July 2016 Listener Guide

1.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“American Masters, Part 1”
8:00 The New York Philharmonic
Thomas Wilkins, conductor; Eric Owens, co-host, curator, and bass-baritone; Janai Brugger, soprano; Laquita Mitchell, soprano; Marietta Simpson, mezzo-soprano; Russell Thomas, tenor; Dorothy Maynor Singers of the Harlem School of the Arts; songs of Joplin, Mahler, Bach, Gershwin, Verdi, Kern and Copland
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Ahmad Jamal, piano

2.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Valerie Capers is a fabulous pianist, composer, and educator. The first blind graduate from the Juilliard School of Music, she is blessed with a diverse piano style that combines elements of Art Tatum, Oscar Peterson, and Bill Evans, with some Chopin thrown in. On this 1998 Piano Jazz, Capers shows off her classical chops when she solos on “It Could Happen to You.” Then she and McPartland swing out on “Scrapple from the Apple.”
1:00pm Lyric Opera of Chicago
GONOUD: Romeo and Juliet – Emmanuel Villaume, conductor; with Joseph Calleja, Susanna Philips, Joshua Hopkins, Christian Van Horn, Marianne Crebassa and Deborah Nansteel
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
A summer-time rebroadcast

3.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Variations on America” - Music by our resident composers always makes a good impression.
1:00pm Cleveland Orchestra
Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Johannes Moser, cello; Joela Jones, organ; CHAVEZ: Symphony No.2, Sinfonia India; SHOSTAKOVICH: Cello Concerto No.1, Op.107; SAINT-SAENS: Symphony No.3, Organ
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Nashville Symphony Orchestra, Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Johannes Moser, cello; Jun Iwasaki, violin; ROSSINI: Overture to The Barber of Seville; STRAUSS: Don Quixote; BRAHMS: Symphony No.3
7:30pm Live From Blue Lake
Our first live broadcast of the 50th anniversary season features the Blue Lake Festival Band, directed by Colonel Tom H. Palmatier

4.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Roaring 20s” - In the 1920s, concert halls rocked with everything from jazz to airplane propellers and radio became a multi-billion dollar industry. Art and literature flowed like bathtub gin. Sampling music from “The Roaring 20s” in New York, Paris, and Berlin. We’ll start this week in New York with the 1926 Metropolitan Opera premiere of John Alden Carpenter’s ballet Skyscrapers, and end the week in the then-troubled city of Berlin with the early works of Kurt Weill.
8:00pm SymphonyCast
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Edo de Waart, conductor; Kelly O’Connor, mezzo-soprano; SCHREKER: Chamber Symphony in One Movement; HARBISON: Crossroads for Soprano, Oboe and Strings; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.4
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Louis Armstrong, trumpet/voice

5.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Roaring 20s”
7:30 Live From Blue Lake
Pianist Genadi Zagor and violinist Walter Verdehr perform music of Brahms, Haydn, Chopin and Moszowski.
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Jon-Erik Kellso, trumpet

6.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Roaring 20s”
8:00pm Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor; ALL BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.5; Symphony No.6, Pastoral
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Joe Zawinul, pianist/keyboardist/composer

7.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Roaring 20s”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Marin Alsop, conductor; Jon Kimura Parker, piano; CLYNE: Masquerade; BARBER: Second Essay for Orchestra; GERSHWIN: Rhapsody in Blue; DVOŘÁK: Symphony No.7
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Hank Mobley, tenor saxophone

8.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Roaring 20s”
8:00 The New York Philharmonic
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor; Marino Formenti, piano; HAYDN: Symphony No.6, Le Matin; LIGETI: Concerto for Piano & Orchestra; BARTOK: Concerto for Orchestra
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Tony Monaco, organ

9.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
A true prodigy, pianist Aaron Parks was still in his teens when he was McPartland’s guest in this 2001 session. That year he placed first in the fifth American Jazz Piano Competition, landing the Cole Porter Fellowship. He went on to place third in the 2006 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition and has built a prolific career as a performer and recording artist. On this Piano Jazz, Parks performs Cole Porter’s “Miss Otis Regrets.”
1:00pm Lyric Opera of Chicago
DVOŘÁK: Rusalka – Sir Andrew Davis, conductor; with Ana María Martínez, Brandon Jovanovich, Jill Grove, Eric Owens and Ekaterina Gubanova
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
A summer-time rebroadcast
8:00pm Live From Bue Lake
The Blue Lake Festival Orchestra is conducted by Alexander Jiménez, and the concert features the Concerto For Violin and Orchestra by James Niblock, with violinst Walter Verdehr

10.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Celebrating Bach!” - In this first of three Bach-related programs coming soon, notable performers bring decided individuality to their interpretations and tributes.
1:00pm Cleveland Orchestra
Christoph von Dohnányi, Franz Welser-Möst, conductor; Robert Vernon, viola; SMETANA: The Bartered Bride Overture; SORTOMME: Rhapsody for Viola and Orchestra; SCHUBERT: Symphony No.9 in C, The Great
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Edo de Waart, conductor; Kelly O’Connor, mezzo-soprano; SCHREKER: Chamber Symphony in One Movement; HARBISON: Crossroads for Soprano, Oboe and Strings; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.4

11.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The Symphony Part 6” - The symphony has been fertile ground for composers throughout history and around the world. This week, we'll follow its development in France in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including Georges Bizet’s well-liked Symphony in C, through to the lesser-known Symphony in C of Paul Dukas.
8:00pm SymphonyCast
Los Angeles Philharmonic Gustavo Dudamel, conductor Leif Ove Andsnes, piano; ALL BEETHOVEN: The Ruins of Athens Overture; Piano Concerto No.2; Piano Concerto No.4
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Jazz from the WFMT Jazz Network

12.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The Symphony Part 6”
8:00pm San Francisco Symphony
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor; RAVEL: Ma Mère l’Oye Suite; SALONEN: Nyx; STRAVINSKY: The Firebird complete
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Jazz from the WFMT Jazz Network

13.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The Symphony Part 6”
8:00pm Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, STRAVINSKY: Suites No.1 and 2 for Small Orchestra; ANDRIESSEN: Mysteriën (US Premiere) STRAVINSKY: The Rite of Spring
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Jazz from the WFMT Jazz Network

14.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The Symphony Part 6”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Sir Mark Elder, conductor; Richard Goode, piano; IVES: Symphony No.2; MOZART: Piano Concerto No.23; R.STRAUSS: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Akua Dixon, cello

15.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The Symphony Part 6”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Bernard Haitink, conductor; MAHLER: Symphony No.9
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Philly Joe Jones, drums

16.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Bassist Steve Swallow and pianist Carla Bley are both acclaimed jazz composers and performers with international reputations. On this 1996 recording, they team up to talk with McPartland about their combined repertoire of innovative music. Bley and Swallow kick off the program with a duet of Bley’s composition “Major,” McPartland joins Bley for a unique duet of “Chopsticks,” and they close the show as a trio with Bley’s “Ad Infinitum.”
1:00pm Lyric Opera of Chicago
PUCCINI/LEONCAVALLO: Gianni Schicchi/I Pagliacci – Grant Gershon and Placido Domingo, conductors; with Marco Berti, Ana María Martínez, George Gagnidze, Liam Bonner and Brenton Ryan
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
A summer-time rebroadcast

17.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“What’s New?” - A selective summary of some intriguing and unusual albums of organ music issued on CD.
1:00pm Cleveland Orchestra
Yehudi Menuhin, conductor and violin; Hephzibah Menuhin, pianist; Cleveland Orchestra Chamber Chorus; BACH: Violin Concerto No.2; MOZART: Piano Concerto No.15, K.450; BARTÓK: Divertimento for Strings; SCHUBERT: Symphony No.5, Tragic
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Los Angeles Philharmonic Gustavo Dudamel, conductor Leif Ove Andsnes, piano; ALL BEETHOVEN: The Ruins of Athens Overture; Piano Concerto No.2; Piano Concerto No.4
7:30 Live From Blue Lake
The Festival Band is directed by Dr. Myron Welch, with music of Philip Sparke, Gustav Holst, Bernstein and Sousa, and piccolo soloist and facutly member Rene Miska will be featured a concerto by Bruce Boughton

18.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Arias and Barcarolles” - In 1960, President Eisenhower famously remarked to Leonard Bernstein, "You know, I liked that last piece you played; it's got a theme. I like music with a theme, not all them arias and barcarolles." Taking a cue from that remark, this week is a sampling of arias, overtures, barcarolles and other melodic delights that deserve more time on the airwaves. Bill will spin tunes like Lawrence Welk’s “Bubbles in the Wine” and Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians performing Jerome Kern’s “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes.”
8:00pm SymphonyCast
Houston Symphony, Andrew Orozco-Estrada, conductor; Andrew Watts, piano; RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No.2 STRAUSS: Ein Heldenleben
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Jose James, voice

19.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Arias and Barcarolles”
8:00pm San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano; Susanna Phillips, soprano; BERNSTEIN: Symphony No.2, The Age of Anxiety; MAHLER: Symphony No.4; COPLAND: Quiet City
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Arturo O’Farrill, Piano/bandleader

20.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Arias and Barcarolles”
8:00pm Los Angeles Philharmonic
Semyon Bychkov, conductor; Renaud Capuçon, violin; MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto; R.STRAUSS: An Alpine Symphony
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Paul Gonsalves, tenor saxophone

21.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Arias and Barcarolles”
7:30 Live From Blue Lake
The Blue Lake Staff Band is conducted by Dr. Myron Welch, as well as the 2016 Begian Conducting Fellow, Brian Balch
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Johnny Hartman, voice

22.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Arias and Barcarolles”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
A tribute to Music Director Emeritus, Kurt Masur, who passed away last December
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
The Clayton Brothers (John and Jeff)

23.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Pianist Jacky Terrasson was born in Berlin and raised in Paris. After moving to the US, he studied at Berklee College and went on to win the 1993 Thelonious Monk International Piano Competition. He has toured internationally and collaborated with greats such as Ray Brown, Cassandra Wilson, and Ry Cooder. Terrasson demonstrates his extraordinary talents in this 1995 Piano Jazz session, playing “Polka Dots and Moonbeams” and “Oleo.”
1:00pm Lyric Opera of Chicago
BELLINI: Norma – James Conlon, conductor; with Angela Meade, Jamie Barton, Russell Thomas, Morris Robinson, Rafael Moras and Lacey Jo Benter
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
A summer-time rebroadcast
7:30 Live From Blue Lake
The Festival Orchestra is conducted by Dr. Raphael Jiménez, with Tchaikovsky’s Pathetique Symphony, Michigan Morn by H. Owen Reed, and the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp theme, Canterbury Lane by Ludolph Arens

24.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“What’s New, Two?” - A further selective summary of some intriguing and unusual albums of organ music issued on CD.
1:00pm Cleveland Orchestra
Pierre Boulez, conductor; Phyllis Curtin, soprano; Helen Watts, alto; Ernst Haefliger, tenor; Yi-Kwei Sze, bass-baritone; Cleveland Orchestra Chamber Chorus; ALL STRAVINSKY: Agon; Symphonies of Wind Instruments; Four Peasant Songs; Les Noces
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Houston Symphony, Andrew Orozco-Estrada, conductor; Andrew Watts, piano; RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No.2 STRAUSS: Ein Heldenleben

25.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Ports of Call, Part 1” - Many years ago, Gustav Mahler and another composer were traveling by train across the Alps when Gustav turned to his friend and said, “Don’t bother looking at the view; I have already composed it.” Music from around the globe varies as much as languages do, and many of us can identify the country where a composition was written before we can name the composer who wrote it. You can’t separate the composer from his background. For the next two weeks, Exploring Music will present sounds from composers' backyards and hear their journaling voyages to distant lands: from the bird calls in the Amazon jungle expressed by Brazilian composers, to the distant bells ringing as a composer approaches a safe harbor.  Listen, for example, to Italian composer Ottorino Respighi's famous Pines of Rome, and then travel with him to Sao Paulo, Brazil, where he wrote Brazilian Impressions, an orchestral suite with strange and beautiful sounds.
8:00pm SymphonyCast
BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Chorus, BBC National Chorus of Wales, Sakari Oramo, conductor; Sol Gabetta, cello; Olga Borodina, mezzo-soprano; TCHAIKOVSKY: Fantasy Overture Romeo and Juliet; ELGAR: Cello Concerto; PROKOFIEV: Cantata Alexander Nevsky
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Jazz from the WFMT Network

26.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Ports of Call, Part 1”
8:00pm San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Alexander Barantschik, violin; Jonathan Vinocour, viola; SAMUEL C. ADAMS: Radial Play; MOZART: Sinfonia concertante for Violin and Viola, K.364; BARTÓK: Concerto for Orchestra; DEBUSSY: Nocturnes
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Jazz from the WFMT Network

27.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Ports of Call, Part 1”
8:00pm Los Angeles Philharmonic
Ludovic Morlot, conductor; Sergey Khachatryan, violin; BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto; JOHN LUTHER ADAMS: Become Ocean
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Jazz from the WFMT Network

28.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Ports of Call, Part 1”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Riccardo Muti, conductor; SCRIABIN: Symphony No.2; TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No.6, Pathétique; PROKOFIEV: From Romeo and Juliet, “Montagues and Capulets”
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Hank Jones, piano

29.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Ports of Call, Part 1”
7:30pm Live From Blue Lake
Blue Lake’s International Youth Symphony Orchestra is broadcast in their Homecoming Performance, with conductor Michael Klaue, and pianist Fenglin Cui
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Kenny Burrell, guitar

30.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Pianist and composer Eric Reed began playing piano as a small child. He was only 18 when he played his first string of gigs with Wynton Marsalis, work that catapulted him to the forefront of jazz musicians. He has played with Joe Henderson, Betty Carter, and Joshua Redman, among others, and has established himself as a notable leader, producer, and educator. On this 1995 Piano Jazz, the then 24-year-old Reed’s distinctive style is evident on a solo of “Cedar’s Blues.”
1:00pm Lyric Opera of Chicago
VERDI: The Two Foscari – James Conlon, conductor; with Plácido Domingo, Francesco Meli, Marina Poplavskaya, Ievgen Orlov and Ben Bliss
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
A summer-time rebroadcast

31.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“In Many Moods” - From humorous and whimsical to thoughtful, introspective and impressionistic, the classical organ’s repertoire covers it all.
1:00pm Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor; Leif Ove Andsnes, piano; TCHAIKOVSKY: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture; SCHUMANN: Piano Concerto, Op.54; TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No.1, Winter Dreams
3:00pm SymphonyCast
7:30pm Live From Blue Lake
Dr. Rodney Dorsey conducts the Blue Lake Festival Band in music of Turina, Gordon Jacob, H. Owen Reed and Tchaikosky.