Bach

Airs Friday, November 27 at 1 p.m. When it comes to artistic partnerships, there's a lot to be said for the fireworks of musicians joining together for the first time. But there's another kind of collaboration that can yield profound pleasure: a recording with two artists who know each other deeply, in a relationship that has unfolded over years or even decades.

John-Henry Crawford website

A Shreveport cellist is in St. Petersburg, Russia this week competing in the most prestigious classical music competition in the world.

Of the 25 cellists invited to perform in the 2015 International Tchaikovsky Competition, only three are from the US. One of them is 22-year old Shreveport native John -Henry Crawford.

Airs Friday, April 3 at 12 noon. Music of the Baroque and the WFMT Radio Network are pleased to offer Bach's Passion According to St. John, a Holy Week Special conducted by Jane Glover. In this intimate, intensely dramatic, and deeply human telling of the Passion narrative, J.S. Bach sets scripture and poetry in music of heartbreaking emotion and beauty. Scottish tenor Paul Agnew, whom the Chicago Tribune calls "simply miraculous," returns this season to sing the Evangelist in one of the greatest choral works of all time.

Music of the Baroque was founded in Hyde Park, Illinois, 36 years ago by Conductor Laureate Thomas S. From its church choir roots, Music of the Baroque has grown to be the Midwest’s largest professional chorus and orchestra specializing in the performance of sixteenth, seventeenth and early eighteenth century music. Over the past three decades, the ensemble has brought Chicago audiences their first, and in some cases, only performances of many early masterpieces – among them, Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo, Telemann’s Day of Judgment, Mozart’s Idomeneo and numerous Handel operas and oratorios.

The chorus and orchestra of Music of the Baroque comprise of approximately 60 professional musicians. Chorus members have active operatic and recital careers and many perform regularly, both in the United States and abroad. Many members of the Music of the Baroque Orchestra are also members of other leading ensembles, including the Chicago Symphony and Lyric Opera orchestras. In this intimate, intensely dramatic, and deeply human telling of the Passion narrative, J. S. Bach sets scripture and poetry in music of heartbreaking emotion and beauty. Scottish tenor Paul Agnew, whom the Chicago Tribune calls “simply miraculous,” returns to sing the Evangelist in one of the greatest choral works of all time.

Bach’s Passion According to St. John will be conducted by Jane Glover. The soloists include Paul Agnew, Nathan Berg, Yulia Van Doren, Krisztina Szabó, Todd von Felker, Susan Nelson, Klaus Georg, Ryan O’Mealey, and the Music of the Baroque Chorus and Orchestra.

Airs Monday, December 15 at 11 a.m. Pittsburgh Symphony Radio brings out the B team this week, as Manfred Honeck conducts Bach, Beethoven and Brahms.  You’ll hear Bach’s Toccata and Fugue, arranged by Stokowski and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4.  Helene Grimaud plays the Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1. Jim Cunningham will host.

Red River Radio Spotlight: Simone Dinnerstein with the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra

May 2, 2014

Aired Friday, May 2 at 11 a.m.  Kermit Poling spoke with pianist Simone Dinnersten, composer Philip Lasser, and music director/conductor Michael Betterman about the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra's season finale and chamber concerts this weekend. Works to be performed are Ravel's Le tombeau de Couperin, Philip Lasser's Piano Concerto subtitled The Circle and the Child, and Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 (“From the New World”). Sunday's chamber concert features J.S. Bach's Two Part Inventions; excerpts from J.S. Bach's Goldberg Variations Arr. for string trio; and J.S.

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