Airs, Thursday, February 23 at 8:00 p.m. There's nothing like the sound of musicians embracing the concept of swinging on the bandstand, a 20th-century American conception that has since permeated the planet.
In a stripped-down three-song set at the NPR Music offices, the Grammy-winning U.K. pop star showcases her brilliant voice and seemingly effortless charisma. Watch Adele perform two new songs to go with her ubiquitous hit "Chasing Pavements."
Airs Tuesday, February 21 at 9:00 p.m. The Berklee College of Music in Boston has educated at least eight bandleaders playing this year's Newport Jazz Festival, and several other sidemen. So it's appropriate that the school annually sends one of its most enterprising student groups to Newport. At the Harbor Stage, Puerto Rican saxophonist Mario Castro leads a group of musicians from places as far-flung as South Korea, Israel and California, and as close as a few hours north on the Massachusetts coast. Recorded live at the Newport Jazz Festival on Sunday, August 7.
Airs Monday, February 20 at 11:00 a.m. The International Piano Festival kicks off from the Princeton University campus this July 7th through the 15th as part of the Golandsky Institute’s Summer Symposium. The festival celebrates piano masterworks and brings students, teachers and professional pianists together to hear wonderful music and hone their craft. The Golandsky Institute has been helping musicians learn proper technique and avoid music-related injury since its start in 2003.
A scene from Act 2 of Rossini's "Il Barbiere di Siviglia" at the Metropolitan Opera.
Credit Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera (c) 2006
Airs Saturday, February 18 at 12:00 noon. The 2011-12 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Rossini’s comic favorite Il Barbiere di Siviglia – The Barber of Seville. Soprano Diana Damrau, who starred in the 2006 premiere of Bartlett Sher’s production, reprises her acclaimed performance as the spirited heroine Rosina.Rising South African tenor Colin Lee makes his Met role debut as Count Almaviva, the nobleman who disguises himself to win Rosina’s heart.