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Cellist Amit Peled is the soloist with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra under the baton of guest conductor Edwin Outwater. Together they perform the Cello Concerto No. 1 of Camille Saint-Saens. Also on the program are La Mer by Claude Debussy, Violent, Violent Sea by Missy Mazzoli, and Desert Transport by Mason Bates. Performances are Friday March 14 at 8PM and Sunday March 16 at 2PM in the Tucson Music Hall.

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Peter Pan from the Milwaukee Ballet

Enjoy J.M. Barrie’s most famous work in Michael Pink’s adaptation performed by Milwaukee Ballet. Sunday at 1 p.m on PBS 6.

From the Top host Christopher O'Riley

From the Top

From the Top, with host Christopher O'Riley, showcases the nation's most outstanding young classical musicians. Sundays at noon on Classical 90.5..

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Classical 90.5

Classical 90.5 is your broadcast venue for timeless music and exceptional specials like Community Concerts, a series of recitals and concerts recorded live in Southern Arizona.

James Reel's Cue Sheet

Posted at 7:29 on Friday, September 13th 2013

Have you ever wondered why our newscasts from NPR begin at one minute past the hour, instead of straight up like most other things on radio and TV? It's because the newscasts are designed to be embedded into whatever else NPR (or local stations) may have on the air. A show begins with a one-minute segment teasing what's coming up later, and then there's a break for news. It's all part of a very complicated clock system that is not broken down into 60 (or even 12) neat divisions. You'll find the details here.

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Community Concerts

Twice each week, Classical 90.5 broadcasts its Community Concerts series, which presents classical music performances recorded live at venues throughout southern Arizona. Ted Prichard hosts.

Community Concerts broadcasts are made possible in part with the support of a National Endowment for the Arts challenge grant funded locally by a contribution from the Holsclaw Foundation.

Featured Show

Richard Strauss's Arabella - April 19, 2014
The Metropolitan Opera

Matinee broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera continue on Classical 90.5 at 10:00 a.m. this Saturday, April 19th, with a performance of Arabella by Richard Strauss, set to a German libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal, in the last of their six collaborations. The broadcast will run approximately three hours and fifty-five minutes.

Swedish soprano Malin Byström stars in the title role of Strauss's nostalgic romance, which explores the fleeting charms of youth, opposite Michael Volle and Genia Kuhmeier. Phillippe Auguin conducts the touching and beautiful score.

Arabella: Malin Byström
Zdenka: Genia Kühmeier
Matteo: Roberto Sacca
Mandryka: Michael Volle