Jul. 28 2016

Thursday 07/28/16 The Pittsburgh Symphony

11:00 PM Manfred Honeck, conductor Lars Vogt, piano BEETHOVEN/ARR. HONECK: Quartet for String Orchestra, Op. 18, No. 4; 1st Movement BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 1 BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 3, “Eroica”  

Jul. 28 2016

Chainlines

    Chainlines are the widely spaced lines visible in the texture of hand-made laid paper, and Chainlines, LLC is the name of the company founded by Kristine Smets, one of a select group of Baltimore-based professional genealogists. She came in to talk to us about this intriguing science.      

Jul. 27 2016

Wednesday 7-27-16 San Francisco Symphony

11:00 PM Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas Soloist: Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin Brahms Violin Concerto in D Major, Opus 77 Schumann Symphony No.1 in B-flat Major, Opus 38, Spring Bach Orchestra Suite No.2

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

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