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Mondays at 6

Derek Delaney, artistic director of Capital Region Classical will explore different composers, periods, and styles through favorite archival performances from the Capital Region Classical Concert Series.

8.3 Program IV – Leoš Janáček: The Slavic Modernist

8.10 Program V – Maurice Ravel: The French Chameleon

8.17 Program VI – Béla Bartók: The Search for Identity

8.24 Program VII – Johannes Brahms-The Master in Miniature

8.31 Program VIII – Johannes Brahms-The Complexity of Emotion

Sundays at 5pm

Alexander Platt, Artistic Director of Maverick Concerts, will curate and guide us through some favorite past performances and some true Mavericks. Sundays at 5 from June 28th – September 13th.

8/2 ​Episode 6: Favorite Friends: The Americans and the Borromeos

American String Quartet -- 9/13/2015

George Tsontakis*: Quartet 7.5 (12.30")

(Maverick Concerts Centennial Commission: world premiere)

*(longtime Bard professor, and Trustee of Maverick Concerts)

Borromeo String Quartet -- 8/22/2016

Beethoven: Quartet in E-flat Major, Op.127 (38')

8/9​ Episode 7: The Elegant Pacificas

Pacifica String Quartet -- 9/11/2016

Mozart: Finale (IV.) from Quartet in D Minor, K.421 (9.30")

Shulamit Ran: Finale (IV.) from "Glitter, Doom, Shards, Memory" (2014) (6')

Beethoven: Quartet in A Minor, Op.132 (45')

8/16 ​Episode 8: The Fabulous Eschers

Escher String Quartet -- 7/18/2018

Schumann: Quartet No.1 in A Minor, Op.41 No.1 (26')

Ravel: Quartet in F Major (28')

8/23 ​Episode 9: Maverick Voices

Shanghai String Quartet; Peter Kolkay, bassoon -- 7/29/2018

Joan Tower*: Red Maple, for bassoon and string quartet (2013)

*(longtime Bard professor and Trustee of the Maverick Concerts)

Beethoven: Quartet No.13 in B-flat, Op.130 (31')

8/30 ​Episode 10: Quartets Familiar and Forgotten

Shanghai String Quartet -- 7/29/2018

Mendelssohn: Quartet No.1 in E-flat Major, Op.12 (22')

Amernet String Quartet -- 8/18/2019

Shostakovich: Quartet No.12 in D-flat, Op.133 (1968) (27')

Fridays at 6pm

Albany Symphony Music Director David Alan Miller and WMHT-FM's Rob Brown will select performances from previous Albany Symphony concerts.

8.7 Erich Wolfgang Korngold Suite from the movie The Sea Hawk & Violin Concerto Plus Loren Loiacano’s Bossa Shift. Recorded 10/14/17 at the Palace

8.14 Sergei Prokofiev’s Symphony 7 & Christopher Rouse’s Cello Concerto with soloist Inbal Segev, 2/10/18, TSBMH

8.21 Gershwin Immersion with pianist Kevin Cole: Rhapsody in Blue, Rhapsody in Rivets and more, 5/19/18, Palace

8.28 Beethoven Piano Concertos 1 & 2, 2/20/16 TSBMH, & Aaron Jay Kernis Simple Songs from disc

9.4 Beethoven Piano Concertos 3 & 4, 220/16 TSBMH, & Aaron Jay Kernis Three Flavors from disc

9.11 Beethoven Piano Concerto 5, 2/21/16 TSBMH, & Kamran Ince’s Piano Concerto Remembering Lycia from disc

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Sundays at 6pm

8.2 ​Hudson Valley Philharmonic presentation from October 13, 2018. It’s a program called “A Night of Opera and Ballet,” with music of Rossini, Verdi, Tchaikovsky and more. Recorded at the Bardavon in Poughkeepsie, New York.

8.9 ​Close Encounters with Music presentation from March 23, 2018. It’s an all-Russian concert with works by Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev and Scriabin. Recorded at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington, Massachusetts

8.16 ​Albany Pro Musica presentation from October 21, 2018. It’s a program called Bach Bliss with Albany Pro Musica, the ACRONYM Baroque Ensemble, the Boy Choristers of the Cathedral of All Saints and soloists. Recorded at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy, New York.

8.23​ CMS @ SPAC presentation from August 7, 2018. It's a program called "Summer Warmth" with music of Haydn, Dvorak and Schubert. Recorded at the Spa Little Theater in Saratoga, New York.

8.30 ​TON—The Orchestra Now: Concert 5. Conductor Leon Botstein provides commentary for this rebroadcast of Verdi’s Requiem from April 6, 2019. Recorded at Bard College’s Fisher Center in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.

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Fridays at 2pm

8.7​ Arthur Honegger: Rugby. TON—The Orchestra Now; Leon Botstein, conductor. Recorded at Bard College’s Fisher Center in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. (TON Concerts)

8.14 ​Ravel: Mother Goose Suite. Windham Festival Chamber Orchestra; Robert Manno, conductor. Recorded at the Windham Civic Center Concert Hall in Windham, New York. (Windham Chamber Music Festival)

8.21 ​Bernstein: 3 Dance Variations from “Fancy Free.” Schenectady Symphony Orchestra; Glen Cortese, conductor. Recorded at Proctors Theater in Schenectady, New York. (Schenectady Symphony concerts)

8.28 ​Beethoven: Piano Sonata 18, Op.31/3, “The Hunt.” Fei-Fei Dong, piano. Recorded at the Howland Cultural Center in Beacon, New York. (Howland Chamber Music Piano Festival)

Fridays at 7:15am & Saturdays at 6pm

With heightened precautions, school closings and subsequent restrictions, we were not able to produce a feature for a new Student Musician of the Month for this month, so we are revisiting past winners.

Tuesdays at 6pm

Michael Nock, Associate Director & Dean of Fellows at the Tanglewood Music Center hosts a weekly look at the famed Tanglewood Music Center, featuring concert recordings, interviews with up-and-coming performers and previews of special events.




Bach's Lunch features music from the Baroque era but also dabbles in Early Music.

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Conductor's Notes features stunning concert music and fascinating extra commentary from conductors.

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Tuesdays with Tanglewood is a weekly look at the famed Tanglewood Music Center.

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