classical music

The Roundtable
11:26 am
Tue May 22, 2012

Empire State Youth Orchestra

Helen Cha-Pyo, celebrating 10 years as Director of The Empire State Youth Orchestra, joins us to preview their June 3rd concert in Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood and their upcoming tour in China and Korea.

The Roundtable
11:47 am
Fri May 18, 2012

Classical Music According to Yehuda #88

In this week’s “Classical Music According to Yehuda”  segment, Dr. Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani continue their discussion of the Gypsy influence on classical music, hearing Brahms’ piano quartet in D minor’s final movement.

Commentary & Opinion
12:07 pm
Tue May 1, 2012

Paul Elisha: Only If You Will It

For those public broadcasters who always ask the question: “Is classical music dead or doomed?” in interviews before every concert they air, this commentator has a simple coherent answer: “Only if you will it!”  Most Public Broadcasting execs seem privately convinced but too chicken to say, what they already believe.  So they ask the question, praying someone else will intone the answer they seek.  Theirs’ is a suspicion fallaciously raised, ever since ‘Classical Music’ was born.  In truth, as the inimitable ‘Satchmo’ Armstrong used to put it:  “There’s only two kinds of music… Good and Bad

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The Roundtable
11:32 am
Tue May 1, 2012

Vanguard Designer Showhouse

The 2012 Vanguard Designer Showhouse (a fundraiser for the Albany Symphony Orchestra) is located at 17 Chapel St. in Albany, NY. This year, Vanguard decorates three condominiums in a renovated historic building. Here, Barbara Richer takes us on a tour.