Corigliano and Brahms on Next Classical Showcase

18, 2014

On Friday evening at 7, the next Classical Showcase continues with another live concert performance from the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.

All Tchaikovsky Program on Classical Showcase

12, 2014

Classical showcase continues a series of concerts featuring the Los Angeles Philharmonic in an all Tchaikovsky program Friday evening at 7 on Classical 101. Music director Gustavo Dudamel leads the orchestra in Tchaikovsky’s first and last symphonies.

Bartok, Vivaldi, and Hovhaness on Fretworks

Brandon Yip with guitar
Music by Brandon Yip with the San Francisco Guitar Quartet Saturday on Fretworks.
December 12, 2014

This week on Fretworks, I’ll have a couple of somewhat unusual selections as well as more expected fare.

Glassfest in England with Philip Glass

Philip Glass
Philip Glass
December 11, 2014

Like the Energizer bunny, composer Philip Glass won’t quit and good for him. At 77, he has been touring England and performing his own music.

Bach on Mandolin and Villa-Lobos Guitar Concerto on Fretworks

Chris Thile holding a mandolin.
Chris Thile
December 4, 2014

On the next Fretworks, we’ll hear Bach played on the mandolin by Chris Thile, music from the first ever guitar concerto recording from the New York Philharmonic with Sharon Isbin, and music of the holidays from guitarists Giovanni De Chiaro and John Stover.

Is Classical Music Dying–Again? Or Not?

25, 2014

The articles and stories keep coming: classical music is dead, it’s on its way out, it’s passe, not relevant, boring, and perhaps worst of all “elitist,” whatever the person flinging that accusation might actually mean by it.

Ives, Salonen, and Sibelius Tonight on Classical Showcase

Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
November 21, 2014

Friday evening at 7 pm, Classical Showcase continues with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra in a program of music by Charles Ives, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and Jean Sibelius.

Los Angeles Guitar Quartet on Next Fretworks

Los Angeles Guitar Quartet in performance
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet in performance.
November 20, 2014

This week on Fretworks, we’ll hear the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet in their arrangement of music from the Renaissance by Giovanni Gabrielli.

Kung Fu Piano from the World’s Fastest Pianist: Lubomyr Melnyk

Lubomyr Melnyk in Berlin kitchen_photo by Martyn Heyne
Lubomyr Melnyk
17, 2014

In what may, or may not be a dubious distinction, Ukrainian pianist Lubomyr Melnyk claims to be the fastest pianist alive.