Upcoming and Noteworthy

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

The Classical Network is pleased to announce the launch of Kids on Keys, a new monthly broadcast series spotlighting some of the best young piano talent in The Classical Network’s immediate broadcast region of Central and Southern New Jersey.

Hosted by pianist, composer, critic and author Jed Distler, The Classical Network’s Artist-in-Residence, the program will air on the first Saturday of each month at 1 pm beginning July 1.

Met Soprano Jennifer Zetlan and pianist David Shimoni present "A Life Cycle in American Song" on Friday's (6/23) Noontime Concert from last year's Golandsky International Piano Festival.  You'll hear songs by Foster, Poulenc, Debussy, Turina, Granados, Bernstein and much more.

This week's On the Wind (6/24 at 4 pm) begins with the Israel Flute Ensemble playing Quatuor by Max Dubois, followed by the Trio for Piano , Violin & Horn in E flat Major, Op. 40 by Brahms and ending with the Sonatine for Brass Quintet by Eugène Bozza. 

 

Performances from the Lyric Opera of Chicago continue this Sunday (6/25 - 3:00 pm) with Mozart's perennial favorite battle of Good vs. Evil, "The Magic Flute."  The cast from Chicago includes Christiane Karg as Pamina, Matthew Polenzani as Tamino, Adam Plachetka as Papageno, and Kathryn Lewek as The Queen of the Night.  Also appearing are Christof Fischesser as Sarastro, Diana Newman as Papagena, and David Govertsen as the Speaker.  Rory MacDonald will conduct the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus.

It's going to be a Glee-ful program this Sunday (6/25 - 7:00 pm) as The Dress Circle takes a look at the six seasons of the wildly popular series dedicated to high school choral singing, "Glee."  The show ran for 121 episodes and included over 728 music performances by its talented cast as well as some of the biggest names from the worlds of Broadway and pop music.   Joining regular cast members like Matthew Morrison, Lea Michele, and Naya Rivera you'll hear performances by Idina Menzel and Kristen Chenoweth in songs from Broadway and Hollywood.

From last year's Golandsky International Piano Festival we'll hear pianist Ilya Itin in music of Claude Debussy in Thursday's Noontime Concert on June 22rd.

Celebrating Our Musical Future this Monday presents performances of Edgar Varese's Octandre and Mahler's Symphony No. 4 in Klaus Simon's chamber reduction for 14 instruments.

Join Marjorie this Monday, 6/19 for 2 cantatas by J.S. Bach:

Der Geist hilft unsrer Schwachheit auf, BWV 226  andKomm, Jesu, komm, BWV 229

on Bach at 1:00.

In Friday's Noontime Concert (6/16)  pianist Fabrizio Chiovetta, in his performance from the 2016 Golandsky Festival, plays music by Bach, Schubert and George Crumb. Join host Carl Hemmingsen for this concert broadcast.

Miguel Cervantes' illustrious hero will be tilting at windmills this Sunday, 6/18, at 3 pm.  Jules Massenet's "Don Quichotte" from the Lyric Opera of Chicago will star Feruccio Ferlanetto in the title role with Clementine Margaine as his Dulcinee, and Nicola Alaimo as Sancho.  Sir Andrew Davis will be leading the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus.  After the opera, host Michael Kownacky will continue the Massenet afternoon with a gorgeous ballet version of "Manon" compiled from pieces in Massenet's catalogue by Leighton Lucas (and Hilda Gaunt) with no music from Massenet's "Manon."   

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