Jul. 20 2014

WBJC Choral Hour 7-20-14

Hope you will enjoy this morning’s all a cappella Choral Hour! 8:00 AM Giovanni Palestrina — Five Motets Conductor: Stephen Darlington Christ Church Cathedral Choir Nimbus, 5100   8:23 AM Sir Hubert Parry — Songs of Farewell, complete Conductor: Anne Heider Ensemble: His Majestie’s Clerkes Cedille, 9000036   8:51 AM Maurice Durufle — Four motets […]

Jul. 20 2014

Everyone’s Here, Now Let’s Innovate

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The Aix-en-Provence Festival has a reputation as an incubator of innovative opera, and this year’s version is no exception.

Jul. 19 2014

7-19-14 Music In Maryland Post Classical Ensemble! Dvorakorama!

This week Music in Maryland features the Post Classical Ensemble’s latest CD Dvorak and America.  This is a unique blend of music and poetry combining Longfellow’s Hiawatha and Dvorak’s New World Symphony and other pieces.  The resulting ‘melodrama’ is most intriguing.  If that weren’t enough we added some other selections from the CD and also […]

Jul. 19 2014

07/26/14 – Carmen – 1:00pm

Los Angeles Opera OPERA: Carmen COMPOSER: Georges Bizet Libretto by: Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy Approx. Length:  2 hours 45 minutes CAST: Carmen Patricia Bardon Don José Brandon Jovanovich Micaëla Pretty Yende Escamillo Ildebrando D’Arcangelo Zuniga Valentin Anikin Moralès Daniel Armstrong Frasquita Hae Ji Chang Mercédès Cassandra Zoé Velasco El Remendado Keith Jameson El Dancaïre […]

Jul. 19 2014

7-19-14 Face The Music Listings!

This week it’s an oldie but a goodie!  Eva Mengelkoch and her husband John Gingerich are with us as well as Jim Weiss.  Eva is on faculty at Hopkins, John is a freelance musicologist and Jim Weiss comes to us from Johns Hopkins Hospital.  We had a great time and you will too!  Here are […]

Jul. 19 2014

7/19/14 – Vocalise Rundown

8:00 PM Ruggero Leoncavallo           Pagliacci: “Vesti la giubba”            CBS/Sony   90999 COND Nello Santi ORCH Metropolitan Opera Orchestra SOLO Franco Corelli, tenor 8:03 PM Hamilton Harty                Ode to a Nightingale                    Chandos    8387 COND Bryden Thomson ORCH Ulster Orchestra SOLO Heather Harper, soprano 8:26 PM Franz Schubert                Evensong (set of songs for male chorus) Telarc     80340 COND […]

Jul. 19 2014

After a Run of 19 Years, Passing the Baton

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David Zinman, the American music director of the orchestra in Zurich, is leaving the post after 19 years.

Jul. 18 2014

07/18/14 – Listener’s Choice

Play Report PLAY DATE: Fri, 07/18/2014 8:00 PM            5067 Jean-Marie Leclair            Violin Concerto No. 6 in A Op 7         Atma       22143 ORCH L’Ensemble Arion SOLO Monica Huggett, violin        Monica  HUG it 21:20    C  1 4-6 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:25 PM            2382 Jean Sibelius                 The Swan of Tuonela  Op 22/3            Virgin     62135 COND Paavo Jarvi ORCH Royal Stockholm […]

Jul. 18 2014

David Pogue makes opera debut at Wolf Trap with Google Glass in ‘Carmen’

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Tech writer David Pogue is going onstage with Google Glass to give the opera audience a new perspective.

Jul. 18 2014

Military bands offer musicians great jobs, similar challenges to orchestras

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Washington’s military bands offer functional music but have the same challenges as civilian counterparts.

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