You’re invited to wake up with classical music, a Romantic mystery piece at 6:40, and a few surprises. Brenda Tremblay hosts from six until ten. The Mystery theme is “High Romance.”
Monday, July 17
Wake up with a splash and a day-long celebration of Handel’s Water Music on its 300th anniversary! Explore reasons why this Baroque piece of music has become so iconic. Savor pieces by J.S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, and celebrate the birthday of “the only forgotten son of the Bach family,” P.D.Q. Bach.
Tuesday, July 18
You’re invited to tune in and dream along with pianist Evgeny Kissin, violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, and Pegasus Early Music recorded live in concert. We’ll “Fall into Light” with Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer and gaze on two musical watercolors.
Wednesday, July 19
On the playlist: pirates, ghosts and mischievous birds, plus RPO trombonist Mark Kellogg, a river song, Musica Spei recorded live, and a madcap gallop. Composers lined up include Tchaikovsky, Mozart, and Shostakovich.
Thursday, July 20
You’re invited to hit the ground running with Grofe’s Grand Canyon Suite, rage over the small stuff with Beethoven, and wave and dance along with a Strauss waltz. Composers include Mendelssohn, Hovhaness, and Marianne Martinez.
Friday, July 21
John Andres hosts.