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 Saturday morning at 10, JPR will present the radio broadcast premiere of The Gospel of Mary Magdalene by Mark Adamo, performed by the San Francisco Opera.

This Opera Will Eat Your Heart Out

Oct 4, 2013

A strike by Carnegie Hall's stagehands has caused the cancelation of tonight's opening gala with The Philadelphia Orchestra and the associated live webcast.

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Brittfest.org

Britt Festivals today announced that Teddy Abrams has been selected as the new Music Director and Conductor of the Classical Festival in Jacksonville, Oregon.

Many musicologists point to Beethoven's tempo markings as ridiculously fast. Over the years, debate as raged as to whether or not the composer's metronome was simply calibrated incorrectly, providing a convenient explanation for the rapid tempos. What do you think?

There are a lot of operas that end with heroines on their deathbeds, singing one glorious aria before they die. That's what happens at the end of Anna Nicole, the controversial new work that New York City Opera is presenting at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in September. But the company's artistic director and general manager, George Steel, says it could also be City Opera's last gasp.

People ask why I thrive on classical music, and I tell them it's all about discovery. The possibilities for finding incredible music, both old and new, are endless as the oceans.

Soundscapes In C, In Winter And In Alaska

Sep 11, 2013

Spring can really hang you up the most, you know? But that doesn't stop me from loving this season of growth, rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal, re-everything, and crazy, crazy weather. Oh how I love spring. 

A Sharp Divide

Feb 1, 2013

You may find this hard to believe, but I did actually study music in my youth. It was the principal focus of my academic work until I was in my late teens, and I played first violin in the school orchestra. So significant was music in my life at that time that, when I set off for university, my parents believed that I was training to be a music teacher.  I wasn't.  I went to read English, and I have never played in an orchestra or lifted a violin in anger since.

Maia Sharp Live Session

Jun 15, 2012

This archived live session features from June 15th, 2012 features artist Maia Sharp and guest Linda Taylor.

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