Classics in Concert
May 13, 2013 — Pink Martini singer Storm Large joins Leonard Slatkin and the orchestra for Kurt Weill's satirical Seven Deadly Sins, in a program bookended by composers who straddled the turn of the last century. Slatkin says Maurice Ravel and Sergei Rachmaninov struggled with the idea of being 20th-century composers while having hearts and souls grounded in prior traditions. The orchestra performs Ravel's La valse and two lesser-known Rachmaninov works.
May 11, 2013 — Hear an evening of exciting and intriguing 20th-century Russian music — including Shostkovich, Schnittke and Shchedrin — that pays tribute to the orchestra's late and longtime leader, conductor and cellist Mstislav Rostropovich.
May 9, 2013 — Join us for an intimate concert inspired by Muhly's exciting, intrigue-filled opera Two Boys, commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera. Muhly is joined by close friends including singers Paul Appleby and Jennifer Zetlan, violist Nadia Sirota and duo violinists Angela and Jennifer Chun.
Apr 19, 2013 — When the venerable orchestra brings Bruckner's Eighth Symphony to New York, listeners will hear an ensemble comfortable with the composer's quirks and thrills. Hear what one critic calls a "mesmerizing experience."
Apr 10, 2013 — After 43 seasons, the revered ensemble, born in Japan, calls it quits. Here, the players serenade Boston at WGBH, with a concert of music by Haydn, Bartok and Ravel.
Apr 2, 2013 — In an art form filled with tortured souls, Robert Schumann stands out — even more than 150 years after his death. Hear one of America's finest young pianists and an emerging English string quartet play music by the visionary composer, as well as music by Mozart and artists Schumann influenced.
Feb 7, 2013 — Like some of us, Max Richter grew tired of Vivaldi's warhorse The Four Seasons. But instead of writing off the piece forever, Richter rewrote it. He blended Vivaldi's work with his own music, tucking in some light electronics for a modern makeover. Watch him perform it with violinist Daniel Hope.
Jan 29, 2013 — NPR Music, WQXR and (Le) Poisson Rouge host an intimate evening of music that spans both great Western and Middle Eastern music with members of an inspiring orchestra, led by one of classical music's most eminent artists.
Mar 6, 2013 — Hear one of the most exciting pieces of 21st-century music: a new retelling of Jesus' last days, from the Latin American and Jewish perspectives, courtesy of composer Osvaldo Golijov and his vibrant cast of collaborators. The result is "as if musical history were starting over."
Sep 11, 2012 — A group of New York City contemporary music dynamos traversed three landmark works in a single evening, recorded live at New York's (Le) Poisson Rouge.