Your Perfect Weekend: May 4-6

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

An unusual weekend is ahead, even by New York's varied and vibrant standards. Our picks include a Gertrude Stein-themed marathon, a New York Phil premiere and a YouTube competition winner.

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Opera Stars Show Lighter Side at Awards Ceremony

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

The seventh annual Opera News Awards took place Sunday night at the Plaza Hotel. Host Midge Woolsey caught up with the winners.

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Café Concert: Nathan Gunn

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Nathan Gunn is known for such roles as Billy Budd, the Count in Marriage of Figaro and Lancelot in Camelot. Outside the opera world, he's the proud holder of a spot in People magazine...

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: A Wordless War

Saturday, April 28, 2012

For this week's cartoon, we have selected Richard Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries" from Die Walkure, which is also today's Metropolitan Opera broadcast.

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Opera News Awards Preview

Friday, April 27, 2012

F. Paul Driscoll, the editor in chief of Opera News magazine, gives us the inside scoop on this year's honorees. They are two sopranos, two baritones and a stage director.

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Mischa Maisky: From Dissident Cellist to World Citizen

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Mischa Maisky is known as a cellist that audiences turn to when they want a particularly soulful, passionate performance. In this one-hour special, he speaks with David Garland about his eventful career.

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Café Concert: Tim Fain

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Tim Fain accompanied Natalie Portman in Black Swan and has been a regular collaborator with Philip Glass in recent years. Watch this video of him performing Glass's Partita.

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Celebrating the Bard's Birthday

Monday, April 23, 2012

From Romeo and Juliet to Othello, the Bard’s plays have served as the inspiration for numerous classical pieces. Today, on what may be William Shakespeare’s 448th birthday, we'll be p...

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Your Perfect Weekend: April 20-22

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A quirky Turkish pianist, a brainy Frenchman with an unlikely take on Liszt, and a choral evening with Bryn Terfel are among the noteworthy concerts taking place in New York this weekend.

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Café Concert: Quartet New Generation

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Using some 40 different types of instruments, the Berlin-based quartet is just as likely to play the Renaissance canon as it is to tackle outrageously theatrical new works by today's composers.

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: A Silly Spring Celebration

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Temperatures are projected to be in the 70s this weekend in New York, so for this week's Saturday morning cartoon, we present Amilcare Ponchielli’s "Dance of the Hours" from his opera La Gioconda.

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Echoes of the Titanic

Friday, April 13, 2012

Today at 12 noon, join us for a special one-hour program about classical music's connection to the Titanic -- 100 years to the day after the infamous maritime disaster.

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Your Perfect Weekend: April 13-15

Thursday, April 12, 2012

For this week's picks, Yuja Wang does Prokofiev with the Philharmonic, an operatic rarity by Mozart gets a staging and Jonathan Biss plays a wallet-friendly recital at Town Hall.

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Café Concert: Alexandre Tharaud

Thursday, April 12, 2012

French pianist Alexandre Tharaud has a particular fascination with the music that emerged from Le Boeuf Sur le Toit cabaret in the 1920s. Watch him play "Le Jazz" in the WQXR Café.

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: Marionette and Master

Saturday, April 07, 2012

For this week’s Saturday morning cartoon, we have chosen Charles Gounod’s Funeral March of a Marionette.

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The Knights Invite Listeners to Help 'Finish' John Adams Piece

Thursday, April 05, 2012

On Wednesday night, The Knights performed a piece by John Adams that featured "crowdsourced" sound from a WQXR listener. Here's how it went down.

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Your Perfect Weekend: April 6-8

Thursday, April 05, 2012

A New York recital debut, medieval music in the Cloisters and a multimedia take on a 20th-century landmark opera are among our picks for concerts to hear this weekend.

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Get your buckets out. This week’s Saturday cartoon is Paul Dukas’s symphonic poem The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.

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Your Perfect Weekend: March 30-April 1

Friday, March 30, 2012

It's high season for choral music in New York. Our picks of things to do this weekend include two major European choirs, and a multi-generational chamber group.

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: A Whistling Woodstock Saves the Day

Saturday, March 24, 2012

For this Saturday’s cartoon we have selected the aria "O mio babbino caro" from Giacomo Puccini’s opera, Gianni Schicchi

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