Friday, June 17, 2016

BSO/Classical New England — 2016/06/18

This week's "encore broadcast" and webstream from WCRB is of a concert that was given on January 16 of this year. It contains music by Debussy, Dutilleux, Canteloube, and Stravinsky. The middle two pieces are sets of songs sung by Renée Fleming. François-Xavier Roth conducts.

I posted about it at the time with my own opinions and links to reviews and the station and the orchestra's information pages — no need to copy it all here: you can go back and look. You can also look at the station's home page, linked above, and their BSO page for further links and information about this and other BSO concerts available via WCRB.

The broadcast and stream begin at 8:00 p.m., Boston Time on Saturday, June 18. I'm planning to listen until my brother makes his weekly phone call from Japan.


Saturday, June 11, 2016

BSO/Classical New England — 2016/06/11

This week and for the next couple of Saturdays, WCRB goes back to rebroadcasting and streaming previous BSO concerts, as we wait for the Tanglewood season to begin. This evening's concert is one I enjoyed, although my post about the original broadcast wasn't exactly enthusiastic. It;s from January 9 of this year and includes music by Gossec, Mozart (his Concerto for Flute and Harp), and Beethoven (the Eroica Symphony). I'm looking forward to hearing it again. The station's BSO page has a brief description of the concert, plus a schedule of upcoming broadcasts and assorted links to other BSO material, such as concerts available for on demand listening. My post from back in January give you links for the Symphony's program page and for reviews.

Enjoy responsibly!

Saturday, June 4, 2016

BSO/Classical New England — 2016/06/04

This evening at 8:00 WCRB gives us the third week of Boston Pops. Here's the description on their symphony page:
Sutton Foster!

The Tony Award wining star of Anything Goes and Thoroughly Modern Millie joins Keith Lockhart and the Pops at Symphony Hall for a program of Broadway favorites!

Next week, the schedule shows a return to encore broadcasts of symphony concerts as we wait for the beginning of the Tanglewood season.