Thursday, January 10

At noon catch a sneak preview of GPB's State of the Arts profile of rising opera star Leah Partridge. The full profile complete with visuals premieres on GPB Television January 30 at 9 p.m. and repeats over days that follow (see the State of the Arts schedule here). A native of Lincolnton, Georgia and a graduate of Mercer College in Macon, Leah Partridge makes her Metropolitan Opera debut at the end of February. First, though, she performs in Augusta this Saturday with the Augusta Symphony.

For links to other featured concerts this weekend (the Columbus Symphony, pianist Di Wu, harpist Emmanuel Ceysson and the Atlanta Symphony) please see yesterday's entry below.

11 AM

  • Handel: Oboe Sonata in F major, HWV 363. (Note: The third movement is the "Handel Bouree" familiar to Suzuki string students.) Amarillis. Naive 9910.
  • Dvorak: Cello Concerto in B minor. Pieter Wispelwey, Budapest Festival Orch, Fischer. Channel 25807.
  • Massenet: Meditation from Thais. Nicola Benedetti, London Sym, Harding. DG 987 057.
12 N
  • Leah Partridge profile from GPB Television's "State of the Arts"
  • Thalberg: Grand Caprice on Themes from Bellini's La Sonnambula. Francesco Nicolosi. Naxos 8.555498.
  • Strauss, R.: Horn Concerto No. 1 in E-flat. Myron Bloom, Cleveland Orch, Szell. Sony 63123.
  • Hindemith: Harp Sonata. Rita Costanzi. CBC 1119.
1 PM
  • Mozart: Symphony No. 27. Amsterdam Baroque Orch, Koopman. Erato 45544.
  • Bax: Romance for clarinet and piano. Robert Plane, Benjamin Frith. Naxos 8.557698.
  • Copland: Billy the Kid, Suite. Cincinnati Pops Orch, Kunzel. Telarc 80339.