Beethoven Conversatiosn Around the World

A culmination of a pretty stellar project from pianist Yael Weiss called 32 Bright Clouds: Beethoven Conversations Around the World, this is a Front Row Washington program not to be missed. She commissioned 32 works from 32 different composers/countries where each piece has to relate to a Beethoven sonata in some way and must use the "peace" motif from the Missa Solemnis. One piece for example requires her to use headphones and listen to a Beethoven sonata while performing a work devised from the same sonata. A wholly innovative experience based on the beloved works of Beethoven - join us Monday night at 9PM ET!

Curator and pianist, Yael Weiss

Tchaikovsky's mysterious last symphony

On the newest Classical BreakdownJohn Banther and Evan Keely discuss Tchaikovsky's last symphony, his Symphony No. 6 "Pathétique". This is a work enshrouded in secrets, and unlike any of his past symphonies. Uncover the secret on this Classical Breakdown.


The Washington Saxophone Quartet on Center Stage

A Center Stage from Wolf Trap near and dear to our hearts! The Washington Saxophone Quartet, of which our own Rich Kleinfeldt is a member, presents a diverse program, showcasing the lyricism and virtuosity of the saxophone, from Samuel Barber to Pat Metheny. Saturday at 9PM ET!


Poulenc's tragic opera

Opera Matinee presents Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites Saturday at 1PM ET. It is a tragic story of an order of Carmelite nuns martyred in Paris during the French Revolution with Sopranos Ailyn Pérez, Sabine Devieilhe in her Met debut, Eva-Maria Westbroek and mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton. Bertrand de Billy conducts.


A showcase of Requiems

Requiem music on this weekend's Choral Showcase, with settings of Lux Aeterna by Gyorgy Ligeti and Morten Lauridsen. And from their new album, the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge sings choral works from Icelandic composers, including Sigurdur Saevarsson's Requiem. Sunday at 9PM ET.

Composer Gyorgy Ligeti
Composer Gyorgy Ligeti

A Teenage Piano Trio, Beethoven, & A Talented Young Vocalist

On this week's From the Topone of the strongest teenage piano trios in the country performs Beethoven with passion and precision. They’re joined by a young vocalist performing Shakespeare, and a 15-year-old violinist who just might be an orchestral conductor someday. Sunday at 6PM ET.


Sleepers Awake with Classical Sunrise!

Bach said it best, "Sleepers awake" with Classical Sunrise! Greet the morning sun with Linda Carducci and the perfect musical pairing. This week's selections:

  • Monday 7:22AM Bach - Sleepers awake! 
  • Tuesday 7:21AM Wagner - Lohengrin: Prelude to Act III
  • Wednesday 7:20AM Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 5: I. Allegro
  • Thursday 7:20AM Falla - Seguidilla murciana
  • Friday 7:19AM Mozart - Sinfonia concertante, K 364: III. Presto



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