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.
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.
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.
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!
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 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.