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July Programming Highlights On Classical 101

Pianist Orlay Alonso
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Orlay Alonso
Pianist Orlay Alonso

Here's what listeners can look forward to in June on Classical 101.

Listen to all this and more great music from Classical 101, on your radio, online or the WOSU Public Media mobile app.

Music In Mid Ohio
Each Sunday afternoon at 1pm, you can enjoy performances from some of the outstanding artists and ensembles in Columbus and surrounding areas. This month’s performers include pianist Orlay Alonso, the Schola or St. Joseph Cathedral, Indianola Presbyterian Church Choir and Orchestra, MACCO and the Early Interval just for starters.

The American Sound
Relish the warm days of summer this month on The American Sound. Join host Jennifer Hambrick for The American Sound, Saturday evenings at 6pm and Tuesdays at 7pm on Classical 101.

Highlights for The American Sound in July include:

  • July 3/6 – Meet the softer side of the bad boy of classical music. George Antheil’s Valentine Waltzes are a trip through the joy and heartache of love, one sweeping waltz at a time.
  • July 10/13 – In a lush, blues-inflected musical language, this symphony portrays what the composer called the “sons of the soil.” Hear William Grant Still’s “Afro-American” Symphony.
  • July 17/20 From its achingly lyrical beginning to its quicksilver finale, Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto is a melting pot of passionate expression and fiery virtuosity.
  • July 24/27 – It’s a fresh take on one of America’s best-loved traditional songs. James Cohn’s Variations on The Wayfaring Stranger are a musical tribute to two people who helped the composer through part of his life’s journey.
  • July 31/August 3 – The spirit of the Appalachians in the sounds of a symphony, “To the Appalachian Mountains” by Alan Hovhaness.

Symphony Showcase
This month, Symphony Showcase features four of the greatest symphonies from the most popular Russian composer of all time. Join Kent Teeters Sundays at 6pm and Thursdays at 7 pm.

Highlights for Symphony Showcase in July include:

  • July 4/8 – Tchaikovsky’s powerful Symphony No. 4 and the popular 1812 Overture, both performed by the Philharmonia Orchestra with conductor Riccardo Muti
  • July 11/15 – The always electric Gustavo Dudamel leads the Simon Bolivar Youth Symphony in Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 and Eiji Oue and the Minnesota Orchestra offer the lush Andante Cantabile
  • July 18/22 –Tchaikovsky’s Marche slave with the Berlin Philharmonic, and the Symphony No. 6 “Pathetique” with Vladimir Jurowski and the London Philharmonic
  • July 25/29 –Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 2 “Little Russian” with the Philharmonia Orchestra and conductor Riccardo Muti. And Tchaikovsky pays tribute to a favorite composer—his Orchestra Suite No. 4 “Mozartiana.”

Front Row Center: Opera And More

Every Friday night from 7-9 host Christopher Purdy offers highlights from some favorite singers…and some new discoveries. Tune in!

Highlights for Front Row Center in July include:

  • July 2: Selections from Richard Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier, Johann Strauss’s Die Fledermaus, Rossini’s Barber of Seville and much more.
  • July 9: Eileen Farrell and Richard Tucker sing Verdi, Beverley Sills and Shirley Verrett sing Bellini and there’s extra fun with Offenbach, Gilbert and Sullivan and Victor Herbert
  • July 16: Angela Gheorghiu and Jonas Kaufmann sing selections from Madame Butterfly and there’s more summer fun with music by Romberg, Herbert and Gilbert and Sullivan
  • July 23: The beloved Spanish soprano Pilar Lorengar sings Puccini and Ohio Light Opera offers more summer froth from Victor Herbert
  • July 30: Bass Samuel Ramey as Gounod’s Faust and more performances from Ohio Light Opera, along with a couple of favorite arias from Rossini and Verdi

Listen to all this and more great music from Classical 101, on your radio, online or the WOSU Public Media mobile app.

Classical 101
Classical 101 Program Director Cheryl Dring moved to Columbus in 2016, having worked in public radio since college. With stops in Austin, Madison, Dayton, Sacramento, New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Shreveport, Louisiana, she has seen much of the country through the lens of public radio and local arts.