September 2015 Listener Guide

1.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Gitana: Gypsy Music and its Influences” - As the Roma journeyed through Europe and beyond, the native music and that of these travelers combined to create an energetic and exotic confluence unlike anything else. This week we'll sample some of this music and its antecedents.
8:00pm Cleveland Orchestra
James Gaffigan, conductor, Yulia van Doren, soprano; Cleveland Orchestra Chorus; BACH: Cantata No.199, Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut; BRAHMS: Song of Destiny; MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No.5, Reformation
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Duke Ellington, “And His Mother Called Him Bill”

2.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Gitana: Gypsy Music and its Influences”
8:00pm San Francisco Symphony
Charles Dutoit, conductor; Kirill Gerstein, piano; BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No.2, Op.19; SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No.10, Op.93
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Horace Silver, piano/bandleader/composer

3.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Gitana: Gypsy Music and its Influences”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Riccardo Muti, conductor; DVOŘÁK: Symphony No.5; MARTUCCI: Notturno; RESPIGHI: Feste romane; MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No.4, Italian
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
WFMT Jazz Network

4.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Gitana: Gypsy Music and its Influences”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Leonard Bernstein, conductor; Camerata Singers, Abraham Kaplan, director; Columbus Boychoir, Donald Bryant, director; ALL BERNSTEIN: Chichester Psalms (World premiere performance); Kaddish, Symphony No.3; Suites 1 and 2 from the Dybbuk
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
WFMT Jazz Network

5.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Born in Houston in 1928, Ernestine Anderson hit the jazz scene in the 1940s and has captivated audiences with her vocal warmth and rich intensity ever since. Anderson has performed at prestigious venues worldwide, including Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center, and has recorded with Hank Jones, Ray Brown, and Monty Alexander. In this Piano Jazz session from 1996, Anderson joins McPartland to perform “Our Love is Here to Stay” and “In a Mellow Tone.”
1:00pm San Francisco Opera
PUCCINI: Madame Butterfly – Nicola Luisotti, conductor; with Patricia Racette, Brian Jagde, Elizabeth DeShong, Brian Mulligan and Julius Ahn
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
A summer vacation rebroadcast

6.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Norwegians Would! (II)” - Another exploration of the organ art as practiced in distinctive fashion by soloists and composers from Norway
1:00pm Carnegie Hall Live!
English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, conductor; MONTEVERDI: Vespers of 1610
3:00pm SymphonyCast
From the BBC Proms - BBC Symphony Orchestra, Semyon Bychkov, conductor; Katia Labeque & Marielle Labeque piano; MOZART: Concerto for two pianos, K.365; SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No.7, Leningrad
6:00pm Riverwalk Jazz
“Crescent City Stomp: Mardi Gras Celebration” - They call New Orleans “the Cradle of Jazz.” And as the saying goes, “The hand that rocks the cradle, rocks the nation” — in this case, the world. The Jim Cullum Jazz Band presents a concert honoring the music and musicians of New Orleans, past and present.

7.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The Ballad of East and West” - Borrowing this week's title from the Rudyard Kipling poem, "The Ballad of East and West," we’ll explore the music of Asia. Traveling from Turkey to Japan and everywhere in between, we will listen to instruments, sounds, folk tunes and poetry. Some that are the unique musical voices that define a country's identity, some that are shared in common and many that are borrowed by western composers.
8:00pm SymphonyCast
From The BBC Proms - National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, Sir Mark Elder, conductor; TANSY DAVIES: Re-greening (world premiere); MAHLER: Symphony No.9
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
WFMT Jazz Network

8.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The Ballad of East and West”
8:00pm Ceveland Orchestra
Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Alisa Weilerstein, cello; PART: Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten; ELGAR: Cello Concerto; JOHN ADAMS: Harmonielehre
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Sonny Rollins, tenor saxophone

9.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The Ballad of East and West”
8:00pm San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Gil Shaham, violin; Gamelan Sekar Jaya, gamelan ensemble; TRADITIONAL: Lelambatan Tabuh Pat Jagul; PROKOFIEV: Violin Concerto No.2, Op.63; BRITTEN: Excerpts from The Prince of the Pagodas, Op.57; IVES: Three Places in New England
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Elvin Jones, drums

10.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The Ballad of East and West”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor; WAGNER: Tristan and Isolde Introduction to Act I; WAGNER: Tristan and Isolde Act II; GABRIELI: Sacred Symphony and Canzona
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Dr. Lonnie Smith, organ

11.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The Ballad of East and West”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, conductor; Dorothea Röschmann, soprano; Michelle DeYoung, mezzo-soprano; New York Choral Artists, Joseph Flummerfelt, director; MAHLER: Symphony No.2, Resurrection
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Harry Connick, Jr.

12.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
One of the great innovators and educators in jazz, Clark Terry (1920 – 2015) was celebrated for his technical virtuosity and swinging lyricism. He is featured in the 2014 documentary Keep on Keepin’ On, which chronicled his mentorship with emerging jazz pianist Justin Kauflin. In memory of Clark Terry, Piano Jazz brings you this 1994 episode, which captures the master trumpet player’s magic and humor as he and McPartland play “The Snapper” and “WHAM.”
1:00pm San Francisco Opera
BELLINI: Norma – Nicola Luisotti, conductor; with Sondra Radvanovsky, Jamie Barton, Russell Thomas and Christian Van Horn
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
A summer vacation rebroadcast

13.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Prom-inent Pipes” - Classic repertoire, improvisations, and an unusual concerto provide opportunities for soloists on the mighty Royal Albert Hall organ at the BBC Proms in London.
1:00pm Carnegie Hall Live!
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mariss Jansons, conductor; Mitsuko Uchida, piano; BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No.4, Op.58 SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No.5, Op.47
3:00pm SymphonyCast
From The BBC Proms - National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, Sir Mark Elder, conductor; TANSY DAVIES: Re-greening (world premiere); MAHLER: Symphony No.9
6:00pm Riverwalk Jazz
“Peck's Bad Boys: The Peck Kelley Story” - Dick Hyman joins The Jim Cullum Jazz Band for the story of piano virtuoso Peck Kelley. He was a 1920s East Texas sensation, in high demand by top bands. But he preferred to spend his life playing in honky-tonks.

14.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Tone Poems” - In a literal case of art imitating life, symphonic music is freed from its traditional structures and takes a programmatic turn.
8:00pm SymphonyCast
From the BBC Proms - San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Jeremy Denk, piano; SCHOENBERG: Theme and Variations, Op.43b; COWELL: Piano Concerto; MAHLER: Symphony No.1
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
The Fat Babies

15.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Tone Poems”
8:00pm Ceveland Orchestra
Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Milos Karadaglic, guitar; TCHAIKOVSKY: Capriccio Italien; RODRIGO: Concierto de Aranjuez; RESPIGHI: Fountains of Rome; RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Capriccio espanole
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Cannonball Adderley, alto saxophone/bandleader

16.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Tone Poems”
8:00pm San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Toby Spence, tenor; Robert Ward, horn; COPLAND: Danzón cubano; BRITTEN: Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings, Op.31; SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No.15, Op.141; MOZART: Divertimento in D, K.251
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Gebhard Ullmann, saxophone/bass clarinet/bandleader

17.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Tone Poems”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Riccardo Muti, conductor; SCRIABIN: Symphony No.2; TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No.6, Pathétique; PROKOFIEV: Romeo and Juliet: Montagues and Capulets
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Duke Ellington, “Money Jungle”

18.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Tone Poems”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Pierrec Boulez, conductor; BOULEZ: Pli selon Pli; DEBUSSY: La Mer; BARTÓK: The Miraculous Mandarin
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Steve Swell, trombone

19.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Pianist, arranger, and songwriter Onaje Allan Gumbs began playing piano at age seven and drew his early inspiration from Henry Mancini. He studied classical piano and honed his skill in multiple genres, from jazz and pop to R&B and soul. He has played with greats such as Woody Shaw, Nat Adderly, and Cassandra Wilson. On this 1998 Piano Jazz, Gumbs performs his original compositions “The First Time We Met” and “The Eyes of Wisdom.”
1:00pm San Francisco Opera
CARLISLE FLOYD: Susannah – Karen Kamensek, conductor; with Patricia Racette, Brandon Jovanovich, Raymond Aceto, Catherine Cook and James Kryshak
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
Garrison Keillor with the season opener, live from The Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul!

20.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Our Father” - One of the world’s best known texts provides us with glimpses into the composer’s craft and the organ builder’s art.
1:00pm Carnegie Hall Live!
National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America, David Robertson, conductor; Gil Shaham, violin; BERNSTEIN: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story; BRITTEN: Violin Concerto, Op.15; SAMUEL ADAMS: Radial Play (Carnegie Hall commission); MUSSORGSKY/RAVEL: Pictures at an Exhibition
3:00 SymphonyCast
From the BBC Proms - San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Jeremy Denk, piano; SCHOENBERG: Theme and Variations, Op.43b; COWELL: Piano Concerto; MAHLER: Symphony No.1
6:00pm Riverwalk Jazz
“Ev’rything I Love: The Songs of Cole Porter” - Live from San Francisco’s historic Filoli Gardens, The Jim Cullum Jazz Band and jazz vocalist Nina Ferro spotlight the swinging music and witty, sophisticated lyrics of the incomparable Cole Porter.

21.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“George Gershwin” - A true American original!  Join us for a week-long look at the life and soulful music of George Gershwin, including his Rhapsody in Blue, An American in Paris and Porgy and Bess.
8:00pm SymphonyCast
From the BBC Proms - BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, BBC Concert Orchestra, London Philharmonic Choir, Keith Lockhart, conductor; SAINT-SAËNS: Danse macabre; GUY BARKER: The Lanterne of Light; ORFF: Carmina Burana
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Slam Stewart, bass

22.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“George Gershwin”
8:00pm Ceveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor; Cleveland Orchestra Chorus; MOZART: Symphony No.41, Jupiter; RAVEL: Daphnis and Chloe Complete Ballet Music
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Antonio Sanchez, drums

23.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“George Gershwin”
8:00pm San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Nadine Sierra, soprano; MOZART: “Ruhe sanft mein ganzes Leben” from Zaïde, K.344; MOZART: Trostlos schluchzet Philomel from Zaïde, K.344; MOZART: Tiger! Wetze nur die Klauen from Zaïde, K.344; BRUCKNER: Symphony No.7; SCHUMANN: Symphony No.3
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
John Coltrane, soprano/tenor saxophones/bandleader

24.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“George Gershwin”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Riccardo Muti, conductor; Yo-Yo Ma, cello; MONCAYO: Huapango; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.2; DVOŘÁK: Cello Concerto
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Louis Hayes, drums

25.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“George Gershwin”
8:00 The New York Philharmonic
A special broadcast highlighting the work of Music Director Emeritus Kurt Masur
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Harold Maburn, piano

26.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Double bass player Ray Brown (1926 – 2002) moved to New York in 1945 and immediately became part of the jazz scene. He worked extensively with the Oscar Peterson Trio, Jimmy Rowles, and Ella Fitzgerald, to whom he was married. He was one of the leading bassists in the bop style and was known for the precision of his playing and the beauty of his tone. In this 1996 session, Brown and McPartland play “Embraceable You” and “Like Someone in Love.”
1:00pm San Francisco Opera
VERDI: A Masked Ball – Nicola Luisotti, conductor; with Ramón Vargas, Julianna Di Giacomo, Heidi Stober, Thomas Hampson and Dolora Zajick
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
Garrison Keillor live from The Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul.

27.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“In Every Corner Sing!” - Raising the roof with soulful and sonorous scores for choirs, congregations, solo singers and organs.
3:00 SymphonyCast
From the BBC Proms - BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, BBC Concert Orchestra, London Philharmonic Choir, Keith Lockhart, conductor; SAINT-SAËNS: Danse macabre; GUY BARKER: The Lanterne of Light; ORFF: Carmina Burana
6:00pm Riverwalk Jazz
“East Commerce Stomp: San Antonio Swing Reborn” - In the 1920s America was humming to the tunes of George Gershwin. In this Riverwalk Jazz holiday cabaret, piano man Dick Hyman shares his love of all things Gershwin in music and conversation.

28.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Cello Concertos” - For many music lovers, the cello's melodic capacity and deep timbre represent the pinnacle of musical expression. This week we'll explore some of the great works written for this instrument and the musicians that made them famous.
8:00pm SymphonyCast
Last Night Of The BBC Proms - BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, BBC Singers, Marin Alsop, conductor; Benjamin Grosvenor, piano; Danielle de Niese, soprano; Jonas Kaufmann, tenor
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Kenny Kirkland, piano

29.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Cello Concertos”
8:00pm Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor; MAHLER: Symphony No.6, Tragic
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Bud Powell, piano

30.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Cello Concertos”
8:00pm San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Gil Shaham, violin; ALL STRAVINKSY: Agon; Violin Concerto in D; The Rite of Spring (1947 revision); Apollo
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Art Tatum, piano