Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Worth Noting on TV

Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Worth Noting on TV

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WEDNESDAY

In Performance at the White House (PBS, 8-9 p.m.): Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville, whom President Clinton calls "two classic examples of the rich, multilayered tapestry of American music," serenade the first couple.

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra: Music of Bernstein, Barber, and Beethoven (PBS, 9-11 p.m.): Highlighting composers alphabetically is a questionable way to create a program, but violinist Nadia Salerno-Sonnenberg gives a stunning performance of Samuel Barber's Violin Concerto. (The third movement is so difficult, Barber had to return half his commission when the violinist he composed it for was unable to play it.) Andrew Litton conducts.

THURSDAY

A Capitol Fourth (PBS, 8-9:30 p.m. EDT): The annual event on the White House lawn is hosted by Keith Carradine and showcases the premiere of an anthem written 77 years ago by George Gershwin. Also, Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra perform on the banks of the Charles River in Pops Goes the Fourth (A&E 7-10 p. …

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