Nov. 28 2016

Mark Taimanov, World-Class Chess and Piano Player, Dies at 90

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Mr. Taimanov was a classical pianist and former Soviet chess champion whose lopsided loss to Bobby Fischer in 1971 cost him his government salary.

Nov. 28 2016

Monday 11/28/16 New York Philharmonic This Week

11:00 PM Conductor: Alan Gilbert Soloist: Alan Opie, baritone; Melissa Parks, mezzo-soprano; Keith Jameson, tenor; Wilbur Pauley, bass; Joshua Bloom, baritone; Isabel Bayrakdarian, soprano; Marie Lenormand, mezzo-soprano; Serena Benedetti, soprano; Kelley O’Connor, mezzo-soprano; Emalie Savoy, soprano; Devon Guthrie, soprano; Lacey Benter, mezzo-soprano; New York Choral Artists, Joseph Flummerfelt, director; Metropolitan Opera Children’s Chorus Janacek The […]

Nov. 28 2016

11-28-16 Word On WIne Savoie Fare! :)

Savoie Fare!  Get it!  Vin de Savoie!!!  Hilarious!  I’m here all week ladies and gentlemen!  Try the veal and don’t forget to tip your waitress.  We have two super nice light red wines.  Most wine from the Savoie (which is the alpine region of France near Switzerland) is white but this is a nice light […]

Nov. 27 2016

Music From Movies 11-27-16

What came first the chicken or the egg?  Was it the movie that made the music famous or vice versa? 7:00 PM Richard Strauss               Also Sprach Zarathustra: Opening FanfareDelos      3225 COND Andrew Litton ORCH Dallas Symphony Orchestra 7:01 PM Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart   Piano Concerto No. 21 in C K   467 “Elvira Madigan” Philips    456772 ORCH […]

Nov. 27 2016

Choral Hour 11-27-16

8:00 AM Johann Sebastian Bach         Magnificat in D BWV 243                 Chandos    518 COND Richard Hickox ORCH Collegium Musicum 90 SOLO Emma Kirkby, soprano SOLO Tessa Bonner, soprano SOLO Michael Chance, countertenor SOLO John Mark Ainsley, tenor SOLO Stephen Varcoe, baritone ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:27 AM Benjamin Britten              Hymn to St. Cecilia  Op 27 for unaccompaDG/Archiv  453433 COND […]

Nov. 26 2016

11-26-16 Music In Maryland Violin Extravaganza!

This week Music in Maryland pays tribute to BSO Concert Master Jonathan Carney and also International Superstar violinist Hilary Hahn, who happens to come from Baltimore!  Some really nice performances, hope you enjoy the show. PLAY DATE: Sat, 11/26/2016 6:00 PM            1542 Fritz Kreisler                Caprice viennois  Op 2                  RPM        29130 SOLO Jonathan Carney, Violin SOLO […]

Nov. 26 2016

Vocalise – 11/26/16

Tonight’s Vocalise will contain a hodgepodge of hilarious to profound vocal arrangements!   8:00 PM Sir Arthur Sullivan           The Gondoliers: Take a Pair of SparklingRCA/BMG    61885 SOLO The King’s Singers 8:03 PM Maurice Ravel                 Piano Concerto in G                     London     4789394 ORCH I Fagiolini 8:12 PM Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart       Symphony No. 40 in g K   550            […]

Nov. 25 2016

Opera Maestro Ensnared in Brazilian Graft Scandal Lashes Out at Accusers

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Using the court of public opinion, John Neschling, who has not been charged with a crime, questions whether Brazil’s graft fight also entangles the innocent.

Nov. 25 2016

The Center Stage renaissance

          The historic building that houses Center Stage has been undergoing a massive renovation, and they are now poised to begin unveiling the changes in a series of openings. Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah OBE,came in to WBJC to give us a preview.    

Nov. 24 2016

Classical Music Listings for Nov. 25-Dec. 1

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A critical guide to performances of classical music in the New York City area.

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