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Sinfonietta Nova on Thursday's Noon Concert

Oct 17, 2017

Thursday's (10-19) Noontime Concert features West Windsor based Sinfonietta Nova and artistic director Gail Lee in Rossini's Overture to "La gazza ladra," "Swan of Tuonela" by Sibelius, Vaughan Williams' Overture to "The Wasps" & the Suite from "Swan Lake" by Tchaikovsky.  Gail Lee joins Carl Hemmingsen to host the broadcast.

This Monday (10-16, 1 PM) on Bach at One we'll hear W.F. Bach's Symphony in Fm Fk 67 "Dissonante" and the church cantata, BWV 131, "Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir."

Maurizio Muraro stars in the title role of Gaetano Donizetti’s “Don Pasquale” from San Francisco on this week’s Sunday Opera (10/15   3:00 p.m.).  “Pasquale,” the 73rd of Donizetti’s 75 operas, deals with a foolish, old man who is tricked into allowing his nephew Ernesto to marry the girl he loves, Norina, with the help of the wily Dr. Malatesta.  Joining Muraro, in this September 2016 performnance , you’ll hear Heidi Stober as the spirited Norina, Lawrence Brownlee as the confused Ernesto, and Lucas Meachem as the happily scheming Dr.

With the way things are going in the world, one could easily wish for the old days when things were thought to be better even when they really weren’t.  We thought we’d take a look at how Broadway musicals remembered the “Good Old Days” with songs from a variety of musicals like the wistful memory of “Try to Remember” from “The Fantasticks” and “Lilacs Bring Back Memories” from “Nunsense.”  From “Damn Yankees” we’ll hear a happy memory of a troubled times in “Those Were the Good Old Days” and a flood of warm memories in “The Happy Time.”  There will also be a sampling of songs about relatio

This Monday's Celebrating Our Musical Future presents the Princeton University Orchestra in works by Hindemith and Mahler.

The Classical Network in Concert this Friday (10/13) kicks off the first broadcast of the season of Music from the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton with a performance by So Percussion.

In Friday's (10-13) Noontime Concert we'll the Lenape Chamber Ensemble in Mendelssohn's String Quartet, op. 44, no. 1, Stravinsky's Suite from "L'histoire du soldat" and the piano quartet in A major by Chausson.

Wednesday's (10-12) Noontime Concert from the Thirteen Choir is a program titled "Reincarnations."  We'll hear music by Orlande de Lassus, Samuel Barber, Michael Tippett, Tarik O'Regan, Ted Hearne & Thomas Tallis.  Matthew Robertson directs.

This Wednesday (10-11 at noon) we hear students from the Curtis Insitute of Music perform a Bartok string quartet, solo oboe music by Telemann, a concert piece for trumpet & piano by Vassily Brandt and "Toward the Sea" for guitar and flute by Toru Takemitsu.  Curtis Calls, Wednesdays at noon, repeated Monday evenings at 10.

Celebrating Our Musical Future this Monday (10/9) features the Rutgers Symphony Orchestra in a program that includes El Amor Brujo by Manuel de Falla, the Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor by Frederic Chopin and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 in B Minor 'Pathetique.'

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