Classical 91.5

Special Programs/Mini Series

Throughout the year Classical 91.5 will present a number of special programs or mini-series that are not a part of our regular broadcast schedule.  Come back to this page on a regular basis to find out about these special programs.

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Concordia Choir Concert, 02/15/17

Feb 1, 2017
Classical MPR

Recorded at Asbury First United Methodist Church while on their national tour in February 2016, the Concordia Choir of Moorehead, Minnesota under the direction of conductor and composer René Clausen, performs a rich collection of choral masterworks that “uphold a sacred choral tradition of musical integrity and spiritual expression.”  Brenda Tremblay hosts.

One of the most beloved singers of the 20th century, American soprano Leontyne Price rose to stardom at a time when African-American artists were only just beginning to achieve major recognition in the opera world.  Price, who turns 90 on Feb 10, 2017 is celebrated in this tribute to her life and career. The program includes comments and reminiscences from Renée Fleming, Sondra Radvanovsky, Denyce Graves and Eric Owens. (Click title for full listing of repertoire)

The Boston Calendar

1/16, 1:o0 pm on Classical 91.5

Recorded live at the New England Conservatory of Music, The Boston Children’s Chorus, comprised of singers ages 10 through 18,  presents its annual Dr. Martin Luther King Day tribute concert. The program features BCC’s youth ensembles and Grammy-winning guest artist Roomful of Teeth. Songs will link the past to the present, and injustice to truth. Included with be a new arrangement of the Ballad of Harry T. Moore and Glory, the award-winning theme of the film Selma.

Lucerne Festival 2016

Nov 23, 2016
YouTube

Tuesdays at 8pm, Nov 29, Dec 6, 13 & 27

Jeff Spurgeon of WQXR in NYC presents highlights of the 2016 Festival, complete with special intermission features and interviews with Festival artists.  Included in the season are the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Marin Alsop, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe with conductor Bernard Haitink, who celebrates his 50th anniversary at Lucerne, and the Rotterdam Philharmonic with conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

The annual David Hochstein Recital Competition recognizes outstanding musicianship and performance skills of advanced student musicians in grades 10-12 who reside in the nine-county region surrounding Greater Rochester.  The students who win this competition perform at a recital at Hochstein each spring. 

This year’s winners are oboist Riesa Cassano, cellist Benjamin Doane, and pianist Jonathan Madden.  

Tuesdays 8:00-10:00 p.m. , Nov 1-22, 2016

Taloa, which is from the Chickasaw word for song, explores the fascinating connections in the music of contemporary Māori and American Indian composers. Composer and show host Jerod Impichchaachaaha (meaning high corncrib) Tate is a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation and he’ll lead listeners through music by American Indian composers and his journey to New Zealand for on-the-ground encounters with leading Māori composers.  Listeners will hear performances by Kiri Te Kanawa, Hilary Hahn, and the San Francisco Symphony, among others. 

Salute in Song

Oct 14, 2016

Fri. 11/11, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

“Salute in Song” honors the commitment and service of the men and women in our armed forces, past and present.  Renowned men’s ensemble Cantus performs In Flanders Fields, Waiting for the Dawn of Peace, Last Letter Home, Imagine, and America the Beautiful.  Host Alison Young intersperses dialogue about the armed services.

6ABC.com

Sat. 11/19, 1:00 p.m.

Schnyder: Charlie Parker’s Yardbird (in English)

CAST:

Charlie Parker: Lawrence Brownlee

Addie Parker: Angela Brown

Chan Parker: Emily Pogorelc

Doris Parker: Elena Perroni

Rebecca  Parker: Chrystal E. Williams

Dizzy Gillespie: Will Liverman

Baroness Pannonica (“Nica”) De Koenigswarter: Tamara Mumford

San Francisco Symphony Presents: Fidelio

Oct 14, 2016
Player FM

Sat 11/26, 1:00 p.m.

Beethoven: Fidelio

CAST (in order of appearance):
Jaquino: Nicholas Phan
Marzelline: Joélle Harvey
Rocco: Kevin Langan
Leonore: Nina Stemme
Don Pizarro: Alan Held
First Prisoner: Matthew Newlin
Second Prisoner: Craig Verm
Florestan: Brandon Jovanovich
Don Fernando: Luca Pisaroni

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