Upcoming and Noteworthy

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

Cadenza programs in May are featuring great conductors leading top American orchestras. This Thursday (5/25) the series concludes with an interview with Angel Gil Ordonez, music director of PostClassical Ensemble in Washington DC, Principal Guest Conductor of New York’s Perspectives Ensemble, and Music Director of the Georgetown University Orchestra in DC. That's Thursday at 10 pm.

Celebrating Our Musical Future (Monday 8 pm) returns to Princeton University for a second week, featuring the Princeton University Orchestra under the direction of Music Director Michael Pratt. The beloved Beethoven Symphony No. 7 is paired with two works about famous couples - selections from Hector Berlioz's symphonic setting of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, and then the Porgy and Bess Symphonic Picture music by George Gershwin. Join your hosts David Osenberg and Maestro Pratt for this evening with the Princeton University Orchestra.

Saturday, April 29, 4 pm  

• Trumpet Concerto (2003) -- Thomas Sleeper (b. 1956)

• Serenade for tenor, clarinet, horn, viola, cello, bass and piano -- Franz Berwald ( 1796 - 1868)

• Sinfonia di Soffiatori (1962) -- Geirr Tvett (1908 - 1981)

• Det gamie Kvernhuset, Op. 204

It's a salute to the legacy of Lou Harrison on this week's PostClassical, a bi-monthly series featuring PostClassical Ensemble and hosted by author, music historian and co-founder of PostClassical Ensemble, Joseph Horowitz, and Exploring Music host Bill McGlaughlin. This month's episode is titled "Celebrating the Lou Harrison Centenary" and provides an in-depth look at the music of this great American composer with performances from a concert this past Monday at the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Washington, DC.

Friday's Noontime Concert: John Adams

Apr 28, 2017

Join Carl Hemmingsen for the Friday Noontime Concert (April 28) from National Sawdust.  The Attacca Quartet performs Adams' String Quartets 1 & 2 and "Book of Alleged Dances."  Hear John Adams, himself introduce the music.

This month's live organ concert broadcast from Princeton University Chapel features Daryl Robinson, Assistant Professor of Organ at Westminster Choir College. The concert will take place at 12:30 pm and will feature works by living composers - Jean Guillou, Jason Roberts, David Conte and Aaron David Miller. Join host David Osenberg for this final organ concert program of the season.

Fred Stucker

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra returns to The Classical Network under Music Director Xian Zhang this Thursday at 8 pm in a concert performance of Tchaikovsky's March Slav, Op. 31 and Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36, a suite drawn from Richard Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier, and one of Haydn's "London" Symphonies - No. 102 in B-flat. Glenn Smith is your host for this concert program. 

Join Jed Distler on April 25th at 10 PM for Between the Keys, with an unusual episode that explores possible musical links between composers Claudio Monteverdi, George Benjamin, Philip Glass, Franz Schubert, François Devienne and Noah Creshevsky. These composers, however, share at least one personal link: they all were born on January 31st.

This week's Tuesday concert (April 25) comes your way at 10 am from Merkin Concert Hall and features Mayuko Kamio, violin, and Noreen Cassidy-Polera, piano. The program features Mozart's Sonata in E minor, K 304, Ravel's Sonata for Violin No. 2 in G major, Op. 77 and Franck's Sonata in A major. Alice Weiss is your host.

Concordia Chamber Players return to The Classical Network Friday April 21 at 4 with music for strings including the String Quartet No. 2, Company by Philip GlassDebussy's String Quartet, Op. 10, and the String Quintet in E-Flat Major, Op. 97 by Dvorák. Join host Glenn Smith for this program from Trinity Church, Solebury, PA.  

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