Tune in for a nightly mix that spans the centuries.
- Nimet Habachy
This week, From the Top comes to you from the historic Plaza Theater in El Paso, Texas, where you'll hear an extraordinary 13-year-old clarinetist performing Concertino, Op.26 by Carl Maria von Weber and meet a charming 11-year-old harpist who will play the music of Reinhold Gliere. Also, a 19-year-old organist treats us to a performance on the Mighty Wurlitzer Pipe Organ.
How does someone become an opera singer? Mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves, a native of Washington, D.C., talks about her career as a performer with Naomi Lewin this week on Classics for Kids.
Today at 1 pm, celebrated Russian soprano Anna Netrebko makes her belated Lyric debut as the consumptive heroine, Mimi, singing opposite the Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja as her lover, the poet Rodolfo.
In celebration of the bicentennial of Giuseppe Verdi’s birth, WQXR presents a special preview of the Caramoor Summer Music Festival’s annual "Bel Canto at Caramoor" series.
Tonight at 9 pm, David Garland presents an array of collectors' items, forgotten curiosities, and under-appreciated gems, all heard from vinyl pressings, and most not yet reissued digitally.