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Weekly Highlights: June 19th-25th

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Meyerbeer's 'Les Huguenots' has been a favorite of opera-goers for nearly two centuries. Here's a press illustration of Act 2 from the 1836 premiere

Every week is concert week on Classical 101. Tune in to hear everything from Ravel to Bach with witty insight and conversation from hosts in-the-know. Here's a sneak peek of what's on the menu for next week, May 19th - 25th.

Sunday, June 19th:

1:00 PM, Music in Mid-Ohio with Christopher Purdy

Copland's Appalachian Spring Suite performed by the Westerville Symphony at Otterbein University; Peter Stafford Wilson, conductor.

8:00 PM, Musica Sacra 

Vivaldi's Stabat Mater


Monday, June 20th:

7:00 PM, Essential Classics

Mussorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain is familiar to many audiences, especially fans of Disney's feature-length cartoon, Fantasia.


Tuesday, June 21st:

7:00 PM, The American Sound with Jennifer Hambrick

"Festivals" from David Gillingham's Summer of 2008

Wednesday, June 22nd:

7:00 PM, Fretworks with John Rittmeyer

Guitarist Victor Villadangos and a contemporary piece from Argentina titled Sounds from that Day.

Thursday, June 23rd:

7:00 PM, Symphony@7

Nielson's Symphony No. 1


Friday, June 24th:

7:00 PM, The San Francisco Symphony

Stravinsky's Jeu de cartes


Saturday, June 25th:

1:00 PM, Opera and More with Christopher Purdy

Meyerbeer's Les Huguenots is a true grand opera, in all senses of the word. It spans five full acts and features an enormous cast and multiple set changes. Tune in this Saturday to hear Classical 101 host Christopher Purdy's description of this thrilling opera.

6:00 PM, The American Sound

Alan Hovhaness' symphony Vision of Andromeda


7:00 PM, Fretworks

Capriccio for Plucked Orchestra by Hans Gal