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Between the Keys April 10th/Nocturnal Images

Apr 10, 2018

Virko Baley's Nocturnal No. 7 is the centerpiece of a program built around music evoking images of the night, with specks of light peaking aroun, and sudden , unpredictable emotional swings. Music by Mozart, Debussy, Chopin, Respighi and Rautavaara also will be featured.

Join the Classical Network's Artist-in-Residence Jed Distler for Between the Keys, this Tuesday April 10th at 10:00 PM.

This Sunday evening (4-8) on Half Past we'll hear Shostakovich's symphonic poem "October," the Magnificat by Arvo Part, selections from "Canciones del Lorca" by William Bolcom and "String Poetic" by Jennifer Higdon.  Music from the past century or so on Half Past. 

Sancho Panza becomes a member of the ruling  class this Sunday night at 8 on the Lyric Stage, in the one act comic opera Sancho Panza, by Francois Philador. The French composer Francois Philador lived 

The Lost Chord: April 8 - Roses of Persia

Apr 8, 2018

The mythical bird Seemorgh, from the Persian epic, the “Shanameh,” raises the abandoned newborn Zaal as her own. When Zaal goes out into the world, he is given one of her feathers, with which he is able to summon her in times of crisis.  Hear Behzad Ranjbaran’s symphonic poem, “Seemorgh,” from his “Persian Trilogy.”  Also featured will be Ranjbaran’s “Seven Passages” and Reza Vali’s “Folk Songs (Set No. 9).”  It’s a bouquet of Persian polyphonic music, this Sunday at 10 pm. 

Join Amanda Quist, associate professor of conducting and chair of conducting, organ and sacred music at Westminster Choir College, as she hosts this week's Sounds Choral Sunday at 2 pm, sampling some symphonic psalms and prayers from a new release by the ensemble Tenebrae.

If you’re a fan of musicals written expressly for television, we’ll have four more for you on this week’s Dress Circle (4/8 7:00 p.m.).  Our first seems be on its way to a Broadway production, but it had its start on the cult-favorite television series “Smash.”  The musical is titled “Bombshell” by Marc Shaiman and Scott M. Riesett.  

Kids on Keys: Saturday April 7th at 1 PM

Apr 7, 2018

Airing on the first Saturday of each month, Kids on Keys spotlights some of the best young piano talent in The Classical Network's immediate broadcast region of Central and Southern New Jersey. 

Tune in on Saturday April 7th at 1:00 PM, to hear performances by pianists John Zhang, Angela Sun, Linsy Wang, Theodore Linde-Stamos, Astra Phoon, Lily Haupt, Alyssa Gabrilovitch and Emma Lo. 

Produced and hosted by The Classical Network's Artist-in-Residence Jed Distler, Kids on Keys is proudly sponsored by Jacobs Music Company.

Norwegian soprano saxophonist Jan Garbarek joins the Hilliard Ensemble on Friday's Distant Mirror with selections from that award winning 1994 CD  Officium, including two 14th century Czech pieces and a selection by Cristobal de Morales.  Then we pay tribute to the ground breaking early music ensemble Musica Reservata with selections from medieval France and Italy. And there are two pieces by  Saint Colombe for two bass viols performed by Les Voix Humaines.  Join Allan Kelly at 10pm. 

Picture Perfect: April 6 - The English Abroad

Apr 6, 2018

The weekend’s coming, so pack your valise for music from “Enchanted April” (Richard Rodney Bennett), “A Passage to India” (Maurice Jarre), “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” (Thomas Newman) and “Around the World in 80 Days” (Victor Young).  All aboard, this Friday at 6 pm. 

This Wednesday, 4-4 at noon  on Curtis Calls from the graduation recital of Slavko Popovic we air music by Messager, Poulenc, Schubert & Weber.  Performances from student recitals at the Curtis Institute, Wednesdays at noon and Monday evenings at 10. 

New concert music by the acclaimed composer and jazz pianist Fred Hersch is the focus of this week's episode of Between the Keys. Join The Classical Network's Artist-in-Residence Jed Distler on Tuesday April 3rd at 10:00 PM for music and conversation with pianist Eunbi Kim, who has recorded Fred Hersch's music for her new solo debut CD release.

On Sunday evening (4-1) at 11 we'll hear music by Augusta Read Thomas, Kenji Bunch, Ned Rorem & Leo Brouwer on Half Past, music from the past half-century.