Upcoming and Noteworthy

What's ahead on The Classical Network? Catch some of these great programs coming your way. Information on evening concert broadcasts of the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra and other nationally broadcast performances can be found on our home page.

Erich Wolfgang Korngold was one of the great musical prodigies, a composer of operas, orchestral works, and chamber music.  Arriving in Hollywood in the 1930s, he set about revolutionizing the art of film scoring.  His music graced a number of Warner Brothers’ historical adventures, most memorably the swashbucklers of Errol Flynn.  We’ll hear selections from “The Sea Hawk” (1940), “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (1935), “Another Dawn” (1937), and “The Adventures of Robin Hood” (1938).  Put some swagger in your weekend with music of Erich Wolfgang Korngold, this Friday at 6 pm. 

Lincoln Center is reviving "My Fair Lady" on a grand scale, and this week Theater Critic Howard Shapiro reviews the musical. Listen Friday (6/1) at 8 am and Saturday (6/2) at 10 am. 

#1: Johannes Brahms - German Requiem
#2: Ralph Vaughan-Williams - Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis
#3: Johannes Brahms - Intermezzo in A Op. 118/2
#4: Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 7
#5: Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 9
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The New Jersey Orchestra Performs on The Classical Network on the Friday Night Concert Broadcast (6/1 at 8 pm) under the direction of Music Director Xian Zhang. The program includes two beloved works by Mozart - the Ave Verum Corpus and the great Requiem.  The concert also features Joseph Rheinberger's Abendlied-Evening Songs and Ben Parry's Flame.

The soloists in the Requiem will be soprano Emily Pogorelc, mezzo-soprano Kendra Broom, tenor Roy Hage and Baritone Dogokan Kuran, with the Montclair State University Singers, Dr. Heather J. Buchanan, conductor.

McDowell Colony

Dan Moses Schreier has spent more than three decades crafting the soundscapes of plays and musicals, including the current revival of Eugene O'Neill's "The Iceman Cometh," for which he received his fifth Tony Nomination.  This Saturday (6/2 at 7 pm) A Tempo host Rachel Katz interviews Schreier about how he goes about creating the aural atmosphere of a stage production and how advances in technology have created new challenges and opportunities over the years. 

 

The Lyric opera of Chicago continues their season on this week’s Sunday Opera (6/3 3:00 p.m.) with a tragic tale of callous privilege and contempt in Giuseppe Verdi’s “Rigoletto.”  The cast includes Quinn Kelsey in the title role, and he’s joined by Rosa Feola as the infatuated Gilda, Matthew Polenzani as the feckless Duke of Mantua, and Alexander Tsymbalyuk as the treacherous Sparafucile.  Also in the cast are Zanda Svede as Maddalena and Lauren Decker as Giovanna.  Marco Armiliato conducts.  

Curtis Calls will be pre-empted this Wednesday at noon. To hear music by Mozart, Schumann and Curtis graduate Emily Cooley from Abigail Fayette's graduation recital listen Monday evening, 6/4 at 10. 

Sunday (5-27) evening at 11 on Half Past we'll hear the 2nd Symphony by Philip Glass and Eric Ewazen's Ballade for clarinet, harp & string orchestra.  Music from the past half-century.  

An “all-star” version of Stephen Sondheim’s “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” to welcome the upcoming Princeton Festival production will air on this week’s Dress Circle (5/27 7:00 p.m.).   We’ll be playing a large percentage of this delightful score using the original Broadway cast, original London cast, the 1996 Broadway revival, and the film if time permits.  

Rosalie O’Connor

Discussions on how to break through the glass ceiling in the arts are growing, and this week on A Tempo (5/26 at 7 pm), host Rachel Katz explores a new initiative by American Ballet Theatre to support the work of female choreographers, called Women's Movement. Featured guests are ABT Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie and choreographer Jessica Lang, one of the choreographers whose work will be included in next year's season. 

There's some great  Renaissance dance music on Friday night's Distant Mirror as the Clemencic Consort performs from the collections of Pierre Phalese, Claude Gervaise and Pierre Attaignant.  Also on the program, the conclusion of the mass cycle of William Byrd as the Tallis Scholars under Peter Phillips perform the Mass for 5 Voices.  Join Allan Kelly at 10pm. 

Picture Perfect: May 25 - Valor and Sacrifice

May 25, 2018

For Memorial Day, we honor the fallen, with music from cinematic meditations on the costs and consequences of war, with selections from “Glory” (James Horner), “Sergeant York” (Max Steiner), “The Deer Hunter” (Stanley Myers), and “Saving Private Ryan” (John Williams).  The music is moving; the heroes are unsung, this Friday at 6 pm. 

Julieta Cervantes

  The Iceman Cometh, Eugene O’Neill’s play about the self-delusions of a group of men fueled by alcohol, is now in a Broadway revival starring Denzel Washington. Theater critic will review this production this week on In a Broadway Minute, Friday at 8 am and Saturday at 10 am.

Jessica Franko

The Princeton Festival returns to The Classical Network Friday (5/25) at the special time of 4 pm with a concert by the Princeton Festival Baroque Orchestra and Concertmaster Juan Carlos Zamudio. You'll hear Alessandro Stradella's Concerto Grosso in D and the Concerto Grosso in B minor Op. 6 No. 12 by George Frederic Handel, whose aria "Da Tempeste" from his opera Giulio Cesare will also be included on the program, performed by soprano Paloma Friedhoff Bello.

We’re beginning a new series of performances from The Lyric Opera of Chicago with Gluck’s “Orphee et Eurydice” as this week’s Sunday Opera (5/27 3:00 p.m.)  Dmitry Korchak stars as Orpheus, and his Eurydice is Andriana Chuchman.  They’re joined by Lauren Snouffer as Amour and the Lyric Opera of Chicago Chorus and Orchestra.  The performance is conducted by Harry Bicket.  After the opera, we’ll continue with more music of Gluck in his “balleto” “Alessandro” about the ill-fated love of Alexander the Great for Roxane.  

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