Classical

Get Ready for a Stage Notes Mashup

Sat, 11/07/2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

What do you get when you combine A Twist of Lemmon, on stage at Downstairs Cabaret's Winton Place location through November 15,

Live from Hochstein: Music from Roberts Wesleyan

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 12:15pm - 11:00pm

Music by Brahms, Bridge, and Hubeau, along with a couple spirituals in a program from musicians who teach at Roberts Wesleyan College: Michael Landrum, Jeffrey McGhee, Paul Shewan, and Alex Trygstad.

December 2015 programs for Song Travels with Michael Feinstein

Saturdays at 10:00 a.m.

Join host Michael Feinstein this month on Song Travels and meet Eleni Mandell, an LA-based vocalist and songwriter that draws inspiration from Tom Waits and Chuck E. Weiss (12/26). 

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December 2015 listings for APM SymphonyCast

Fridays at 8:00 p.m.

This month we hear Tsontakis' recently premiered Coraggio for String Orchestra, Debussy's final orchestral composition Jeux: Poeme danse, and John Adam's Shaker Loops.

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December 2015 Listings for From the Top

Sundays at 5:00 p.m.

In this month, hear Pittsford, NY Baritone Aaron Bigeleisen sing the music of Schubert and Christopher O-Riley interview young musicians at The Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.

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December 2015 programs on the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra

Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m.

This month the San Fransisco Symphony presents Ives' Three Places in New England, which features recognizable hymns reimagined in 20th century harmony. Gil Shaham can be heard on violin. 

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December 2015 listings for The New York Philharmonic Orchestra

Sundays at 3:00 p.m.

This month with the New York Philharmonic, we start off with some jazz with Wynton Marsalis playing Duke Ellington's A Tone Parallel to Harlem and Selections from Gershwin's Porgy and Bess (12/6).

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Concierto with Daniel Binelli

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 10:00pm - 11:00pm

This week enjoy the music of Astor Piazzolla performed on bandoneón.

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The dagger in his smile

There are bad relationships and there are Bad Relationships.  The MacBeths of Shakepeare's "Scottish Play" push the boundaries of evil, to say the least. This summer bass-baritone Eric Owens made his debut as the title character of Verdi's Shakespearean opera, with Melody Moore as his scheming wife.  During the Glimmerglass Festival, we sat down to talk about twisted love, ambition, treachery, murder, and the House of Cards.

Vespers of 1610

As promised, here's a conversation about Claudio Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610 with Deborah Fox of Pegasus Early Music and conductor Paul O'Dette. Why is the Vespers so extraordinary?  Why, if it's so amazing, is it rarely performed?  Why isn't it as famous as Handel's Messiah?  Paul and Deb answer these questions and touch on the raw emotional power of the work in our conversation.  I'm thrilled you'll be able to hear this on the radio, thanks to Deborah Fox and recording engineer Carl Pultz of Alembic Productions.  Hear the Vespers Monday, November 2 at 8 p.m. on Classical 91.5 and FM 90.3, streaming at wxxi.org.  ~ Brenda

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