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Recovering A Musical Heritage

May 1, 2019, 8:00 pm

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Join host James Conlon on an exploration of music from a lost generation of composers silenced, imprisoned, or killed under the Third Reich. He will illuminate the stories and legacies of composers including Alexander von Zemlinsky, Franz Schreker, Victor Ullmann, and Erwin Schulhoff, in a special program to celebrate this rich, revived musical heritage. WFMT is airing this special in …

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Die Seejungfrau (The Mermaid), III. Sehr gedehnt, mit schmerzvollem Ausdruck, by Alexander von Zemlinsky
Gurzenich Orchestra of Cologne; James Conlon, conductor

Prelude to Die Gezeichneten (The Stigmatized), by Franz Schreker
L.A. Opera Orchestra; James Conlon, conductor

“Von allem was geschieht” (“The Emperor’s Farewell”) from the opera Der Kaiser von Atlantis (Emperor of Atlantis), by Viktor Ullmann
Michael Kraus, baritone; Gewandhaus Orchestra, Leipzig; Lothar Zagrosek, conductor

Hot-Sonata for Alto Saxophone and piano, 1st movement, by Erwin Schulhoff
Ebony Band

Intermezzo for Strings, Op. 84, by Franz Schreker
Gurzenich Orchestra of Cologne; James Conlon, conductor

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A Musical Feast for Passover with Itzhak Perlman

April 22, 2019, 10:00 pm

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The springtime Jewish holiday of Passover is about liberation from slavery in ancient Egypt. In this one-hour special, superstar violinist Itzhak Perlman shares Passover music from many traditions, plus songs and memories from his childhood in Israel. The program draws its shape from the Passover seder and, like that ancient family ritual, the music gets progressively giddier as the show …

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Rising Stars in Concert from the Ryan Opera Center

April 14, 2019, 7:00 pm

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Ryan Opera Center

Join us for Rising Stars in Concert, a showcase performance starring Ensemble members of the Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center with members of the Lyric Opera Orchestra conducted by Christopher Allen. Rising Stars in Concert is the culminating event in the residency of the 2018/19 Ensemble. Description courtesy of Lyric Opera of Chicago.

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Recovering A Musical Heritage

January 27, 2019, 7:00 pm

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The host, conductor James Conlon, will discuss and sample music by composers suppressed, imprisoned, or killed during the Nazi Holocaust. We’re airing the program in honor of the UN’s International Holocaust Remembrance Day, and we’ll replay it tomorrow evening, Monday, January 28 at 10:00 pm.

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Die Seejungfrau (The Mermaid), III. Sehr gedehnt, mit schmerzvollem Ausdruck, by Alexander von Zemlinsky
Gurzenich Orchestra of Cologne; James Conlon, conductor

Prelude to Die Gezeichneten (The Stigmatized), by Franz Schreker
L.A. Opera Orchestra; James Conlon, conductor

“Von allem was geschieht” (“The Emperor’s Farewell”) from the opera Der Kaiser von Atlantis (Emperor of Atlantis), by Viktor Ullmann
Michael Kraus, baritone; Gewandhaus Orchestra, Leipzig; Lothar Zagrosek, conductor

Hot-Sonata for Alto Saxophone and piano, 1st movement, by Erwin Schulhoff
Ebony Band

Intermezzo for Strings, Op. 84, by Franz Schreker
Gurzenich Orchestra of Cologne; James Conlon, conductor

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From Vienna with Love: The New Year’s Concert

January 1, 2019, 10:00 am

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Conductor Christian Thielemann takes the podium at the Vienna Musikverein for the Vienna Philharmonic’s annual New Year’s concert, a program of music from the Strauss family. For more information, visit the Vienna Philharmonic’s website.

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Sound the Shofar: An Ancient Instrument in Modern Times

September 17, 2018, 10:00 pm

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Discover the sounds of the shofar, in this program that explores an instrument made from a ram’s horn, that is heard around the world during the Jewish High Holidays. It has also been heard outside those confines for ages, as a call to battle, or a way for shepherds to summon their flocks, and as inspiration for many classical composers. …