Bramwell Tovey conducts the New York Philharmonic in a Star-Spangled Spectacular this Sunday form 3 to 5 pm.
Joined by the U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, under Major Brian Dix, you'll hear a salute to Broadway, with music from Kiss Me, Kate,South Pacific, and My Fair Lady, Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, and works by Sousa, of course!
Mozart’s delightfully comic battle of the sexes comes to life with ravishingly beautiful music and sparkling wit on Saturday, July 14th, from 1 to 4:30 pm.
The cast includes soprano Aleksandra Kurzak and bass-baritone Ildebrando D’Arcangelo. An opera buffa (comic opera) in two acts, it was first performed in 1790. The libretto was written by Lorenzo Da Ponte – this is the third in a trilogy of librettos by Da Ponte; the others were for Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro and Don Giovanni.
With divisions, collaborations, and repetitions of strings, you'll hear the spice of Antoniou, the romance of Baksa, and the transparency of Glass. It’s American contemporary music on WRTI HD-2 and the all-classical stream at wrti.org on Now is the Time, Sunday, July 15th, 10 to 11 pm.
PROGRAM: Theodore Antoniou. Suite for Violin and Harpsichord Robert Baksa. Nonet for Winds and Strings Philip Glass. String Quartet No. 5
Join host Bob Craig during the 5 pm hour of his show as he interviews vocalist Stephanie Nakasian - it's in celebration of her new CD, Show Me The Way. You'll hear a few songs from the CD as well as a couple of her spot-on impersonations of Anita O'Day and Blossom Dearie.