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Picture Perfect: March 9 - King Arthur

Mar 9, 2018

“Whoso pulleth out this sword of this stone and anvil is rightwise king born of all England.”  Join Ross Amico for music from movies inspired by the legends of King Arthur, as rendered by Sir Thomas Malory (Miklós Rózsa, “Knights of the Round Table”), Chrétien de Troyes (Jerry Goldsmith, “First Knight”), Marion Zimmer Bradley (Lee Holdridge, “The Mists of Avalon”), and Hal Foster (Franz Waxman, “Prince Valiant”).  It’s more than just another knight at the movies, this Friday at 6 pm. 

On Friday, 3-9 the Noon Concert from Mélomanie includes contemporary and Baroque works. We'll hear music by Mark Hagerty, Roberto Pace,  Jennifer Margaret Barker, Ingrid Arauco, Sergio Roberto de Olivieta, Georg Philipp Telemann, Giuseppe Tartini and Johann Joachim Quantz.

Wednesday (3/7) at noon on Curtis Calls we'll hear Mozart's "Kegelstatt" Trio for clarinet, viola and piano.  Then mezzo Sophia Fiuza Hunt sings songs by Musto, Price, Rzewski, Berger and Heggie.  Performances from student recitals at the Curtis Institute, Wednesdays at noon, repeated Monday evening at 10. 

This Wednesday, 2-28 at noon on Curtis Calls we'll hear Bolai Cao in Prokofiev's Sonata No. 8 in B-flat and Tianyi Shen, Sanu-Eun Lee and Tianxu An in Brahms' Sonata for Clarinet, Cello & Piano.  Performances from student recitals at the Curtis Institute, Wednesdays at noon and again Monday evenings at 10. 

This week’s Dress Circle (2/18  7:00 p.m.) will be a survey of some of the CDs of a group formed in 1995 called “The Broadway Kids.”  This rotating cast of young people between the ages of eight and sixteen, had to appear in at least one Broadway or off-Broadway show or a major national tour in order to audition, and we’ll be looking at three of their eight CDs including The Broadway Kids “Sing Broadway,” “Back on Broadway,” and “Sing America.”  

The Dress Circle begins the month of February (2/4  7:00 p.m.) with its monthly feature to showcase some of the shows that have opened this month.  The menu of productions spans some 72 years with the earliest being Irving Berlin’s long forgotten musical “Face the Music” from 1932.  Along the way, we’ll also be looking at a musical was based on some of the stories of Chaucer from “The Canterbury Tales” starring Hermione Baddeley.  

Just for fun, this week’s Dress Circle (1/28  7:00 p.m.) will be celebrating “Backward’s Day” a few days early.  Every January 31st, Backwards Day gives people the chance to reverse their ways, to go back to a simpler way of life, just to have a wonderful time eating dinner for breakfast, wearing their clothes backwards, talking backwards, or even just saying goodbye when they meet someone. 

Welcome to January and a new year that’s hopefully happy and healthy for you and yours.  This week’s Dress Circle (1/7  7:00 p.m.) is staying with tradition as we’ll take a look at some of the shows that have opened on Broadway during the chill of January.  Those shows include “The Happy Time,” “Sweet Charity,” “Darling of the Day,” “Celebration,” “The Little Mermaid,” and “The Ziegfeld Follies of 1936” among others.  It’s a great mix of old and new, just like every New Year, and it’s here for you at The Classical Network.  Join us each week at 7:00 p.m.

It seems that there are always suggestions for ways to approach the New Year, and on this week’s Dress Circle (12/31  7:00 p.m.), we thought we’d add a few more but from the musicals.  Some of those “words of wisdom” come from shows like “Do I Hear a Waltz?”, “Snoopy,” “The Tap Dance Kid,” “Mame,” “Mr.

An anthem in a musical usually comes when a character is at a crossroads, and we’ll be taking a look at a variety of anthems on this week’s Dress Circle (12/10  7:00 p.m.).   At some point in most musicals, one or more characters have to take stock of their situation and overcome some obstacle in order to find a happy ending, and that moment of personal crisis has given birth to some of the greatest songs in musicals.  Join as we sample anthems from “Ragtime,” “Steel Pier,” “Chess,” “La Cage Aux Folles,” “The Color Purple,” “Company,” and more.  It’ll be an hour of memorable numbers and per

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