classical music

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.

WAMC News
12:00 pm
Sun May 26, 2013

Charles Joseph, Skidmore College - Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring" 100 Years Later

Skidmore Professor Emeritus Charles Joseph
Credit Skidmore College

When Igor Stravinsky’s work “The Rite of Spring” made its debut in Paris on May 29, 1913, it was called by some one of the most scandalous events in music history. So much so that the theater erupted in a riot. Fast forward 100 years to this coming Wednesday, 100 years to the day since that debut, when the work will be performed in a new arraignment by The Five Browns at the Arthur Zankel Music Center at Skidmore College. 

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Arts & Culture
11:30 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Classical Music According to Yehuda #110

In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss playing music in a time of crisis.

To learn about Yehuda's Close Encounters with Music Series in Great Barrington visit cewm.org.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:31 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Dan Ornstein: Music As Preschool Teacher

Each year in May, my synagogue hosts the Albany Symphony Orchestra's Tiny Tots concert series for preschool, kindergarten and first grade students from across the capital region.  Over three days, Maestro David Allan Miller, the ASO's beloved conductor, demonstrates his passion for classical music and his devotion to educating young people with a varied program of famous pieces that engage kids and their teachers in serious fun.  Dressed,  as always, as the irrepressible Cowboy Dave, he and members of the orchestra lead students on a wild musical adventure of the imagination, along with a 

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Arts & Culture
10:40 am
Wed May 1, 2013

The Octavo Singers

    The Octavo Singers of Schenectady is an 80-year-old community chorus of about 100 singers. The group was founded by the Schenectady Recreation Department with WPA funds during The Great Depression.

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Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Albany Symphony's Trip to Carnegie Hall

  The Albany Symphony Orchestra returns to Carnegie Hall on May 7th. But, they will be giving a sneak preview tomorrow night at the Palace Theatre in Albany. Their Carnegie Hall Preview is an all-American program celebrating the infusion of jazz in orchestral music – featuring Gershwin, Gould and Harbison – with Kevin Cole on piano. 

Lets face it, the ASO is one of the finest orchestras in the country led by one of the nation’s finest conductors – Maestro David Alan Miller.

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