Rising Stars

Don't miss an exciting performance with two rising stars in music on Front Row Washington, which features a work for flute and cello that imitates a "jet whistle," presented by Dumbarton Concerts. The Balourdet Quartet, based in Boston, Massachusetts, is currently in residence at the New England Conservatory’s Professional String Quartet Program. The quartet received the Grand Prize at the 2021 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition, as well as prizes in international competitions including the Banff, Paolo Borciani, and Carl Nielsen competitions. They were also awarded the Gold Medal at the 2020 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and the 2021 Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition. 

Named one of The Washington Post’s 23 for ‘23, flutist and educator Adam W. Sadberry is paving a distinctive career with his citizenry, creativity, and vibrancy both on and off stage. Along with his solo and educational work, Adam has a strong foundation in orchestral playing. He is the principal flutist of the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music in Santa Cruz, CA, and has played principal flute with the St. Louis and Detroit Symphony Orchestras, among others. 


The Champion

​Terence Blanchard's second Met premiere, Champion, is the dramatic and triumphant story of young boxer Emile Griffith, who rises from obscurity to world champion.  Bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green portrays the young Emile, and veteran Eric Owens portrays Griffith’s older self, haunted by the ghosts of his past.  This performance from earlier this year was a Met premiere, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. On Opera Matinee.


Mozart and Handel

Mozart loved the music of Handel, and learned much from it. On this week's Choral Showcase, Mozart's Requiem, and a work that inspired at least a part of it: the Funeral Anthem for Queen Caroline by Handel.


Chopin Piano Sonata, Rachmaninoff, & More

The young violist on this week’s From the Top actually built his own instrument. Hear that story alongside dazzling performances of Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Jessie Montgomery and more.

From the TOp

Rise and shine with Classical Sunrise!

We have music just as glorious as this week's sunrises, waiting to help you greet the day! Join us on Classical Sunrise and start your day off right.

  • Monday 6:05AM Mozart - Symphony K 16: III. Presto
  • Tuesday 6:05AM Gliere - Russian Sailors' Dance
  • Wednesday 6:05AM Mozart - Marriage of Figaro Overture
  • Thursday 6:05AM Holst - Brook Green Suite: Dance
  • Friday 6:05AM Mouret - Rondeau


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