Classical Music Highlights http://wshu.org en Sunday Baroque 4/20 http://wshu.org/post/sunday-baroque-420 <p>The Easter holiday is a celebration rich with profound musical explorations. This weekend Sunday Baroque will offer grand and glorious Easter selections by a variety of baroque and renaissance era musicians to refresh and renew your spirit, including highlights from JS Bach's Easter Oratorio.</p> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Chris Snyder 11761 at http://wshu.org Sunday Matinee 4/20 http://wshu.org/post/sunday-matinee-420 <p>Next week, on Apr. 22, we celebrate Earth Day, which was established forty-four years ago to help us to appreciate and preserve the planet we live on. David Bouchier has chosen music for Sunday Matinée that portrays the beauty of the earth – the land, the rivers, the sea and the sky – themes that have inspired composers for hundreds of years, including the lovely Pastoral Suite of Lars-Eric Larsson and the dramatic Grand Canyon Suite of Ferde Grofé.</p> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Chris Snyder 11762 at http://wshu.org Mahler's Eternal Optimism http://wshu.org/post/mahlers-eternal-optimism <p></p><p>We'll make the epic journey from darkness to light with Mahler's Resurrection Symphony, in a recent performance conducted by Pierre Boulez. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Kate Remington 15974 at http://wshu.org Mahler's Eternal Optimism Mozart lets the Cat out of the Bag http://wshu.org/post/mozart-lets-cat-out-bag <p></p><p>For more than a century after it was first performed on Good Friday at the Sistine Chapel, Gregorio Allegri's&nbsp;manuscript for &nbsp;the "Miserere" was a closely-guarded secret. &nbsp;That is, until Mozart attended the service and copied the music he heard from memory, and let the cat out of the bag. &nbsp;We'll enjoy it this morning. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:00:00 +0000 Kate Remington 15973 at http://wshu.org Mozart lets the Cat out of the Bag Wearing his heart on his sleeve... http://wshu.org/post/wearing-his-heart-his-sleeve <p></p><p>Violin virtuoso Hilary Hahn describes Elgar's Violin Concerto as one of the most personal works he wrote. &nbsp;The violin was his primary instrument, and he poured his passion for it into the concerto. &nbsp;We'll enjoy Hilary Hahn's performance tonight. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Kate Remington 15908 at http://wshu.org Wearing his heart on his sleeve...