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Program Guide
November/December, 2017
In This Issue
The Best of 2017
Hosts Needed
Flashback: "It's All Live"
Public Affairs on WWUH
Classical Music on WWUH
Composer Birthdays
Sunday Afternoon at the Opera
WWUH Archive Now Online
How To Listen
Join Our List
WWUH - Your Live, Local, Listener-Supported Station
Our Fall Fund Drive is on the air Nov. 5 through Nov. 12.  I'm hoping that you will open up your wallets and donate to this unique experiment on FM radio that was started 49 years ago.  We are one of the few stations left around with live announcers on the air 24 hours a day every day of the year.  Most stations run on autopilot much of the day using programming automation systems that have sucked the life out of radio in this country.
   In addition to supporting WWUH and keeping us in the black as we close out the year you can also pick up if you want one of our unique thank you premiums. This year we have brought back the WWUH Tote Bag, canvas with Red WWUH logo on the front.  We also have the perennial favorites available, the WWUH hat and the Jacket.
     You can donate this week by calling 1-800-444-WWUH (9984) or donate anytime via our secure website.

John Ramsey
General Manager

Special: The Best of 2017

For New Year's Day, on Monday, January 1, 2018, from 3-6 AM, WWUH will feature the best of the year's new music; an exciting, scintillating, creative, fun and rocking assortment of tracks that came out in 2017. 

Since commercial radio stations today rarely play new releases (other than the obvious  mainstream hits), the Battles Zone is proud to keep alive the almost outmoded tradition of  searching out and  presenting the new and promising music so our beloved listeners can be exposed to a rich variety of fresh material! We'll be selecting 3 hours of the best rock music that was created and unleashed on the world throughout 2017...not a countdown, but a delicious rock and roll  stew of tasty tidbits, all carefully chosen for their  freshness and flavor to serve as soundtrack for your New Year's celebration !

Tune in and turn up The Battles Zone on Monday, January 1, 2018, from 3-6 AM for an earful of the  B est of 2017 on WWUH 91.3 FM and online at wwuh.org!


Have An Idea for A Program?

If you have an idea for a radio program and are available to volunteer late at night, please let us know.

We may have some midnight and/or 3am slots available later this year.  Email station manager  John Ramsey to find out more about this unique and exciting opportunity for the right person.

Qualified candidates will have access to the full WWUH programmer orientation program so no experience is necessary. He/she will also need to attend the monthly WWUH staff meetings (held on Tuesday or Sunday evenings) and do behind the scenes volunteer work from time to time. This is a volunteer position.

After completing this process, we will review the candidate's assets and accomplishments and they will be considered for any open slots in our schedule.

Flashback - 2004
"It's All Live"


 "When former WWUH Director of Development Susan suggested in 2003 that we produce a special program consisting of twelve hours of live programming, I loved the idea but at the same time I had some concerns about whether or not we would be able to pull off such a complex event. Don't get me wrong, I don't for a second underestimate the talents and energy of our volunteer staff. We had produced literally hundreds of live shows over the years, most of them were three to four hours long an nearly all of them involved WWUH covering an outside event, someone else's event. However, this event would be three times longer, and we would be responsible not only for everything that goes into a live broadcast, but the actual content as well.  Such an undertaking, which would tax even a seasoned professional staff, was a tremendous job for our volunteers to take on. Not surprisingly, the staff got behind the idea in a big way.
    The station's programmers pooled their resources and made the arrangements for booking the dozen or so artists and performers who would be on-the-air during the marathon event. Eugene Hazanov, who was a relatively new WWUH volunteer and host of Wednesday Synthesis, stepped forward to produce the event.     Eugene worked alongside such key behind-the-scenes players as Chris Larsen who would be doing the live sound, and Kevin O'Toole, who took on the duties of floor manager and Foley operator.
    This unprecedented event took place on Wednesday, April 28 from 6am to 6pm. Everything on-the-air during that time period was live, we did not use tapes, CDs, or any prerecorded material. To the credit our the staff, the event came off without a hitch. Our listeners were able to hear radio the way it was done in the days before recordings were in common use. This was probably one of the first times in many years that a station aired only live programming for this length of time, with the possible exception of stations doing charity telethons or those covering live news events. 

In addition to the volunteers mentioned above, Ed Mckeon, Bob Celmer, Mike DeRosa, Dave Buddington and Walter Mayo helped with this historic broadcast.

Below you'll read about this amazing broadcast from WWUH Operations Director Kevin O'Toole."
John Ramsey

Rocking the First "It's All Live"
By Kevin O'Toole
     5:30 AM on Wednesday, April 28th of 2004, and a crowd was forming around the basement studios of WWUH Radio.
Now it's very rare... in fact, virtually impossible... that our studios are desserted at any time of day, but this morning was a particularly busy one.  There were at least six people milling around.  Among them, the usual suspects for a Wednesday morning around here.  The Tuesday All Night Show host was wrapping things up for her time slot, playing CD's on players that, after her show, would not be used for another twelve hours.  Ed McKeon was in the wings, ready to step to the microphone and introduce Julee Glaub who he had the privilege of hosting as his live guest on the show that morning.  Less common at that hour were sound engineers Kevin Lynch and Chris Larsen, unspooling wires and hooking up multiple microphones in three of the four studio facilities we have here in the Harry Jack Gray Center.  Thursday morning FM on Toast host River City Slim was standing by in anticipation.  Short minutes before six, Celtic folk vocalist and instrumentalist Glaub appeared, tired but ready to perform at a time most people are rolling out of bed.
    At six o'clock, the microphones went live, and the CD's, mini-discs, cart machines, cassette players and turntables went silent.  Then I talked.  Then Ed introduced Julee.  Then we proceeded to spend twelve hours in the oh-so-fun pressure cooker of completely live broadcasting.
    IT'S ALL LIVE had begun.
    Many of the best creative ideas can seem the most simple.  Back in 2003, our director of development Susan Mullis suggested the idea of doing twelve ideas of completely live programming as a special event.  As he related on our website, general manager John Ramsey "loved the idea, but at the same time... had some concerns about whether or not we would be able to pull off such a complex event.  (He didn't)... for a second underestimate the talents and energy of our volunteer staff. But while we had produced literally hundreds of live shows over the years, most of them were four hours long at most. This event would be three times longer, and would tax even a seasoned professional staff."
    To be sure, the longest such event we tried before was an epic production for the second "Folk Next Door" concert.  From the Wikipedia article on the event:
    "The 1993 concert was to be an all-day affair, starting outside with a free concert, with an evening paid event. Rain forced the event inside after the third act and threw off the schedule till the concert ended around 2 a.m. The... audience was not entirely awake by the end of the affair, and on the way (they) lost a Chinese brother (a member of the band "7 Chinese Brothers")."
    A good portion of that show was broadcast, but with recorded music and announcements filling out any gaps in the show longer than 5 minutes.  Ambitious for a community station, yes, but It's All Live would be a bigger challenge still.  Without a live audience, but also without the opportunity for "breaks" that could be filled by playing a tape or a disc of any kind.  Also, not every act would be as easy to accommodate as one singer songwriter, or a string band with no drum kit or amplified instruments.
    I.D.'s, public service announcements and promos all came out of my mouth, leaving introductions of, and interviews with the talent to the day's regular Wednesday show hosts (Ed, Bob Celmer, Mike DeRosa, Eugene Hazanov and David Buddington) along with guest hosts (including Steve Theaker, Dean Hildebrandt and Will Mackey).
Additionally, all the programming had to fit into the regular programming style that a UH listener could expect to hear at various times between 6 AM and 6 PM on a Wednesday:  6-9 am could only be folk music of various kinds; 9 am - 12 noon, Jazz; From 1-4 pm, programming had to be approved by Eugene Hazanov, fitting his usual Ear Stretcher format; from 4-6 pm, it had to be live classical performances.
    Of course, there was a good deal of co-operation from the Wednesday show hosts and their genre peers, in order to make room in that time to better showcase other musical ideas and approaches featured on other shows on the station.
    Ed's show began with vocalist Julee Glaub as noted before, then featured local singer/ songwriter favorite Kate Callahan.  Then, River City Slim and the Zydeco Hogs became the first "big" act of the day, with the full band occupying our largest studio in the rear of our space, and making sure that none of us needed coffee to wake up at 7 AM.
Folk Next Door favorites, The Roadbirds featuring Patrick McGinley and Jim Mercik were next, delivering a typically tasty acoustic set.  Then, rounding out FM on Toast were Nerissa & Katryna Nields, who are regional folk legends by now with a decent worldwide following (of course, WWUH had something to do with that, as far back as 1992).  Jim Christensen, Steve Theaker and Kevin Lynch co-anchored the show.
Bob Celmer's show began somewhat atypically with a set by the New Farmington River Royal Ragtime Ramblers, a Dixieland five piece.  He followed that by hosting some student ensembles, one of which featured near-future WWUH host Pete LeBlanc on sax.  The show ended with a set by singer Ema Walker with bassist Dezron Douglas.
Mike DeRosa hosted an hour of live, in-studio public affairs next with in-studio guests.
    Eugene's Ear Stretcher began with a set from burgeoning young singer/ songwriter Sonya Kitchell and her Band, in a set that left quite an impression on us, a full year before her debut on the NYC label, Velour Recordings (her latest release is 2006's "Words Came Back to Me").  Kevin Lamkins came in to host local rockers The Ders.  The middle of the show featured a set, hosted by Geetanjali host Monica, featuring Stan Scott, an associate professor at Southern Connecticut State University and exponent of the Indian drone instrument the tanpura, a sort of fretless sitar.
Next, I had the pleasure of hosting local duo, and great people, the Sawtelles, Peter and Julie Riccio whose small duo (with tint drum kit in tow) rocked the main studio.
     But the loudest was yet to come.
    Rock mavens now know the band "3" pretty well.  Lead vocalist and guitarist Joey Eppard is related to drummer Joshua Eppard of the slightly better known Coheed and Cambria.  Joey led his four piece through a loud, rocking full hour of noise that, literally, knocked stuff off of the studio walls.  It was awesome.
    We also had to commit to an otherwise "normal" programming day.  At or near the top of every hour, we had to broadcast our call letters and the origin of our radio signal ("WWUH, West Hartford"). We also had to read an average of two public service announcements an hour.     Actually, reading all that stuff was my job.
    It was fun being the Don Pardo to the station's SNL for 12 hours, but it also required me to put together carefully worded copy for all the Public Service spots, and, well, to do something special with those breaks, if possible.
     Toward that end, I went shopping for items with which to make interesting, if not strictly musical noises: a ticking mechanical alarm clock; a train whistle; a light bulb...
    Yes, a light bulb.
    My partners in crime in arranging some of these noises were Kevin Lynch and Chris Larsen.  I had discussed doing a parody of the Memorex "Is it live or is it Memorex" spots, which usually involved the breaking of a wine glass, seemingly through the fidelity of a recording of a human voice hitting a high note.
    Now, I couldn't break glass with my voice, and the rules of the day said we couldn't use a recording of any kind, even if we could find one that we could engineer to shatter a wine glass without cracking the windows of our studios.  Also, we couldn't get anyone to volunteer a wine glass.
     We could, however break a light bulb.  Carefully.
The light bulb was chosen because it would make a loud enough shattering sound, and could be thrown with some accuracy at a hard target, like a cinderblock.
In order to achieve this in studio, we had to lay down a large tarp in our largest studio, and to find a handy cinderblock that was sitting in the back of the Harry Jack Gray Center, near the dumpster.  Next, I had to be decked out with safety glasses and a long sleeved shirt and microphones had to be situated to best capture the breaking glass sound.  Of course, we also had to set up my announcing mike, since I would be reading my top of the hour announcements immediately following the stunt.
    That was particularly fun, but what happened during Evening Classics got downright uncanny.
    First, David Buddington hosted the string duo, Alturas Duo performed.  Faculty members from Hartt School, Carlos Boltes and Scott Hill performed on guitar, violin and the charango, a mandolin-like instrument with a small hollow body and a long wide eight stringed neck.
Now here comes the weird part.
    Now former Friday Classics host Will Mackey hosted a segment with Pamela Siskin and Natasha Ulyanovsky (currently and respectively Cantor and Musical Director/ Organist for Congergation Beth Israel in West Hartford).  (Natasha played a piano on this occasion).  They were to perform a piece which I have sadly forgotten the name of, but they were in need of a sound that was present in the orchestration, but had not been arranged for.
    Strangely, that sound was to be made by an entirely appropriate and unplanned for train whistle which I had picked up at a music shop the Sunday before with real idea of how I could use it.
The twelve hours ended with more classical performances from Katie Lansdale and, finally, the Judy Handler and Mark Levesque Duo.  The twelve hours ended at 6 PM, as Dave Buddington played the first CD heard since early the previous morning.  The hours were chock full of great music, loud, live and soulful, live talk, shattering light bulbs and events as close to serendipity as a meticulously planned radio program can get.
    We launched a second It's All Live, which I was unable to attend.
Now, however, I understand we have another one being arranged for Thursday September 20.  At this writing, we are still arranging details.  I and my Culture Dogs co-host Sam Hatch are scheduled to do yapping of some kind during the event.
    I'll try to go shopping for materials for creating live Foley sounds in the meantime, and, with any luck, I'll get to enjoy a lot of great live music and rock out and accidentally make some music of my own.
And break stuff.

Public Affairs on WWUH
Real Alternative News
For close to 50 years WWUH has aired a variety of community affairs programs.

Here is our current schedule:
Monday: Noon - 1pm  Alternative Radio
  8:00 - 9:00 pm  Radio Ecoshock
Tuesday:  Noon - 12:30 pm  New World Notes
   12:30 -  1:00 pm  Counterspin
    8:00 - 9:00 pm  Black Agenda Report
Wednesday:  Noon - 12:30 pm  911 Wake Up Call
                 12:30 - 1:00 pm   Building Bridges
           8:00 - 8:30 pm  911 Wake Up Call
           8:30 - 9:00 pm  New World Notes
Thursday:   Noon - 1:00 pm  Project Censored
                  7:30 - 8:00 pm  Making Contact
                  8:00 - 8:30 pm  This Way Out
                  8:30 - 9:00 pm Gay Spirit
Friday:        12:00 - 12:30 pm  New Focus
                  12:30 - 1:00 pm  TUC Radio
Sunday:      4:30 - 5:00 pm  Explorations
WWUH Classical Programming - November/December 2017
Sunday Afternoon at the Opera... Sundays 1:00 - 4:30 pm
Evening Classics... Weekdays 4:00 to 7:00/ 8:00 pm
Drake's Village Brass Band... Mondays 7:00-8:00 pm

Eylber: Symphony No. 2; Previn: 4 Songs for Soprano; Ferrabosco: Fantasia; Muthel: Concerto; Leo: Cello Concerto 
Host's Choice
Dmitri Shostakovich's 8th Symphony premiered in 1943
Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem; A Silent Night
Martinu: Nonet; Dahl: Duet Concertante; Vaughan Williams: Five Variants on Dives and Lazarus; Ravel: Bolero, Daphnis and Chole Suite #2
Drake's Village Brass Band... Trumpets in the Baroque with Fred Sautter
Fall Fund Raiser co-hosted by David Schonfeld & David Buddington
Fesca: Symphony No. 2; Rave: Songs; Kirchner: Triptych; Lappi: Canazones; Vierdanck: Capriccios
Fall Fundraiser
Today is a good day to "Bang on a Can"
Mayr: Telemaco
Sung By Marni Nixon: Schoenberg: Cabaret Songs; Gold: Songs of Love and Parting; Hovhaness: Avak the Healer; Bernstein: West Side Story
Drake's Village Brass Band...Trumpets in Baroque with David Hickman
Fauré: Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 80; Miaskovsky: Concerto in c for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 66; Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in a, Op. 50; Vaňhal: Symphony in D
William Schumann: Symphony No. 4; Morales: Missa Dezilde; Taneyev: String Quartet No. 1; Ysaye: Violin Sonatas; Janacek: Capriccios                    
Rubinstein: Melody in F, The Demon-Suite; Arnold: A Grand Grand Festival Overture Op. 57; Dumanoir: Suite in F/C; Read: Down Steers the Bass; Kreutzer: Grand Quintet in C; J.C. Bach: Symphony in F Op. 8 No. 4; Chopin: Ballade No. 1 in G Op. 38; W. C. Handy: St. Louis Blues, Beale Street Blues; Strauss, Jr.: The Blue Danube; Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber; Cimarosa: Piano Sonatas 17-20; Dvorak: Serenade for Strings.
They missed the train - Part 2 (Composers who should have been 20th century composers but didn't quite make it)
Shakespeare: Richard The Third
1967 Part 2... Rocheberg: Music for a Magic Theatre; Ligeti: Concerto for Cello; Takemitsu: November Steps; Persichetti: Symphony #8 Drake's Village Brass Band... Stockholm Symphonic Wind Orchestra Plays Mellinas, Khachaturian and Holst
Shostakovich: String Quartet #11 in f, Op. 122; Bernstein: 'The Age of Anxiety' Symphony #2 for Piano & Orchestra; Coleridge-Taylor: Clarinet Quintet in f#, Op. 10; Jongen: Violin Concerto in b, Op. 17
Dvorak: Symphony, From the New World; Ockeghem:  Missa de plus en plus; Facco: Concerto; Veracini: Violin Sonata No. 6; Milhaud: Four Ronsard Songs
Einaudi: I giorni; Alberto Williams: Hueyas Op. 33; Wagner: Gotterdammerung - Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey; Falla: Siete Canciones Populares Españolas, El Sombrero de Tres Picos; Caplet: Deux Divertissements; Penderecki: 3 Miniatures for Clarinet & Piano; Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake Suite; Cimarosa: Piano Sonatas 21-24; Clifford: Serenade for Strings; Ewazen: Triple Concerto for Three Trombones and Orchestra.
Host's Choice
Abel: Home Is A Harbor
Some Favorite Symphonies... Vaughan Williams: Symphony #2 "London"; Mahler: Symphony #4; Ives: Symphony #3
Drake's Village Brass Band...Elgar in Brass for Brass Band
Telemann: Ouverture-Suite in E minor TWV 55:e5; Hindemith: Alto Saxophone Sonata; Hindemith: Double Bass Sonata; J. S. Bach: Cantata for the 24th Sunday after Trinity [Trinity 24] BWV 60: 'O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort'; Antonio Rosetti: Symphony in C major; Roger Sacheverell Coke: Preludes for piano, Op. 33
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 1; Enzina: Songs; Enescu: Symphonie Concertante; Leschetizky: Piano Works; Fontana: Sonata
Alkan: Scherzo diabolico Op. 39 #3, Le festin d'Esope Op. 39 #12; Forster: Horn Concerto No. 1 in E Flat; Loewe: Erlkönig Op. 1 #3, Die Wandelnde Glocke Op. 20 #3; Klughardt: Concert Overture in E Op. 30 "Im Fruhling"; Lyapunov: Rhapsody on Ukrainian Themes in f# Op. 28; Rossini: The Barber of Seville Overture ; Thuille: Sonata for Cello and Piano in d Op. 22; Rangstrom: Divertimento elegiaco; Cimarosa: Piano Sonatas 25-28; Copland: El Salon Mexico; Foote: Serenade for Strings.
Classical Conversations - a quarterly feature
Vivaldi: Giustino (Acts one and two)
In Honor of Lou Harrison... Harrison: Homage to Pacifica, La Koro Sutro, Last Symphony (#4)
Drake's Village Brass Band...Brighouse and Rastrick Band play Kenneth Downie
Telemann: Ouverture-Suite in C major TWV 55:C5, 'La Bouffonne'; Hindemith: String Quartet No. 3 in C Major, Op. 16; J. S. Bach: Cantata for the First Sunday in Advent [Advent 1] BWV 62: 'Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland'; C. P. E. Bach: Keyboard Concerto in D Minor, Wq. 17, H. 420; Roger Sacheverell Coke: Preludes for piano, Op. 34
Host's Choice
Pasquini: L'Idalma Overture; Bach: Sonata No. 1 in G for Cello and Harpsichord BWV 1027; Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana - Intermezzo, Mamma quel vino è generoso "Addio", Regina Coeli; Friml: Donkey Serenade; Toch: Miniature Overture; O. Straus: Serenade for Strings; Goldman: Monochrome No. 2; Cimarosa: Piano Sonatas 29-32; Elgar: Cello Concerto in e Op. 85; Goetz in Konigsberg: Piano Concerto No. 2 in Bb Op. 18; Reicha: Wind Quintet, Op. 88 #5 in Bb.
Remembering John Lennon with music of The Beatles
Vivaldi: Giustino (Act three); A Meditation on Christ's Nativity
Jazz and Classical, marking 100 years since the 1st jazz band recordings... Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue, Second Rhapsody; Schulloff: Etudes de Jazz; Antheil: A Jazz Symphony; Gould: Interplay for Piano and Orchestra; Johnson: Stride Piano Pieces; Ellington: Black, Brown and Beige Suite
Drake's Village Brass Band...United States Air Force Band, Wild Blue Yonder
Stanford: Irish Rhapsody #1, Op. 78; Brahms: Viola Sonata in E , Op. 120, #2; Rosetti: Horn Concerto in d; Verdi: Messa da Requiem
Le Duc: Symphony; Georg Schumann: Songs; Faure: Violin Sonata; Hovhaness: Symphony No. 1; Kabalevsky: Piano Concerto
New Releases. A sampling of new acquisitions from the WWUH library.
John Williams conducts the Boston Pops
Humperdinck: Hansel und Gretel
Debussy: String Quartet in G Minor; Ravel: String Quartet in F; Bruckner: Symphony #4
Drake's Village Brass Band...Empire Brass and Michael Murray, Music for Brass and Organ and Percusssion
Hoffmann: Arlequin; Schumann: Piano Quartet in E , Op. 47; Shostakovich: Symphony #15 in A, Op. 141; Palestrina: Missa Regina Caeli
Host's Choice
Ziani: Il Talamo Overture; Balakirev: Islamey, Symphony No. 1 in C; Vivaldi: Concerto for Multiple Instruments in F RV 569; Capricornus: Ciaconna in D; Phalèse: Dances; Fibich: At Twighlight Op. 39, Piano Trio in f minor; Cimarosa: Piano Sonatas 33-36; Chadwick: Serenade for Strings; Mendelssohn: Songs Without Words Op. 38.
Music of the Season
Heggie: It's A Wonderful Life
Merry Christmas
Special Holiday program
Nielsen: Symphony No. 3; Parry: Songs; Kusser: Orchestral Suite; Krebs: Organ Works; Anonymous: Trio
Wiren: Serenade for Strings; Cimarosa: Piano Sonatas 37-40; Rietz: Cello Concerto Op. 16; Vivaldi: Cello Sonata No. 5 in e RV 40; Kozeluch: Wind Symphony in D; Brahms: Intermezzi, Op. 117; Sessions: Waltz for Brenda; Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 1; Bomtempo: Symphony No. 1 Op. 11.
Some of our favorite recordings received in 2017
Strauss: Die Fledermaus

Thursday Evening Classics
Thursday Evening Classics - Composer Birthdays for November/December, 2017
November 2
1692 Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer
1739 Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf
1880 John Foulds
1915 Douglas Lilburn
November 16
1615 Guillaume Dumanoir
1757 Daniel Read
1766 Rodolphe Kreutzer
1829 Anton Rubinstein
1873 W. C. Handy
1895 Paul Hindemith
November 23
1862 Alberto Williams
1876 Manuel de Falla
1878 Andre Caplet
1933 Krzysztof Penderecki
1955 Ludovico Einaudi
November 30
1693 Christoph Forster
1796 Carl Loewe
1813 Charles-Valentin Alkan
1847 August Friedrich Martin Klughardt
1859 Sergei Lyapunov
1861 Ludwig Thuille
1884 Ture Rangstrom
December 7
1637 Bernardo Pasquini
1840 Herman Goetz
1863 Pietro Mascagni
1879 Rudolf Friml
1887 Ernst Toch in Vienna
1910 Richard Franko Goldman
December 14
1789 Maria Szymanowska
1873 Joseph Jongen
1929 Ron Nelson
December 21
1616 Pietro Andrea Ziani
1628 Samuel Friedrich Capricornus
1837 Mily Balakirev
1850 Zdenek Fibich
December 28
1775 João Domingos Bomtempo
1812 Julius Rietz
1896 Roger Sessions
ptember 7
1726 François-André Danican Philidor
your "lyric theater" program
with Keith Brown
programming selections for the months of  November and December, 2017

SUNDAY  SEPTEMBER 3RD Rorem, Our Town  It was a hit when the original play was first staged in 1938; then in 1940 came the movie version, with film music by none other than Aaron Copland. Now Thornton Wilder's Our Town has been made into an opera! In 1951 Copland was asked to expand his film score into an opera, but Wilder wouldn't permit it. The playwright was notoriously picky about authorizing musical arrangements of his stageworks. Our Town had to wait until long after Wilder's passing when in 2006 Ned Rorem's operatic version was premiered at the Indiana University Opera Theater and subsequently professionally produced by Lake George Opera in upstate New York. Rorem treats the play as a chamber opera; his scoring is light and transparent. The formal structure of scenes closely follows Wilder's stage conception. Wilder wanted to depict stories of the lives of common laboring folk in an early twentieth century American town. Our Town the opera is perfect for broadcast on the Sunday of the Labor Day holiday weekend. And not only is Ned Rorem's Our Town an American working people's opera: it's a quintessentially New England opera as well. Wilder's town Grover's Corners is modelled on Peterborough, New Hampshire. Our Town was recorded in 2013 at the Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, in North Andover, Massachusetts, also in New England and not all that far from Peterborough. Gil Rose conducts the instrumentalists and chorus of Monadnock Music, with a large cast of Grover's Corners townies. Our Town the opera was released just this year on two compact discs through New World Records.
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 10TH Mozart, Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail   No opera of Mozart's was so successful in his own lifetime. Immediately after its introduction at Vienna's Burgtheater in 1782 it took off for opera houses all over German-speaking Europe and beyond. "The Abduction from the Seraglio" is the finest specimen of a special subgenre of lyric theater in the eighteenth century: the "Turkish" opera. Sometimes comedic, sometimes melodramatic in nature, such operas were based upon a love story or tale of rescue and were set in some exotic location in the Near East. Every composer of any stature in Mozart's time tried his hand at Turkish opera. Over the years I've broadcast recordings of such works by Sammartini, Kraus and Haydn. Mozart's Turkish opera is also a Singspiel, an 18th century form of German musical comedy with spoken dialog. There are a lot of good recordings of "The Abduction" around. On Sunday, October 4, 1992 I broadcast a Sony Classical release of the Singspiel, recorded in 1991 in Vienna with Bruno Weil conducting the Vienna Symphony and chorus of the Vienna State Opera. That same year John Eliot Gardiner, the specialist in historically informed eighteenth century performance practice, recorded his own interpretation in London for Deutsche Grammophon's Archiv subsidiary. Gardiner led his own English Baroque Soloists and the Monteverdi Choir. The Gardiner "Abduction" went over the air on Sunday, August 4, 2013. The British label L'Oiseau Lyre (a subdivision of Decca) came out with a recording of Die Entfuhrung in 1990. This also was a historically informed, period instrument interpretation. The late Christopher Hogwood, another pioneer in this field, directed the ensemble he founded, the Academy of Ancient Music. The L'Oiseau Lyre recording I broadcast almost exactly two years ago on Sunday, September 13, 2015. Normally I would not feature this opera again so soon, but the French Harmonia Mundi label came out in 2015 with a "period" take on "The Abduction" that is so good it surpasses all those that have come before it. Rene Jacobs has given us a series of recordings of the Mozart operas which  have opened people's ears to their full freshness and dramatic power. I have broadcast these HM releases as they have been received into our WWUH classical music record library. Jacobs directs the period instrument players of the Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin and the Radio Berlin Chamber Choir. Among the assets of the Jacobs take on this Mozart opera are passages of the complete spoken word dialog and appropriate sound effects, plus an additional track of a Turkish march by Michael Haydn inserted into Act One just before the chorus of the Turkish Janissary soldiers.           
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 17TH Hartmann, Liden Kirsten Let's look into the history of opera in Scandinavia. Liden Kirsten is a pioneering work of Danish opera. Denmark's leading composer of the nineteenth century, J. P. E. Hartmann (1805-1900) collaborated with the world-famous Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen, whose libretto for "Little Kirsten" incorporates examples of old Danish folk ballads. Hartmann set the ballads to melodies inspired by Danish folk song. "Little Kirsten" is a chivalric romance taking place circa 1100 AD. The opera received its definitive recording through Dacapo Records. That recording was made in 1998 in co-production with Radio Denmark. It employs the musical resources of the  Danish National Radio Symphony and Choir, Michael Schonwandt conducting. I last broadcast Liden Kirsten on Sunday, September 12, 1999. After Hans Christian Andersen, Scandinavia's next most famous writer in the nineteenth century would certainly be the Norwegian playwright Hendrik Ibsen. Norway's most famous composer Edvard Grieg provided the incidental music for Ibsen's play Peer Gynt in 1876. Keep listening for the complete incidental music, which includes solo singing and choral numbers. (Jarvi/ Gothenburg Sympyhony/ Gosta Ohlin's Vocal Ens. /Pro Musica Chamber Choir /Deutsche Grammophon, 1987.)
SUNDAY  SEPTEMBER 24TH Verdi, Luisa Miller
With Luisa Miller (1849) Giuseppe Verdi turned the corner into the period of his most famous works, the ones that are considered pillars of the international operatic repertoire. Luisa itself, however, suffered the fate of its predecessors. Like those early "galley slave" works of his, they were all the rage for a  few years upon their introduction on stage, lingered on to the end of the nineteenth century and then disappeared until their general revival in the second half of the twentieth century. In this his fourteenth opera Verdi was really hitting his stride as an opera composer. Verdi's librettist Salvatore Cammarano adapted a play by the eighteenth century German playwright Friedrich Schiller. The story goes to show that a love match between a young nobleman and a peasant girl is bound to end in tragedy. RCA Italiana recorded Luisa Miller  in Rome in with a cast of luminaries from the Met. The Italian-American soprano Anna Moffo was heard in the title role. I broadcast those vintage early stereo RCA LP's way back on Sunday, September 24, 1988. Then on Sunday, November 17, 1996 came a Decca/London CD release of a Luisa Miller taped in 1975 with  the Spanish diva soprano Monserrat Caballe as the beautiful commoner's daughter. Opposite Caballe was the late great tenor Luciano Pavarotti as Rodolfo, Count Walter's son. Peter Maag was conducting the National Philharmonic Orchestra and London Opera Chorus. That Luisa recording is now certainly of historic significance. This Sunday you get to hear Caballe again as Luisa in a 1968 production of the opera at the Metropolitan Opera house, NYC. She was recorded live onstage on February 17, 1968. This time she faces the Met's own tenor Richard Tucker as Rodolfo. The Italian American basso Giorgio Tozzi portrays Count Walter. Thomas Schippers directed the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus. Although it was taped in the era of stereophonic sound, this Luisa is a monaural recording, an aircheck of what went out in radio broadcast live from the Met. A series of historic recordings from the Met's audio archives were issued through Sony Classical in digitally upgraded sound and in compact disc format. Luisa Miller was released in that series on two CD's in 2012.
SUNDAY  OCTOBER 1ST Dvorak, Rusalka I was jinxed the first time I tried to broadcast Antonin Dvorak's Rusalka (1901) on Sunday, May 22,1994. I had hoped to air an old Urania LP set, recorded in mono sound in 1952 in East Germany, setting forth this the greatest of all Czech operas in German language translation. I was unable to get hold of that recording by showtime, so I substituted the much more recent Supraphon CD release of excerpts from the opera in the original Czech. Prior to this 1984 release Supraphon, the Czechoslovak state record label, had recorded Rusalka twice. Their 1984 Rusalka is clearly better than all those that came before it, in no small part because of soprano Gabriela Benackova's soaring interpretation of the title role. Vaclav Neumann directs the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus. The complete three act opera was issued on three compact discs. Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904) is best known today for his "New World" Symphony no. 9 and for his Slavonic Dances and other orchestral works. He also wrote eight operas, but they are rarely performed outside of his native country. All of Dvorak's music is redolent of Nature, and the beauties of the Bohemian countryside were often the direct inspiration for some of his finest music. Such is the case with the fairy tale opera Rusalka. Thinking about the jinx, the story of Rusalka concerns a magic spell which is ultimately a curse. A water nymph undertakes the spell because she wants to win the love of a mortal prince. Tragic consequences ensue. I last broadcast the 1984 Supraphon Rusalka on Sunday, June 16, 1996.
SUNDAY  OCTOBER 8TH Rameau, Les IndesGalantes  Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764) was the greatest composer of the French baroque, as well as the most important musical theoretician of his age. He should rightly be ranked alongside his contemporaries J. S. Bach and George Frideric Handel. Rameau took to composing French opera only later in his life. He was fifty years old when his first one Hippolyte et Aricie premiered in 1733. Les Indes Galantes followed in 1735 and he penned many more right up until the time of his death at age eighty one. I first broadcast Les Indes Galantes way back on Sunday, September 22, 1985 working from CBS Masterworks stereo LP's. Previously I had broadcast CBS Masterworks releases of Rameau's Le Temple de la Gloire (1747-48) on Sunday, December 11, 1983 and Hippolyte et Aricie on Sunday, April 29, 1984. All three recordings featured the period instrumental group La Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roy, founded and directed by Jean-Claude Malgoire. Like John Eliot Gardiner and Christopher Hogwood, Malgoire was a pioneer in the field of authentic baroque practice. In Les Indes Galantes Rameau aimed at providing the opera-going public of Paris with a truly international spectacle. "Love around the world" is the theme of this galant ballet heroique, as it was styled. Dancers representing the European nations of France, Italy, Spain and Poland take part in the prologue. The four acts of the opera are separate romantic vignettes set in Turkey, Peru, Persia and the rainforest of  the Amazon. "Make love, not war!" is a tacit sub-theme throughout. When I last aired Les Indes Galantes that CBS Masterworks release was not at all new. The original 1974 recording was reissued in 2016 on three compact discs through Sony Classical.
SUNDAY  OCTOBER 15TH Rossini,Tancredi This is Gioacchino Rossini's first great opera seria, written for the illustrious Teatro La Fenice in Venice in 1813, when the composer was a mere twenty one years of age. Tancredi took Europe by storm. It remained so popular that it influenced Wagner half a century later, when he quoted a Rossini tune in a chorus in Die Meistersinger. Rossini changed the original happy ending of the opera for a revival in Ferrara, giving it a  surprising tragic twist. The  music for the alternate final scene, when the mortally wounded knight is married to his beloved Amenaide, was rediscovered in the early 1970's. The American diva Marilyn Horne championed the Ferrarese death scene. She made it her own in the 1985 CBS Masterworks release of Tancredi, recorded live in performance in co-production with the Italian record label Fonicetra. Ralf Weikert conducts the La Fenice theater orchestra and chorus. Keep in mind that the role of the knight Tancredi was taken by a mezzo. In the eleventh century AD the noble knight defended Christian Sicily against the Muslim invaders from North Africa. Tancredi's betrothed Amenaide is soprano Lella Cuberli. I have  broadcast the CBS Masterworks LP release of Tancredi twicebefore, first on Sunday, November 10, 1985 when it was a brand new acquisition to our WWUH record library, and again on Sunday, November8, 2009.  
SUNDAY  OCTOBER 22ND Pergolesi, Adriano in Siria  In the first half of the eighteenth century there was what has been called the "Neapolitan School" of opera composers. The only one of these Neapolitans whose name is remembered today is Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-36), and the only opera he is remembered for is the short one act comic intermezzo La Serva Padrona (1733). Pergolesi helped to create the genre of the Italian opera buffa. He wrote a few full length comic operas and he turned out serious lyric theaterworks, too. One of these is Adriano in Siria (1734). Pergolesi worked from a libretto by Pietro Metastasio. In the mid eighteenth century Metastasio's wordbooks were set to music again and again. They set the standard in Italian opera seria at the  end of the baroque. In Adriano in Siria Metastasio concocted a totally fictional story about the Roman emperor Hadrian. This opera's got it all: the conflict between love and duty, intrigue both amorous and political, disguise, a faked murder and arson,to boot! The fabulous castrato singing star Caffarelli took the role of Parnaspe, prince of Parthia, when Adriano premiered at the Teatro San Bartolomeo in Naples. Adriano the emperor was portrayed by a female soprano in what's called a "breeches role." High voices were always favored in baroque opera. In place of the castrato voice in the world premiere recording of Adriano in Siria we hear the countertenor Franco Fagioli, and another high-voiced male singer Yuriy Mynenko was cast as Adriano. This opera seria was produced for concert performance in the studios of Radio Cracow in Poland. Jan Tomasz Adamus conducted the period instrumentalists of the Capella Cracoviensis. Decca released Adriano in Siria on three compact discs in 2016.     
SUNDAY  OCTOBER 29TH Gilbert & Sullivan, The Sorcerer Among the comic operas in the G & S
canon Ruddigore (1887) is certainly appropriate for Halloweentide broadcast. I presented an old Decca/London LP recording of it (Godfrey/D'Oyly Carte Opera Co.) on Sunday, October 30, 1983 and again on Halloween Sunday, 1993. The Sorcerer (1877) is equally suitable as Halloween fare, but until very recently I had difficulty finding a recording of it. In fact, this early G & S collaboration has been neglected in the discography. The Sorcerer has been available on compact disc since 2005 courtesy of the American Albany Records label. Albany has given us the first complete recording on two CD's. It provides all of Sir Arthur Sullivan's tuneful score and W. S. Gilbert's witty spoken dialogue. Long before Harry Potter there was the Victorian sorcerer Mr. John Wellington Wells. J. W. Wells was a consummate spellmaker and was quite commercially successful at his craft. Moreover, he's a lot more entertaining than that boy Harry. The Sorcerer was not recorded in some British Savoyard production, but by the American Ohio Light Opera Company, who staged it for their 2005 festival. Ohio Light Opera's Ted Christopher is hilarious as Wells.
    That Albany Records release of The Sorcerer comes out of my own collection of G & S recordings. Also drawn from my own holdings of opera on compact disc are the Supraphon recording of Dvorak's Rusalka, Rameau's Les Indes Galantes and Adriano in Siria by Pergolesi. Our Town on New World CD's was loaned for broadcast by Rob Meehan, former classics deejay here at WWUH and a specialist collector of the "alternative" classical music styles of the twentieth and twenty first centuries. All the other recordings featured in this two-month period of programming come from the WWUH classical music record library. As always, I must thank our station's operations director Kevin O'Toole for mentoring me in the preparation of these notes for cyber-publication.  
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West Hartford Symphony Orchestra
In Collaboration with the WWUH Classical Programming we are pleased to partner with the West Hartford Symphony Orchestra to present their announcements and schedule to enhance our commitment to being part of the Greater Hartford Community
West Hartford Symphony Orchestra
Richard Chiarappa, Music Director
2017 - 2018 Season Schedule
Sunday, October 22nd, 2017: Lincoln and Booth Historical Concert - Kingswood Oxford's Roberts Theater
Sunday, December 10th, 2017: Holiday Concert - West Hartford Town Hall Auditorium
March 4th, 2018: Winter Family Concert
May 19th, 2018: Annual Armed Forces Day Pops Concert

For information, 860-521-4362 or http://whso.org/.

 The Connecticut Valley Symphony Orchestra

Great music and great musicians!  Food for the soul!  Affordable prices!  The Connecticut Valley Symphony Orchestra offers these benefits to all of you in the greater Hartford Community. 
Become a subscriber to the CVSO and you'll get it all-and four great concerts for the price of three!  Our orchestra is supported by musicians' dues, grants, contributions, and subscriptions.  In light of  the economic challenges we face, your support is crucial.

The CVSO has been operating for 87 years.  Our musicians, serious amateurs and music educators, range from teenagers to seniors, and have a fabulous 2017-2018 season of classical, romantic and modern music lined up for your listening pleasure.  Here are our scheduled performances:

November 5, 2017: "Vienna"
VonSuppe: Light Cavalry Overture
Mozart: Clarinat Concerto
Yumi Ito, clarinet
Brahms; Symphone No. 2

February 4, 2018: "London Calling"
Walton: Crown Imperial March
Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending
Saint-Saens: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso
Gary Capozziello, violin
Handel: Largo from Xerxes
Holsst: Exerpts from The Planets
Mars, Venlus, Jupiter

April 8, 2018: Celebrating Jewish Heritage
Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture
Klezmer ensemble
Featuring Walter Mamlock and others
A Salute to Rogers and Hammerstein
Tyberg: Symphony No. 3

June 10, 2018: Pops - "Looney Tunes"
Mouret: Suite of Symphonies: Rondo
Rossini: William Tell Overture
Smetana: Sance of the Comedians
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, 1st Movement
Rossini: Barber of Seville Overture
Von Suppe: Morning, Noon and Night in Vienna
Offerbach: Can-Can from Orpheus in the Unerworld
Gounod: Danve of the Marionettes
All Programs Subject to Change

Concerts are Sunday afternoons at 3:00 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 120 Sigourney Street, Hartford.
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The Musical Club of Hartford
The Musical Club of Hartford, Inc., which celebrated its 125 year history in 2015-2016, is an organization whose primary goal is to nurture the Musical Arts and promote excellence in music, both among seasoned music lovers as well as the younger generations. The Musical Club makes music more readily available to people of all ages and social backgrounds in our community.
For further information: http://musicalclubhartford.org/
Upcoming Events
Thu, 11/02/2017 - 10:00am
Music by Members
Member Program featuring Stacy Cahoon, Gene Chen, John Church, Carrie Hammond, Lisa Kugelman....
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford, CT
Thu, 11/09/2017 - 10:00am
Musical Exploration
Musical Exploration featuring Michelle Fiertek in Spanish Songs.
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford, CT
Thu, 11/30/2017 - 10:00am
Music by Members
Member Program featuring Audree Raffay, David Kennedy, Scott Lamlein, Maryjane Peluso, Benita...
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford, CT
Thu, 12/14/2017 - 10:00am
Music by Members
Member Program featuring Susanne Shrader, Carolyn Bernstein, Michelle Duffy, Bridget Gilchrist...
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford, CT
Thu, 01/11/2018 - 10:00am
Music by Members
Member Program featuring Deborah Robin, Sylvia Goldstein, Walter Mayo, Karen Robinson, and Lean...
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford, CT
Sun, 01/21/2018 - 2:00pm
High School Competition Winners Performance
Performance by the Winners of the 42nd High School Competions in Piano, Strings, Voice, and...
Universalist Church, 433 Fern St, West Hartford, CT
Thu, 01/25/2018 - 10:00am
Music by Members
Member Program featuring Laura Cook, Tony Gibbs, Sudie Marcuse, Ami Montstream, and Carolyn...
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford, CT
Sun, 01/28/2018 - 3:30pm
High School Competition Winners Performance
Performance by the Winners of the Jazz Soloist Competition.
Bridget Gilchrist, Jazz Chair...
Universalist Church, 433 Fern St, West Hartford, CT
Thu, 02/01/2018 - 10:00am
Member Meeting
Greet your friends, come ready for discussion and refreshments.
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford, CT
Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:00am
Musical Exploration
Musical Exploration featuring Emlyn Ngai, historical violins.
Emlyn Ngai, Artist Teacher...
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford, CT
Thu, 03/08/2018 - 10:00am
Music by Members
Member Program featuring Linda MacGougan, Karen Benjamin, David Garrido-Cid, Alice Matteson,...
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford, CT
Thu, 03/22/2018 - 10:00am
Storrs Scholars Recital
Evelyn Bonar Storrs established a fund through the Musical Club to support "talented and...
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford, CT
Sun, 03/25/2018 - 3:00pm
Piano Ensemble Day
This program features teams of pianists playing two grand pianos, with repertory ranging over...
Lincoln Theater, University of Hartford
Thu, 04/12/2018 - 10:00am
Jolidon Concert Series
Jolidon Concert featuring Göran Marcusson, flute and Tim Carey, piano.
Göran, who is from...
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford, CT
Thu, 04/26/2018 - 10:00am
Music by Members
Member Program featuring Anne Mayo, Mark Child, Deborah Robin, Houry...
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford, CT

 The Hartford Chorale
The Hartford Chorale is a volunteer-based, not-for-profit organization, and serves as the primary symphonic chorus for the greater Hartford community. The Chorale provides experienced, talented singers with the opportunity to study and perform at a professional level of musicianship. Through its concerts and collaborations with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra and other organizations, the Chorale seeks to reach and inspire the widest possible audience with exceptional performances of a broad range of choral literature, including renowned choral masterpieces.

We open the season with the exciting finale to the great Beethoven Symphony No. 9. We perform with the Symphony of the Hartt School, University of Hartford, under the baton of Maestro Edward Cumming.
Beethoven, Symphony no.9
Friday, October 13, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Belding Theater, The Bushnell
Edward Cumming, Conductor

In December the Chorale produces Handel's Messiah, performing with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra.
Handel, Messiah
Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Belding Theater, The Bushnell
Richard Coffey, Conductor

In March, the Chorale performs major works of John Rutter with chamber orchestra and organ.
Music of John Rutter
Saturday, March 10, 2018, 4:00 p.m.
Immanuel Congregational Church, Hartford
Richard Coffey, Conductor

We conclude our season with a dramatic interpretation of Orff's Carmina Burana with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra.
Carmina Burana, Festival of Fate
Friday, June 8, 2018 - Sunday, June 10, 2018
Belding Theater, The Bushnell
Carolyn Kuan, Conductor

For further information: Hartford Chorale 860-547-1982 or www.hartfordchorale.org .

Manchester Symphony Orchestra

Manchester Symphony Orchestra and Chorale
Bringing Music to our Community for 57 Years!

The Manchester Symphony Orchestra and Chorale is a nonprofit volunteer organization that brings quality orchestral and choral music to the community, provides performance opportunities for its members, and provides education and performance opportunities for young musicians in partnership with Manchester schools and other Connecticut schools and colleges.
Joseph Hodge , Orchestra Artistic Director
Dr. Carolina Flores, Chorale Artistic Director
Concert 1 - Chorale "Simple Gifts"
Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Emanuel Lutheran Church, 60 Church Street, Manchester, CT
Schubert: Mass in G
Brahms: How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place
Copland: Simple Gifts
Copland: Zion's Walls
Dawson: Ain' a That Good News
Haydn: The Heavens Are Telling
Larson: Sing to the Lord of Harvest
Rutter: For the Beauty of the Earth
Rutter: Gaelic Blessing
Sleeth: A Song of Thanksgiving
Thompson: The God Who Gave Us Life
Thompson: The Road Not Taken
Concert 2 - Orchestra "Nutcracker"
Friday, December 1, 2017 at 7:30 pm
SBM Charitable Foundation Auditorium
Manchester Community College, Great Path, Manchester, CT
Anderson: Christmas Festival
Verdi: La Forza del Destino Overture
Saint-Saens: Cello Concerto #1 with Ignacy Gaydamovich, cello
Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker
Anderson: Sleigh Ride
Extra - Orchestra performing Nutcracker Ballet
Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm
Bailey Auditorium, Manchester High School
134 Middle Turnpike E, Manchester, CT
Concert 3 - Chorale/Orchestra "Fauré Requiem"
Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine
Mozart: Symphony No. 31 in D, K. 297 "Paris" mvmts. 1 & 3
Wagner: Good Friday Spell from Parsifal
Fauré: Requiem
Concert 4 - Orchestra "Exploring Sound"
Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Bailey Auditorium, Manchester High School
134 Middle Turnpike E, Manchester, CT
Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man
Dvorak: Wind Serenade
Bach: Concert for Two Violins
Berlioz: March to the Scaffold from Symphonie Fantastique
Rimsky-Korsakov: Cappriccio Espagnol
Concert 5 - Chorale/Orchestra "Pops" "An American Road Trip"
Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Discovering the USA through music
Program details are subject to change.


Beth El Temple in West Hartford

Music at Beth El Temple in West Hartford is under the aegis of The Beth El Music & Arts Committee (BEMA). With the leadership of Cantor Joseph Ness, it educates and entertains the community through music.
BETH EL TEMPLE (BEMA) 2017-1018 Season
with Cantor Joseph Ness, conductor
Music University Nov. 1, 8, 16, 2017 - 7:30pm
Music University (encore presentations) November 6, 13, & 20, 2017 - noon
Early Evening Trumpet Recital Sunday, Nov 12, 2017 - 7pm
Sunday, Dec 3rd, 2017, 7pm
A pre-Chanukah concert featuring the Beethoven Violin Concerto, an extraordinary Israeli clarinetist and a Tribute to Rock & Roll (WITH A LIVE ROCK BAND ON STAGE!) celebrating the 50th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band PLUS the music of Led Zeppelin and Moody Blues.
Music University (topic: baroque music) - Mar 14, 2018 7:30pm
Mar 18th, 2018, 7pm
Join Beth El Music & Arts for a magical concert highlighting the music of Haydn and Bach. The evening features Haydn Cello Concerto in D and plenty of Bach!
Music University (topic: music of Israel) May 16 & 23, 2018 - 7:30pm
June 3rd, 2018, 7pm
Featuring Israeli pop star Micha Biton and the music of Israel.
Musical Shabbat & Organ Dedication - Dec 15, 2017 - 7:30pm
Open to the Public. Plenty of FREE Parking.
Beth El Temple
2626 Albany Ave, West Hartford, CT 06117
Phone: (860) 233-9696
E-mail: bema@betheltemplemusic.com

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