Monday, 17 November 2014 20:01

JoAnn Falletta regarding The Rite of Spring

 Igor Stravinsky’s ballet "The Rite of Spring" sent shockwaves throughout the worlds of music and dance when it premiered (and caused a riot) in Paris in 1913. See what all the fuss was about as the Richmond Ballet performs, one night only, on Friday, Nov. 21 at 7:30 at UB's Center for the Arts. The program opens with Mozart’s "The Magic Flute" Overture and also includes Tchaikovsky’s "Mozartiana" with Balanchine’s choreography. JoAnn Falletta conducts the BPO. WNED's Peter Hall found out more. 

CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER. Event will be rescheduled at a later date in 2015.

Actress Renee Taylor, known to millions as Fran Drescher’s overbearing (and overeating) mother on the TV series “The Nanny,” brings her one-woman show “My Life on a Diet” to Shea’s Smith Theatre from November 6th to the 16th.  WNED’s Peter Hall found out more from this 81-year-old actress about the legendary acting coach Lee Strasberg and actresses she met, including Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly and Joan Crawford.  

Scotland, Czechoslovakia and Ukraine have all been in the news recently, but did you know that composers Mendelssohn, Mozart and Tchaikovsky wrote symphonies about them? Join BPO guest conductor Paul Ferington for free "adult music appreciation" courses called "Symphonic Traveling" on either Nov. 5 or 12 at various public libraries. WNED's Peter Hall found out more.

Monday, 03 November 2014 20:31

Sunday Baroque-International Baroque CD

Pledge Level: $90 


Track listing:

•1-7 Anonymous (18th C.): Contredances parisiennes (10:49), Ensemble Caprice; Mattias Maute, conductor


•8-9 Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto #3 in G

major, BWV 1048 (12:17), Ensemble Caprice; Bargemusic


•10-12 Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in D for Recorder, Oboe, Violin & Bassoon RV 92 (10:15), Laszlo Kecskemeti, recorder; Laszlo Hadady, oboe; Attila Falvay, violin; Gyorgy Olajos, bassoon; Borbola Dobozy, harpsichord


•13 Anonymous (Peru): Follias Criollas (3:24), Hespèrion XXI; Jordi Savall, director


•14 Francesco Corbetta and Gaspar Sanz: Folias (3:14), Rolf Lislevand, guitar


•15 Andrea Falconiero: Folias (a 3) echa para mi Señora (4:32), Hespèrion XXI; Jordi Savall, director


•16-18 Georg Philip Telemann: Concerto Polonois in G major TWV43:G7 (8:56), Apollo's Fire; Jeannette Sorrell, conductor


•19 George Frideric Handel: Concerto in F major (6:16), American Horn Quartet, Sinfonia Varsovia; Dariusz Wisniewski, conductor


•20-26 Henry Purcell: Suite from "Amphitryon, or the Two Sosias" Z. 572 (8:53), Adrian Butterfield, Helene Plouffe, violins; Margaret Little, viola; Susie Napper, cello; Christopher Jackson, harpsichord; Nigel North, lute


•27-30 General John Reid: Solo VI (7:30), Chris Norman, baroque flute; Byron Schenkman, harpsichord


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Monday, 03 November 2014 20:29

50X Film Classics 3CD Set

Pledge Level: $120


R. Strauss: Prelude (Opening to "2001") [Also sprach Zarathustra, Op.30] 

Beethoven: 4. Presto - Allegro assai [Symphony No.9 in D minor, Op.125 - "Choral"] 

Mahler: 4. Adagietto (Sehr langsam) [Symphony No.5 in C sharp minor] 

Mozart: 1. Allegro con brio [Symphony No.25 in G minor, K.183]

Albinoni: Adagio for Strings and Organ in G minor - Arr. by Remo Giazotto 

Handel: Zadok the Priest (Coronation Anthem No.1, HWV 258)

Main Title [Star Wars] 

Williams: Schindler's List: Main Theme 

Gabriel's Oboe 

Nuovo Cinema Paradiso 

Nyman: The Heart Asks Pleasure First [The Piano] - The Piano 

My Heart Will Go On 

and more!


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