Jan. 20 2017

The Focus! Festival’s Shamanic Sounds and Crazy Tone Clusters

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A word with the conductor Joel Sachs, who explains the Latin American theme of this year’s event.

Jan. 20 2017

Gidon Kremer: A Violinist on a Mission, or Several of Them

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The Latvian virtuoso continues to focus on honing his chamber orchestra, unearthing neglected composers and seeking personal inspiration.

Jan. 20 2017

Toccata listings for 1/22/17

Music by American composer Leo Sowerby, known as the “Dean of American Church Musicians,” but not church music!  Also, a monumental symphony for organ and orchestra from France.  Enjoy, and thanks for listening!   6:00 PM 16307 Leo Sowerby Florida Suite H 197 Albany 226 SOLO Malcolm Halliday,piano 24:21 C 1 4-8 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 6:30 PM […]

Jan. 19 2017

Classical Music in NYC This Week

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Our guide to the city’s best classical music and opera.

Jan. 19 2017

1-19-17 Word On Wine Stirred Not Shaken!

I’m sorry but James Bond is simply wrong on this one!  Mary and I discuss why stirring is better!  

Jan. 19 2017

For the Inauguration: Trump Portrait

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This evening Gianandrea Noseda conducts the National Symphony Orchestra in an all-American program. Naturally, one of the works on the program is Aaron Copland’s Lincoln Portrait. In light of the event of the following day, we wonder if Noseda and his musicians could be convinced to switch the narration used in the performance. It might sound something like this:

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Jan. 19 2017

100 Years of New York Philharmonic Milestones, by the Earful

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The orchestra, which cut its first record on Jan. 20, 1917, has made more than 2,000 recordings. A boxed set of 65 CDs from Sony Classical celebrates the centennial.

Jan. 19 2017

Thursday 01/19/17 The Cleveland Orchestra

11:00 PM Cooper International Piano Competition Concerto Final Round TBA

Jan. 18 2017

New Works Reveal Reed Instruments’ Unexpected Dimensions

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These instruments will stretch beyond their vocal qualities when the Atlantic Reed Consort plays at Weill Recital Hall, and the Rushes Ensemble Comes to National Sawdust.

Jan. 18 2017

Wednesday 01-18-17 Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

11:00 PM CONDUCTOR: Hans Graf SOLOIST: Orli Shaham, piano LUTOSLAWSKI: Musigue funèbre BARTÓK: Concerto No. 3 for Piano and Orchestra TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Opus 74, “Pathétique”

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