Jul. 28 2015

The Verbier Festival Revels in Mixing It Up

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The Verbier Festival in Switzerland continued with a tribute and performances of Mozart and Beethoven pieces.






Jul. 27 2015

Review: ‘The Wreckers,’ a Tale of Piracy, Love and Betrayal

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Bard College’s SummerScape hosted the American debut of this opera, which featured the American Symphony Orchestra.






Jul. 27 2015

Monday 7/27/15 New York Philharmonic This Week

11:00 PM CONDUCTOR: Bramwell Tovey Soloists: Joseph Alessi, trombone; U.S. Coast Guard Band; Capt. Kenneth W. Megan, Director COPLAND: Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo TOVEY:T he Lincoln Tunnel Cabaret for Trombone and Orchestra SOUSA: The Glory of the Yankee Navy HESKETH: Masque BERNSTEIN/arr. GRUNDMAN: Candide Suite VARIOUS/arr. Daniel Sandidge and Sean Nelson: Armed Forces Medley […]

Jul. 27 2015

7-27-15 Word On Wine House of Mandela Deep River Blends.

This week Mary and I review 2 wines from the House of Mandela winery in South Africa.  The winery was set up by Nelson Mandela’s daughter and grand daughter to honor their father and grandfather.  All wines from the winery are fair trade.  We reviewed two blends from the Deep River collection.  Both cost $11.  […]

Jul. 27 2015

‘Aida’ at Wolf Trap

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Scott Hendricks, Marjorie Owens, and Michelle DeYoung in Aida, Wolf Trap Opera, 2015 (photo by Kim Witman)
You give birth to children, and you raise them with such care, keeping them safe and guarding their every step, until they grow up and become their own people. And after all that, can they even be bothered to call or visit once in a while? One can imagine the maternal guilt trip that Wolf






Jul. 26 2015

Thursday 08/20/15 The Cleveland Orchestra

11:00 PM Franz Welser-Möst, conductor BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 6 “Pastoral” RAVEL: Alborado del gracioso RAVEL:  Valse nobles et sentimentales RAVEL:  La Valse

Jul. 26 2015

Perchance to Stream: End of July 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.
François-Frédéric Guy plays all of the Beethoven piano concertos, while also conducting the Sinfonia Varsovia, recorded at the






Jul. 26 2015

WBJC Choral Hour 7-26-15

8:00 AM Charles Gounod                St. Cecilia Mass                        Angel/EMI  47094 COND Georges Pretre ORCH Radio France Philharmonic Orch SOLO and Chorus SOLO Barbara Hendricks, soprano SOLO Laurence Dale, tenor SOLO Jean-Philippe LaFont, baritone ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:47 AM Johann Sebastian Bach         Violin Partita No. 2: Chaconne in d BWV ECM        461895 ORCH Hilliard Ensemble (vocal) SOLO Christoph Poppen, […]

Jul. 25 2015

Mostly Mozart Festival and the Knights Feature Don Quixote

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This festival and a concert by the Knights both include Don Quixote pieces in their programs.






Jul. 25 2015

7-25-15 Music in Maryland Leon Fleisher!

Earlier this week Leon Fleisher celebrated his 87th birthday on July 23.  I thought that this would be a good occasion to pay tribute to one of the most important musicians both at Peabody and in the Mid Atlantic Region.  I tried to pick repertoire from his earliest George Szell collaborations to his most recent […]

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