Wagner

Classical Rewind 2

Classical Rewind 2

 

Join actor/conductor David Ogden Stiers for a visual and aural feast of works by Mozart, Prokofiev, Copland, Dvorak, Bizet and many others.

 

Rick Steves Special:
A Symphonic Journey

 

Rick Steves teams up with the Cascade Symphony Orchestra for a musical journey that begins in the United States, and touches down in seven different European countries. The special celebrates music’s power to stir the patriotic soul. Rick utilizes his extensive knowledge of European history and culture to help set the context for each piece. The orchestra performs a selection of stirring 19th-century anthems by Romantic-era composers, including Grieg, Smetana, Strauss, Berlioz, Elgar, Wagner and Verdi.

 

Classical Rewind

Classical Rewind

 

Air date: Fri., June 5, 9:00 pm

 

Experience the beauty, romance and dramatic power of musical masterpieces in this visual and auditory joyride through the world of classical hits. In this engaging welcome to the world of classical hits, viewers will experience the beauty and romance of Bach, Mozart, Handel, Beethoven, Wagner and other masters, with a visual feast to match each piece. Host Martin Goldsmith guides viewers on this fresh and engaging exploration of the world of classical music, with personal reflections from Itzhak Perlman and Joshua Bell, among others.

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES
Boston Symphony Orchestra: Andris Nelsons’ Inaugural Concert

 

This wide-ranging, one-night-only event celebrates the start of BSO music director Andris Nelsons’ tenure as the 15th music director of the orchestra and features two of the conductor’s close colleagues – the acclaimed Latvian soprano Kristine Opolais and the internationally acclaimed German tenor Jonas Kaufmann. Each sings selections from the Wagnerian and Italian verismo repertoires, then join forces for a powerful duet from Puccini’s Manon Lescaut. The concert opens with Wagner’sTannhäuser overture – the work that first inspired a five-year-old Nelsons to a life in music – and closes with Respighi’s spectacular orchestral showcase, Pines of Rome.