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Settle in on Sundays with Great Music

Savor the majesty of the organ repertoire on Pipedreams every Sunday at 7 am. With Heart and Voice brings you sacred music at 1 pm and Sounds Choral surveys choral works at 2 pm.

What's In the Pocket on JazzOn2?

Find today's line-up of great jazz and community affairs programs on JazzOn2.

Coming Up on The Classical Network

Episode No. 275 of the ASCAP Deems Taylor Virgil Thomson Award winning program Between the Keys finds The Classical Network’s Artist-in-Residence Jed Distler serving up tangos and tarantellas for the piano.

Host Steven Sametz, artistic director of The Princeton Singers, shares selections from more than three decades of recordings by the ensemble, featuring music ranging from the Renaissance to 20th-century works. Tune in to Sounds Choral Sunday (9/27) at 2 pm.

Hector Armienta’s adaptation of “Bless Me, Ultima” from Opera Southwest is the featured production on this week’s Sunday Opera (9/27 3:00 p.m.).  Mexican-American composer Armienta based his libretto on the award-winning coming-of-age novel by Rudolfo Anaya which deals with Antonio’s spiritual transformation against the changing backdrop of the American Southwest during WW II through his contact with Ultima, a traditional healer who knows both the ways of the Catholic faith into which Antonio was born as well as the indigenous beliefs of the generations of people who came before them.  Through her help, Antonio overcomes the pull between his mother’s faith and the nature-driven faith of Ultima, and Antonio becomes a man who is not one or the other but a better product of both.  

When looking at the Gershwin brothers, the attention is most often focused on George, but on this week’s Dress Circle (9/27 7:00 p.m.), we’ll be sampling the lyrics of Ira in a program we’ve titled “Ira Beyond George.”    Ira became a recluse after George’s death, and he was brought out of his forced retirement by Kurt Weill and Moss Hart who convinced him to work on “Lady in the Dark,” a musical about psychoanalysis.  We’ll be sampling some of these songs as well as songs he wrote with other composers such as Vernon Duke, Burton Lane, Harry Warren, and Jerome Kern.  

Henry Purcell wrote his short one act opera Dido and Aeneas in the late 1680's. Nahum Tate wrote the libretto for this, one of the first English operas. The first known performance was at a girl's school in London in 1688, probably with students and some imported male singers in the cast. The musical provenance is somewhat murky.

More great programming

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.

Monday Request Hour - 11 am

Brighten Your Days with the Music YOU Love - Send in your requests!

Tune in every Monday at 11 am for an hour of YOUR requests! Submit your favorites to info@wwfm.org.

Millennium of Music - Friday at 10 pm and Monday at noon

Robert Aubry Davis hosts this program that explores the sources and mainstreams of European music for the thousand years before the birth of Bach: a Millennium of Music.

Exploring Music - Weeknights at 7 pm

This week: "Schubertiade” - The chamber-music compositions of Schubert, from familiar ones like the Trout Quintet, to some of his lesser-known string quartets.

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What's Playing Now on JazzOn2

Enjoy the best in chamber music performance Sunday nights at 9 with leading chamber music players from around the world. David Finckel and Wu Han, Co-Artistic Directors.

Bach at One Returns! Mondays at 1 pm

Enjoy music by J.S. Bach from Trinity-Wall Street, the Bach Choir of Bethlehem, Choral Arts Philadelphia and others, every Monday afternoon - a choral lover's delight!

Arts and Cultural News Headlines

Over the past six months, the halls of Lincoln Center's various performance venues have stood mostly silent, as its partners have sought virtual ways to reach audiences and share music. But one day in August, 15 brass players representing the Metropolitan Opera Musicians, Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York Philharmonic, Mostly Mozart Festival, The Juilliard School and New York City Ballet Orchestra arranged themselves - socially distanced - around the plaza to perform and record a new work, "Invictus," by composer Anthony Barfield.

Photo courtesy Olney Theatre Center


As Houston Grand Opera reimagined its Fall season for a virtual platform, it transformed its Cullen Theater at the Wortham Theater Center into a production studio, recording three opera productions for digital distribution and presenting a recital series. The opera company also invited other arts organizations in the area to use the studio as a possible venue. In addition, HGO is partnering with other opera companies to create a virtual audition process for its Young Artists Program.

Playbill, the program magazine given out at theaters, has been around for 136 years. It's not just a program, it's a cherished souvenir. "It has become kind of the best memento of your night out at the theater," says Alex Birsh, the company's vice president.

But with theaters on Broadway and across the country shut down since March because of the coronavirus pandemic, Playbill is just one of the many companies servicing the performing arts that has had to adapt.


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'On a Positive Note' - Musicians Come Together to Share Music and Hope

Listen to past spotlights on musicians who are sharing their music and lifting spirits as we 'shelter in place' by host Rachel Katz.

MCCC Statement on the George Floyd Tragedy

Click here for a statement from Dr. Jianping Wang, president of Mercer County Community College, the parent of WWFM.

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