Blue Lake Public Radio
October 2014 Listener Guide

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1.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Life Among the Dead” - This week we’ll venture into hallowed territory with some of the most profound music in the literature, including requiems by Mozart, Verdi, Berlioz, Fauré, Dvořák and Duruflé.
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
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Kenny Wheeler, trumpet/bandleader

2.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Life Among the Dead”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Riccardo Muti, conductor; SCHUBERT: Symphony No.5, D.485; MAHLER: Symphony No.1, Titan; HAYDN: Symphony No.48, Maria Theresa
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Jackie and Roy, vocal jazz combo

3.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Life Among the Dead”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Jeffrey Kahane, conductor/piano; Sheryl Staples, violin; Liang Wang, oboe; JS BACH: Concerto for Violin and Oboe; MOZART: Symphony No.33; BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No.1
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Von Freeman, tenor saxophone

4.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
This broadcast of Piano Jazz is in memory of trumpeter Joe Wilder (February 22, 1922 – May 9, 2014). Wilder had his first professional gig at age nineteen and went on to play with some of the most popular big band orchestras of the day. He continued recording and touring throughout his life and was awarded the Jazz Master Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. In this 2001 session, Wilder joins Marian and bassist Rufus Reid for the Gershwins’ “Lady be Good.”
1:00pm San Francisco Opera
VERDI: La Traviata – Nicola Luisotti, conductor; with Nicole Cabell, Stephen Costello, Vladimir Stoyanov, Zanda Svede, Dale Travis and Hadleigh Adams
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
Garrison Keillor live from The Fitzgerald Theater in Saint Paul, with The Gibson Brothers

5.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Oh, Canada” - We feature Canadian composers and performers in anticipation of the upcoming Canadian International Organ Competition in Montreal.
1:00pm West Michigan Symphony
(new season) Scott Speck, conductor; Gabriela Martinez, piano; KÓDALY: Dances of Galanta; LISZT: Piano Concerto No.1; BARTÓK: Concerto for Orchestra
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Last Night of the 2014 BBC Proms - BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Chorus, BBC Singers, Sakari Oramo, conductor; Janine Jansen, violin; Elizabeth Watts, soprano; John Daszak, tenor; Roderick Williams, bass; HIGGINS: Velocity; ARNOLD: Peterloo Overture; WALTON: Façade; CHAUSSON: Poem; TAVENER: Song for Athene; R.STRAUSS: Taillefer; KHACHATURIAN: Gayane, Sabre Dance; RAVEL: Tzigane; ANSELL: Plymouth Hoe; ARNE: Rule, Britannia!; ELGAR: Pomp & Circumstance March No.1; PARRY: Jerusalem
6:00pm Riverwalk Jazz
“Butterbeans & Susie: A Vaudeville Cabaret” - Broadway’s Vernel Bagneris and vocalist Topsy Chapman bring back the comedy of Butterbeans and Susie, one of the great teams of black vaudeville. For nearly half a century, they sang, danced, and spoofed their way across America. Join the Jim Cullum Jazz Band for a vaudeville cabaret.

6.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“España” - Exploring the world of Spanish music, both familiar and unfamiliar!
8:00pm SymphonyCast
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mariss Jansons, conductor; Mitsuko Uchida, piano; BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No.4; SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No.5
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Sammy Price, piano

7.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“España”
8:00pm Cleveland Orchestra
Tito Munoz, conductor; Franklin Cohen, clarinet; J.STRAUSS,Jr.: Die Fledermaus Overture; GOLIJOV: The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind; BERLIOZ: Symphonie fantastique
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Jo Jones, drums

8.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“España”
8:00pm San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Yuja Wang, piano; BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No.4, Op.58; BRAHMS: Symphony No.1, Op.68
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Pepper Adams, baritone saxophone

9.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“España”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Riccardo Muti, conductor; Ora Jones, narrator; Rosa Feola, soprano; Michaela Selinger, mezzo-soprano; Antonio Poli, tenor; Riccardo Zanellato, bass; Alisa Kolosova, mezzo-soprano; SCHUBERT: Overture in the Italian Style; MORRICONE: Voices from the Silence; SCHUBERT: Mass in A-flat; MOZART: Ave verum corpus; VIVALDI: Magnificat
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Yusef Lateef, woodwinds

10.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“España”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, conductor; Gil Shaham, violin; STUCKY: Symphony; BARBER: Violin Concerto, Op.14; RACHMANINOFF: Symphonic Dances
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Harry “Sweets” Edison, trumpet

11.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Hard bop pianist Benny Green was mentored by Walter Bishop Jr. and has appeared on more than 100 recordings with artists such as Betty Carter, Milt Jackson, and Diana Krall. In 1993, Oscar Peterson chose Green to receive the Glen Gould International Protégé Prize in Music. He joined Marian for Piano Jazz in 2003, demonstrating his swinging style and musical sensitivity on tunes including “What Are Your Doing with the Rest of Your Life?” and “You Make Me Feel So Young.”
1:00pm San Francisco Opera
PICKER: Delores Claiborne – George Manahan, conductor; with Patricia Racette, Susannah Biller, Greg Fedderly, Elizabeth Futral, Nikki Einfeld and Marina Harris
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
Garrison Keillor live from The Fitzgerald Theater in Saint Paul, with Leo Kottke

12.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Some Anniversaries” - A selective collection of organ works by composers with significant birthdays observed during this year.
1:00pm West Michigan Symphony
Scott Speck, conductor; Jennifer Walvoord, violin; Gabriel Renteria, oboe; Vireo Ensemble; BACH: Concerto for Violin and Oboe; HAYDN: Symphony No.94, Surprise; SCHICKELE: Quartet for Clarinet, Violin, Cello and Piano; PROKOFIEV: Symphony No.1, Classical
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mariss Jansons, conductor; Mitsuko Uchida, piano; BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No.4; SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No.5
6:00pm Riverwalk Jazz
“The Test of Time: A Century of Song” - The Jim Cullum Jazz Band puts their infectious spin on rags, parlor songs and spirituals composed a century or more ago. Explore the roots of hot jazz from Scott Joplin’s Maple Leaf Rag to the third most popular song in America, “Take Me Out to the Ball Game.” It’s a century of songs — ones that have clearly stood the test of time.

13.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“From This Mighty River: Music of the Children of J.S. Bach” - Music flowed from the Bach family in a seemingly never-ending torrent for generations, and the three sons of Johann Sebastian are no exception. This week we’ll listen to the music of Wilhelm Friedemann, Carl Philipp Emanuel, and Johann Christian Bach as they continue their father’s legacy into the Classical era.
8:00pm SymphonyCast
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; MUSSORGSKY/RAVEL: Pictures at an Exhibition
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Lee Konitz, alto saxophone

14.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“From This Mighty River: Music of the Children of J.S. Bach”
8:00pm Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor; Martina Janková, soprano; Alan Held, bass-baritone; Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano; Julie Boulianne, mezzo-soprano; Cleveland Orchestra Chorus and Children’s Chorus; JANÁCEK: The Cunning Little Vixen (complete opera)
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Ben Williams, bass

15.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“From This Mighty River: Music of the Children of J.S. Bach”
8:00pm San Francisco Symphony
Herbert Blomstedt, conductor; Wagner: Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde; Ingvar Lidholm: Poesis; Beethoven: Symphony No.3, Op.55, Eroica
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
John Proulx, pianist/vocalist/composer

16.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“From This Mighty River: Music of the Children of J.S. Bach”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Edo de Waart, conductor; Yo-Yo-Ma, cello; MOZART: Symphony No.41, K.551, Jupiter; BRAHMS: Symphony No.4; MOZART: Adagio and Fugue in c-minor, K.546; HAYDN: Cello Concerto in D
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Donny McCaslin, tenor saxophone

17.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“From This Mighty River: Music of the Children of J.S. Bach”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, conductor; Carter Brey, cello; DVOŘÁK: Cello Concerto; TCHAIKOVKSY: Symphony No.5; JS BACH: Suite No.1 for Unaccompanied Cello
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Bob Parlocha hosts

18.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
In this 1999 edition of Piano Jazz, recorded live at the Museum of Television and Radio in New York City, Marian McPartland welcomes vocalist Cassandra Wilson for an hour of jazz standards. Wilson is known for the enormous range of emotion in her performances. She delights with an array of tunes, joining McPartland and bassist Peter Washington for “Surrey with the Fringe on Top” and “Old Devil Moon.”
1:00pm San Francisco Opera
VERDI: Falstaff – Nicola Luisotti, conductor; with Ivan Kiryakin, Joel Sorensen, Bryn Terfel, Greg Fedderly, Andrea Silvestrelli and Larry Severino
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
Garrison Keillor live from The Fitzgerald Theater in Saint Paul, MN

19.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“From Darkness to Light” - Music of contrast and contradiction, a progression of mood and spirit leading to revelation.
1:00pm West Michigan Symphony
Scott Speck, conductor; Chee-Yun, violin; SCHIFF: Stomp; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.2; TCHAIKOVSKY: Violin Concerto
3:00 SymphonyCast
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; MUSSORGSKY/RAVEL: Pictures at an Exhibition
6:00pm Riverwalk Jazz
“The Great Innovator: Clarinetist Benny Goodman” - Reedmen Allan Vaché and Harry Allen, and vibists John Cocuzzi and Lionel Hampton join the Jim Cullum Jazz Band to celebrate a kid from Chicago who would change the face of American popular music. Benny Goodman is credited with transforming 20s-style hot jazz into swing, and setting off a pop craze that spanned the Great Depression and World War II.

20.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The Big Five, Part II: The New York Philharmonic” - It’s the oldest orchestra in the United States! This week, we’ll explore the history, the conductors, the premieres and the great players of the New York Philharmonic.
8:00pm SymphonyCast
New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert, conductor; Rudolf Buchbinder, piano; BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No.2; TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No.6
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Jelly Roll Morton, pianist/composer/bandleader

 

21.Tuesday
“The Big Five, Part II: The New York Philharmonic”
8:00pm tba
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet

22.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The Big Five, Part II: The New York Philharmonic”
8:00pm San Francisco Symphony
Herbert Blomstedt, conductor; Augustin Hadelich, violin; BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto, Op.61; NIELSEN: Symphony No.5, Op.50
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Clare Fischer, pianist/composer

23.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The Big Five, Part II: The New York Philharmonic”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Sir Mark Elder, conductor; Richard Goode, piano; IVES: Symphony No.2; MOZART: Piano Concerto No.23, K.488; R.STRAUSS: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Sonny Criss, alto saxophone

24.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The Big Five, Part II: The New York Philharmonic”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Zubin Mehta, conductor; BRUCKNER: Symphony No.8
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Dave Douglas, trumpet

25.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Roy Hargrove has played with such jazz greats as Dizzy Gillespie, Mulgrew Miller, and Bobby Watson. His blazing sound, depth of feeling, and joy in playing was evident even from a young age, when he was discovered by Wynton Marsalis at a high school jazz clinic. On this 1998 Piano Jazz, Hargrove joins McPartland for “I Wish I Knew,” and she performs “Threnody.”
1:00pm San Francisco Opera
KERN: Showboat – John Demain, conductor; with Heidi Stober, Michael Todd Simpson, Bill Irwin, Patricia Racette, Renée Simpson and Harriet Harris
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
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26.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“At Saint Paul, in Saint Paul” - Recordings on the 1927 Skinner and 1963 Aeolian-Skinner organs in the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Saint Paul, Minnesota’s capital city.
1:00pm West Michigan Symphony
Scott Speck, conductor; Martha Guth, soprano; MARTINŮ: Overture; KERNIS: Simple Songs; MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No.3, Scottish
6:00pm Riverwalk Jazz
“Keyboard Wizard: Art Tatum” - Piano virtuoso Shelly Berg and Broadway veteran Vernel Bagneris team up with the Jim Cullum Jazz Band for a tribute to pioneering keyboard wizard Art Tatum. The jazz pianist set a new standard in the 1930s — playing faster, cleaner and more imaginatively than anyone thought possible.

27.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The Big Five, Part II: The New York Philharmonic (part 2)” - A continuation of our look at the history of the New York Philharmonic, including musician interviews and some of the orchestra’s most memorable performances.
8:00pm SymphonyCast
San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Jeremy Denk, piano; BEETHOVEN: Leonore Overture, No.3; STEVEN MACKEY: Eating Greens; MOZART: Piano Concerto No.25, K.503; COPLAND: Symphonic Ode; COPLAND: Hoedown
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Charlie Barnet, saxophones/bandleader

28.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The Big Five, Part II: The New York Philharmonic (part 2)”
8:00pm tba
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Gerry Gibbs, drums

29.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The Big Five, Part II: The New York Philharmonic (part 2)”
8:00pm San Francisco Symphony
Christoph Eschenbach, conductor; Matthias Goerne, baritone; WAGNER: Die Frist ist um from Der fliegende Holländer; WAGNER: Wotan’s Farewell from Die Walküre; DVOŘÁK: Symphony No.9, Op.95, From the New World
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Tommy Smith, tenor saxophone/bandleader

30.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The Big Five, Part II: The New York Philharmonic (part 2)”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Juanjo Mena, conductor; SMETANA: The Moldau; TAKEMITSU: riverrun; VILLA-LOBOS: Amazonas; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.6, Pastoral
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Clifford Brown, trumpet

31.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The Big Five, Part II: The New York Philharmonic (part 2)”
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Illinois Jacquet, tenor saxophone/bandleader