August 2015 Listener Guide

1.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Skitch Henderson (1918 – 2005) worked as a piano soloist on Frank Sinatra’s and Bing Crosby’s radio shows. He began a long-time association with NBC in 1951, appearing as pianist, conductor, leader, and even comedian on The Tonight Show with host Steve Allen. In 1962, he began as conductor of the orchestra for The Tonight Show with host Johnny Carson. On this 1992 episode of Piano Jazz, Henderson plays one of his own compositions, the theme song from the film Act 1.
1:00pm LA Opera
ROSSINI: The Barber of Seville – James Conlon, conductor; with Rodion Pogossov, René Barbera, Elizabeth DeShong, Alessandro Corbelli and Kristinn Sigmundsson
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
Garrison Keillor and crew with a summer vacation rebroadcast
8:00pm Live From Blue Lake
We are pleased to bring you the Grand Rapids Symphony conducted by Bob Bernhardt, performing in our Blodgett Recital Hall back on July 18.

2.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Fireworks and Dreams” - Music and conversation featuring internationally touring British recitalist Christopher Herrick, in celebration of his 40th anniversary as a recording artist.
1:00pm Carnegie Hall Live!
Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Leif Ove Andsnes, piano and conductor; ALL BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No.2, Op.19; Piano Concerto No.3, Op.37; Piano Concerto No.4, Op.58
3:00 SymphonyCast
BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, BBC Singers BBC National Chorus of Wales, Sakari Oramo, conductor; Lars Vogt, piano; Chrisopher Maltman, bass-baritone; NIELSEN: Maskarade Overture GARY CARPENTER: Dadaville (world premiere); MOZART: Piano Concerto No.20; SIBELIUS: Belshazzar’s Feast suite; WALTON: Belshazzar’s Feast
6:00pm Riverwalk Jazz
“Chicago Reeds: Live from the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee” - Live from the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee, special guests Kim Cusack and Bobby Gordon join The Jim Cullum Jazz Band to celebrate three clarinetists: Jimmy Noone, Frank Teschemacher and Benny Goodman — trailblazers who emerged from the Chicago jazz scene in the 1920s.
7:30pm Live From Blue Lake
The Blue Lake Festival Band, directed by Dr. Rodney Dorsey

3.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“A Little Traveling Music, Please” - Description: Rivers, boatmen, water-borne vessels and wanderers, farewells, fair maidens and sight-seers on the move. This week, Bill calls up “A Little Traveling Music” from the pens of Handel, Smetana, Duke Ellington and more.
8:00pm SymphonyCast
From the BBC Proms - City of Birmingham Symphony & Chorus; Andris Nelsons, conductor; BEETHOVEN: The Creatures of Prometheus; JOHN WOOLRICH: Falling Down; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.9, Choral
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Roscoe Mitchell, woodwinds/bandleader

4.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“A Little Traveling Music, Please”
8:00pm Pittsburgh Symphony
Manfred Honeck, conductor; ALL R.STRAUSS: Don Juan; Suite from Der Rosenkavalier; Suite from Elektra
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Louis Armstrong, trumpet/voice/bandleader

5.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“A Little Traveling Music, Please”
8:00pm San Francisco Symphony
James Conlon, conductor; Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano; Mark Inouye, trumpet; SCHULHOFF: Scherzo from Symphony No.5; SHOSTAKOVICH: Piano Concerto No.1, Op.35; TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No.6, Op.74, Pathétique
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Ravi Coltrane, saxophones

6.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“A Little Traveling Music, Please”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Mei-Ann Chen, conductor; Robert Chen, violin; MENDELSSOHN: The Fair Melusina Overture; PRICE: Mississippi River; RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Scheherazade
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Charlie Haden, bass

7.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“A Little Traveling Music, Please”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Bramwell Tovey, conductor; ADAMS: Short Ride in a Fast Machine; OFFENBACH: Ballet of the Snowflakes from Le Voyage dans la lune; JOSEF STRAUSS: Music of the Spheres; HOLST: The Planets
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Marcus Roberts, piano

8.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Guitarist Kenny Burrell has been called a “cool, controlled romantic” whose textured playing is “subtle yet sensual, meditative, exultant, wry, and intimate.” He may well be one of the most lyrical guitarists on the jazz scene. In fact, he was Duke Ellington’s favorite improviser on the guitar. Burrell delights on this 1993 Piano Jazz with a solo of “‘Round Midnight.” He joins McPartland for “Don’t Worry ‘bout Me.”
1:00pm LA Opera
MOZART: The Marriage of Figaro – James Conlon, conductor; with Roberto Tagliavini, Pretty Yende, Ryan McKinny, Guanqun Yu, Renée Rapier and Kristinn Sigmundsson
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
Garrison Keillor and crew with a summer vacation rebroadcast
8:00pm Live From Blue Lake
Blue Lake Alumni Day! The combined forces of the Blue Lake Festival Orchestra, International Choir, Alumni Choir, Staff Choir and soloists perform That Music Always Round Me by James Niblock, Te Deum by Bruckner, and Festival Mass by Ludolph Arens. www.bluelake.org

9.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Some Maine Lines” - Harmonious counterpoint played on historic instruments, including the recently restored Kotzschmar Organ in Portland.
1:00pm Carnegie Hall Live!
Thomas Hampson, baritone; Wolfram Rieger, piano; songs of R.Strauss, Zemlinsky, Mahler, Vaughan Williams and others
3:00pm SymphonyCast
From the BBC Proms - City of Birmingham Symphony & Chorus; Andris Nelsons, conductor; BEETHOVEN: The Creatures of Prometheus; JOHN WOOLRICH: Falling Down; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.9, Choral
6:00pm Riverwalk Jazz
“At the Jazz Band Ball: Jazz Classics Live from the Stanford Jazz Workshop” - Here’s a high-energy concert of red-hot traditional jazz classics from old New Orleans and 1920s Chicago. Join The Jim Cullum Jazz Band and clarinetist Evan Christopher as they perform at the Stanford Jazz Workshop.

10.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“American Masters 5” - The American Masters series examines composers who forged our Nationalist identity in the 20th century, and who continue to energize and influence classical music today. While we have had other series dedicated to Aaron Copland, Samuel Barber, and Duke Ellington, American Masters is our opportunity to spend time with a more diverse collection of composers. This fifth installment of the series focuses on composers born in the years before the First World War, musical trailblazers such as Henry Brant, Lukas Foss, Robert Russell Bennett, Peter Mennin, George Perle, Ned Rorem, and Jerome Moross.
8:00pm SymphonyCast
BBC Philharmonic, John Storgards, conductor; Colin Currie, percussion; HAYDN: Symphony No.85, La reine; HK GRUBER: into the open…(world premiere); STRAVINSKY: Petrushka
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
WFMT Jazz Network

11.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“American Masters 5”
8:00pm Ceveland Orchestra
(new season) Franz Welser-Möst, conductor; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.6, Pastoral; RAVEL: Alborado del gracioso; RAVEL: Valse nobles et sentimentales; RAVEL: La Valse
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
WFMT Jazz Network

12.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“American Masters 5”
8:00pm San Francisco Symphony
Ton Koopman, conductor; Carolyn Sampson, soprano; Mark Inouye, trumpet; Peter Wyrick, cello; JS BACH: Orchestral Suite No.4, BWV1069; CPE BACH: Cello Concerto No.3; CPE BACH: Symphony in G: JS BACH: Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, BWV51
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
WFMT Jazz Network

13.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“American Masters 5”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Jaap van Zweden, Harry Bicket, Vasily Petrenko, conductors; Matthias Goerne, baritone; Jaime Laredo and Jennifer Koh, violins; SCHUBERT/STRAUSS: Song selections; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.5; BACH: Concerto for Two Violins; ELGAR: Cockaigne Overture
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Dave Bennett, clarinet

14.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“American Masters 5”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Bramwell Tovey, conductor; Joseph Alessi, trombone; COPLAND: Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo; TOVEY: The Lincoln Tunnel Cabaret; DVOŘÁK: Symphony No.8
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Stuff Smith, violin

15.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Bertha Hope’s contributions to mainstream and improvised musical idioms have made her one of the elite among her peers. Wife of the pianist Elmo Hope (1923 – 1967), Bertha has kept their extraordinary teamwork alive through her highly regarded trio and personal performances. In this Piano Jazz session from 1991, Hope performs “In Search of Hope” and McPartland joins for a duet of “I’m Beginning to See the Light.”
1:00pm LA Opera
CORIGLIANO: The Ghost of Versailles – James Conlon, conductor; with Patricia Racette, Christopher Maltman, Kristinn Sigmundsson, Lucas Meachem, Robert Brubaker, Guanqun Yu and Lucy Schaufer
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
Garrison Keillor and crew with a summer vacation rebroadcast
8:00pm Live From Blue Lake
Some recorded highlights from the 2015 Summer Arts Festival

16.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Salt Lake Celebration” - Excerpts from inaugural concerts on new Michael Bigelow pipe organs at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral and St. Ambrose Catholic Church.
1:00pm Carnegie Hall Live!
The Philadelphia Orchestra, Maurizio Benini, conductor; Nicole Cabell, soprano; Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano; Lawrence Brownlee, tenor; arias and songs of Rossini, Donizetti, Bellini and others
3:00pm SymphonyCast
BBC Philharmonic, John Storgards, conductor; Colin Currie, percussion; HAYDN: Symphony No.85, La reine; HK GRUBER: into the open…(world premiere); STRAVINSKY: Petrushka
6:00pm Riverwalk Jazz
“Yank Lawson and Bob Haggart: Swinging with the Bob Cats” - Trumpeter Yank Lawson and bassist Bob Haggart — star soloists of the Bob Cats — join The Jim Cullum Jazz Band at The Landing for rare, live performances from the repertoire of Bob Crosby’s highly acclaimed, hard-swinging band.
7:30pm Live From Blue Lake
The Blue Lake Festival Band, directed by Joe Manfredo, as part of the Leonard Falcone International Euphonium and Tuba Festival

17.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Camille Saint-Saëns” - A child prodigy that was later hailed by Liszt as "the greatest organist in the world," Camille Saint-Saëns led a fascinating life filled to the brim with music. We'll explore his life, compositions, and influence in this five-part series.
8:00pm SymphonyCast
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, BBC National Chorus of Wales, Thomas Sondergard, conductor; James O’Donnel, organ; POULENC: Organ Concerto; STRAVINSKY: Symphony of Psalms; HAYDN: Te Deum No.2; MOZART: Symphony No.41, Jupiter
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Ike Quebec, tenor saxophone

18.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Camille Saint-Saëns”
8:00pm Ceveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor; Lang Lang, piano; PINTSCHER: idyl for orchestra; CHOPIN: Andante Spianato and Grand Polonaise Brillante; R.STRAUSS: Burleske; R.STRAUSS: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Ben Webster, tenor saxophone

19.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Camille Saint-Saëns”
8:00pm San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Christian Tetzlaff, violin; SIBELIUS: Lemminkäinen's Return, Op.22, No.4; BARTÓK: Violin Concerto No.2; BRAHMS: Symphony No.4, Op.98
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Coleman Hawkins, tenor saxophone

20.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Camille Saint-Saëns”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Charles Dutoit, conductor; Daniil Trifonov, piano; STRAVINSKY: Symphony in C; MUSSORGSKY: Night on Bald Mountain; TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Concerto No.1; STRAVINSKY: The Rite of Spring
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Enrico Rava, trumpet

21.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Camille Saint-Saëns”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, conductor; Midori, violin; NIELSEN: Helios Overture, Op.17; TCHAIKOVSKY: Violin Concerto, Op.35; GRIEG Selections from Peer Gynt; LISZT Les Préludes, Symphonic Poem No.3
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Count Basie, pianist/bandleader

22.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Pianist, composer, and bandleader Arturo O’Farrill is the son of the late Chico O’Farrill. A multiple Grammy winner, he has contributed to contemporary Latin jazz as leader of the Chico O’Farrill Afro Cuban Jazz Orchestra and as the founder of the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance. On this 2002 Piano Jazz, O’Farrill performs “Dandon Don Vasquez.” He and McPartland expand on the Latin theme with a duet of Antonio Carlos Jobim’s “Wave.”
1:00pm LA Opera
MASSENET: Thais – Patrick Fournillier, conductor, with Nino Machaidze, Plácido Domingo, Paul Groves, Valentin Anikin, Milena Kitic and Hae Ji Chang
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
Garrison Keillor and crew with a summer vacation rebroadcast
8:00pm Live From Blue Lake
The Season Finale of this 50th year of Blue Lake! The Festival Orchestra and the winners of the staff and camper solo competitions

23.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Town Hall Treasures” - The tradition of grand pipe organs in civic halls seems to have been an English invention, one carried on successfully throughout the Empire and still maintained…and emulated…today.
1:00pm Carnegie Hall Live!
Sir András Schiff, piano; HAYDN: Piano Sonata in C Major, Hob. XVI:50 BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No.30, Op.109; MOZART: Piano Sonata in C Major, K.545; SCHUBERT: Piano Sonata D.958
3:00 SymphonyCast
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, BBC National Chorus of Wales, Thomas Sondergard, conductor; James O’Donnel, organ; POULENC: Organ Concerto; STRAVINSKY: Symphony of Psalms; HAYDN: Te Deum No.2; MOZART: Symphony No.41, Jupiter
6:00pm Riverwalk Jazz
“World on Seven Strings: The Life of Jazz Guitar Master Bucky Pizzarelli” - The Jim Cullum Jazz Band welcomes guitar master Bucky Pizzarelli. He performs some favorite tunes and shares colorful stories of his early days, from playing guitar in his parents’ grocery to touring with Stéphane Grappelli.

24.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“School Days” - A celebration of young composers and performers.
8:00pm SymphonyCast
Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Leif Ove Andsnes, piano/director; BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No.15; STRAVINSKY: Apollon musagete; BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No.4
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
WFMT Jazz Network in for Lazaro

25.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“School Days”
8:00pm Ceveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor; Joelle Harvey, soprano; Estyn Davies, countertenor; Nicholas Phan, tenor; Hanno Mueller-Brachmann, bass; Cleveland Orchestra Chorus and Youth Chorus; BACH: Mass in b-minor
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
WFMT Jazz Network in for Lazaro

26.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“School Days”
8:00pm San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Yuja Wang, piano; FAURÉ: Pavane, Op.50; SCHUBERT: Entr’acte No.3 from Rosamunde, D.797; DVOŘÁK: Legends for Orchestra, Op.59/6; GRIEG: The Last Spring, Op.34/2; PROKOFIEV: Piano Concerto No.1, Op.10; LITOLFF: Scherzo from Concerto symphonique No.4, Op.102; DEBUSSY: Images; BRAHMS: Tragic Overture, Op.81
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
WFMT Jazz Network in for Lazaro

27.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“School Days”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Riccardo Muti, conductor; Yefim Bronfmann, piano; BEETHOVEN: Overture to The Consecration of the House; BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No.2; TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No.1, Winter Daydreams
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Lester Young, tenor saxophone

28.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“School Days”
8:00 The New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, conductor; Liang Wang, oboe; R.STRAUSS: Don Juan, Op.20; R.STRAUSS: Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks; ROUSE Oboe Concerto; TCHAIKOVSKY: Romeo and Juliet, Overture-Fantasy
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Charlie Parker, alto saxophone

29.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Pianist Hiromi Uehara was born in Shizuoka, Japan in 1979 and took her first piano lesson at age six. By age seventeen, she’d performed with both the Czech Philharmonic and with Chick Corea. She is an in-demand performer, capable of playing stride piano with blinding speed and deadly accuracy, and she’s also a thoughtful, impressionistic composer. On this episode of Piano Jazz from 2004, McPartland and Hiromi perform “Lullaby of Birdland” and McPartland improvises a “Portrait of Hiromi.”
1:00pm San Francisco Opera
VERDI: Rigoletto – Nicola Luisotti, conductor; with Željko Lučić, Aleksandra Kurzak, Francesco Demuro, Kendall Gladen, Robert Pomakov and Andrea Silvestrelli
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
Garrison Keillor and crew with a summer vacation rebroadcast

30.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Organ and Orchestra at Disney Hall” - An iconic instrument, fiery conductor, iconoclastic soloist, and probing new score make for memorable listening.
1:00pm Carnegie Hall Live!
Le Concert des Nations, Jordi Savall, director; works of Lully, Marais, Couperin, Rameau
3:00 SymphonyCast
Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Leif Ove Andsnes, piano/director; BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No.15; STRAVINSKY: Apollon musagete; BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No.4
6:00pm Riverwalk Jazz
“Gulf Coast Blues: The Clarence Williams Story “ - Clarence Williams certainly led a fascinating life — as an iconic record producer who brought the talents of Bessie Smith and Sidney Bechet to mainstream audiences, or as a hustler who stole the rights to top-selling jazz tunes. Topsy Chapman and Vernel Bagneris join The Jim Cullum Jazz Band to explore the story of this memorable musician.

31.Monday
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 SymphonyCast
From the BBC Proms - BBC Symphony Orchestra, Semyon Bychkov, conductor; Katia Labeque & Marielle Labeque pianos; MOZART: Concerto for two pianos, K.365; SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No.7, Leningrad
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Charlie Christian, guitar