Summer Stages

Monday's at 11:00 a.m.
  • Hosted by Lauren Rico and Matt Rogers

Each summer, with blankets and picnic baskets in hand, millions of Americans enjoy classical music in the casual setting of music festivals. Summer Stages takes its listeners on the road every week to summer music venues in the southeast. The 13-week concert series travels from the Brevard Music Festival to the Savannah Music Festival, then to the Norfolk's Virginia Arts Festival before finishing its summer tour at Charleston's Spoleto Festival USA. The series will spotlight 8 celebrated conductors and solo performances by such renowned artists as violinist Daniel Hope, cellist David Finckel and pianists Stephen Prutsman and Andre Watts.

Summer Stages: Brevard Music Festival!

Dec 10, 2012

Airs Monday, December 10 at 11:00 a.m.  This week on Summer Stages, the final flourish of the 2012 Brevard Music Festival!  Legendary pianist Andre Watts joins Keith Lockhart and the BMC Orchestra. Our season closes with director Keith Lockhart leading the orchestra and André Watts in Grieg's Piano Concerto in a minor. The concert also includes Dzubay's Shadow Dance and Berlioz' signature Symphonie Fantastique.

Summer Stages: Spoleto Festival USA

Dec 1, 2012

Airs Monday, December 3 at 11:00 a.m.  This week on Summer Stages, The Simpsons, Dolly Parton and Rachmaninoff. It's not the most obvious mix but the Westminster Choir makes it work. Hear them performing from the Spoleto Festival USA on Summer Stages from Classical Public Radio! Some of the featured works include Weelkes' In Excelsis Deo;   Esenvalds' The Long Road;   Kreek's Taaveti laul Nr. 104 (Psalm 104);  Elder's Seven Last Words from the Cross;  Crabtree's From Five Romantic Miniatures from the Simpsons;  and the Westminster Choir with Christopher Costanza, cello perform Tavener's  Svyatí.

Summer Stages: Spoleto Festival USA

Nov 25, 2012

Airs Monday, November 26 at 11:00 a.m.  Once again this week on Summer Stages we return to Charleston South. It's been called "America's most friendly city", "the most polite and hospitable city in America" and even "America's sexiest city." Charleston South Carolina proves to be one of America's most musical cities too when we drop in for a concert at the Spoleto Festival USA. The Westminster Choir has the Durufle Requiem and the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra performs the equally sublime Siegfried Idyll. Don't miss the next stop on Summer Stages from Classical Public Radio.

Summer Stages: Spoleto Festival USA

Nov 19, 2012

Airs Monday, November 19 at 11:00 a.m.  This week on Summer Stages, we're headed to Charleston, South Carolina, rich in history, architecture and music! Join us for a visit to the Spoleto Festival USA where the Westminster Choir provides heavenly choral masterpieces and pianist Stephen Prutsman stops by to perform Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No.1 with the festival orchestra. That and more on SummerStages from Classical Public Radio.

Summer Stages

Nov 12, 2012

Airs Monday, November 12 at 11:00 a.m.  This week on Summer Stages it's another program jam-packed with chamber delights from the Virginia Arts Festival.  We'll have selections by Mozart and Dvorak and then violinist Tianwa Yang brings a bit of Bach and Hindemith. We'll hear Mozart's String Quartet No.23 in F and Dvorak's String Quartet No.14 in A-flat followed by Bach's Partita No.2 in D minor and the concert will close with Hindemith's Violin Sonata Op.31, No.2.  Don’t miss this stop on Summer Stages from on Red River Radio!