A great hour of music planned for Sunday, May 13th from 7 to 8 pm. Big Band giants in the birthday spotlight this week include Woody Herman and Harry James. We'll also celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Gil Evans. Plus, you'll hear a few exciting new releases. Don't miss it!
It's works by Ligeti, Dvorak, and Roger Zare on Sunday, May 13th from 3 to 5 pm. Rossen Milanov conducts Symphony in C. Violinist Augustin Hadelich is soloist. Roger Zare was the winner of the ensemble's 2012 Young Composers' Competition.
Program: Roger Zare: Green Flash Georgy Ligeti: Violin Concerto Antonin Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 in E minor, "From the New World"
On Sunday, May 13th, from 5 to 6 pm on ENCORE!, it's Raymond Leppard: A Life in Music - another special program from the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Topics include: a gift for the Royal Children, a friendship with the Queen Mother, and a gift for the Queen.
Program: Elgar: Nursery Suite Canning: Fantasy on a Hymn Tune Foote: Pizzicato and Adagietto Grieg: "Nocturne" from Lyric Suite Beethoven: "Turkish March" from The Ruins of Athens
Tune in on for a special treat on Sunday, May 6th from 2 to 5 pm - Donizetti's lighthearted comedy The Elixir of Love, featuring the opera stars of the future singing this charming bel canto favorite - which includes the famous aria "Una furtiva lagrima."
This production is set at the end of World War II in Southern Italy, 1945. The war is nearly over and love is in the air! Beautiful and rich, Adina, the village librarian is pursued by a handsome soldier and adored from afar by the lowly library caretaker. Will a magic potion even the odds?
It's a special hour of organ music featuring Peter Richard Conte performing works by Bernstein, Elgar, and Jongen on the massive Wanamaker Organ on Sunday, May 5th from 5 to 6 pm . Mr. Conte is the Grand Court Organist of the Wanamaker Organ, Macy's Philadelphia. Your host is WRTI's Jill Pasternak.
Leonard Bernstein:Candide Overture (transcribed for organ by Peter Richard Conte)
Join us at 12:30 pm (early start time) on Saturday, May 5th for The Met Opera's The Makropulos Case. Count on a tour-de-force performance from Karita Mattila in Leos Janácek’s absorbing drama of a diva’s supernatural fight against her destiny. Czech expert Jirí Behlolávek conducts.
Composer Paul Hindemith is in the spotlight on Saturday, May 5th at 5 pm. Your hosts Kile Smith and Jack Moore tell the tale and play the music of Hindemith - once the darling of new music and his German rulers, he ran afoul of both groups, and then it seemed as if nothing was going right.