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Classical Showcase at The Lucerne Festival Next Four Weeks

Luzerne, Switzerland by Horst Michael Lechner
Luzerne, Switzerland by Horst Michael Lechner
11:11AM
October 9, 2014

The next four Classical Showcase broadcasts Friday evenings at 7 pm on Classical 101, will feature performances from the 2014 Lucerne Festival near Lake Lucerne in Switzerland. This Friday’s performance will showcase the Lucerne Festival Orchestra and the Bavarian Radio Chorus with alto Sara Mingardo in a Brahms program conducted by Andris Nelsons.

Classical Showcase Presents Last Night of the 2014 BBC Proms

Outside the Royal Albert Hal during the BBC Proms season of 2008
Outside the Royal Albert Hal during the BBC Proms season of 2008
6:00AM
October 2, 2014

On Friday evening at 7 pm, Classical 101 will present the Last Night of the 2014 BBC Proms in London. The event took place on September 13th at the Royal Albert Hall, but we’ll have a two hour concert presentation of the musical highlights for our Classical Showcase.

Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2014

Sir Neville Marriner
Sir Neville Marriner recipient of Gramophone Magazine’s Outstanding Acheivement award winner.
10:35AM
October 1, 2014

Gramophone Magazine’s Classical Music Awards of 2014 were presented a couple of weeks ago in London. This most prestigious event honoring the best classical music recordings of the past year and Sir Neville Marriner was honored with the Outstanding Acheivement award.

Deja Vu All Over Again For Atlanta Symphony

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall
8:35AM
September 30, 2014

As recently reported, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is locked out by management, again. Hasn’t this just happened not too long ago?

Musical Dances, a Carnival, and a Chaconne on Fretworks

12:50PM
September
25, 2014

This week on Fretworks, a program devoted primarily to the classical guitar, we’ll start with a lot of mandolins for a Slavonic Dance by Antonin Dvorak with the Toulouse Mandolin Ensemble. Then Chinese guitarist Xuefei Yang performs Fransisco Tarrega’s Variations on the Carnival of Venice.

Melodious Mozart and Monumental Bruckner on Classical Showcase

11:11AM
September
25, 2014

The next Classical Showcase on Friday evening at 7 pm features a concert from Carnegie Hall in New York with the world-renowned Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra performing Mozart and Bruckner.

Conductor Christopher Hogwood Dies at Age 73

2:59PM
September
24, 2014

The English conductor Christopher Hogwood died today after a long illness at the age of 73. He was the noted founder of the early-music orchestra The Academy of Ancient Music, a group he started in 1973 and directed for some 30 years.

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.
1:40PM
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.

Mariachi Flash Mob

8:59AM
September
9, 2014

Would you participate in a flash mob?

Dvorak, Stephen Foster and Hawaiian Guitar on Fretworks

12:08PM
August
28, 2014

For the Labor Day weekend on Fretworks, we’ll hear the Modern Mandolin Quartet play their arrangement of music by Czech composer Antonin Dvorak written while he was in the United States in Spilville, Iowa in 1893.