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This Week At The Classical Station

by Rob Kennedy


Monday, January 20, 2020


Cleveland Orchestra

This evening Monday Night at the Symphony shines the spotlight on the Cleveland Orchestra. On the program are American-themed works by Antonín Dvořák and Samuel Barber as we observe the Martin Luther King holiday, in performances led by George Szell and Christoph von Dohnayi. And Music Director Franz Welser-Möst conducts the music of Richard Wagner. 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: Roger Mastroianni

January 20 Birthdays

On January 20 we observe the birthdays of French composer Ernest Chausson (1855-1899), French conductor Antonio de Almeida (1928-1997) and American composer Walter Piston (1894-1976). Amé:dée-Ernest Chausson studied with Jules Massenet and César Franck at the Paris Conservatoire. Antonio de Almeida initially set out to study nuclear chemistry at M.I.T. but his godfather Artur Rubenstein persuaded him to take up music. A student of Nadia Boulanger and Paul Dukas, Walter Piston taught at Harvard University from 1944-1960.

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