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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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!
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!
Carrie Houk, Founder and Executive Artistic Director of Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis, joins host Jim Doyle to talk about the 5th Annual Festival, En Avant! going on now. Carrie shares how the decision was made to take the festival to the airwaves, noting that the gorgeous language that Williams used adapts beautifully to the radio. She talks about the theme, En Avant!, which means moving forward, and discusses each of the works featured in the festival, including "The Glass Menagerie".
The fourth night of the 5th Annual Festival features "The Glass Menagerie" by Tennessee Williams, followed by commentary with Tom Mitchell, TWStL Scholar-in-Residence. This performance features actors Elizabeth Teeter, Bradley James Tejeda, Brenda Currin, and Chaunery Kingsford. Then, hear "You Lied to Me About Centralia", which features actors Chauncy Thomas and Julia Crump. Tune in at 7pm for two incredible plays!
The third night of the 5th Annual Festival features "Glass" by Michael Aman, followed by commentary with Tom Mitchell, TWStL Scholar-in-Residence. Tune in at 7pm to Classic 107.3 to hear this performance, which features the talents of Bradley James Tejeda and Kari Ely.
The second night of the 5th Annual Festival features "The Man in the Overstuffed Chair" with Jeremy Lawrence, followed by commentary with Tom Mitchell, TWStL Scholar-in-Residence. Tune in at 7pm to Classic 107.3 to hear this amazing performance, presented by special arrangement with The University of the South (Sewanee, Tennessee).
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 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.