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On Half Past this Sunday  evening (5/6) at 11  we'll hear: Samuel Adler's Harpsichord Sonata, Judgement by Matthew Levy,  Vincent Persichhetti's English Horn Concerto & the Flute Sonata by Lowell Lieberman.  Music from the past half-century on Half Past.  

Sergei Bortkiewicz, born in Ukraine, lived through two world wars and the Russian Revolution, enduring both poverty and personal tragedy.  Through it all, he managed to create music of lasting beauty.  Learn more about his turbulent life and transporting music, including the Quatre morceaux, Op. 65, the Symphony No. 2 in E flat major, and the Elegie, Op. 46, this Sunday at 10 pm. 

The Lyric Stage: May 6 - Donizetti

May 6, 2018

Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848) wrote dozens of operas, at least 75 by most counts. Some of these are great  - Lucia, Daughter of the RegimentL'Elisir d'Amore, the three Queens. Most opera lovers would not rank  Gianni di Parigi in the category of Lucia or Anna Bolena, but it is nevertheless a very good opera, and this Sunday (5/6) at 8 pm we have Act 2 for you.

Host James Jordan presents the premiere of Peter Relph’s Requiem this Sunday (5/6 at 2 pm) on Sounds Choral, performed by Westminster Williamson Voices. This program will also feature two motets sung by Same Stream Choir from their upcoming CD release.

There may be May flowers and all that, but this week’s Dress Circle (5/6 7:00 p.m.) has very little to do with them because we’re focusing on the shows that opened in or on their way to New York.   Our list includes “The Baker’s Wife,” a Stephen Schwartz show that closed on its way to Broadway, the legendary “Fantasticks,” and “The Most Happy Fella,” Frank Loesser’s monumental romantic musical.  We’re also including “Passion,” Stephen Sondheim’s chamber opera about a different kind of love, and Lena Horne’s one-woman show that wowed audiences for over 300 performances.   

Kids on Keys: Saturday May 5th at 1 PM

May 5, 2018

Every first Saturday of the month, Kids on Keys showcases live performances by emerging young piano talents from the Classical Network's immediate broadcast areas of South and Central New Jersey, as well as Philadelphia and New York. 

This Saturday May 5th at 1:00 PM, Kids on Keys features pianists Kiko Yoshihira, Jun Shimada, Sarah Li, Robert Argasinski, Chris Jung and Christopher Shin. Alexis Weissenberg (1929-2012) also will be heard in excerpts from his first recording session that took place in 1949 when the legendary pianist was 19.

It's the music of 13th century French composer Adam de la Halle on this week's Distant Mirror.  Adam was a trouveres in the service of Robert of Anjou, brother of Louis IX.  He wrote chansons, motets nd rondos and you can hear several of these performed by the Dufay Collective from their cd On the Banks of the Seine.  Join Allan Kelly Friday night at 10. 

Join composer, conductor, author and commentator Rob Kapilow as he hosts another "What Makes it Great" this Friday and Saturday (5/4 and 5/5), this time focusing on Antonín Dvořák's Symphony No. 8 in G Major and performed by The Manhattan School of Music Chamber Sinfonia. 

Jerome Moross first encountered the American West on a cross-country trip in 1936.  The indelible impressions left would inform his future film and concert works.  The energetic syncopations of his native New York City bolstered an easy lyrical gift that could easily pass for genuine American folk music.  Saddle up for selections from “The Big Country,” “The Proud Rebel,” “The Valley of Gwangi,” and “The Jayhawkers.”  We breathe the open air with music of great vitality, Friday at 6 pm. 

This Wednesday (5-2) at noon students from the Curtis Institute perform music by Mozart, Tcherepnin, Pujol & Piazzolla.  Performances from student recitals at the Curtis Institute, Wednesdays at noon and Monday evenings at 10. 

This Sunday evening, 4-29 at 11 on Half Past we'll hear Robert Simpson's String Quartet No. 4, Six Pieces d'Audition by Jean-Michel Defaye and the Flute Sonata by Lowell Lieberman.  Music from the past half-century on Half Past.  

The Lost Chord: April 29 - The Lost Sword

Apr 29, 2018

He is best remembered as the author of “The Three Musketeers” and “The Count of Monte Cristo.” However, Alexandre Dumas churned out prose on historical subjects of all kinds, and he did so by the yard.  Tune in for incidental music written for his play, “Caligula,” by Gabriel Fauré; ballet music from an opera, “Ascanio,” after a novel featuring Benvenuto Cellini, by Camille Saint-Saëns; a poetic monologue, “Joan of Arc at the Stake,” by Franz Liszt; and a suite for symphonic brass, “The Three Musketeers,” by George William Hespe.  It’s one for all, and all for one, this Sunday at 10 pm.