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 7 pm on Nine PBS and again on November 22 at 11 am and November 26 at 7 pm. The concert, which Ms. Racette conceived, features three talented artists from Opera Theatre's 2020 Gerdine Young Artist program performing great aria classics of the operatic canon to standards of American musical theater.
Keyboard Extravaganza – "There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself," Johann Sebastian Bach supposedly said about the piano. Hear remarkable music for that instrument, as well as for harpsichord and organ, every Friday this month from 6am to 6pm on Classic 107.3! Hélène Grimaud's new studio album, The Messenger, was released on October 2, 2020. For this concept album, Grimaud created a fascinating pianistic dialogue between Mozart and the Ukrainian-born contemporary composer Valentin Silvestrov. Hear Silvestrov's "The Messenger" from the album here, and 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.
Performances of Berlioz's Damnation of Faust happen at Powell Hall at 8pm this Friday, March 13 and Saturday, March 14 with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. Stéphane Denève conducts one of his own favorites with a top-notch cast including one of today's most renowned singers in the title role: tenor Michael Spyres.
Composer Steve Hackman, tenor Ben Jones and violist Paul Yarbrough of the Alexander String Quartet discuss their recent collaboration on Hackman: Dream Cycle with Classic 107.3 host Julie Schuster.