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Bach Reflections from The Thirteen

The Noontime Concert on Friday, 10-19 from The Thirteen and its artistic director Matthew Robertson includes choral pieces by Thomas Tallis, J.S. Bach, David Lang, J.C. Bach, Stephen Paulus and more.

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Nathan Yan

Silicon Valley, with its array of technology companies, has become synonymous with creativity, and given the correlation between science nerds and music geeks, it was almost inevitable that someone would find a way to combine these two interests into a fun-filled and fulfilling venture. The result is Techapella, an annual concert showcasing the variety of a capella ensembles that have sprung up at the region's tech companies, including Twitter's Songbirds, Facebook's The Vocal Network, and the Pintunes at Pinterest, just to name a few.

Yucel Moran

Broadway begins its new season in earnest, with many upcoming openings, and the news for producers is good, says Theater Critic Howard Shapiro. Join Shapiro this week on In a Broadway Minute as he looks at what the statistics say about Broadway on Friday (10/19) at 8 am and Saturday (10/20) at 10 am.

Picture Perfect: October 19 - Frankenstein at 200

Oct 18, 2018

Long week?  Feel like you’re coming apart at the seams?  Kick off your elevator shoes and relax with an hour of music from Frankenstein films!  To mark the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s novel, enjoy selections from “The Bride of Frankenstein” (Franz Waxman), “Frankenstein Created Woman” (James Bernard), “House of Frankenstein” (Hans J. Salter & Paul Dessau), “Young Frankenstein” (John Morris), and “Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’” (Patrick Doyle).  Jump-start your weekend with revivifying music straight to the neck-bolts, this Friday at 6 pm.

In Elizabethan England popular music was performed by minstrels, dance bands and waits.  The lyrics or poems were collected along with popular tunes into little books and one of the more famous was A Handful of Pleasant Delites, which consisted of sacred pieces, bawdy, amorous, something for every taste.  You can hear several of these Friday night on Distant Mirror as the group Circa 1500 performs.  Join Allan Kelly at 10pm.

We’ll be going “down to the sea in ships” on this week’s Sunday Opera (10/21 3:00 p.m.) with an encore production of Jake Heggie’s version of “Moby Dick.”  Jay Hunter Morris leads the cast as Captain Ahab, and he’s joined by Joshua Guerrero as the Greenhorn (Ishmael), Morgan Smith as Starbuck, Musa Ngqungwana as Queequeg, and Jacqueline Ehols as Pip.  The performance features James Conlon leading the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra.  

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A Tempo host Rachel Katz this Saturday (10/13 at 7 pm) speaks with Wall Street Journal opera critic Heidi Waleson about her new book Mad Scenes and Exit Arias: The Death of the New York City Opera. The book traces the history of the opera company, which declared bankruptcy in 2013 (and has since been revived in its latest incarnation under a new management structure), its artistic triumphs and fundamental challenges, and how these experiences are informing the direction of opera companies today.

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