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.

The recently-formed group the 442's are part classically-trained string players, part jazz ensemble, and they head into uncharted territory with their music.  We'll sample a little bit today.  

We'll go on a virtual vacation tonight with Vaughan Williams' "Songs of Travel," and "Travel Diary," a recent piece for percussion by Paul Lansky.  

Hilary Hahn said she learned her solo part in the Sibelius Violin Concerto by listening to it in the stands watching a Baltimore Orioles game.  That's quite a soundtrack! We'll enjoy it this morning.  

Dvorak left the stories in his "Legends for Orchestra" up to the listener, so you can make up your own as you enjoy a new performance conducted by José Serebrier.  

Prokofiev imagines the perfect day, complete with a frisky game of tag, in his "Summer Day" Suite for children.  We'll enjoy it this morning.