From Astor Piazzolla to Stanley Myers on the Next Fretworks

Jason Vieaux (left) and Julien Labro
Jason Vieaux (left) and Julien Labro will be featured on the next episode of Fretworks.
September 18, 2014

On the next Fretworks, we’re seeing in the beginning of autumn with Astor Piazzolla’s Otono Porteno, from the Four Seasons of Buenos Aires featuring Jason Vieaux, Julien Labro.

Goodbye, Summer on The American Sound

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Catch the last American Sound program of summer, 6 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Tuesday on Classical 101.
18, 2014

Says farewell to summer and welcomes fall with beautiful, upbeat American classical music on The American Sound Saturday at 6pm and Tuesday at 7pm on Classical 101.

Gustavo Dudamel Conducts on the Next Classical Showcase

Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic
September 18, 2014

Friday at 7 pm on Classical 101, hear a prime example of the power of art to do good. Gustavo Dudamel will lead the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra on the next Classical Showcase.

11 Year Old Busker Meets His Hero, Joshua Bell

16, 2014

As reported recently in NPR’s Deceptive Cadence, an 11 year old violinist named Dylan Hamme got to meet and play a duet with his music idol, Joshua Bell, on live national television no less. It seems he was busking on 5th Avenue near Rockefeller Center and was asked in to the NBC studio of the Today Show with Kathie Lee and Hoda.

Mozart Minute: Mozart in the City of Darkness

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Catch The Mozart Minute every Friday at noon during the Amadeus Deli, and listen to The Mozart Minute podcast at
September 15, 2014

“You know that I had never seen anyone die, although I had often wished to,” Mozart wrote to his father. “How cruel that my first experience should be the death of my mother!”

Bela Fleck and the Brasil Guitar Duo on Fretworks

12, 2014

Five-string banjo player extraordinaire Bela Fleck will open the next Fretworks broadcast on Classical 101 with a virtuoso display of musical ability with his transcription of Niccolo Paganini’s Moto Perpetuo.

Arcangelo on Next Classical Showcase Friday at 7 PM

12, 2014

Our new weekly concert series, Classical Showcase, airing Friday evenings at 7 pm on Classical 101, will present the London-based period-instrument ensemble Arcangelo.

A Musical Carnival of the Animals

11, 2014

Camille Saint-Saens may have written the best-loved piece of classical music illustrating various members of the animal kingdom in his “zoological fantasy,” Carnival of the Animals, wherein human musicians play musical instruments expressing their character in a delightful way.

Young Musicians Continue to Find Their Way to Classical Music

10, 2014

Classical music’s solid performance in recent years has been good enough to lift the format into second place among all public formats

Mariachi Flash Mob

9, 2014

Would you participate in a flash mob?