Upcoming and Noteworthy

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

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.'

The world premiere production of Chinese American composer Bright Sheng’s “Dream of the Red Chamber” is this week’s Sunday Opera.  (10/8  3:00 p.m.)  The task of adapting this mid-18th century novel which consists of 120 chapters and nearly 600 named characters fell to Tony Award Winning playwright David Henry Hwang who focused on the tale of one of the “twelve beauties” of the story Dai-yu and her tragic love for Bao Yu.  It’s a story of love, treachery, and loss.  The primarily Asian cast features Pureum Jo as the doomed Dai-yu and Yijie Shi as Bao Yu.

One of our favorite singers will be featured on this week’s Dress Circle (10/8  7:00 p.m.) as we look at the legendary Ella Fitzgerald through her incredible series of recordings that are catalogued under the “Songbook” Title.  Fitzgerald, who began singing by chance in 1934 when her name was drawn at random to be a contestant in an amateur contest at the Apollo Theatre, wowed the audience with her rendition of Hoagy Carmichael’s “Judy” at the spur of the moment.  She had intended to dance but changed her mind at the last minute.  She would go on to be known as the “First Lady of Song” for

This Monday (10-9) on Bach at One we'll hear Choral Arts Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Bach Collegium in Cantata 11, "Lobet Gott in seinen Reichen" ("Praise God in his realms") and Cantata 106, "Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit" ("God's time is the best of all times")

Thursday's (10/5) Noontime Concert from Tempesta di Mare, Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra includes J.S. Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 1, a Concerto in G by Johann Friedrich Fasch and Telemann's Concerto in F, TWV 54:F1.

Join Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra Tempesta di Mare as The Classical Network in Concert broadcasts the first concert in the ensemble's Telemann 360 Project, marking the 250th anniversary of Georg Philipp Telemann's death.

Join us Friday at noon (10-6) for a performance by Quatuor Ebene from the Williams Center for the Arts at Lafayatte College.  We'll hear string quartets by Mozart, Beethoven and Ravel.

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