JPR Classics

JPR Classics is a place to come for all things classical in the State of Jefferson.  We'll honor our rich classical heritage while looking to the future, showcasing inspired performances by the next generation of classical musicians. The classics live on JPR!

On Friday night, May 2nd at 8pm, JPR's Classics & News Service will broadcast the next concert in the series Carnegie Hall Live, featuring The Atlanta Symphony.

Dolora Zajick discovered opera as a 22-year-old pre-med student. "That's when I discovered I had a voice," she tells Fresh Air host Terry Gross, "and I actually had a crack at a singing career. And I decided to take the chance."

The Soul Of The World's Most Expensive Violin

Mar 15, 2014

The Vieuxtemps Guarneri is a violin that is older than the United States of America — 273 years old, to be exact. It recently became the most expensive violin in the world, selling for an estimated $16 million. Its new owner anonymously donated the historic instrument to violinist Anne Akiko Meyers, on loan for the rest of her life.

On Friday night, March 21st at 8pm, JPR's Classics & News Service will broadcast the next concert in the series Carnegie Hall Live, featuring The English Concert. 

Musicologist Walter Clark locates long-lost opera by Spanish composer Enrique Granados

On Friday night, February 28th at 8pm, JPR's Classics & News Service will broadcast the next concert in the series Carnegie Hall Live, featuring The Philadelphia Orchestra under the direction of Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

Fiddler On The Slopes

Feb 15, 2014

Classical music has managed to take center stage at sports events in the last few weeks. Soprano Renée Fleming sang the National Anthem at the Super Bowl two weekends ago.

On Friday night, February 14th at 8pm, JPR's Classics & News Service will broadcast the next concert in the series Carnegie Hall Live, featuring the Boston Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Bernard Haitink.

Valery Gergiev, The Powerful And Polarizing Maestro

Feb 4, 2014

New Music Shines at Classical Grammy Awards

Jan 27, 2014

"New classical music is well and alive," Brad Wells, director of the vocal collective Roomful of Teeth, said yesterday as he accepted his Grammy for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance.

Britt Festivals' 2014 classical festival will strike out in new and adventurous directions under new Music Director Teddy Abrams, with guests soloists including banjo virtuoso Bela Fleck, and a complete performance of Mahler's massive Symphony Number 1.

Marilyn Horne: Opera's Agile Advocate Turns 80

Jan 16, 2014

Well this doesn't seem right. The Canadian Border Services seized an antique violin from the concertmaster of the National Arts Centre Orchestra for failing to declare the instrument when flying back into the country. They held on to the instrument for several weeks, and fined him a pretty outrageous sum. It's kind of like someone taking my microphone away.

Patrick Ryan

On Friday night, January 24th at 8pm, JPR's Classics & News Service will broadcast the next concert in the series Carnegie Hall Live, featuring the Takács Quartet.

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Remember when the original Mozart Effect study came out in the '90s that claimed exposing babies to classical music (even in the womb) would make them smarter? That study has been expanded, but according to a recent article in The Guardian, it's really hard to measure. Read all about it here.

Want to take a stab at who the busiest conductor was over the past year? Or the top female in classical music? The folks at BachTrack have been compiling the stats on classical music over the past year, and some of it's pretty fascinating. Well, it's more fascinating than fantasy football league stats! Check it out.

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