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.

Contemporary composer Frank Messner borrows a page from one of Mozart's most popular pieces for his tiny suite, "A Little Evening Music"  We'll enjoy it tonight.  

The ballet, "The Red Poppy" follows a group of Russian sailors on shore leave in a Chinese port for a little cross-cultural interaction.  We'll enjoy it this morning.

Tonight we'll enjoy Wilhelm Stenhammer's "Sentimental Romance" for violin, and the Tango Suite from Astor Piazzolla.  

Vaughan Williams' wrote his haunting piece, "The Lark Ascending" just as British troops were embarking overseas to fight on the front during World War 1.  We'll enjoy it today.

Paul Lansky's "Travel Diary" from 2007 is inspired by a real-life family road trip that included getting lost in Philadelphia.  We'll enjoy it tonight.