The National Orchestral Institute performs innovative works on Front Row Washington
Join us for a helicopter ride through breathtaking Arizona landscapes, rhythms of the universe, and a fresco-inspired ballet, musically speaking, of course! Front Row Washington presents a thrilling program by the National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic, performing the music of a young American composer Brian Nabors, a symphonic composer and DJ Mason Bates, and the pivotal figure in 20th-century music, Paul Hindemith. Monday at 9PM ET.
Say "Ahoy" to Verdi on Opera Matinee
It's a swashbuckling of a good time on Opera Matinee this Saturday at 1PM ET with Verdi's Il corsaro. Verdi's middle-era drama is about a seafaring pirate, a hero outside the law with a noble goal to fight injustice, that ends in tragedy. A production of Opera Festival of Chicago, led by Emanuele Andrizzi, featuring Jose Simerilla Romero in the title role.
A fresh take on Mozart and Brahms by the St. Lawrence String Quartet
“Modern,” “dramatic,” “superb,” “wickedly attentive,” “with a hint of rock 'n roll energy” are just a few ways critics describe the musical phenomenon that is the St. Lawrence String Quartet, presented this week on Center Stage from Wolf Trap. They perform quartets by Mozart and Brahms on this program, bringing their modern and fresh take on the beloved string quartets. Saturday night at 9PM ET!
Bach, Brahms, and the Red Violin
The talents and extraordinary lives of the virtuosic young musicians never fail to astound us on From the Top! Sunday at 6PM ET, we meet a teenage violist with a talent for astronomy who performs the music of Johannes Brahms, a fiery violinist performing music from John Corigliano’s “Red Violin Caprices”, and a teenage pianist who’s already touring the world as a professional performing Chopin.
Sir Edward Elgar's The Kingdom on Choral Showcase
Choral Showcase presents what is considered to be Sir Edward Elgar's finest choral work, The Kingdom. A sequel to an oratorio called The Apostles, depicting the followers of Christ as very ordinary men and women, The Kingdom picks up their story following the death and resurrection of Jesus. We hear a performance by the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir with Sir Adrian Boult conducting. Sunday night at 9PM ET.
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