Airs Saturday, February 22 at 12 noon. The 2013-14 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier, heard in an archival broadcast from earlier this season. Edward Gardner leads the cast that features Viennese soprano Martina Serafin in one of her signature roles, the Marschallin. Mezzo-soprano Alice Coote sings the trouser role of the Marschallin’s young lover, Octavian, while soprano Erin Morley is Sophie, the innocent young woman who comes between the two.
Bill Beckett spoke with pianist Asiya Korepanova and Dr. Lester Senter Wilson, the Executive Director of the Wideman International Piano Competition about the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra’s concert on Saturday, November 16 at 7:30 pm in Riverview Theatre. The concert features Asiya Korepanova in the Burlekse by Richard Strauss and Twyla Robinson in the Four Last Songs of Richard Strauss as well as his tone poem Don Juan. The concert opens with Wagner’s Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde. For more information you can contact online the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra or call 318-227-8863.
Airs Monday, August 5 at 11 a.m. This week on the Pittsburgh Symphony maestro Manfred Honeck will be joined on stage by violinist Joshua Bell for a performance of the Violin Concerto by Johannes Brahms. Mr. Honeck will also lead the orchestra in three works by Richard Strauss, his tone poem Don Juan, Death and Transfiguration, and Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks.
Airs Monday, May 13 at 11 a.m. This week on the Pittsburgh symphony Orchestra concert Mariss Jansons takes the podium in a orchestral spectacular with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No 41 in C Major “Jupiter”; Richard Strauss’ Dance of the Seven Veils from Salome; Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 in B minor (Unfinished); Bela Bartok’s Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta.
Airs Monday, April 22 at 11 a.m. This week Manfred Honeck leads the orchestra in Nicolai’s Overture to The Merry Wives of Windsor, Johann Strauss Jr.’s Artist’s Life Waltz, Pablo de Sarasate’s Gypsy Airs for Violin and Orchestra, Fritz Kreisler’s Love’s Joy for Violin and Orchestra, Josef Strauss’ Cheerful Fortitude Polka; On Holiday Polka; Feuerfest Polka; and Johann Strauss Jr.’s Radetzky March and Light of Heart Polka. Leif Ove Andsnes will also join maestro Honeck for Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1.