Tchaikovsky

12:00pm

Sat January 18, 2014
Metropolitan Opera

Metropolitan Opera: Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin

Scene from Act II of Eugene Onegin
Ken Howard Metropolitan Opera

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.

11:00am

Mon January 6, 2014
San Francisco Symphony

San Francisco Symphony

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.

7:00am

Tue December 24, 2013
A Journey Through The Nutcracker

A Journey Through The Nutcracker

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.

1:00pm

Tue December 17, 2013
Journey Through The Nutcracker

A Journey Through The Nutcracker

Airs Tuesday, December 17 at 1 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.

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11:00am

Sun December 8, 2013
San Francisco Symphony

San Francisco Symphony

Airs Monday, December 9 at 11 a.m.  This week on the San Francisco Symphony, conductor Herbert Blomstedt will be joined by pianist Garrick Ohlsson for the Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-Flat Major by Mozart. Then maestro Blomstedt will lead the orchestra in the Symphony No. 5 by Tchaikovsky and the Symphony No. 3 by Sibelius.

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