Classical Music

11:00am

Sat May 19, 2012
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America's Music Festivals: Chamber Music Northwest

Airs Monday, May 21 at 11:00 p.m.  Despite the nickname “Stumptown,” Portland is known for being one of the greenest cities in the nation. Portland offers a pro-biking attitude, excellent fair-trade coffee, lots of organic produce and many opportunities to explore the outdoors through hiking or even kiteboarding. It should come as no surprise that the love of the outdoors combines with a local long-lived passion for classical music every summer for the Chamber Music Northwest Summer Music Festival. Pre-concert picnicking creates a festive atmosphere for concerts which take place on the lush campus of Reed College and other locations throughout the city. In 2011, the festival celebrates its 41st year of incredible musicmaking with exciting new programming, including performances by Anne-Marie McDermott and the Emerson String Quartet.

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11:00am

Mon May 14, 2012
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America's Music Festival: Virginia Arts Festival

Airs Monday, May 14 at 11:00 a.m.  They say that Virginia is for lovers – and that’s certainly true when it comes to art lovers. The Virginia Arts Festival brings an impressive array of artistic events to several cities throughout the state of Virginia during the summer. The festival hosts musical performances of many varieties, including everything from chamber music to folk. Included in this 50 day long festival of the arts are dance and theatre performances as well as the well-attended festival favorite, the Virginia International Tattoo.

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12:00pm

Sat May 12, 2012
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The Lyric Opera of Chicago: Offenbach's Tales of Hoffman

Emily Fons & Matthew Polenzani in The Tales of Hoffman
Dan Rest Lyric Opera of Chicago

Airs Saturday, May 12 at 12:00 p.m.  Red River Radio is pleased to present the Lyric Opera Of Chicago broadcast season with an opening night productions of Jacques Offenbach's "The Tales of Hoffman."  If ever a man was unlucky at love, it’s Hoffmann, the wild-eyed poet who travels the world in search of the ideal woman and ends up thwarted by villains at every turn. First, he’s smitten by Olympia — but discovers she’s nothing more than a mechanical doll. Then, he falls for Antonia, a fragile songstress who’ll die if she sings — and regrettably for him, she does both! Finally he’s seduced by Giulietta — but the treacherous courtesan casts him aside. Impossibly beautiful music (including the famous Barcarolle) combined with flamboyant theatricality — that’s why Offenbach’s extravaganza is the perfect way to open our season.

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11:00am

Tue May 8, 2012
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A Mother's Joy & Songs For Mother

 Airs Wednesday, May 9 at 11:00 a.m. Join the Mormon Tabernacle Choir as the celebrate Mother's Day with “All Things Bright and Beautiful,” “Home Is a Special Kind of Feeling” from The Wind in the Willows, “My Favorite Things” from The Sound of Music, “Thou Gracious God, Whose Mercy Lends,” “Evening Prayer” from Hansel and Gretel, “All Through the Night,” “Hush Little Baby,” “You Raise Me Up,” and “It’s a Grand Night for Singing” from State Fair.

11:00am

Mon May 7, 2012
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America's Music Festivals: Chautauqua Music Festival

Airs Monday, May 7 at 11:00 a.m.  President Teddy Roosevelt once described the programs at Chatauqua Lake as “the most American thing about America.” What began in the early 1870s as an experimental school on the banks of pristine Chautauqua Lake in upstate New York has now blossomed into a 750-acre education center which offers an incredible summer music festival. Music floats over the grounds, coming from the practice cabins where musicians spend seven weeks honing their crafts in preparation for concerts.

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