Airs Saturday, July 5 at 12 noon. This week we present the final performance from the Lyric Opera of Chicago 2014 season with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's La Clemenza Di Tito (in Italian) featuring Matthew Polenzani as Tito with Joyce DiDonato as Sesto, Amanda Majeski as Vitellia, Cecelia Hall as Anno, Emily Birsan as Servilia, and Christian Van Horn as Publio. Sir David McVicar directs and Sir Andrew Davis will lead the cast, Orchestra and Chorus of the Lyric Opera of Chicago in this performance.
Airs Monday, June 2 at 11 a.m. This week on our broadcast concert by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Arild Remmereit will lead the orchestra in Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 1, “Winter Dreams” and George Walker’s Sinfonia No. 4, “Strands.” Violinist Gil Shaham will be the guest solosit for a performance of Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5, the “Turkish” concerto.
Airs Saturday, April 26 at 12 noon. The 2013-14 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Mozart’s comic opera Così fan tutte, conducted by Met Music Director James Levine. It features an ensemble cast: Susanna Phillips as Fiordiligi, Isabel Leonard as her sister Dorabella, Danielle de Niese as their feisty maid, Despina, Matthew Polenzani as Ferrando, Rodion Pogossov as Guglielmo, and Maurizio Muraro as the cynical Don Alfonso. Così fan tutte will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network.
Airs Monday, April 21 at 11 a.m. Coming up on the next broadcast concert by the Pittsburgh Symphony, music director Manfred Honeck welcomes clarinetist Michael Rusinek for a concert featuring the Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto along with Echo of Peace by Herbert Willi, the Symphony No. 4 by Tchaikovsky and Mason Bates’ Mothership.
Airs Monday, April 14 at 11 a.m. This week on the Pittsburgh Symphony, music director Manfred Honeck will be joined by violinist Noah Bendix-Balgley for a performance of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto and then soprano Sari Gruber, mezzo-soprano Gerhild Romberger, tenor Paul Appleby and bass John Relyea will join the Orchestra along with the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and narrator F. Murry Abraham for different performance of Mozart's great Requiem.