Airs Tuesday, April 23 at 11 a.m. In 2010, Christian Thielemann and the Staatskapelle Dresden recorded Bruckner’s Symphony No. 8 to enthusiastic critical acclaim. Don't miss your chance to hear this "venerable, remarkable orchestra" (The New York Times) perform this massive work live in concert.
Classical guitarist John De Chiaro head's up the Alexandria Strings Program in several public schools. He says 20 students will play Carnegie Hall on Dec. 1.
Rapides Youth Orchestra is on a roll. The students are preparing to play concerts at Carnegie Hall and the White House in December. But before then, they’ll compete in the Crescent City Classic National Orchestra Competition on March 23. Later this month, they’ll perform the National Anthem at a New Orleans Hornets game. Classical guitarist John De Chiaro teaches string instruments at three public schools in Alexandria. He says it’s easy to spot the kids who will stick with music. It’s not their raw talent that stands out; rather, it's their accountability.
Airs Thursday, September 6 at 11:00 a.m. Cleveland, Berlin and Budapest. The "Cleveland Orchestra" plays Shostakovich's Symphony No. 6, the "Berlin Philharmonic" plays Mahler Symphony No. 2 (first movement), and the "Budapest Festival Orchestra" plays Schubert Symphony No. 9.
Airs Friday, July 20 at 12:00 noon. Spring for Music showcases some of North America’s most exciting orchestras at Carnegie Hall. In Program 1, the Houston Symphony performs an all-Shostakovich program including a rarity, Anti-Formalist Rayok, a protest piece that was not performed publicly until the Soviet Union was self-destructing. Also on the program is Shostakovich’s iconic Symphony No. 11. Music director Hans Graf conducts, with bass soloist Mikhail Svetlov.