Jul. 26 2016

Tuesday 7/26/16 Chicago Symphony Orchestra

11:00 PM CONDUCTOR: Riccardo Muti Scriabin: Symphony No. 2 Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 (Pathétique) Prokofiev: From Romeo and Juliet, “Montagues and Capulets”

Jul. 25 2016

Ivy Bestsellers – July 25, 2016

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Anne Tyler keeps the top spot on our bestseller list.

Jul. 25 2016

Handspring’s Quirky, Failed ‘Firebird’ with NSO

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Firebird, Handspring Puppet Company (photo by Luke Younge, Lucid Pictures)
The so-called “heat dome” that has settled over most of the country made the prospect of an outdoor concert on Saturday night not so pleasant. Fans and programs fluttered furiously at the Filene Center, but few breezes came to cool the air at Wolf Trap for the latest concert by the National Symphony Orchestra. Featuring

Jul. 25 2016

Monday 07/25/16 New York Philharmonic This Week

11:00 PM In Memoriam: Music Director Emeritus, Kurt Masur Musical highlights to include: WAGNER: Die Meistersinger von Nuremberg (excerpts) ADAMS: Short Ride in a Fast Machine MOZART: Symphony No. 41 IVES: Three Places in New England, Brant Desert Forests BEETHOVEN: Leonore No 3 Overture ADES: America: A Prophesy COLEMAN: Skies of America MARTIN: Sechs Monologe […]

Jul. 25 2016

New Life for ‘Phantom’ at Kennedy Center

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The Phantom of the Opera (photo by Alastair Muir)
As a heat wave pours through the area, Washingtonians want to go out and yet stay cool. Fortunately, the Kennedy Center has welcomed a “new production” of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera. The 1909 Gaston Leroux novel turned Broadway hit tells the story of a young talented soprano, Christine Daae, and a haunted opera house in Paris.

Jul. 24 2016

At Tanglewood, a Young Musician Leaps From the Stage Crew to the Stage

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In the hypercompetitive world of classical music, Miles Salerni, 25, a percussionist, is living the dream as a fellow in the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra.

Jul. 24 2016

Perchance to Stream: Tour de France Edition

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Here is your regular Sunday selection of links to online audio and online video from the week gone by. After clicking to an audio or video stream, you may need to press the “Play” button to start the broadcast. Some of these streams become unavailable after a few days.
Watch the production of Stravinsky’s Œdipus Rex, paired with the same composer’s Symphonie de Psaumes, unfortunately staged by

Jul. 24 2016

7-28-16 Word On Wine Sagamore 2!

This week I continue my discussion with Brian Treacy President of Sagamore Spirit.  It has been a couple of weeks and I have been sharing my Sagamore Spirit bottle with friends and colleagues in cocktails and straight up.  Reviews (especially from the Face The Music Panel) have been enthusiastic. Here is the second part of […]

Jul. 24 2016

Music From Movies 7-24-16

Music from early movies! 7:00 PM Charlie Chaplin               City Lights: Overture                   Silva      5006 COND Carl Davis ORCH The City Lights Orchestra 7:04 PM Camille Saint-Saens           The Assassination of the Duke de Guise  Harm Mundi 901472 ORCH Ensemble Musique Oblique 7:23 PM Pietro Mascagni               Rapsodia Satanica                       Capriccio  5246 COND Frank Strobel ORCH Rheinland-Pfalz State Phil.

Jul. 24 2016

Choral Hour 7-24-16

8:02 AM Gabriel Faure                 Requiem  Op 48                          DG/Archiv  419243 COND Carlo Maria Giulini ORCH Philharmonia Orchestra SOLO Philharmonia Chorus SOLO Kathleen Battle, soprano SOLO Andreas Schmidt, bass ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:46 AM Karl Jenkins                  In These Stones Horizons Sing           Angel/EMI  57966 COND Karl Jenkins ORCH West Kazakhstan Philharmonic SOLO Bryn Terfel, baritone SOLO Serendipity Chorus SOLO Cardiff […]

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