Airs Monday, March 17 at 11 a.m. On the final concert from the San Francisco Symphony this season, violinist Alexander Barantschik takes the podium to lead the orchestra in three of J.S. Bach's Brandenburg Concerti; his concerto No. 1 in F, the concerto No. 4 in G, and the concerto No. 5 in D. The concert will also feature Handel's Water Music Suite No. 2 in D and Beethoven's Symphony No. 4.

Airs Monday, March 10 at 11 a.m.  This week on the San Francisco Symphony, Jane Glover takes the podium for a masterpieces of the baroque concert featuring Handel's Water Music and his music for the Royal Fireworks. We'll also hear CPE Bach's Symphony in G Major, the Orchestra suite No. 34 in D by JS Bach and three of Bach's Brandenburg Concerti. Join us for a Baroque Spectacular this week on the San Francisco Symphony.

Airs Monday, December 23 at 1 p.m. The Valparaiso University invites you, once again, to their Christmas Concert, “A Carol Festival”.  This concert features over 200 musicians in spectacular Christmas celebration, and will include the Valparaiso University Chorale, Women’s Choir, Men’s Choir, Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Concert Band. Some of the music to be performed includes portions of Handel’s Messiah, works by Benjamin Britten and John Rutter’s Gloria, Emmanuel Variants by Robert Foster for Band, Hymn to the Nativity by Brammeier, along with other traditional Christmas selections. Conductors to include Christopher M. Cock, Chorale and Men's Choir; Maura Janton Cock, Women's Choir; Dennis Friesen-Carper, symphony orchestra; and Jeffrey Scott Doebler, Chamber Concert Band. A tradition on campus for over 80 years, the Valparaiso University Christmas Concert will celebrate the holiday season in the Chapel of the Resurrection. 

Airs Friday, December 20 at 12 noon. No holiday season is complete without Handel’s stunning oratorio, and one of Boston's most cherished holiday traditions: Music Director Harry Christophers leads the Handel & Haydn Society Period Instrument Orchestra, Chorus, and internationally-acclaimed soloists in Handel's dramatic masterwork, in the acoustic splendor of Boston’s Symphony Hall.

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Airs Saturday, April 27 at 12 noon.  The 2012-13 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Handel’s Giulio Cesare, starring countertenor David Daniels in the title role and soprano Natalie Dessay as Cleopatra, conducted by Baroque specialist Harry Bicket.  David McVicar’s popular staging, originally produced at the Glyndebourne Festival and having its Met premiere this season, incorporates many innovative elements into the story of Caesar and Cleopatra’s romance—including extensive choreography by Andrew George.