Classical

Jukebox Broadway and SHREK the Musical

Sat, 01/28/2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

A musical that uses preexisting songs to further the plot rather than ones written specifically for a show is a jukebox musical, and it is not something new to musical theatre.

Imani Winds

Tue, 01/31/2012 - 1:00pm

Since 1997, the Grammy nominated quintet has taken a unique path, carving out a distinct presence in the classical music world with its dynamic playing, culturally poignant programming, genre-blurring collaborations, and inspirational outreach programs. On Demand Video available!

Battle on the ice

I'm so glad we're finally getting a real blast of winter weather in New York State!

In this film clip from Alexander Nevsky you have to wonder, how do those guys stand in the cold without shivering?

Classical Mornings, January 16 - 20

Weekdays from 6am to 9am

Find daily inspiration in music with a Mystery Piece and more... Coming up this week...

La ci darem la mano - Variations on Sinatra and Mozart

Which is stranger: Danny Kaye conducting the New York Philharmonic or Frank Sinatra singing opera?

Check it out here in the movie “It Happened in Brooklyn” (1947), Sinatra sings in “La ci darem la mano” – a duet from Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni, where the Don seduces Zerlina.


Take a Trip to Urinetown

Sat, 01/14/2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Webster Theatre Guild celebrates its 75th year of bringing Broadway to Webster with Urinetown The Musical, on stage at Webster Thomas High School from January 21 through 28. 

Mystery Creature Week - updated January 13

It’s Mystery Creature Week early mornings on Classical 91.5, with performances evoking animals from Lang Lang, the New London Orchestra, and the Boston Pops.  See if you can identify the mystery animal at 6:40 a.m.

Mornings on Classical 91.5, January 9 - 13

Weekdays from 6am to 9am

Start your day with classical music, arts and NPR news.  It's Mystery Creature Week!

New beginnings and the Jester conducts

Hi! Happy New Year!  Since it’s a time for new beginnings, perhaps it’s time for me actually to start keeping in touch and writing some things here. I’m not quite sure what it will be. Brenda describes it as a sandbox. A sandbox is a much more inviting notion than a blank page. Hopefully you can jump in and play too when you have the time.

No more procrastinating; let’s get started.

Here’s a cool new thing I learned this weekend. Danny Kaye was a conductor. Danny Kaye, the Court Jester, conducted the New York Philharmonic and other major orchestras.