Familiar favorites with NOI on Front Row Washington

Front Row Washington presents the National Orchestral Institute. Join us for familiar favorites from Ravel and Mussorgsky, and Joan Tower's inspiring Made in America. Monday night at 9PM ET. The University of Maryland’s National Orchestral Institute + Festival brings together aspiring orchestral musicians from across the country for a month of dynamic music-making and professional exploration. Chosen through a rigorous, cross-country audition process, these young artists present passionate and awe-inspiring performances of adventuresome repertoire at The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center and in the College Park, MD community.


The incredible life of Antonio Vivaldi on Classical Breakdown


On the latest Classical BreakdownJohn Banther and Evan Keely explore the life of the prolific Baroque composer, Antonio Vivaldi. We all know his name, but what do we really know about the man from 18th-century Venice that composed a wealth of beautiful and virtuosic music still beloved today? Learn about his large output of works, and his incredible work and commitment to the all-girls orphanage, raising some of the finest female virtuosos of the 18th century.


Magnificat throughout time on Choral Showcase

Choral Showcase continues our exploration of new recordings this week. On this week's program we'll hear the Magnificat in settings from the Renaissance era to the 20th century with settings by Francesco Guerrero, Johann David Heinichen, CPE and JS Bach, and William Matthias. Sunday night at 9PM ET!

Visitation by Mariotto Albertinelli, 1503
Visitation by Mariotto Albertinelli, 1503

Giordano's Fedora on Opera Matinee

Opera Matinee presents Umberto Giordano's Fedora Saturday at 1PM ETA 19th century drama, based on a French play of the same name, it is a showcase of verismo -- realism --a story of passion, jealousy and murder.  A new Met production conducted by Marco Armiliato, starring Sonya Yoncheva in the title role, and tenor Piotr Beczała.


A feature of local teenage virtuosos on From the Top

We have an extra-special From the Top this week, featuring young virtuosos from the DC area. We hear from the Kim sisters from Herndon, Va who we met on our Instagram Takeover last fall. We also meet a cellist from Burke, Va, a percussionist from Clarksville, MD, and hear an inspiring performance by the Washington Performing Arts Children of the Gospel Choir. Don't miss this display of local talent, Sunday at 6PM ET!

From the Top

Rise with the sun on Classical Sunrise

Mornings can be an extra drag in the cold winter months. Bring a bit of musical sunshine to your mornings with Classical Sunrise! Here are this week's offerings:

  • Monday 7:27AM Bach - Sinfonia, H 654: III. Presto
  • Tuesday 7:27AM Pauline Viardot-Garcia - Tarantella
  • Wednesday 7:26AM Handel - Concerto grosso, Op 6 No. 9: II. Allegro
  • Thursday 7:26AM Haydn - Cello Concerto No. 1: I. Moderato
  • Friday 7:26AM Beethoven - Piano Sonata No. 25: I. Presto alla tedesca


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