The Orchestra Now in Concert - Friday at 8 pm

Leon Botstein leads The Orchestra Now in Varèse's Hyperprism, Hindemith's Concert Music for Piano, Brass and Harps, Kay's Scherzi musicali and Haydn's Symphony No. 48.

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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: "Voices from the East" - Our musical journey brings us to composers that were born around the Russian Empire: Arvo Pärt, Sofia Gubaïdulina and Giya Kancheli

Coming Up on The Classical Network

"An Iliad" is a modern-day telling of Homer's classic Greek epic poem describing the war between the Greeks and the Trojans, and it's a major production at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, live and also streaming. Hear Theater Critic Howard Shapiro's review this week on In a Broadway Minute Friday (7/30) at 8 am and Saturday (7/31) at 10 am. 

Picture Perfect: Tyrannical Sea Captains

Jul 29, 2021

Taste the lash, and prepare to be keelhauled!  Stand tall against tyrannical sea captains, with selections from “The Sea Wolf” (Erich Wolfgang Korngold), “Moby Dick” (Philip Sainton), “The Caine Mutiny” (Max Steiner), and “Mutiny on the Bounty” (Bronislau Kaper).  Strawberries will be pilfered and arms distributed among the crew, this Saturday at 6 pm.

Emerging Composers

Jul 29, 2021

Following a one-year hiatus because of the pandemic, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra welcomed four emerging composers for its week-long Cone Composition Institute in mid-July, offering each an opportunity to work on one of their compositions with musicians, composer and Institute Director Steven Mackey and this year's conductor Ludovic Morlot. But perhaps as important as any of that this year was simply the chance to return to gather in person and to hear their works being performed after more than a year of shut-downs.

Emerging Composers

Jul 29, 2021

Following a one-year hiatus because of the pandemic, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra welcomed four emerging composers for its week-long Cone Composition Institute in mid-July, offering each an opportunity to work on one of their compositions with musicians, composer and Institute Director Steven Mackey and this year's conductor Ludovic Morlot. But perhaps as important as any of that this year was simply the chance to return to gather in person and to hear their works being performed after more than a year of shut-downs.

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Musicians in youth ensembles are eager to get back to in-person rehearsals and performances, and this Saturday (7/24 at 7 pm), A Tempo catches up with two of them. Carnegie Hall's National Youth Orchestra ensembles (NYO-USA, NYO-2 for slighhtly younger students and NYO-Jazz) are back this summer, with musicians gathering on the campus of SUNY-Purchase for workshops, sectionals and rehearsals, after the pandemic forced the cancellation of the 2020 season.

The pandemic shut down most summer music festivals last year and Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts, was no exception. But on July 10 the BSO returned, with an all-Beethoven program featuring pianist Emanuel Ax.


The Pennsylvania Ballet recently announced it was changing its name to The Philadelphia Ballet to reflect it's home city, and this Saturday (7/17 at 7 pm) on A Tempo, host Rachel Katz will explore the name change and the company's plans for a return to live performances in the coming season. The program's guests will be Philadelphia Ballet Artistic Director Angel Corella and Music Director Beatrice Affron.

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