Archive for November 22nd, 2019

Nov. 22 2019

02/01/20- Porgy and Bess- 1pm

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The Metropolitan Opera Porgy and Bess THE GERSHWINS’ ESTIMATED RUN TIME:  3 HRS 30 MINS, 1 intermission SUNG IN ENGLISH photo credit:   / Met Opera One of America’s favorite operas returns to the Met for the first time in nearly 30 years. James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row on the Charleston waterfront, […]

Nov. 22 2019

01/25/20- La Bohème- 1pm

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The Metropolitan Opera La Bohème GIACOMO PUCCINI ESTIMATED RUN TIME:  3 HRS 5 MINS, 2 intermissions SUNG IN ITALIAN photo credit:   / Met Opera Three casts of captivating artists bring Puccini’s classic tragedy of bohemian friends and lovers to life in Franco Zeffirelli’s immortal staging. Tenors Matthew Polenzani, Roberto Alagna, and Joseph Calleja trade off […]

Nov. 22 2019

01/18/20- La Traviata- 1pm

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The Metropolitan Opera La Traviata GIUSEPPE VERDI ESTIMATED RUN TIME:  3 HRS 10 MINS, 2 intermissions SUNG IN ITALIAN photo credit:  Marty Sohl / Met Opera Michael Mayer’s sumptuous staging, a highlight of the 2018–19 season, returns with two casts of bright stars. Sopranos Aleksandra Kurzak and Lisette Oropesa share the role of Violetta, the […]

Nov. 22 2019

01/11/20- Wozzeck- 1pm

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The Metropolitan Opera Wozzeck ALBAN BERG ESTIMATED RUN TIME:  1 HRS 40 MINS, 0 intermissions SUNG IN GERMAN photo credit:   / Met Opera After wowing audiences with his astounding production of Lulu in 2015, South African artist William Kentridge now focuses his extraordinary visual imagination on Berg’s other operatic masterpiece, set in an apocalyptic pre–World War I […]

Nov. 22 2019

01/04/20 – Der Rosenkavalier – 1pm

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The Metropolitan Opera Der Rosenkavalier RICHARD STRAUSS ESTIMATED RUN TIME:  4 HRS 20 MINS, 2 intermissions SUNG IN GERMAN photo credit:  Karen Almond / Met Opera Robert Carsen’s splendid staging returns for the first time since its blockbuster 2017 premiere, with Sir Simon Rattle on the podium to conduct Strauss’s glittering score. Star soprano Camilla Nylund […]

Nov. 22 2019

A Musical Message of Peace

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews, WBJC Programs | No Comments

The holiday season is almost upon us, so of course that means choral concerts, especially Handel’s Messiah. Recently, I spoke with Columbia Pro Cantare’s Executive Director, Elladean Brigham, about the group’s upcoming performance of the famous work as well as their Chamber Chorus seasonal offering, A Christmas Noel.

Nov. 22 2019

Toccata listings 11/24/19

By Mark Malinowski | Posted in Host Blogs, Toccata | No Comments

On tonight’s program, a world premier recording of piano music by American composer Leo Sowerby,  an organ performance of a work originally written for the Pedal Piano, and Prokofiev’s 5th and final piano concerto.  Thanks for listening, and enjoy!   6:00 PM 45746 Leo Sowerby Passacaglia, Interlude, & Fugue Cedille 7006 SOLO Gail Quillman, piano […]

Nov. 22 2019

Playlist: Nov/22/19

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11:58 PM Benjamin Britten — Peter Grimes: Storm Scene Conductor: Bernard HaitinkEnsemble: Royal Opera House,Covnt GardenAnthony Rolfe Johnson, tenorThomas Allen, baritoneSimon Keenlyside, baritoneAngel/EMI, 9156 11:27 PM Silvestre Revueltas — La Noche de los Mayas Conductor: Gustavo DudamelEnsemble: Simon Bolivar Youth OrchestraDG/Archiv, 4778775 10:57 PM Arvo Part — Tabula Rasa Conductor: Eri KlasEnsemble: Kremerata BalticaGidon Kremer, […]

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