SATURDAY, JANUARY 18TH
From the Top, with Christopher O'Riley
Recorded at the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Boston, this special edition celebrates the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. The Boston Children's Chorus performs a variety of inspirational pieces, a teenage quartet perform the music of Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, and a talented 17-year-old flutist performs "Summerland" by William Grant Still.
Pittsburgh Opera Preview with Anna Singer
Go behind the curtain for a look at Pittsburgh Opera’s next production, Nico Muhly’s Dark Sisters. It’s the annual production starring the Opera’s Resident Artists at CAPA Theater. Meet the artists and sample the music on Pittsburgh Opera Preview, throughout the season.
Saturday at the Opera
Peter Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin. Marina Poplavskaya and Peter Mattei take on the roles of lovestruck Tatiana and the imperious Onegin in Deborah Warner’s new production of Tchaikovsky’s fateful romance which opened the Met season in September. Rolando Villazón is Lenski, Onegin’s friend-turned-rival, in his first performances on the Met stages since 2009. Russian maestro Alexander Vedernikov makes his company debut on the podium.
A Prairie Home Companion, with Garrison Keillor
Live from the Fitzgerald Theater in Saint Paul with special guests, the eclectic world-music quartet from the Ukraine, DakhaBrakha, and blues vocalist Hilary Thavis. Every Saturday night, A Prairie Home Companion features comedy sketches, music, and Garrison Keillor's signature monologue, The News from Lake Wobegon.
Carnegie Hall Live
The Takacs Quartet performs an all-Bartok program. Bartók has been a staple of the quartet’s repertory for decades, with the group’s affinity for his music evidenced in each breathtaking performance. Having been hailed for uniquely capturing all of the textural elements of the composer’s string quartets, the revered quartet embarks on a cycle of these works with this program of odd numbered quartets from the early, middle, and late periods of Bartók’s canon.