Midday Music Thursday 11/20/08

In today's Opera Chat, I speak with Renee Wilson-Wicker, chair of the Georgia Music Educators Association's choral division, about The Damnation of Faust by Hector Berlioz. The Metropolitan Opera will be broadcasting its matinee of that work in high definition to theaters across the country this Saturday, November 22 at 1:00.

GPB and GMEA have teamed up with the Met to allow young Georgians to experience opera performance at the highest level. If you are a music teacher and a member of the Georgia Music Educators Association, you are eligible for free tickets to take one of your students to attend The Damnation of Faust at the theater nearest you. There are participating cinemas in Alpharetta, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Chamblee, Fayetteville, Gainesville, Kennesaw, Lawrenceville, Lithonia, Marietta, Morrow, Savannah, Valdosta and Warner Robins. For a teacher-student pair of tickets, e-mail Renee Wilson-Wicker at choral@gmea.org. If you are not a GMEA member and would like to buy tickets to attend Saturday's high-definition live theater broadcast, click here.

11 AM

  • Borodin: String Quartet No. 2. Borodin Quartet. Onyx 4002.
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 8. Tafelmusik Orch, Weill. Analekta 9947.
12 N
  • Rodrigo: Adagio from Concierto de Aranjuez. Goran Sollscher, Orpheus Chamber Orch. DG 429 232.
  • Piazzolla: Tango Suite: Tango No. 2. Patrick Gallois, Goran Sollscher. DG 449 185.
  • Pugh: Trombone Concerto. James Pugh, Colorado Sym, Tyzik. Albany 926.
  • Glazunov: Five Novelettes: Alla Spagnuola. Fine Arts Quartet. Naxos 8.570256.
  • Berlioz: The Damnation of Faust: selections. Orch of Paris, Pretre. EMI 81493.
  • Opera Chat with Renee Wilson-Wicker
1 PM
  • Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor. Sa Chen, Gulbenkian Orch, Foster. PentaTone 5186 341.