Mozart

Airs Monday, July 6, at 1 p.m. On this week's broadcast concert by the San Francisco Symphony, Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas leads the orchestra in music from classical Vienna to 20th Century America. Jeremy Denk is the pianist in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, and you'll also hear Beethoven's Leonore Overture No. 3, Eating Greens by Steve Mackey, and the Symphonic Ode by Aaron Copland plus Street Song for Symphonic Brass by Michael Tilson Thomas.

Airs Saturday, May 16, at 12 noon. The first production in this year's season from the Lyric Opera of Chicago features Mozart's Don Giovanni with Mariusz Kwiecien as Don Giovanni; Marina Rebeka as Donna Anna; Ana María Martínez as Donna Elvira; and Kyle Ketelsen as Leporello. Also in this production are Antonio Poli as Don Ottavio; Andrea Silvestrelli as Il Commendatore; Andriana Chuchman as Zerlina; and Michael Sumuel as Masetto. Sir Andrew Davis conducts the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus.

Airs Monday, March 23, at 11 a.m. This week on the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Nicolas McGegan conducts Vivaldi’s Four Seasons featuring Ye-Eun Choi on violin. We'll also hear Haydn’s Symphony No. 103 and the Chaconne from Idomeneo by Mozart. Jim Cunningham will host.

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Airs Saturday, February 28, at 12 noon. The 2014-15 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, heard in a performance from October 6, 2014. The broadcast, taped last fall, stars soprano Pretty Yende as the princess Pamina; tenor Toby Spence as the prince Tamino; baritone Markus Werba as Papageno the birdcatcher; bass René Pape as the high priest Sarastro; and Macedonian soprano Ana Durlovski in her network broadcast debut as the Queen of the Night. The performance was conducted by Adam Fischer.

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Airs saturday, February 21, at 12 noon. The 2014-15 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Mozart’s Don Giovanni. It stars baritone Peter Mattei, who is widely recognized as one of the world’s foremost interpreters of the title role. New York Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert leads the ensemble cast that also features Elza van den Heever as Donna Anna, Luca Pisaroni as Giovanni's servant Leporello, Kate Lindsey as the ingénue Zerlina, Emma Bell as Donna Elvira, and James Morris as the Commendatore, in addition to two network broadcast debuts: Russian tenor Dmitry Korchak as Anna’s fiancé, Don Ottavio, and Czech bass-baritone Adam Plachetka as Zerlina's fiancé, Masetto. Don Giovanni will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 12:00 p.m. CT on Saturday, February 21.

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