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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
The first night of the 5th Annual Festival features "Something Wild" with Ken Page and "Tom and Rose" with Jeremy Lawrence, followed by commentary with Tom Mitchell, TWStL Scholar-in-Residence. Tune in at 7pm to Classic 107.3 to hear these incredible performances!
Classic 107.3 host Kathy Lawton Brown interviews New York Times bestselling author Dan Brown about his new project, Wild Symphony - a symphonic work for children and an accompanying picture book.
Classic 107.3 host Tom Sudholt interviews pianist, composer, and author Stephen Hough about his recently released five Beethoven piano concertos that he recorded last year with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Hannu Lintu.
Classic 107.3 host Jim Doyle speaks with Ron Himes, Founder and Producing Director of The Black Rep, about a wide range of issues on this Juneteenth.
Classic 107.3 Host Tom Sudholt talks with Andrew Jorgensen, General Director of Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, and Tom Ridgely, Producing Artistic Director of the St. Louis Shakespeare Festival and Creative Producer of Arts United STL, about the upcoming benefit concert and what it means for St. Louis performing artists.