Strum along with the Dublin Quartet on Front Row Washington

Described as a “quartet with a difference” by the Irish Times, the Dublin Guitar Quartet is the first classical guitar quartet entirely devoted to new music. Since its formation at the Dublin Conservatory of Music and Drama, the Quartet has worked to expand the limited repertoire by commissioning new works and adapting modern masterpieces from outside of the guitar repertoire.​ The DGQ performs contemporary music by living composers in this concert from the Phillips Collection. Monday night at 9PM ET on Front Row Washington.


Sarah Willis of the Berlin Philharmonic is all about Mozart and Mambo on Classical Breakdown

Horn superstar, Sarah Willis of the Berlin Philharmonic, joins John Banther on the newest episode of Classical BreakdownMeet this pivotal figure in the world of classical music, and learn about her exciting new album, Mozart y Mambo: Cuban Dances. She features Mozart's beloved horn concertos, as well as new music by Cuban composers, celebrating Cuban rhythms and dances.

Sarah Willis

Led Zeppelin can be chamber music too on Center Stage from Wolf Trap!

Meet the exciting chamber group Sybarite5 on this week's Center Stage from Wolf TrapEqual parts passion, grit, and musical ecstasy, Sybarite5 is an intoxicating cocktail of post-genre musical goodness expressed through the virtuosity of five accomplished musicians. This exciting quintet is constantly evolving, defying categorization, and has been keeping audiences on their toes for 10 years. On this program, Sybarite5 presents an electric repertoire with music of Piazzolla, Led Zeppelin, and everything in-between. Saturday at 9PM ET!


A delightful and endearing Rossini on Opera Matinee

We enjoy ​Rossini's delightful one-act romantic comedy L’inganno felice (The Fortunate Deception) on Opera Matinee, this Saturday at 1PM ET. It is story of a duke who is reunited with his wife, presumed dead for many years, with endearing characters and moments of sentiment. This production of Opera Festival of Chicago, led by Emanuele Andrizzi and starring Kenneth Tarver and Katherine Beck.


Heavenly sounds on Choral Showcase

Choral Showcase features heavenly liturgical music by Tchaikovsky and living Ukrainian composer, Valentin Silvestrov. The National Choir of Ukraine performs Tchaikovsky's Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom and the Latvian Radio Choir sings four Liturgical Chants by Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov. Sunday night at 9PM ET.


Fiery teenage virtuosos on From the Top

On this week's From the Top airing Sunday night at 6PM ET, brothers from Chicago talk Formula One racing and share performances of Ysaÿe and Kovács, an award-winning chamber group from San Francisco plays a fiery Spanish trio, a flutist performs solo and talks about her experience in a Kentucky high school marching band, and a teen violinist talks about his interest in neuroscience and performs Mozart.


Start your days with Classical Sunrise this week

The sun is rising later as we fall deeper into autumn, and Linda Carducci is there for you at every weekday sunrise to greet the day with perfectly paired music. Here is this week's Classical Sunrise line-up!

  • Monday 7:19 AM ET Vivaldi: Cello Concerto, RV 400: I. Allegro
  • Tuesday 7:20 AM ET Beethoven: Piano Concerto #1: III. Rondo. Allegro
  • Wednesday 7:21 AM ET Bach: Triple Keyboard Concerto, BWV 1064: III. Allegro
  • Thursday 7:22 AM ET Holst: Triple Keyboard Concerto, BWV 1064: III. Allegro
  • Friday 7:23 AM ET Vivaldi: Flute Concerto, RV 434: III. Allegro
Fall sunrise
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