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Weekly Highlights for Classical 101: May 1-7

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A scene from the Metropolitan Opera's production of 'Die Entführung aus dem Serail.' ("The Abduction from The Seraglio") "

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 1st- 7th: 

Sunday, May 1st: 

1:00 PM, Columbus Symphony Orchestra Broadcast

Rachmaninoff:  Piano Concerto in D Minor, Op. 30


8:00 PM, Musica Sacra with Christopher Purdy

Schumann's Das Paradies und die Peri is a fantastic example of oratorio composition for chorus, soloists, and orchestra. Oddly enough, the story is translated from a tale from "Lalla-Rookh" by Thomas Moore in which the Peri, a creature from Persian mythology, is expelled from Paradise. Eventually the creature regains its celestial home by bringing to heaven a gift most precious; a tear from the cheek of a repentant sinner. The music is indeed heavenly, and it only serves to illustrate a rich and unusual text all the better. 

Monday, May 2nd:

7:00 PM, Essential Classics

Delius On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring


Tuesday, May 3rd:

7:00 PM, The American Sound with Jennifer Hambrick

Eric Whitacre’s choral setting of Go, Lovely Rose

Wednesday, May 4th:

7:00 PM, Fretworks with John Rittmeyer

Carmen Suite with music from Georges Bizet’s opera arranged for four guitars

Thursday, May 5th:

Symphony@7 with John Rittmeyer

Schubert, Symphony No. 9 “The Great"

Friday, May 6th:

7:00 PM, The San Francisco Symphony Broadcast

Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 19 in F major, K. 459 is music fit for a king... literally. This was the piece Mozart selected to play for the coronation of Leopold II in October of 1790. Mozart played the piece himself due to its demanding three movements; Allegro I, Allegretto II, and Allegro assai III. 

Saturday, May 7th:

1:00 PM, Metropolitan Opera Broadcast

Mozart's The Abduction from the Seraglio is a feat of vocal gymnastics and spectacle; two things The Metropolitan Opera certainly knows how to deliver. 

6:00 PM, The American Sound with Jennifer Hambrick

The King and I by Rogers and Hammerstein 

7:00 PM, Fretworks with John Rittmeyer

A Mozart piano sonata arranged and performed by Paul Galbraith

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