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 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 Saturday, January 18 at 12 noon. The 2013-14 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin. Valery Gergiev conducts the performance, which features soprano Anna Netrebko as the naive heroine Tatiana, baritone Mariusz Kwiecien as the aristocratic title character, and tenor Piotr Beczala as the poet Lenski. Mezzo-soprano Oksana Volkova sings the role of Tatiana’s sister, Olga, and Alexei Tanovitski sings Prince Gremin. This cast opened the Met season with this new production last fall. Eugene Onegin will be heard over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network.
Airs Monday, January 6 at 11 a.m. On this week’s concert by the San Francisco Symphony, Charles Detoit takes the podium and will be joined by violinist Arabella Steinbacher for Tchaikovsky's Violin Concert in D Major, Op. 35. The orchestra itself serves as soloist in Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra. The concert opens with music by Igor Stravinsky and a performance of his Le Chant du rossignol. To fill out the hour, music director Michael Tilson Thomas leads the orchestra in A Parade by Lou Harrison.
Airs Tuesday, December 24 at 7 p.m. Classical New England's James David Jacobs goes behind the scenes for Boston Ballet's The Nutcracker, uncovering the secrets of Tchaikovsky's masterpiece with conductor Jonathan McPhee, cast members, and the audience at the Boston Opera House. The story – and the music – unfolds as never before in this gripping narrative.