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Pablo Heras-Casado’s latest release features a number of stunning choral works. The liner notes are appropriately titled “On Love, Passion, and Humanity.” In them, Sören Ingwersen elaborates on this theme: “The profoundly human aspect of these works and their touching intimacy can be explained not least by reference to the background against which they were written. […] the nine motets included [here] were written for close friends and acquaintances.

Artosphere Festival Orchestra's performance from the Great Hall of Crystal Bridges in June was a little different in this year. Rather than "Mozart in the Museum," as in the previous two years, Music Director Corrado Rovaris pared down to all strings for a concert featuring Verdi and Schoenberg.

Finnish composer Aulis Sallinen is perhaps the best known composer of his country after Sibelius. His Chamber Music III, for cello and strings, plays with dance themes to the point of caricature. Catch the fascinating piece on Wednesday's program.

An early piano concerto from Beethoven and his Fifth Symphony close out Artosphere Festival Orchestra of 2015 when they present Bold Spirit: The Best of Beethoven at the Walton Arts Center this Saturday, June 27, at 8 p.m., featuring guest pianist Pietro De Maria. Hear Maurizio Pollini and the Berlin Philharmonic under Claudio Abbado perform the piano concerto on Friday's program.

With the Artosphere Festival Orchestra of 2015 back in town we thought it would be fun to revisit Artosphere Festival Orchestra 2014 and their concert "Mozart in the Museum." Tune in to this weekend's KUAF Sunday Symphony to catch their riveting performance of Mozart's 41st Symphony, "Jupiter." Also featured this weekend Brahms 4 from the London Philharmonic under Marin Alsop, Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra from the Berlin Philharmonic led by Herbert von Karajan and Charles Ives's Symphony No.

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