classical music

Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Tue July 16, 2013

Maverick Concerts 98th Season

    Maverick Concerts, America’s oldest continuous summer chamber music festival and winner of the Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, thrives on the love of great music and the spirit of its unique site in the unspoiled woods. The rustic 1916 concert hall is ideally suited to chamber music and the intimacy of live performance.

This is Maverick’s 98th Season and they are focusing on the great 20th century British Composer, Benjamin Britten, who spent the summer of 1939 in Woodstock.

Maverick Concerts Music Director, Alexander Platt, and Publicity Director, Mary Fairchild join us to tell us more.

Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Classical Music According to Yehuda #112

    In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss Bartok and music as language.

Celebrating “White Nights” of the Russian tradition, pianist Vassily Primakov and Yehuda will present a program of Russian masters Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, and Tchaikovsky, in the inaugural concert of Close Encounters With Music at the Clark Sunday, July 14 at 3 PM.

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The Roundtable
11:10 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Tanglewood - Tony Fogg, Artistic Director of The Boston Symphony Orchestra

    As the season opens at Tanglewood, we speak to a man who not only is keeping the plates spinning here, he is also has an eye on Boston and even working on programming for future years here at Tanglewood.

Tony Fogg has been Artistic Administrator of the Boston Symphony Orchestra since 1994 and assists the Music Director in the planning and selection of all BSO concerts and repertoire.

A pianist by training, Fogg has been an avid collector of recordings for over 40 years. He produced the BSO's 12-CD "Symphony Hall Centennial Celebration," as well as a disc for the Ozawa Hall 10th anniversary, and the all-Mozart collection with the Boston Symphony Chamber Players.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Tanglewood - Ellen Highstein, Director of the Tanglewood Music Center

  Ellen Highstein is the Director of the Tanglewood Music Center - where Tanglewood Music Center Fellows hone their craft and learn from the masters.

The Roundtable
9:35 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Tanglewood - Maestro Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos

  A regular guest with North America's top orchestras, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos’ 2012-13 season includes engagements with the New York, Los Angeles, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Detroit, and Toronto Symphony Orchestras. He appears annually here at Tanglewood and will be on the podium in the shed Friday night.

Born in Burgos, Spain, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos studied violin, piano, music theory and composition at the conservatories in Bilbao and Madrid. From 2004-2011, he was Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Dresden Philharmonic, and is just beginning his time as Chief Conductor of the Danish National Orchestra.

Friday night’s BSO opener at Tanglewood is an all-Tchaikovsky program featuring violinist, Joshua Bell.

The Roundtable
9:15 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Tanglewood - Mark Volpe, Managing Director of The Boston Symphony Orchestra

    Mark Volpe is the Managing Director of The Boston Symphony Orchestra. He joins us to talk about how the year has been and about this year's Tanglewood season schedule.

Arts & Culture
11:40 am
Fri June 28, 2013

Classical Music According to Yehuda #111

  In this week's Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss Fraz Schubert.

Music - Gretchen am Spinnrade from Faust

Arts & Culture
10:45 am
Thu June 20, 2013

Boston Early Music Festival

Credit Kathy Wittman

    The Boston Early Music Festival (BEMF) will return to the Berkshires this summer with Almira, the first opera by the celebrated and beloved Baroque composer, George Frideric Handel in its first modern-day historically conceived production.

BEMF will offer three fully-staged performances of the production at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center on Friday and Saturday, June 21 and 22 at 7pm, and Sunday, June 23 at 2:30pm; all performances will be sung in German with English supertitles.

Three-time Grammy-nominated Artistic Co-Director Paul O’Dette joins us.

WAMC News
12:00 pm
Sun June 2, 2013

Joe Silverstein - Turning 80 (And 81) With Bach

Joseph Silverstein

On the evening of Saturday, June 15, the Berkshire Bach Society will present violinist Joe Silverstein in concert for a celebratory event in honor of his 80th birthday.

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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Wed May 29, 2013

Musicians of Ma'alwyck - Kona Coffee Contata

    Contemporary Hawaiian composer Jerre Tanner parodies Bach's Coffee Cantata in the Kona Coffee Contata - a hilarious and charming voice and chamber orchestra piece. The presentation by the Musicians of Ma'alwyck - on June 7 at the First Reformed Church in Schenectady, NY - will be semi-staged and feature vocalists Tim Reno and Sabrina Manna with a ten-piece ensemble directed from the keyboard by Tom Savoy.

They've partnered with Ambition, The Daily Grind, and Liquid Assets who will provide coffee for the event.

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