Classical Music http://nhpr.org en Metropolitan Opera 2014 Broadcast Schedule http://nhpr.org/post/metropolitan-opera-2014-broadcast-schedule <p><strong>Die Frau Ohne Schatten</strong><br /><em>February 15, 2014 - 1:00 p.m.</em><br />A legendary Met production directed by the late Herbert Wernicke returns for the first time in ten years. The fantastical genius of the Strauss score and the Hofmannsthal libretto will be interpreted by conductor Vladimir Jurowski and a thrilling cast. Anne Schwanewilms and Torsten Kerl are the otherworldly Empress and Emperor, and Johan Reuter is Barak. Christine Goerke, the rising dramatic soprano star, returns to the Met as the Dyer’s Wife, whose shadow the Empress must win to free herself from a fatal decree.</p><p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 22:08:46 +0000 NHPR Staff 43323 at http://nhpr.org Metropolitan Opera 2014 Broadcast Schedule From the Archives: Roman Totenberg http://nhpr.org/post/archives-roman-totenberg <p></p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 05:52:00 +0000 Andrew Parrella 42521 at http://nhpr.org From the Archives: Roman Totenberg Young Soloist Advances Career With Symphony NH http://nhpr.org/post/young-soloist-advances-career-symphony-nh-0 <p>Symphony NH, the granite state&#39;s oldest professional orchestra, invited 16-year-old harpist Crystal Napoli to solo at two of their performances; an opportunity that is the stuff of dreams for young classical musicians.</p> Sat, 12 Oct 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter, Lois Shea & Andrew Parrella 36449 at http://nhpr.org Young Soloist Advances Career With Symphony NH American Orchestras Are Facing A Crisis http://nhpr.org/post/american-orchestras-are-facing-crisis <p>Chalk up another casualty to the economic crisis of 2008…The American Orchestra. Throughout the 1990s, major orchestras grew inside of an economic bubble of their own -- with donors and corporations funding generous contracts for musicians, and underwriting new concert halls and designing ambitious programs to court bigger audiences.&nbsp; That bubble has since burst, exposing some of the nation’s premiere institutions to bankruptcies, foreclosures, lockouts and strikes. <strong>Philip Kennicot </strong>art and architecture critic for the Washington Post and <a href="http://www.newrepublic.com/article/114221/orchestras-crisis-outreach-ruining-them" target="_blank">he wrote about the current crisis</a> facing America’s orchestras for New Republic.</p><p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 17:51:54 +0000 Virginia Prescott 35468 at http://nhpr.org American Orchestras Are Facing A Crisis Local Composer Wins The American Prize http://nhpr.org/post/local-composer-wins-american-prize <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In 2006, Plymouth resident and PSU Music Professor Jonathan </span>Santore<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was named New Hampshire Composer of the year.&nbsp; Just last month, he was awarded The American Prize in Choral Composition for 2013. As he tells </span>NHPR's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Sean Hurley, he's come a long way since playing trumpet for his high school marching band in Tennessee.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 10:18:00 +0000 Sean Hurley 34879 at http://nhpr.org Local Composer Wins The American Prize Young Soloist Advances Career With Symphony NH http://nhpr.org/post/young-soloist-advances-career-symphony-nh <p>Symphony NH, the granite state's oldest professional orchestra, invited 16-year-old harpist Crystal Napoli to solo at two of their performances; an opportunity that is the stuff of dreams for young classical musicians.</p> Sat, 13 Apr 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 24866 at http://nhpr.org Young Soloist Advances Career With Symphony NH Apple Hill Brings Together Musicians From Around The World http://nhpr.org/post/apple-hill-brings-together-musicians-around-world <p></p><p>The Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music brings musicians from around the globe to tiny Nelson, New Hampshire. They learn and share chamber music, and come to understand one another’s cultures and perspectives. Amelia&nbsp;Perron&nbsp;talks about her experience there.</p><p></p> Sat, 16 Mar 2013 13:10:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 22797 at http://nhpr.org Apple Hill Brings Together Musicians From Around The World Joshua Bell http://nhpr.org/post/joshua-bell <p>A few years ago, violin virtuoso <a href="https://www.facebook.com/joshuabellviolinist" target="_blank"><strong>Joshua Bell</strong></a> set up as a busker at D.C. subway station. The former child prodigy whose concert performances command hundreds of dollars made less than fifty bucks that day. <strong>Joshua Bell </strong>doesn’t play it safe. He’s been called a “classical music rockstar” with 40 albums to his credit ranging from solos to movie scores. Tue, 12 Feb 2013 16:17:15 +0000 Virginia Prescott 21806 at http://nhpr.org Joshua Bell Festival's New Music Director Adding New Hampshire To His Musical Map http://nhpr.org/post/festivals-new-music-director-adding-new-hampshire-his-musical-map <p></p><p>The <a href="http://www.nhmf.org/" target="_blank">New Hampshire Music Festival</a> is holding an open house to welcome their new musical director to the state.</p><p><a href="http://www.donatocabrera.com" target="_blank"><strong>Donato Cabrera</strong></a> is the man Festival officials say will provide “bold, visionary leadership” in the years to come. But first, he joins All Things Considered host Brady Carlson to talk about his new job - which, by the way, is in addition to jobs with orchestras in San Francisco and Green Bay.</p> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 22:56:20 +0000 Brady Carlson 18737 at http://nhpr.org Festival's New Music Director Adding New Hampshire To His Musical Map From Classic Rock to Classical Pop http://nhpr.org/post/classic-rock-classical-pop-0 <p>Listeners tuning in to WWHK in Concord might remember the station as the “The Hawk,” which had a classic rock format. Now, the station has changed its tune in a big way.</p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 20:44:21 +0000 Rebecca Lavoie 10419 at http://nhpr.org From Classic Rock to Classical Pop A "New Era" Begins For Monadnock Music Festival http://nhpr.org/post/new-era-begins-monadnock-music-festival <p>The <a href="http://monadnockmusic.org/" target="_blank">Monadnock Music Festival&rsquo;s 47<sup>th</sup> season</a> is getting underway, and the group is calling the new season the start of a new era, after a period of reorganization both in Monadnock Music&rsquo;s structure and in leadership.</p> Fri, 06 Jul 2012 21:27:37 +0000 Brady Carlson 8309 at http://nhpr.org A Struggling City Finds Inspiration In Classical Music http://nhpr.org/post/struggling-city-finds-inspiration-classical-music The agricultural port city of Stockton, Calif., has made national and international news in recent years — for all the wrong reasons. In a new record, the city recently marked its 56th homicide in one year. And the BBC recently reported that a greater proportion of Stockton residents face the loss of their homes to foreclosure or repossession than anywhere else in America. If that's not enough, it ranked No. Wed, 07 Mar 2012 19:33:00 +0000 2373 at http://nhpr.org A Struggling City Finds Inspiration In Classical Music ClassicalNH Launched! http://nhpr.org/post/classicalnh-launched <p>New Hampshire Public Radio has teamed up with Highland Community Broadcasting to make classical music more readily available to the Granite State and beyond.</p><p>This collaboration allows an expansion of services in the Capital Region and enables both organizations to take advantage of new technologies now available on <a href="http://www.hdradio.com/what-is-hd-radio" target="_blank">HD Radio</a> and <a href="http://www.classicalnh.org" target="_blank">online.</a></p> Mon, 20 Feb 2012 13:01:27 +0000 NHPR Staff 1973 at http://nhpr.org ClassicalNH Launched! Three Poetic Traditions Inspire A Mideast Symphony http://nhpr.org/post/three-poetic-traditions-inspire-mideast-symphony For his third symphony, the 26-year-old American composer Mohammed Fairouz decided to incorporate text in three languages. <em>Poems and Prayers</em>, which had its debut Thursday in New York, features passages in Arabic, Hebrew and Aramaic.<p>The symphony was commissioned by Northeastern University, where Fairouz teaches. The idea was to write something exploring the conflicts in the Middle East, so for inspiration, Fairouz delved into the region's poetry — both ancient and modern.<br /> Wed, 15 Feb 2012 20:58:00 +0000 NPR Staff 1984 at http://nhpr.org Three Poetic Traditions Inspire A Mideast Symphony The NHSO Conductor Search Continues http://nhpr.org/post/nhso-conductor-search-continues <p> Mon, 09 Apr 2001 21:12:42 +0000 Nathan Irwin 6753 at http://nhpr.org The NHSO Conductor Search Continues