Noontime Concert

Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at Noon

Our Noontime Concerts are part of our Celebrating Our Musical Community series and bring you orchestral, chamber music and recital performances from venues around our listening area and include performances by both emerging and established world-class artists.

On Thursday, 2-21 the Noontime Concert from Astral Artists includes:

Schumann’s Arabeske for piano, Carl Maria von Weber’s Clarinet Quintet in B-Flat Major and Dvorak’s Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 81. The performers are

Violinists Nikki Chooi & Soovin Kim, violist Sam Quintal, cellist Timotheos Petrin, clarinetist Igor Begelman and pianist Sejoon Park.

The Concordia Chamber Players come your way this Friday (2/15) at 4 pm, bringing music from England and France in a program of works by Benjamin Britten, Sir Edward Elgar, Jonathan Dove and Jean Francaix.

On Friday, 2-8 the Noontime Concert from Astral Artists feautures mezzo-soprano Chrystal E. Williams with Laurent Philippe, piano and Felipe Hostins, accordion in music of Lorca, Hostins, Margaret Bonds, Ravel, H. Leslie Adams, Harry Burleigh and Hall Johnson.

Thursday, 2-7 at noon we'll hear Matthew Robertson direct the Thirteen in a program called From Tree to Shining Tree.  The choir sings nature poems set by Williametta Spencer, Robert Ramsey, Johannes Brahms, Charles Stanford, David Lang, Benjamin Britten, Claudio Monteverdi, Daniel Elder, Walter Lambe, Eriks Esenvalds & Frank Ticheli.

On Thursday, 1-31 the Noontime Concert from Concerts on the Slope in Brooklyn features Nanci Belmont, bassoon, Rosie Gallagher, flute, Stuart Brezcinski, oboe, Bixby Kennedy, clarinet & Patrick Jankowski, horn in music by Francis Poulenc, Tania Leon, George Rochberg, & Gyorgi Ligeti.

On Thursday, 1-24 the Noontime Concert comes to us from the Zimmerli Art Museum.  Mark Hyczko and members of the NBCO present music by Antonin Dvorak, David Lang, Gabriela Lena Frank, Alexander Glazunov and John Adams.

Friday, 1-18 on the Noon Concert we'll hear the Dryden Ensemble with soloists, Kristen Dubenion-Smith, Andrea Salazar, Jason McStoots & William Sharp in Cantatas 87 & 154 and selections from other J.S. Bach works.

Thursday, 1-17 at noon we'll hear the Prism Quartet and percussionists Susie Ibarra and Tyshawn Sorey in  music mostly composed in 2018.

On Friday 1-11 the Noontime Concert from Concerts on the Slope features Sandbox Percussion and flutist Melissa Baker in music by Victor Caccese, Caroline Shaw, Thomas Kotcheff, Allison Loggins-Hull, Viet Cuong and Steve Reich.  

On Thursday, 1-10 the Noontime Concert program includes Introduction & Allegro by Maurice Ravel, Mozart's String Quintet in G minor, K 516 and the String Sextet in G, op. 36 by Johannes Brahms.

On Friday, 1-4 the Noontime Concert from Merkin Hall in NYC features the MultiPiano Ensemble and the Tremolo Percussion Ensemble in Ravel's Rapsodie Espanol and Frontispiece, Mussorgsky's St. John's Night on Bald Mountain and The Planets by Gustav Holst.

Thursday's (1-3) Noontime Concert from Collage New Music includes David Horne's Splintered Instruments, The Bairns of Brugh by Peter Maxwell Davies, the 2017 Piano Concerto by Helen Grime with pianist Christopher Oldfather and soprano Tony Arnold in Raising Sparks by James MacMillan.

Thursday, 12-13 at noon we'll hear The Thirteen Choir in a Christmas program titled Northern Lights.  Artistic Director Matthew Robertson directs a program of music from over four centuries.

Join us Friday, 12-7 at noon for a holiday program from the NJ MasterChorale which includes John Rutter's Gloria, Christmas carols and William Gorton's Festive Te Deum.

This Thursday (12-6) on the Noontime Concert from Astral Artists in Philadelphia pianist Henry Kramer plays music by Schumann: Kreisleriana, Ravel and Hannah Lash: Six Etudes & A Dream.

Friday, 11-30 at noon we present Cantus Novus in concert with a program titled "A Perfect Light."  The progam includes traditional carols, John Rutter's Gloria  and songs  by Eric Whitacre, Guy Forbes and others.

Thursday's (11-29) Noontime Concert from Merkin Concert Hall in NYC features pianist Daniel Lebhardt in the Italian Concerto  and the Prelude & Fugue, BWV 867 by J.S. Bach, and selections from Rachmaninoff's Sonata No. 2.

Tuesday's Noontime Concert (11-27)  from Concerts on the Slope is titled Voices of Latin America.  We'll hear a piano quartet in Tania Leon's A Tres Voces and Fuego de angel by Roberto Sierra & a piano trio version of Beethoven's Symphony No. 2.

(Note: This broadcast was rescheduled from Nov. 16).

Thursday's (11-15) Noontime Concert from Freehold's Downtown Concert Series features tenor James Valenti with pianist Mark Hyczko.

Enjoy a broadcast of another Concordia Chamber Players "Chamberfest" concert this Friday (11/9 at 4 pm). This program features Jon Zorn's setting of Kol Nidre,  Three Dances from the String Quartet No. 1 - White Man Sleeps by Keven Volans, Fratres by Arvo Pärt, and Five World Dances by Sergio Assad.

Friday's (11-2) Noontime Concert from the viol consort Parthenia presents music by a dozen or so composers from the 16th and 17th centuries whose works preceded those of Henry Purcell (1659-1695).  The program ends with music by Purcell himself.

Thursday, 11/1 at noon we'll hear violinist Itamar Zorman and pianist Kwan Yi in: Mozart's Adagio, K 287, the Rhapsody No. 2 by Bartok, Kreisler's Viennese Rhapsodic Fantasietta, the Sonata No. 1 by Johannes Brahms and Homage to Charlie Chaplin by  Chaplin and Zorman.

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.

Friday's Noontime Concert (10-12) from Tempesta di Mare, Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra Chamber Players is titled Holiday in Paris - Telemann's musical vacation.  We'll hear 18th Century music by Guignon, Forqueray, Blavet and Telemann.

Thursday's (10-11) Noontime Concert from West Winsdsor-based Sinfonietta Nova includes Philadelphia Orchestra concertmaster David Kim in Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto.  Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 rounds out the program.

Friday's Noon Concert on 10-8 features music by Clérambault, Pinchard, Whitman, Blavet, Cope & Telemann.

Violinist Nikki Chooi & pianist Sejoon Park perform music by Beethoven, Chausson, Tower & Franck in Thursday's (10-4)  Noontime Concert  from Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Music Center in NYC.

Friday's Noontime Concert (9/28) from Concerts on the Slope in Brooklyn features Duo Helix: Isabel Lepanto Gleicher, flutes & Eric Umble, clarinets with guest pianist Paul Kerekes.  We'll hear music by Kerekes, Belinda Reynolds, Barry Sharp, Aaron Helgeson & Derek Bermel.

Thursday's (9/27) Noontime Concert from Freehold's Downtown Concert Series features Mark Hyczko and the New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra in High Windows by Christopher Cerrone, Serenade by Howard Hanson, Icarian Rhapsody by Mason Bates, Son of Pandu by Shruthi Rajasekar and Bela Bartok's Divertimento.

On Friday, 9-21 the Noontime Concert presents Big Jim and the Small-time Investors from the Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival.  Eric Salzman is the composer with lyrics by Ned Jackson.