Classical Music Highlights

From WSHU's daytime and evening classical programs, Kate Remington and Lauren Rico give you a heads-up on some of the best music they've selected.

It's college gratuation season, and we'll launch this year's crop of new grads with the overture Samuel Barber wrote for HIS graduation from the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia.  

Anahid is the Armenian Goddess of the Earth and fertility.  Tonight we'll enjoy a tribute to her by Alan Hovhaness.  

Tonight's edition of First Fridays in Concert features the Stony Brook University Wind Ensemble performing "Jericho, a Rhapsody for Band" by Morton Gould, and a performance from March of the Symphony No. 3 by Philip Glass by the Stamford Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Eckart Preu.  

Robert Schumann's Concert-Piece is a challenge for not just one, but FOUR horn players!  We'll enjoy it this morning.  

Tonight you can enjoy music inspired by birdsong, from Handel's organ concerto,  "The Cuckoo and the Nightengale," to  Somei Satoh's "Birds in Warped Time II" written in the 1980's.