Upcoming and Noteworthy

What's ahead on The Classical Network? Catch some of these great programs coming your way.

In Friday's (9/8) Noontime Concert from Concerts on the Slope in Brooklyn we hear music for piano & winds by Jolivet, Persichetti, Gubaidulina and Carter.

Enjoy a broadcast by the Concordia Chamber Players this Thursday at 4 pm featuring Ernest Bloch's Meditation and Processional, Bedrich Smetana's Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 15, and Johannes Brahms' Piano Quartet in C minor, Op. 60.

Join The Classical Network in Concert as our Noontime Concert presentations begin for the season.  On Tuesday, it's a performance titled "Love to My Liking: Refrains of Desire in Gothic France" by Alkemie from Gotham Early Music Scene.

The season from the Los Angeles Opera ends this Sunday (9/3 3:00 p.m.) with the final installment of LA Opera’s “Figaro trilogy” with John Corigliano’s brilliant mix of history and art, “Ghosts of Versailles.”  Beaumarchais (Christopher Maltman) uses his beloved characters, Figaro (Luca Meachem), Count Almaviva (Joshua Guerraro), Rosina (Guanqun Yu), and Susanna (Lucy Schafer) to help Marie Antoinette (Patricia Racette) find love and eternal peace and escape the evil Begearss (Robert Brubaker).  This production features a cameo appearance by Patti Lupone as “Samira, the Turkish Entertainer.

The Dress Circle this week (9/3 7:00 p.m.) will welcome in the month of September by looking at just a few of the shows that have opened this month.  Our “baker’s dozen” includes the sadly overlooked “Fine and Dandy” by one of Broadway’s lady composers, Kay Swift along with Bock & Harnick’s “Fiddler on the Roof,” Marguerite Monnot’s “Irma La Douce,” Sandy Willson’s “The Boy Friend,” Mark Hollmann’s “Urinetown,” and the 2011 revival of Sondheim’s “Follies.”   The varied list also includes songs from Friml’s “The Vagabond King,” Berlin’s “As Thousands Cheer,” and the 1974 revival of “Gyps

Sunday (9/3) evening on Half Past we'll hear Perry Goldstein's Quintet for Saxophone & Strings, George Walker's Poeme for Violin & Orchestra and Tunes from My Home by Chen Yi.  Music from the past half-century, Sundays at 11PM.

Komm, Jesu, komm on Bach at One

Aug 28, 2017

This Monday (828) at 1 PM hear two motets:

BWV 226 - "Der Geist hilft unsrer Schwachheit auf"  andBWV 229 - "Komm, Jesu, komm."

Guest conductor Scott Alan Jarrett leads the Trinity Baroque Choir & Orchestra on this edition of Bach at 1.

LA Opera’s second operatic look at Beaumarchais’ roguish Figaro will be featured on this week’s Sunday Opera (8/27 – 3:00 p.m.) in their production of Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro.”  Roberto Tagliavini takes the title role with Pretty Yende his beloved Susanna.  The Count and Countess Almaviva are Ryan McKinny and Guanqun Yu.  Rounding out the cast you’ll hear Renee Rapier as the impish Cherubino, Kristinn Sigmundsson as Dr.

For many, it’s truly the “most wonderful time of year” as it’s back to school time for many communities.  As always, we’ll be celebrating the happy event with a visit from some of our favorites including songs from “New Faces of 1952,” “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown,” “That’s What Kids Do,” “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,”  and "School of Rock” among several others.  We’re also including two wonderful monologues by the charming British comedienne Joyce Grenfell.  As always, you can visit us at www.DCSRO.com or on Facebook.  

Where will you be during the eclipse today?

We'll be right here bringing you great classical music before, during and after. Get in a sublime mood with Bach at One at 1 pm from Trinity-Wall Street. Then, once the sun has returned to its full orb of light, host Ross Amico will provide a musical coda from 4 - 7 pm, playing music inspired by the sun, the moon and the heavens.

Canatas 24 & 5 on Bach at One

Aug 21, 2017

This Monday (8/21) on Bach at One we'll hear Julian Wachner lead the Trinity Baroque Orchestra & Chorus in two cantatas: BWV 5, "Where Shall I Flee" and BWV 24, "An Unblemished Conscience."

LA Opera on Air begins a three opera series featuring Beaumarchais’ best-known character, Figaro, on this week’s Sunday Opera (8/20 3:00 p.m.) with Gioachino Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville.”  Our Figaro in this production is Rodion Pogossov, and the couple he helps to find true love (for now), Count Almaviva and Rosina, are performed by Rene Barbera and Elizabeth DeShong.  Rosina’s peevish and somewhat lascivious guardian, Doctor Bartolo, is sung by LA favorite, Kristinn Sigmundsson.  After the opera, please join host Michael Kownacky for more music by Rossini, his Cantata in Honor of Pop

The Dress Circle will be taking a second look at the Smithsonian American Songbook CD series on this week’s program (8/20 7:00 p.m.).  This time, our composers include Duke Ellington, Kurt Weill, Richard Whiting, and Harold Arlen and will include performances by Rosemary Clooney, Dick Powell, Mildred Bailey, Bobby Short, Alice Faye, Nat King Cole, Ethel Merman, and Pearl Bailey along with several others.  Join us for an hour of delightfully nostalgic songs performed by some of the best singers of the 20th century.  

Bach Cantatas 37 and 44 on Bach at One

Aug 13, 2017

This Monday (8/14) on Bach at One  we'll hear Cantata BWV 37 "Whoever believes and is baptised shall be blessed." and BWV 44 "They shall put you out of the synagogues."  Julian Wachner conducts the Trinity Choir and NY Baroque Incorporated.

Jacques Offenbach’s charming setting of stories by E.T.A. Hoffmann will be on air for this week’s Sunday Opera (8/13 – 3:00 p.m.).  This performance from the Los Angeles Opera stars Vittorio Grigolo in as Hoffmann and Kate Lindsey as Nicklausse and The Muse of Poetry.  Nicolas Teste appears as the four foils in Hoffmann’s life, Lindorf, Coppelius,  Dapertutto, and Dr.

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