunday Opera (7/2 – 3:00 p.m.).  This excellent example of the Bel Canto genre tells the tragic story of the conflict between love and duty and features Sondra Radvanovsky as the Druid priestess Norma who has secretly loved and bore the children of the Roman governor Pollione (Russell Thomas).   When Pollione turns his affections to Norma’s assistant, Adalgisa (Elizabeth DeShong), the action is set in motion for a fiery conclusion.  The cast also includes Andrea Silvestrelli as Oroveso, Norma’s high priest fa

The Dress Circle this week (7/2 7:00 p.m.)  will be taking a second look at musicals that have been performed in concert settings.  Usually, this is done to aid a charity and features an all-star cast.  This is true in the case of the concert version of "Dreamgirls" which was in benefit of The Actors' Fund.  This recording starred Lillias White, Audra McDonald, Heather Headley, and Billy Porter.

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