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Classical 101

Weekly Highlights on Classical 101: March 6th - 12th

This Monday at 7:00 PM, be sure to tune in for Benjamin Britten's "Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra," whether you are young or wisened with age.

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,

Sunday, March 6th: 

1:00 PM, Concerts@Ohio State with Christopher Purdy

Students and faculty from Ohio State University perform Hanson's Symphony No. 2, Romantic.


8:00 PM, Musica Sacra with Christopher Purdy

 La Pasion Segun San Marcos, the First Day also known as "St. John's Passion," by Argentinian composer Osvaldo Golijov is an exceptional work combining Latin American and African sounds. It was commissioned by the Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart in 1996 for the 250th anniversary of Johanne Sebastian Bach's birthday. This is definitely a work with which to become acquainted if you enjoy oratorio and the continuation of older compositional techniques blended with new, diversified soundscapes fit for the 21st Century.


Monday, March 7th:

7:00 PM, Essential Classics: "Music you know you know even if you don’t know you know it."

Britten: Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra (Royal Phil/Previn)


Tuesday, March 8th:

7:00 PM, The American Sound with Jennifer Hambrick

Geraldine Dobyns’ Possum Rag effectively represents the music and momentum of a woman born to a plantation overseer but destined for ecstatic art. This work was her first rag, published in 1907 at a time when women in the South were not seen as equals, let alone as talented composers. 

Wednesday, March 9th: 

7:00 PM, Fretworks with John Rittmeyer

Niccolo Paganini’s daunting Violin Concerto No. 2

Thursday, March 10th:

7:00 PM, Symphony@7 with John Rittmeyer

Dvořák's Symphony No. 2 opens like a bucolic mountain scene emerging on a cinema screen and promising the image-rich episodic movements to come. Although the work was well-received after it's premiere with  Adolf Čech in March of 1888, it was performed only once in the composer's lifetime. Thankfully, it gets more love from orchestras today. Here's a sneak peek at the opening movement to prepare your ears for the entire work on Symphony @7 this week: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMi4TucvIrU

Friday, March 11th:  

7:00 PM, The San Francisco Symphony during Classical Showcase

Music of Beethoven, Shostakovich, and Bates

Saturday, March 12th:

1:00 PM, Metropolitan Opera Broadcast

Don Pasquale, Donizetti's iconic opera buffa, takes the Metropolitan Opera stage as well as movie theatre screens worldwide, this Saturday. Be sure to check Classical 101 host Christopher Purdy's Opera Abbreviated podcast for more details!

6:00 PM, The American Sound with Jennifer Hambrick

Judith Lang Zaimont’s Reflective Rag

7:00 PM, Fretworks with John Rittmeyer

World-renowned Chinese guitarist Xuefei Yang