The New York Philharmonic This Week - Wednesday at 8 pm

This week's concert features several pieces by Shostakovich conducted by Kurt Masur and Leonard Bernstein

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Curtis Calls - Recitals from the Curtis Institute of Music, Wednesdays at noon

Curtis Students Perform Mozart, Bach & Brahms

Wednesday at noon (3-20) on Curtis Calls we'll hear Mozart's Quintet for Piano & Strings, K. 452 , two arrangements for cello and guitar of JS Bach's music & Brahms' Trio in A minor for clarinet, cello & piano. Performances from student recitals at the Curtis Institute of Music, Wednesdays at noon and Monday evenings at 10.

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The Piano Matters - Wednesdays at 10 pm and Sundays at Noon

The Piano Matters compares recordings of great piano works performed by various artists past and present, analyzing and explaining differing approaches to the music.

Exploring Music - Weeknights at 7 pm

This week: "The Symphony, Part III: Mid-19th Century Orchestral Music" - This week picks up approximately around 1850, including works by Gade, Rubinstein, Raff, and Dvořák.

Classical Conversations on Cadenza - Thursdays at 10 pm

Conversations with classical musicians on the award-winning program Cadenza.

Music from Marlboro - Wednesdays at 6 pm

Join host Ross Amico every Wednesday at 6 pm for Music From Marlboro, featuring historic performances from the Marlboro Music Festival.

SymphonyCast - Thursday at 8 pm

Giancarlo Guerrero leads the Houston Symphony in works by Schubert, Haydn, and Mozart.

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Help Celebrate Bach's Music with Music and Generosity

Sleepers Awake! Celebrate Bach on March 21

J.S. Bach's 334th birthday anniversary is Thursday, March 21, and we want you to help us celebrate his great and enduring music. Join us in membership - either by renewing your membership, becoming a brand new member, or making an additional gift - by March 20. If we reach 500 donations by then, you'll be able to revel in a full day of Bach's music on Thursday, with no fundraising.

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The New World Symphony has been a pioneer in the fields of musician training and innovation in programming and community outreach since its founding 31 years ago. A recent $500,000 donation has now enabled it to create a Fund for New Ventures, designed to support further efforts to explore new opportunities and possibilities in re-imagining the learning, concert and performance experiences. A Tempo this Saturday (3/16 at 7 pm) starts a two-week look at the Miami Beach, Florida-based orchestra, its history and its plans for the future.

In Chicago, musicians have gone on strike. The players in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, one of the country's top orchestras, let their contract expire on Sunday, March 10, and performances scheduled for this week have already been canceled.

Irvine, California-based Pacific Symphony is exploring an Iranian musical tradition that it hopes to make an annual part of its season, part of its on-going efforts to offer engaging programs for audiences in its diverse community.

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