SUNDAY, MARCH 24TH
Harmonia, with Angela Mariani
This morning’s show offers a sampling of music from the 2012 Early Music America Baroque Performance Competition. We'll feature the six finalists including the winning ensemble, plus a featured recording by the ensemble Blue Heron.
Sunday Baroque, with Suzanne Bona
George Frideric Handel's oratorio Israel in Egypt was at first criticized as being "too solemn for common ears," but over time it has come to be considered one of Handel's masterpieces. We’ll hear spirited, grand and hopeful selections from Handel's sacred oratorio this morning.
Passion and Vespers for Palm Sunday
Handel’s St. John Passion, Bach’s Cantata for Palm Sunday, Allegri’s Miserere, and more, with Anna Singer.
Sunday at the Symphony
Essa-Pekka Salonen conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra of London in Beethoven’s Symphonies #5 and 8. Plus, hear American composer Steven Stucky’s Radical Light, described by the Los Angeles Times as a “…study in wondrous sonorities.”
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, with Jim Cunningham
Manfred Honeck closed the 2011/12 season with two momentous works. The PSO’s Gorton-Van Hoesen family (James Gorton, oboe; Gretchen Van Hoesen, harp; and their daughter, harpist Heidi Van Hoesen Gorton) joined forces in the Concert Piece for Oboe, Two Harps and Orchestra by Eugene Goosens. And, the Symphony’s Mahler cycle continued with Gustav Mahler’s Symphony #6 (Tragic).