Siskiyou Music Hall

Classics & News: Mon-Fri • 12pm-4pm

JPR's classical music for the afternoon, including a mix of favorites from the standard repertoire plus a healthy dose of lesser-known composers and pieces.  Each day includes a featured work at 2pm (when we give a bit more extensive background on the composer and piece) and our locally produced aural history series As It Was is heard each afternoon at 1pm.

Baritone Christòpheren Nomura joined JPR's Don Matthews in the Steve Nelson performance space during his recent visit to the Rogue Valley for a concert called "With Malice Toward None, With Charity For All." Nomura performed "At the River" by Aaron Copland, "A Curse On Geographers" by Stefania de Kenessey and "Gaman" from "Allegiance," and was accompanied by pianist Daniel Lockert.

Ahead of his performance with the Rogue Valley Symphony as part of their New Year's Eve Gala, pianist Joel Fan stopped by the JPR studio to talk about his background, his work with the Silk Road Ensemble, and his connection with Christine Eggert of the SOU Music Department that led to the concert event.

Alon Goldstein is a brilliantly inventive pianist. He's also a bright character who is quick to crack a joke.  He stopped by the JPR studio prior to a performance at SOU for the Tutunov Piano Series to speak with JPR's Eric Teel about his time learning at the side of Leon Fleisher, his particular interest in music for four hands, and his interest and expertise in the baroque music of Scarlatti.

Oregonian pianist Joseph Yungen has had tremendous success as a soloist and performer of chamber music, art song, and new music. He enjoys an active life as a performing pianist and instructor throughout the United States, and has performed and taught in China as guest artist on numerous occasions.

Acclaimed as one of America's outstanding ensembles, the Manhattan based Cassatt String Quartet has performed throughout North America, Europe, and the Far East, with appearances in London for the Sapphire Jubilee Celebration of Queen Elizabeth II, the Beijing Modern Music Festival, New York's Alice Tully Hall and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Tanglewood Music Theater, the Kennedy Center and Library of Congress in Washington, DC, the Theatre des Champs - in Paris and Maeda Hall in Tokyo. The Quartet has been presented on major radio stations such as National Public Radio's Performance Today, Boston's WGBH, New York's WQXR and WNYC, and on Canada's CBC Radio and Radio France.

Eric Teel

Ana Vidović is an extraordinary talent with formidable gifts taking her place amongst the elite musicians of the world today. Ms. Vidović has given over one thousand public performances since first taking the stage in 1988. Her international performance career includes recitals in New York, London, Paris, Vienna, Salzburg, Rome, Budapest, Warsaw, Tel Aviv, Oslo, Copenhagen, Toronto, Baltimore, San Francisco, Houston, Austin, Dallas, St. Louis and beyond.

With its innovative original productions, sensational interpretations of modern classics, and “exhilarating blend of precision and anarchy, rigor and bedlam,” (The New Yorker), Sō Percussion has redefined the scope of the modern percussion ensemble.

February Featured Works - First Concert
(*Indicates February birthday)

Feb 1 M Veracini*: Sonata in A major
Feb 2 T Stravinsky: The Song of the Nightingale
Feb 3 W Albrechtsberger*: Trombone Concerto
Feb 4 T Still: Lyric Quartet
Feb 5 F Ippolitov-Ivanov: Caucasian Sketches

January Featured Works - First Concert
(*Indicates January birthday)

Jan 1 F New Year’s from Vienna

Jan 4 M Suk*: Tale of a Winter’s Evening
Jan 5 T Medtner*: Skazki (Tales), Op. 42
Jan 6 W Herz*: Piano Concerto No. 1
Jan 7 T Hurlstone*: Four Characteristic Pieces
Jan 8 F Weinberger*: Polka & Fugue from Schwanda the Bagpiper

19-year-old violinist Ariel Horowitz, a DC native and currently a student of Itzhak Perlman, is taking the music world by storm. In July 2015, Ariel performed the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at Strathmore and Meyerhoff Theaters to rousing standing ovations.

Aoife O’Donovan grew up in Newton, Massachusetts. She spent her school-year summers in Ireland singing songs with her extended family, and became interested in American folk music through artists such as Joan Baez and Bob Dylan. Aoife went on to study contemporary improvisation at the New England Conservatory of Music.