Who is your "guitar hero?" Maybe classical guitarist Jason Vieaux or rock guitarist Erik Clapton.  They themselves would be astounded by what Chinese born Pipa artist Wu Man can do with just ten fingers and four strings.  You’ll be amazed too at this weekend’s BPO concerts.  WNED’s Peter Hall found out more.

A few centuries back, plays had what we call “incidental music” which served the same function that movie music plays in cinema.  In the current run of the play “RED” at “seven-ten Main” abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko listens to a lot of classical music. WNED’s Peter Hall found out why.

 

From Sorrow to Joy

From the first bite of pączki on the days before Ash Wednesday, through Wielki Post and to the time when the last pussy willow branch is brandished on Dyngus Day, this is arguably the time when the most solemn and joyous events occur. With song and story, we’ll share the events of this season and explain their importance in the Polish community, the Catholic tradition, and American culture.

 Encore broadcasts:

April 15 at 8 p.m.

April 20 at 6 p.m. [Easter Sunday]

Published in Programming Highlights
Wednesday, 19 March 2014 20:26

JoAnn Falletta re: Mahler's Fourth

"For sheer sonorous beauty, I think this is the top concert of the year" said JoAnn Falletta about this weekend's concert series at Kleinhans Music Hall, Saturday 3/22 at 8pm and Sunday 3/23 at 2:30.  Sweeping melodies by Barber, Vaughan Williams, and Mahler with special guest soloist Heidi Grant Murphy.  WNED's Peter Hall found out more.

German tenor Jonas Kaufmann can be seen in movie theatres in the encore HD broadcast of Massenet's opera "Werther" Wednesday, March 19th at 6:30pm.  In this extended interview with exclusive web-only content, Kaufmann discussed with WNED's Peter Hall the difference between "operatic" gestures and his more natural style of acting.