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.

Like many composers, Samuel Barber found a new way to arrange his music. He adapted a cycle of French songs into a beautiful suite for flute and piano. We'll enjoy it this morning.

You can imagine winter's chill tonight as we enjoy Vaughan Williams' Sinfonia Antarctica, adapted from his film score for Scott of the Antarctic.

This morning we'll enjoy a little piece George Gershwin wrote to cover a scene in the Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers classic film, "Shall We Dance."

Tonight's First Fridays in Concert features a live performance of Dvorak's Piano Quartet No. 2 by Yale School of Music faculty and four songs by Dave Brubeck from a concert by the Long Island Symphonic Choral Association.

We'll stop by the "Island of Mis-fit Instruments" today with a concerto by Vivaldi that features some unusual ones, including theoboes and a marine trumpet.