May 2016 Listener Guide

1.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“A Houston Organ Prelude” - A sampler of some of the instruments to be featured in June during the 2016 American Guild of Organists National Convention.
1:00pm Grand Rapids Symphony
Carlos Izcaray, conductor; Katherine Pracht, Soprano; BRAHMS: Symphony No.3; PETER LIEBERSON: Neruda Songs; DEBUSSY: La Mer
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Houston Symphony, Andres Orozco-Estrada, conductor; Kirill Gerstein, piano; SHOSTAKOVICH: Festive Overture; RAVEL: Piano Concerto for the Left Hand; SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No.10

2.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The Symphony, Part 8” – We continue our massive series in examining the symphony, widely considered one of the most important forms of classical music. Our exploration this week continues with music from composers born around 1880. Stravinsky, Prokofiev and Vaughan Williams will be featured.
8:00pm SymphonyCast
Houston Symphony, Andres Orozco-Estrada, conductor; Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin; BARBER: Overture to The School for Scandal; SCHUMANN: Violin Concerto; BRAHMS: Symphony No.2
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Shirley Horn, piano/voice

3.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The Symphony, Part 8”
8:00pm Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Jaap van Zweden, conductor; Kelley O’Connor, mezzo-soprano; MAHLER: Symphony No.3
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Gregory Porter, voice

4.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The Symphony, Part 8”
8:00pm Pittsburgh Symphony
James Gaffigan, conductor; Gabriela Montero, piano; BATES: White Lies for Lomax; RAVEL: Piano Concerto in G; WAGNER: Good Friday Spell from Parsifal; MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No.5, Reformation
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Ron Carter, bass

5.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The Symphony, Part 8”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Jaap Van Zweden, conductor; Simone Lamsma, violin; BRITTEN: Violin Concerto; SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No.5
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Jack Walrath, trumpet

6.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The Symphony, Part 8”
8:00 The New York Philharmonic
Pierre Boulez, conductor; Jessye Norman, soprano; Yvonne Minton, soprano; BERG: Der Wein; MAHLER: Symphony No.3
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Keith Jarrett, piano

7.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Bassist and vocalist Jim Ferguson got his start in South Carolina, where his father was a church music director. He picked up the bass late in high school and learned to play on the job before taking formal lessons. He went on to play with greats such as Teddy Wilson, Kenny Burrell, Mose Allison, and Stephen Grappelli. On this Piano Jazz from 2001, Ferguson joins Marian to perform “While We’re Young” and McPartland’s “There’ll Be Other Times.”
1:00pm The Metropolitan Opera
MOZART: Die Entführung Aus Dem Serail – James Levine, conductor; with Albina Shagimuratova, Kathleen Kim, Paul Appleby, Hans-Peter König and Matthias von Stegmann
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
A live broadcast from The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, with guests Heather Masse, Aoife O’Donovan, and Stuart Duncan

8.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Revisiting Marcel Dupré” - With vintage recordings digitally reissued, we reflect on one of the great 20th century masters of the pipe organ.
1:00pm Grand Rapids Symphony
Stephen Stubbs, conductor; Alicia Eppinga, Jeremy Crosmer, cellos; NICOLA PORPORA: Overture to Arianna in Nasso; LEONARDO LEO: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in d-minor; UNICO WILHELM VAN WASSENAER: Concerto No.2; VIVALDI: Concerto for Strings in C; VIVALDI: Concerto for 2 Cellos g-minor; TELEMANN: Water Music Overture; MOZART: Overture to Cosi Fan Tutte
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Houston Symphony, Andres Orozco-Estrada, conductor; Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin; BARBER: Overture to The School for Scandal; SCHUMANN: Violin Concerto; BRAHMS: Symphony No.2

9.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“I Hear a Rhapsody” - We've borrowed our title from the 1941 jazz standard, but what is a rhapsody? In music, Grove defines a rhapsody as "an episodic instrumental composition of indefinite form." The word originates in the epic poetry of Ancient Greece, although the musical origins are traced back only as far as humble ballads in 18th century Hausmusik. Rhapsodies came to be based on popular and folk melodies, and composers in the 19th century began writing Rhapsodies for chamber music and large-scale nationalistic orchestral epics. There are Hungarian Rhapsodies, Slavonic Rhapsodies, Blue Rhapsodies, Rhapsodies of Fire, and Bohemian Rhapsodies. Spend a week with us as Bill riffs on rhapsodies, and together we'll explore what it is about this "indefinite form" that has attracted composers from around the world and across the centuries.
8:00pm SymphonyCast
San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; DVOŘÁK: Legend No.6, Op.59; PROKOFIEV: Violin Concerto No.1, Op.19; BERLIOZ: Symphony fantastique, Op.14
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
King Oliver, trumpet

10.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“I Hear a Rhapsody”
8:00pm San Francisco Symphony
(new season) Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Leif Ove Andsnes, piano; ROSSINI: Overture to La gazza ladra; BATES: Alternative Energy; BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No.1, Op.15; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.5, Op.67
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Mel Lewis, drums

11.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“I Hear a Rhapsody”
8:00pm Pittsburgh Symphony
Gianandrea Noseda, conductor; Denis Kozhuhkin, piano; ROSSINI: Overture to William Tell; RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No.3; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.2
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Carla Bley, pianist/composer/bandleader

12.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“I Hear a Rhapsody”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Sir Andrew Davis, conductor; Evgeny Kissin, piano; BACH/DAVIS: Passacaglia and Fugue in c-minor; STRAVINSKY: Divertimento, Suite from The Fairy’s Kiss; TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Concerto No.1
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Sidney Bechet, clarinet/soprano saxophone

13.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“I Hear a Rhapsody”
8:00 The New York Philharmonic
“NYP Premieres” Zubin Mehta,Thomas Schippers, Kurt Masur, Leonard Bernstein, conductors; Martina Arroyo, soprano; Christopher Lamb, percussion; STRAVINSKY: Symphony in Three Movements; BARBER: Andromache’s Farewell; ZWILICH: Symbolon; TAN DUN: Concerto for Water Percussion and Orchestra; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.8
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Gil Evans, pianist/arranger

14.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Born in Brazil to a musical family, pianist and vocalist Tania Maria was leading her own group of professional musicians by the time she was thirteen. In the 1970s she moved to Paris, and she first came into the international spotlight through her work in jazz festivals. In the 1980s Tania Maria moved to New York, where she recorded a number of hit albums and worked with some of the most renowned jazz artists in the world. On this 1994 Piano Jazz, Maria performs her own composition “Carona” then solos on “Ta’ Tudo Certo.”
1:00pm Lyric Opera of Chicago
(new season) MOZART: Marriage of Figaro – Henry Nanasi, conductor; with Adam Plachetka, Christiane Karg, Amanda Majeski, Luca Pisaroni, Rachel Frenkel, Katherine Goeldner and Brindley Sherratt
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
A live broadcast from INB Performing Arts Center in Spokane, WA, with Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio featuring Bob Welsh and Willy Jordan Jr., and Aoife O’Donovan

15.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Reger Remembered” - In commemoration of the centenary of the death of Bach’s greatest admirer, Johann Baptist Joseph Maximillian Reger (1873-1916).
1:00pm Grand Rapids Symphony
Perry So, conductor; Martin Helmchen piano; GUILLAUME CONNESSON: Supernova; BEETHOVEN: Piano Piano Concerto No.5, The Emperor; SCHUMANN: Symphony No.2
3:00pm SymphonyCast
San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; DVOŘÁK: Legend No.6, Op.59; PROKOFIEV: Violin Concerto No.1, Op.19; BERLIOZ: Symphony fantastique, Op.14

16.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Richard Wagner” - "The greatest genius that ever lived," proclaimed WH Auden, while Rossini said that Wagner had "beautiful moments but awful quarters of an hour." Love him or hate him, Wagner is an undeniable force who stretched tonality and orchestration to their utmost limits. This week we celebrate over 200 years of Wagner in grand style with programs filled to the brim with his music.
8:00pm SymphonyCast
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Edo de Waart, conductor; DVOŘÁK: Serenade for String Orchestra; SCHOENBERG: Chamber Symphony No.1; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.6, Pastoral
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Dee Dee Bridgewater, voice

17.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Richard Wagner”
8:00pm San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Cameron Carpenter, organ; BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No.3, BWV1048; BRANT: Ice Field; TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No.5, Opus 64; MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS: Street Song for Symphonic Brass
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Jackie McLean, alto saxophone

18.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Richard Wagner”
8:00pm Pittsburgh Symphony
Krzysztof Urbański, conductor; Noah Bendix-Balgley, violin; PROKOFIEV: Russian Overture; KHACHATURIAN: Violin Concerto; MUSSORGSKY/RAVEL: Pictures at an Exhibition
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Dewey Redman, tenor saxophone

19.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Richard Wagner”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
David Runnicles, conductor; Robert Chen, violin; MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto in e-minor; MAHLER: Symphony No.5
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Cecil McBee, bass

20.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Richard Wagner”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Lorin Maazel, Jennifer Koh, Violin; TCHAIKOVSKY: Romeo and Juliet, Overture-Fantasy; LUTOSŁAWSKI: Chain 2: Dialogue for Violin and Orchestra; SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No.5
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Louis Smith, trumpet

21.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Cornetist and jazz historian Richard Sudhalter (1938 – 2008) joined Marian McPartland on several occasions to provide historical perspective on great performers and songs from the golden era of jazz. In 2002, He sat down with McPartland to talk about Artie Shaw (1910 – 2004). Shaw was known for his unparalleled virtuosity and as a successful bandleader with a limitless imagination. Piano Jazz honors Shaw with selections including “Love of My Life” and “Any Old Time.”
1:00pm Lyric Opera of Chicago
JIMMY LOPEZ: Bel Canto – Sir Andrew Davis, conductor; with Danielle de Niese, J’nai Bridges, Jeongcheol Cha, Andrew Stenson, Rafael Davila and Jacques Imbralio
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
A live broadcast from The State Theatre in Minneapolis, with guests Jearlyn and Jevetta Steele

22.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Organ Plus” - Whether combined with saxophone, brass ensemble, chamber orchestra or symphonic ensemble, the King of Instruments proves itself an able and amiable companion.
1:00pm Grand Rapids Symphony
Marcelo Lehninger conductor; Arnaud Sussmann, violin; Jessica Rivera soprano; BARTÓK: Violin Concerto No.2; VILLA-LOBOS: Bachianas Brasileiras No.5; DEBUSSY/Arr. COLIN MATTHEWS: Two Preludes; RESPIGHI: Pines of Rome
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Edo de Waart, conductor; DVOŘÁK: Serenade for String Orchestra; SCHOENBERG: Chamber Symphony No.1; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.6, Pastoral

23.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Pastoral Symphonies” - Featuring music inspired by bucolic nature scenes, including Pastoral symphonies by Beethoven and Vaughan Williams, and Richard Strauss’ Alpine Symphony. We’ll also feature readings from the American naturalist John Muir.
8:00pm SymphonyCast
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Jeffrey Kahane, conductor; Natasha Paremski, piano; HANNAH LASH: Sound Investment; CHOPIN: Piano Concerto No.2, Op.21; HAYDN: Symphony No.102
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Rosemary Clooney, voice

24.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Pastoral Symphonies”
8:00pm San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; MAHLER: Symphony No.7; SCHUMANN: Symphony No.3
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Artie Shaw, clarinet/bandleader

25.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Pastoral Symphonies”
8:00pm Pittsburgh Symphony
Juraj Valčhua, conductor; Joshua Roman, cello; WAGNER: Prelude und Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde; DVOŘÁK: Cello Concerto; TCHAIKOVSKY: Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy; BIZET: Excerpts from Carmen, Suites 1 and 2
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Miles Davis, trumpet/bandleader/composer

26.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Pastoral Symphonies”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Pinchas Zukerman, conductor, violin and viola; Stephanie Jeong, violin; MOZART: Overture to The Magic Flute; TELEMANN: Viola Concerto; TARTINI/RESPIGHI: Pastorale; BACH: Concerto for Two Violins; MOZART: Symphony No.39
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Peggy Lee, voice

27.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Pastoral Symphonies”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
David Robertson, conductor; Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano; MESSIAEN: Les offrandes oubliées: Méditation symphonique pour orchestra; MOZART: Piano Concerto No.23; TRISTAN MURAIL: Piano Concerto; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.2
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Ramsey Lewis, piano

28.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Singer and pianist Dena DeRose has performed at some of the most renowned venues in the world, from The Blue Note in New York to Swing Hall in Japan. She has shared the stage with artists including Clark Terry, Ray Brown, and Ingrid Jensen. She teaches at the Jazz Institute of the University for Music and Performing Arts in Austria, and continues to perform worldwide. She was McPartland’s guest in this 2001 session. DeRose opens the show with “If I Should Lose You” and McPartland joins for “I’m Old Fashioned.”
1:00pm Lyric Opera of Chicago
ROSSINI: Cinderella – Sir Andrew Davis, conductor; with Isabel Leonard, Lawrence Brownlee, Alessandro Corbelli, Vito Priante, Christian Van Horn, Diana Newman and Annie Rosen
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
A live broadcast from The Filene Center at Wolf Trap, with guests Heather Masse, Chris Thile, and Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks

29.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“New from New Mexico” - Premieres performances and first recordings feature music and musicians in Albuquerque.
1:00pm Grand Rapids Symphony
Larry Rachleff, conductor; Kirill Gerstein, piano; Andriana Chuchman, soprano; Donald George, tenor; Hugh Russell, Baritone; Grand Rapids Symphony Chorus, Pearl Shangkuan, director; Grand Rapids Symphony Youth Chorus, Sean Ivory, director; ORFF: Carmina Burana
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Jeffrey Kahane, conductor; Natasha Paremski, piano; HANNAH LASH: Sound Investment; CHOPIN: Piano Concerto No.2, Op.21; HAYDN: Symphony No.102

30.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“A Keyboard Smorgasbord” - It’s a lot more than just pianos. We’ll follow the story of the musical keyboard, from the ancient Greeks all the way to synthesizers, examining music for many different types - clavichords, harpsichords, fortepianos, organs, harmoniums, accordions, dulcimers, cimbaloms, melodicas, and mallet instruments from Java to jazz. This is a large and interesting family!
8:00pm SymphonyCast
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestral, Christian Zacharias, conductor and piano; Maiya Papach, viola; HAYDN: Symphony No.40; MOZART: Piano Concerto No.17; WOOLRICH: Ulysses Awakes; HAYDN: Symphony No.87
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Benny Goodman, clarinet

31.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“A Keyboard Smorgasbord”
8:00pm San Francisco Symphony
Susanna Mälkki, conductor; Jeremy Denk, piano; GRIFFES: The White Peacock, Op.7; BARTÓK: Piano Concerto No.3; BRAHMS: Symphony No.2, Op.73
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Count Basie Orchestra at the Crescendo, 1958