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OTSL Intermezzo

Classic 107.3 CEO and GM John Nasukaluk Clare recently sat down with Marcela Manjarrez Hawn and Crystal Allen Dallas, leaders of the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis Intermezzo Society, to talk about the upcoming event A Toast to Opera. The virtual event is a 45-minute happy hour filled with music and conversation, featuring two of Opera Theatre of Saint Louis’ Gerdine Young Artists and General Director Andrew Jorgensen. For more information about the event, email intermezzo@opera-stl.org.

OTSL Intermezzo2021-02-25T18:08:08+00:00

Richard Danielpour

Composer Richard Danielpour's oratorio, "The Passion of Yeshua" has been, by his admission, a work that has been 25 years in the making. It details the last hours of Jesus Christ utilizing ancient Hebrew texts and other primary scriptural sources from antiquity, and has been nominated for three Grammy Awards. He recently had a conversation with afternoon host Tom Sudholt about this work, among other topics.

Richard Danielpour2021-02-09T20:04:33+00:00

The Sound of 13

Special programming for Black History Month on Classic 107.3! In “The Sound of 13,” host Garrett McQueen opens an historical and contemporary conversation of race with classical music and the 13th amendment as the guide. Garrett is a professional bassoonist who has performed with symphonies and in venues across the country. Hear this program every Friday during the month of February at 6am and 6pm.

The Sound of 132021-02-09T20:19:40+00:00

OTSL Pirates of Penzance

Classic 107.3 host Kathy Lawton Brown talks with the General Director of Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Andrew Jorgensen, about OTSL's "Opera on the Go!" abridged production of The Pirates of Penzance, which will reach upwards of 6,000 schoolchildren and is available for streaming through February 6th. Plus, a spring break opera camp based on The Pirates of Penzance!

OTSL Pirates of Penzance2021-02-10T00:58:18+00:00

Musical Ancestries™: Native America

This episode of Musical Ancestries™ is focused on the music, dance and traditions of Native America. Listeners meet Mika and her older step-brother Tom, and accompany them to a Pow Wow where the siblings learn leather and bead working and begin to understand Mika's Native American heritage with the guidance and wisdom of elder KiowaKat.

Musical Ancestries™: Native America2021-02-17T20:52:55+00:00

Mozart Piano Sonatas, Vol. 1

Pianist Orli Shaham is recording all of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's piano sonatas for her brother's Canary Classics label. The first volume, featuring Piano Sonata No. 3 in B-flat Major, K.281; Piano Sonata No. 13 in B-flat Major, K.333; and Piano Sonata No. 17 in B-flat Major, K.570, was released in October. The second and third volumes will be released in 2021. Ms. Shaham recently spoke to Classic 107.3's John Nasukaluk Clare about the project.

Mozart Piano Sonatas, Vol. 12021-02-09T20:23:13+00:00

Simone Dinnerstein’s “A Character of Quiet”

Pianist Simone Dinnerstein has a new release called "A Character of Quiet", featuring the music of Philip Glass and Franz Schubert. It was recorded last June during the pandemic at her home in Brooklyn. Ms. Dinnerstein recently spoke to Classic 107.3's John Nasukaluk Clare about the project.

Simone Dinnerstein’s “A Character of Quiet”2021-02-09T20:18:28+00:00

Patricia Racette – Songs for St. Louis

Host Tom Sudholt and Patricia Racette, Artistic Director of the Gerdine Young Artist's Program at Opera Theatre of St. Louis, discuss Songs for St. Louis: A Concert in the Commons, which airs Monday, November 16, at 7pm on Nine PBS and again on November 22 at 11am and November 26 at 7pm.

Patricia Racette – Songs for St. Louis2021-02-09T20:28:57+00:00

Hélène Grimaud’s The Messenger

Hélène Grimaud's "The Messenger" was released on October 2, 2020. For this concept album, Grimaud created a fascinating pianistic dialogue between Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the Ukrainian-born living composer Valentin Silvestrov. Hear insights about "The Messenger" with CEO & General Manager John Nasukaluk Clare and Grimaud. Plus, tune in every Friday in November for more great keyboard works on the Voice for the Arts in St. Louis!

Hélène Grimaud’s The Messenger2021-02-09T20:33:03+00:00

Musical Ancestries™: Jewish Music and Culture

This episode of Musical Ancestries™ is devoted to Jewish culture, instruments, music, and traditions. Listeners will meet Cantor Ruth and her four students as they share a lesson on the great diversity of Jewish music and culture through the principle of Tikkun Olam, or "Repair of the World." Thus begins an exciting lesson as the students experience diverse Jewish music from around the globe and discover its relevance to their lives.

Musical Ancestries™: Jewish Music and Culture2021-01-19T23:06:03+00:00
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