Classical Showcase continues its series of concerts from the Lucerne Festival in Switzerland on Friday evening at 7 with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra conducted by Mariss Jansons. They’ll play a program of music by Brahms, Shostakovich and Ravel.
Join Classical 101′s Jennifer Hambrick for some modern Americana – music that echoes America’s past even as it drives headlong into the future – on The American Sound, Saturday at 6 p.m. and Tuesday at 7 p.m. on Classical 101.
Fretworks usually features the classical guitar, and there is plenty of that on the next program, but this week, I’ll also have a mandolin concerto from the end of the 18th century by Johann Nepomuk Hummel. Hummel was a student of Mozart for two years as a youngster and later a friend of Beethoven Vienna.