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This Week At The Classical Station

by Rob Kennedy

Monday, Ju1y 15, 2019

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

This evening Monday Night at the Symphony features the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Hear this conductorless ensemble perform music of Felix Mendelssohn, Antonio Vivaldi and Pyotr Tchaikovsky, with soloists Jan Lisiecki, piano, and Sarah Chang, violin. See What's Playing for details.

You can enjoy the concert beginning at 8 p.m. on 89.7 FM in Central North Carolina and streaming everywhere online and on our apps.

Photo: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra/Matt Dine

July 15 Birthdays

On July 15 we observe the birthdays of three English musicians: guitarist Julian Bream (1933-), and composers Geoffrey Burgon (1941-2010) and Harrison Birtwistle (1934-). Julian Bream has won four Grammy Awards for his playing. He is widely considered one of the greatest classical guitarists of the 20th century. Geoffrey Burgon wrote scores for film and television. The income from his music for Monty Python's Life of Brian, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Brideshead Revisited allowed Burgon to indulge his love of other musical styles. Harrison Birtwistle's style of composing is distinctive. He often writes music which he disassembles so that he can rearrange it, all with good dramatic effect.

Photos: Wikipedia.org



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