Blue Lake Public Radio
April 2014 Listener Guide

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1.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Portraits in Black, Brown and Beige, Part 1” - A celebration of African-American composers and performers.
8:00pm Pittsburgh Symphony
Manfred Honeck, conductor; Yuja Wang, piano; TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Concerto No.1; SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No.5
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Harry Carney, baritone saxophone

2.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Portraits in Black, Brown and Beige, Part 1”
8:00pm Los Angeles Philharmonic
(new season) Gustavo Dudamel, conductor; Yefim Bronfman, piano; Pedro Carneiro, percussion; LIEBERSON/KNUSSEN: Shing Kham; SCHUBERT: Symphony No.4; TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Concerto No.1
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Coleman Hawkins in Essen Germany, 1960

3.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Portraits in Black, Brown and Beige, Part 1”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Christoph Eschenbach conductor; BEETHOVEN: Overture to Egmont; RANDS: ….where murmurs die; BRUCKNER: Symphony No.9
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Andrew Rathbun, saxophones

4.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Portraits in Black, Brown and Beige, Part 1”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, conductor; Leonidas Kavakos, violin; Erin Morley, soprano; Joshua Hopkins, baritone; BEETHOVEN: Coriolan Overture; KORNGOLD: Violin Concerto; NIELSEN: Symphony No.3, Op.27, Sinfonia Espansiva; NIELSEN: Symphony No.2, Op.16, The Four Temperaments
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Jazz with Bob Parlocha

5.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Pianist Mulgrew Miller began his career with the Mercer Ellington Band, and his sensitivity and stride virtuosity kept him busy throughout his career. His post-bop flair was rooted in the Delta Blues. On this Piano Jazz appearance from 2003, Miller shows his compositional prowess on “Carousel,” and he and Marian trade licks on Duke Ellington’s “What Am I Here For?”
1:00pm The Metropolitan Opera
PUCCINI: La Boheme – Stefano Ranzani, conductor; with Anita Hartig, Susanna Phillips, Vittorio Grigolo, Massimo Cavalletti, Patrick Carfizzi, Oren Gradus and Donald Maxwell
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
Garrison Keillor with a live show from The Town Hall in New York, with special guests Nickel Creek, Pharis and Jason Romero

6.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“From Harvard Yard” - A visit to Memorial Church to hear the new gallery organ by C. B. Fisk, the renewed 1930 Skinner organ in Appleton Chapel, and some historic resonances of instruments from the past.
1:00pm Grand Rapids Symphony
David Lockington, conductor; Grand Rapids Symphony Chorus, Pearl Shangkuan, director; Grand Rapids Symphony Youth Chorus, Sean Ivory, director; Antonina Chekhovskaya, soprano; Mary Creswell, alto; Issachah Savage, tenor; Kevin Burdette, bass; JOEL SCHEKMAN: Enter, Light (world premiere, GRS Commission) CHARLES DAVIDSON: I Never Saw Another Butterfly: MOZART/LEVIN:
3:00 SymphonyCast
New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert, conductor; Rudolf Buchbinder, piano; BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No.2; TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No.6
6:00pm Riverwalk Jazz
“Clarinet Marmalade: Hot Jazz to Smooth Ballads” - Clarinet takes center stage as Ron Hockett, Ken Peplowski, Allan Vaché, and Evan Christopher join the Jim Cullum Jazz Band to swap stories about their careers with this most versatile of woodwinds. They’re cooking up a clarinet marmalade — hot jazz, smooth ballads, and more.

7.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Portraits in Black, Brown and Beige, Part 2” - Bill's celebration of African-American composers and performers continues with the second in a two-week series.
8:00pm SymphonyCast
Houston Symphony Orchestra, John Williams, conductor; Yo-Yo Ma, cello; ALL JOHN WILLIAMS: excerpts from Close Encounters of the Third Kind; Cello Concerto; Pickin’; Sound the Bells!; Suite from Far and Away; Suite from Harry Potter and the Sorcer’s Stone; Theme from Schindler’s List
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Bob Parlocha is the guest host this week

8.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Portraits in Black, Brown and Beige, Part 2”
8:00pm Pittsburgh Symphony
Semyon Bychkov, conductor; Pinchas Zukerman, violin; WAGNER: Overture to Tannhäuser (Dresden version); BRUCH: Violin Concerto No.1, Op.26; TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No.5, Op.64
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Bob Parlocha is the guest host this week

9.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Portraits in Black, Brown and Beige, Part 2”
8:00pm Los Angeles Philharmonic
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor; Anssi Karttunen, cello; DEBUSSY: Nocturnes; LINDBERG: Cello Concerto No.2; BARTÓK: Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Bob Parlocha is the guest host this week

10.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Portraits in Black, Brown and Beige, Part 2”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Tughan Sokhiev, conductor; Mathieu Dufour, flute; BORODIN: In the Steppes of Central Asia; KHACHATURIAN: Flute Concerto; TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No.4, Op.36
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Bob Parlocha is the guest host this week

11.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Portraits in Black, Brown and Beige, Part 2”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, conductor; Robert Langevin, flute; Nikolaj Znaider, violin; NIELSEN: Flute Concerto; NIELSEN: Violin Concerto; TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No.2, Little Russian
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Bob Parlocha is the guest host this week

12.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Marie Marcus was a remarkable stride pianist and a protégé of Fats Waller. A native of Boston, Marcus played in all the jazz hot spots before settling down in Cape Cod, where she became known as the Cape’s “First Lady of Jazz.” On this 1993 program she talks about her mentor, Fats Waller, and performs a medley of his most famous tunes.
1:00pm The Metropolitan Opera
GIORDANO: Andrea Chenier – Gianendrea Noseada, conductor; with Patricia Racette, Marcelo Álvarez and Željko Lučić
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
Garrison Keillor with a live broadcast performance from The Town Hall in New York, with guests Maria Jette and Dan Chouinard, plus Robin and Linda Williams

13.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Pipedreams Live! at the University of Kansas” - Performances by and comments from students of Michael Bauer and James Higdon, featuring the Hellmuth Wolff pipe organ in Bales Recital in Lawrence.
1:00pm Grand Rapids Symphony
Justin Brown, conductor; Rod Gilfry, baritone; Steven STUCKY: Rhapsodies; MAHLER: selected songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn; BRAHMS: Symphony No.1
3:00 SymphonyCast
Houston Symphony Orchestra, John Williams, conductor; Yo-Yo Ma, cello; All-JOHN WILLIAMS: excerpts from Close Encounters of the Third Kind; Cello Concerto; Pickin’; Sound the Bells!; Suite from Far and Away; Suite from Harry Potter and the Sorcer’s Stone; Theme from Schindler’s List
6:00pm Riverwalk Jazz
“Deuce Ambience: The Jazz Guitar of Marty Grosz and Howard Alden” - The guitar: portable, popular, and sheer magic in the right hands — like those of Lonnie Johnson or Eddie Lang, Carl Kress or Django Reinhardt. The Jim Cullum Jazz Band welcomes Marty Grosz and Howard Alden to talk jazz guitar and the legendary players who made magic with the instrument.

14.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“St. Matthew Passion” - Composed in 1727, it’s one of two surviving settings of the last days of Jesus Christ composed by J.S. Bach. We’ll explore the history of this masterpiece and sample different recordings.
8:00pm SymphonyCast
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Mikko Franck, conductor; Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Chorus; Kaia Urb, soprano; Alexander Gavrylyuk, piano; RACHMANINOV: Piano Concerto No.2, Op.18; SHOSTAKOVICH: Festival Overture; POULENC: Gloria
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Gene Ammons, tenor saxophone

15.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“St. Matthew Passion”
8:00pm Pittsburgh Symphony
Semyon Bychkov, conductor; SCHUBERT: Symphony No.5, D.759, Unfinished; SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No.11, Op.105, The Year 1905
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Randy Weston, piano

16.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“St. Matthew Passion”
8:00pm Los Angeles Philharmonic
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor; Leila Josefowicz, violin; IVES: The Unanswered Question; SALONEN: Violin Concerto; SIBELIUS: Symphony No.5
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Billie Holiday, voice

17.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“St. Matthew Passion”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Riccardo Muti, conductor; Yo-Yo Ma, Giovanni Sollima, cellos; SCHUBERT: Symphony No.3, D.200; SOLLIMA: Antidotum Tarantulae XXI, Concerto for Two Cellos and Orchestra; SCHUBERT: Symphony No.4, D.417, Tragic
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Corey Weeds, saxophones

18.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“St. Matthew Passion”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, Dorothea Röschmann, soprano; Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano; Steve Davislim, tenor; Eric Owens, bass-baritone; The New York Choral Artists, Joseph Flummerfelt, director; JS BACH: Mass in B Minor
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
George Cables, piano

19.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Guitarist Walter Becker and singer/pianist Donald Fagen are the duo at the core of the jazz-influenced rock band, Steely Dan. They grew up listening to Bill Evans, Charles Mingus, Sonny Rollins, Charlie Parker and Duke Ellington. Since the late 1960s they have been continually honing their integration of jazz and rock. The pair performs Steely Dan hits “Josie” and “Chain Lightning” as well as standards “Mood Indigo” and “Hesitation Blues.”
1:00pm The Metropolitan Opera
R.STRAUSS: Arabella – Phillipe Auguin, conductor; with Malin Byström, Genia Kühmeier, Roberto Saccà, Michael Volle and Martin Winkler
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
Garrison Keillor with a rebroadcast show

20.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“An Easter Offering” - In celebration of the Christian Resurrection Festival, we hear music from the earliest surviving organ book to contemporary compositions and of-the-moment improvisations
1:00pm Grand Rapids Symphony
David Lockington, conductor; Andrew von Oeyen, piano; RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No.3; MUSSORGSKY: Prelude to Khovanshchina; TCHAIKOVSKY: Capriccio Italien; BORODIN: Polovtsian Dances
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Mikko Franck, conductor; Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Chorus; Kaia Urb, soprano; Alexander Gavrylyuk, piano; RACHMANINOV: Piano Concerto No.2, Op.18; SHOSTAKOVICH: Festival Overture; POULENC: Gloria
6:00pm Riverwalk Jazz
“Inventive Mr. Edison: The Life and Music of Harry “Sweets” Edison” His name was Harry, but everyone called him Sweets — Harry "Sweets" Edison, the trumpet wizard who's spare, blues-rooted solos gave the Count Basie Band that unmistakable sound. Join the Jim Cullum Jazz Band as they reflect on the life and music of the inventive Mr. Edison.

21.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Shakespeare” - Music inspired by William Shakespeare, broadcast in celebration of the Bard’s 450th birthday.
8:00pm SymphonyCast
Los Angeles Philharmonic, Robin Ticciati, conductor; Emanuel Ax, piano; LIGETI: Melodien; SCHUMANN: Symphony No.1, Spring; BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No.1
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Paul Chambers, bass

22.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Shakespeare”
8:00pm Pittsburgh Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Samuel Carl Adams, electronica; SAMUEL CARL ADAMS: Drift and Providence; MAHLER: Symphony No.5
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Charles Mingus, bassist/bandleader/composer

23.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Shakespeare”
8:00pm Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor; Yuja Wang, piano; BJARNASON: Blow bright; RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No.3; STRAVINSKY: Petrushka
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Alan Broadbent, piano

24.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Shakespeare”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Sir Mark Elder, conductor; Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano; DVOŘÁK: The Golden Spinning Wheel; BERLIOZ: Les Nuits d'Été; SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No.1, Op.10; RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Tale of the Invisible City of Kitezh
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Johnny Griffin, tenor saxophone

25.Friday
Our Spring Membership Drive begins today! Celebrate and support the arts by keeping Blue Lake strong with your donation. Call 1-800-889-9258 or donate online. Thank you!
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Shakespeare”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor; Vivier: Orion; Bruckner: Symphony No.9
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Ella Fitzgerald, voice

26.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
A special edition of Marian’s legendary show will hopefully encourage you to support Blue Lake during our Spring Membership Drive. www.bluelake.org/pledge
1:00pm The Metropolitan Opera
MOZART: Cosi fan tutte – James Levine, conductor; with Susanna Phillips, Isabel Leonard, Danielle de Niese, Matthew Polenzani, Rodion Pogossov and Maurizio Muraro
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
Garrison Keillor with a live broadcast performance from the Northrop Auditorium in Minneapolis, with The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

27.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Hector Olivera in Concert” - The irrepressible and ever imaginative concert artist takes a turn at the console of the pipe organ Lyle Blackinton made at Bethel University in Arden Hills, MN.
1:00pm Grand Rapids Symphony
David Lockington, conductor; Jeremy Crosmer, Rachel Epperly, Alexander Miller, Theodore Ndawillie II, Bill Ryan, Paul Skripnik, Kyle Werner, composers; works to be announced
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Los Angeles Philharmonic, Robin Ticciati, conductor; Emanuel Ax, piano; LIGETI: Melodien; SCHUMANN: Symphony No.1, Spring; BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No.1
6:00pm Riverwalk Jazz
“Eddie Condon: Renaissance Man of Jazz” - The Jim Cullum Jazz Band welcomes Maggie Condon, who shares a wealth of stories on the subject of her famous father: Eddie Condon — guitarist, bandleader, writer, and wisecracker. Don’t miss the music and memories about this remarkable musician, truly a Renaissance man of jazz.

28.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Shhh -- It’s a Secret: Musical Cryptograms” - This week we'll discover and decipher codes, messages and meanings that have been hidden within pieces of classical music over the centuries.
8:00pm SymphonyCast
Minnesota Orchestra, Kristjan Järvi, conductor; Alisa Weilerstein, cello; STRAVINSKY: Symphony in Three Movements; SHOSTAKOVICH: Cello Concerto No.1; RACHMANINOV: Symphonic Dances
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Scott Robinson, multi-instrumentalist

29.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Shhh -- It’s a Secret: Musical Cryptograms”
8:00pm Pittsburgh Symphony
Vasily Petrenko, conductor; Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, piano; PÄRT: Fratres; BARTÓK: Piano Concerto No.3; RESPIGHI: Fountains of Rome; RESPIGHI: Pines of Rome
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Duke Ellington, pianist/bandleader/composer

30.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Shhh -- It’s a Secret: Musical Cryptograms”
8:00pm Los Angeles Philharmonic
Lionel Bringuier, conductor; Camilla Tilling, soprano; BRAHMS: Variations on a Theme by Haydn; BERG: Seven Early Songs; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.4
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Percy Heath, bass