KLRE Classical Music News http://ualrpublicradio.org en April 19: Arabella http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/april-19-arabella <p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font color="#000000"><font face="Cambria, serif"><font style="font-size: 11pt">The 2013-14 </font></font></font><font face="Cambria, serif"><font style="font-size: 11pt">Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Richard Strauss’s elegant romance </font></font><font face="Cambria, serif"><font style="font-size: 11pt"><i>Arabella</i>,&nbsp;<strong>Saturday, April 19 at noon on KLRE Classical 90.5</strong>.</font></font></p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:10:00 +0000 Metropolitan Opera 21675 at http://ualrpublicradio.org April 19: Arabella Denied A Stage, She Sang For A Nation http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/denied-stage-she-sang-nation <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAONYTMf2pk</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 07:34:00 +0000 Susan Stamberg 21518 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Denied A Stage, She Sang For A Nation April 12: Andrea Chénier http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/april-12-andrea-ch-nier <p>The 2013-14 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Giordano’s <em>Andrea Chénier</em>&nbsp;<strong>Saturday, April 12 at noon on KLRE Classical 90.5.</strong></p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:00:00 +0000 Metropolitan Opera 21309 at http://ualrpublicradio.org April 12: Andrea Chénier Fiddle In A Pickle: Jonathan Carney's Concertmaster Quiz http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/fiddle-pickle-jonathan-carneys-concertmaster-quiz You're seated at the symphony. All the players but one are in place. You're ready for music. Then the first violinist enters to a round of applause and stands next to the conductor's podium while the oboist plays an A. The orchestra tunes up.<p>That ceremony is just one of many jobs for the concertmaster, Jonathan Carney says. He is the concertmaster of the <a href="http://www.bsomusic.org/" target="_blank">Baltimore Symphony Orchestra</a>.<p>"A concertmaster also helps interpret a conductor's gestures, in order to help convey the musical ideas and intentions to the whole orchestra. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 14:54:00 +0000 Jonathan Carney 21470 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Fiddle In A Pickle: Jonathan Carney's Concertmaster Quiz Two Leads, Two Deaths In 18 Hours http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/two-leads-two-deaths-18-hours Over the weekend, soprano Kristine Opolais sang her heart out — and died twice.<p>Friday evening she had sung the lead in <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/90063951/giacomo-puccini" target="_blank">Puccini</a>'s <em>Madama Butterfly</em>. It was her debut in that role at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. It was a big deal. Opolais was so excited about it that she stayed up until five the next morning.<p>At 7:30 Saturday morning, she got a call from Peter Gelb, the general manager of the Met. Groggy-voiced, Opolais said hello, and after a moment it became clear what was happening. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 20:45:00 +0000 NPR Staff 21439 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Two Leads, Two Deaths In 18 Hours Musicians, Take Note: Your Instrument May Be Contraband http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/musicians-take-note-your-instrument-may-be-contraband New Obama administration rules aimed at protecting African elephants are causing widespread anxiety in the music world. From country to classical, working musicians say the policy will make them think twice about touring abroad.<p>The proposed regulations would place a near-total ban on anything made with ivory moving in and out of the U.S.<p>Says Craig Hoover, who heads up the Wildlife Trade and Conservation Branch of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: "The reason for that is ... Mon, 07 Apr 2014 20:44:00 +0000 Adam Ragusea 21438 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Musicians, Take Note: Your Instrument May Be Contraband A Time Capsule From A Soviet-Era Childhood http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/time-capsule-soviet-era-childhood <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CezWUCZOfk</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 20:17:00 +0000 NPR Staff 21334 at http://ualrpublicradio.org A Time Capsule From A Soviet-Era Childhood How Do You Sweep The Ivy League? Practice — The Viola. (Really.) http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/how-do-you-sweep-ivy-league-practice-viola-really By now, you may have <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/04/01/297879597/new-york-student-is-accepted-to-all-8-ivy-league-schools" target="_blank">heard</a> about Kwasi Enin, the impressive young man from Long Island who has been accepted into the classes of 2018 at Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania, Yale (all eight Ivy League universities) as well as Duke and three campuses of the State University of New York. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 15:14:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 21258 at http://ualrpublicradio.org How Do You Sweep The Ivy League? Practice — The Viola. (Really.) April 5: La Boheme http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/april-5-la-boheme <p>The 2013-14 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues <strong>Saturday, April 5 at noon on KLRE Classical 90.5</strong> with a live broadcast of Puccini’s classic <em>La Bohème</em>.</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 15:00:00 +0000 Metropolitan Opera 21090 at http://ualrpublicradio.org April 5: La Boheme Valkyries Ride All Night To Save Opera Company http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/valkyries-ride-all-night-save-opera-company (<em>Happy April Fools 2014. See you next year</em><em>.) </em><p>American opera companies are producing as much drama in the boardroom as onstage. New York City Opera <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/deceptivecadence/2013/10/02/228171680/chronicle-of-a-death-foretold-new-york-city-opera-shuts-its-doors" target="_blank">folded in 2013</a> after years of unbalanced budgets. In March of this year, <a href="http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/Mar/19/san-diego-opera-fold/" target="_blank">San Diego Opera announced</a> that its current season, which ends in April, will be its last. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 12:03:00 +0000 Mark Mobley 21139 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Valkyries Ride All Night To Save Opera Company