Sep. 08 2017

Toccata listings 9/10/17

On tonight’s program, a monumental organ work from the 19th century, and a concerto for not one, but TWO pianos, by a 20th century American composer.  Thanks so much for listening, and Enjoy!       6:00 PM 47075 Josef Rheinberger Organ Sonata No. 10 in b Prezioso 800004 SOLO Robert Munns, Organ 31:24 C […]

Sep. 07 2017

Classical Music in NYC This Week

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

Sep. 07 2017

Loren Kitt, who spent 46 years as principal clarinetist for the NSO, dies at 76

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He taught students at the Peabody Conservatory and the University of Maryland.

Sep. 07 2017

Forbes Classical CD of the Week: Zelenka To Fall In Love With

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…Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679 – 1745) is a composer waiting to be fallen in love with. All he needs is for the half-way inclined listener (and that’s anyone who loves Bach, really) to get a good ear-full on one or two occasions. This disc of two masses, the Missa Divi Xaverii ZWV 12 and the Litaniae de Sancto Xaverio ZWV 156, offers such a first ear-full that should suffice for Euterpe’s arrows (

Sep. 07 2017

Thursday 09/07/17 The Cleveland Orchestra

11:00 PM Franz Welser-Möst, conductor Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo soprano Seraphic Fire Vocal Ensemble BACH: Cantata No. 191 – “Gloria in excelsis Deo” BACH: Cantata No. 34 – “O ewiges Feuer” BACH: Cantata No. 29 – “Wir danken dir Gott” BRUCKNER: Symphony No.7

Sep. 07 2017

Odyssey’s fall offerings

      This fall semester, the Odyssey program at Johns Hopkins University is offering everything from a perspective on South Africa to the appropriate question, “What makes us curious?” with Mario Livio. Here is Odyssey’s Director, Douglas Blackstone.                

Sep. 06 2017

Review: Celebrating Sibelius and His Slowly Imparted Secrets

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Led by Esa-Pekka Salonen, the Sibelius Academy and the Juilliard School performed his “Lemminkainen Suite” and other selections emulating the composer.

Sep. 06 2017

10/07/17 – Dream of the Red Chamber – 1pm

San Francisco Opera DREAM OF THE RED CHAMBER One of China’s greatest classical novels—as famous in China as Romeo and Julietis in the West—recounts the love triangle between a young nobleman and two very different women: one his spiritual soulmate, the other a beautiful heiress. Music by Bright Sheng | Libretto by David Henry Hwang and […]

Sep. 06 2017

9/30/17 – Andrea Chenier – 1pm

San Francisco Opera ANDREA CHÉNIER An ardent poet and a young noblewoman are passionately attracted only to be separated by the turmoil and terror of the French Revolution. Music Director Nicola Luisotti conducts this powerful, melodic score in a lavish period production by acclaimed director David McVicar. Music by Umberto Giordano | Libretto by Luigi […]

Sep. 06 2017

9/23/17 – Madama Butterfly – 1pm

San Francisco Opera MADAME BUTTERFLY Cultures clash when a trusting young woman marries an American naval officer stationed in Nagasaki. Puccini’s gut-wrenching music takes the audience on an emotionally charged journey through innocence, betrayal and sacrifice towards a heartbreaking finale. Music by Giacomo Puccini | Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa Sung in Italian with […]

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