Blue Lake Public Radio
November 2014 Listener Guide

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1.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
This broadcast of Piano Jazz is in memory of pianist Kenny Drew Jr. (June 14, 1958 - August 3, 2014). The son of pianist Kenny Drew, who rose to fame in the fifties and sixties, Kenny Drew Jr. made his own way with a virtuosic career in both jazz and classical. He favored distinct, single-note lines but could also play in a full orchestral style. In this 1992 session, Drew interprets Monk’s “In Walked Bud,” then he and McPartland collaborate on “Falling in Love with You.”
1:00pm Michigan Opera Theater
DiCHIARA: Cyrano – Mark Flint, conductor; with Marian Pop, Leah Partridge, Jose Luis Sola, Peter Volpe, Alain Coulombe and Gaetan Laperriere
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
Garrison Keillor with a live broadcast from the Pantages Theatre in Minneapolis, with guests, Scottish music institution Battlefield Band, and hot jazz preservationist Vince Giordano.

2.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Verizon Hall Spotlight” - Select solos and works for organ and orchestra, featuring the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Pipe Organ (by Dobson) at Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center.
1:00pm West Michigan Symphony
Scott Speck, conductor; Yuri Rozum, piano; TCHAIKOVSKY: Hamlet Overture; RACHMANINOV: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini; RACHMANINOV: Piano Concerto No.2
3:00pm 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
6:00pm Riverwalk Jazz
“A Night at Nick's: Hot Jazz in the Big Apple” - The Jim Cullum Jazz Band and longtime fans revisit Nick’s Steak House, the Greenwich Village nightspot where for almost three decades veteran jazzmen like Bobby Hackett, Eddie Condon and Muggsy Spanier wowed the crowds that gathered to hear hot jazz in the Big Apple.

3.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Don’t Shoot the Piano Player” - We’ll hear some of the most beloved works of chamber music, first enjoyed through intimate gatherings around the piano. Featured composers include Mozart, Beethoven, Dvořák and Brahms.
8:00pm SymphonyCast
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Steven Schick, conductor; Miro Quartet; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.1; KEVIN PUTS: How Wild the Sea for String Quartet & Chamber Orchestra; JOHN LUTHER ADAMS: Become River; ROSSINI: Overture to The Barber of Seville
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Azar Lawrence, saxophones

4.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Don’t Shoot the Piano Player”
8:00pm Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts
(new season) Saxon Staatskapelle Dresden, Christian Thielemann, conductor; Christine Goerke, soprano; Camilla Nylund, soprano; Anja Harteros, mezzo-soprano; R.STRAUSS: selections from Elektra, Der Rosenkavalier and more
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Lou Donaldson, alto saxophone

5.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Don’t Shoot the Piano Player”
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
Chris Conner, voice

6.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Don’t Shoot the Piano Player”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Juanjo Mena, conductor; SMETANA: The Moldau, from Ma Vlast; TAKEMITSU: riverrun; VILLA-LOBOS: Amazonas; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.6, Pastoral
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Bob Parlocha hosts

7.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Don’t Shoot the Piano Player”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, Kari Kriikku, clarinet; UNSUK CHIN: Clarinet Concerto (U.S. Premiere–New York Philharmonic Co-Commission with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, and the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra); MAHLER: Symphony No.1
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Don Byron, clarinet

8.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
A vital force on the West Coast Jazz scene, Pete Jolly (June 5, 1932 – November 6, 2004) was a pianist and accordionist known for his movie soundtracks and television themes, including Get Smart, Dallas, and M*A*S*H. On this Piano Jazz from 1986, Jolly demonstrates his swinging piano style with a solo on “You, the Night and the Music,” then McPartland joins in on “Barbados.” Marian solos on “Close Enough for Love,” and the two performers create a rousing finale with a two-person version of “Oleo.”
1:00pm Caramoor Opera
DONIZETTI: Lucrezia Borgia – Will Crutchfield, conductor; with Angela Meade, Tamara Mumford, Michele Angelini, Christophoros Stamboglis, Sungwook Kim and Hans Tashjian
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
Garrison Keillor with a live show from Duluth, with special guests The California Honeydrops

9.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Texas Treasures” - A prelude to the upcoming East Texas Organ Festival, plus Pipedreams Live! visits to Dallas and Fort Worth.
1:00pm Pittsburgh Symphony
(new season) Manfred Honeck, conductor; Yo-Yo Ma, cello; DVOŘÁK: Carnival Overture; HUMPERDINK: Dream Pantomime from Hansel and Gretel; PROKOFIEV: Suite No.1 from Cinderella; TCHAIKOVSKY: Suite from The Sleeping Beauty; TCHAIKOVSKY: Variations on a Rococo Theme for Cello and Orchestra
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Steven Schick, conductor; Miro Quartet; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.1; KEVIN PUTS: How Wild the Sea for String; Quartet & Chamber Orchestra; JOHN LUTHER ADAMS: Become River; ROSSINI: Overture to The Barber of Seville   
6:00pm Riverwalk Jazz
“Class of 1930: Surviving on a Song” - In 1930 money problems affected everyone. The Jim Cullum Jazz Band and friends perform Depression-era music from movies, theater, and radio — tunes that kept Americans entertained while they made do with less.

10.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Poland” - A five-part history of music in Poland.
8:00pm SymphonyCast
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Jeffrey Kahane, conductor and piano; Jeremy Denk, piano; BACH: Concerto No.2 for Two Keyboards, BWV1061; LIGETI: Piano Concerto; MOZART: Concerto No.10 for Two Pianos, K.365
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Houston Person, tenor saxophone

11.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Poland”
8:00pm Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts
Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim, conductor; WAGNER: Overture to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; WAGNER: Overture and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde R.STRAUSS: EinHeldenleben
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Gunther Schuller, French Horn/composer/author

12.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Poland”
8:00pm San Francisco Symphony
David Robertson, conductor; Marc-André Hamelin, piano; CARTER: Variations for Orchestra; RAVEL: Piano Concerto for the Left Hand; GERSHWIN: Rhapsody in Blue; RAVEL: La Valse
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Sam Jones, bass

13.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Poland”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Jaap van Zweden, conductor; Alisa Weilerstein, cello; PROKOFIEV: Symphony-Concerto for Cello and Orchestra; BRITTEN: Suite on English Folk Tunes: A time there was…; SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No.9; BRITTEN: Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia from Peter Grimes
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Art Hodes, piano

14.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Poland”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, conductor; ALL NIELSEN: Maskerade Overture; Symphony No.5; Symphony No.6, Sinfonia semplice
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Ellis Marsalis, piano

15.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Tony and Grammy Award-winning actress/vocalist Ruth Brown (January 12, 1928 – November 17, 2006) was one of the pioneers of R&B. Brown also hosted a blues program on NPR called Blues Stage that helped bring wider attention to the genre. On this episode of Piano Jazz from 1993, Brown’s roots in blues, R&B, and jazz are on display as she sings to McPartland’s accompaniment on “Skylark” and “Fine and Mellow.”
1:00pm Glimmerglass Opera
PICKER: An American Tragedy – George Manahan, conductor;with Daniel T. Curran, Christian Bowers, Patricia Schuman, Vanessa Isiguen, Jennifer Root and Meredith Lustig
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
Garrison Keillor with a live broadcast from the Mayo Civic Center Taylor Arena in Rochester, MN, with special guests The Steep Canyon Rangers, and Choral Arts Ensemble

16.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Walther, Williamson, and Walcha” - Three wildly different composers, one from the German Baroque and a pair from 20th century Germany and England, make for interesting contrasts.
1:00pm Pittsburgh Symphony
Manfred Honeck, conductor; Lisette Oropesa, soprano; Andrey Nemzer, tenor; Hugh Russell, baritone; Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, Betsy Burleigh, director; SMITH: Star Spangled Banner; BEETHOVEN: Overture to Fidelio; STOCK: Symphony No.6; ORFF: Carmina Burana
3:00 SymphonyCast
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Jeffrey Kahane, conductor and piano; Jeremy Denk, piano; BACH: Concerto No.2 for Two Keyboards, BWV1061; LIGETI: Piano Concerto; MOZART: Concerto No.10 for Two Pianos, K.365
6:00pm Riverwalk Jazz
“Sweet Thunder: Piano Virtuoso Shelly Berg and the Jim Cullum Jazz Band” - Favorites like “Jubilee Stomp” and “Just One of Those Things” are on tap as piano ace and Concord recording artist Shelly Berg teams up with the Jim Cullum Jazz Band for a no-holds-barred jam session of jazz standards.

17.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Nobody Ever Builds a Statue to a Critic” - An exploration of composers’ critiques, evaluations, and responses to their contemporaries.
8:00pm SymphonyCast
Houston Symphony, Andrew Orozco-Estrada, conductor; Andre Watts, piano; RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No.2; STRAUSS: Ein Heldenleben
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Roswell Rudd, trombone

 

18.Tuesday
“Nobody Ever Builds a Statue to a Critic”
8:00pm Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts
West German Radio Symphony Orchestra, Cologne, Andris Nelsons, conductor; Baiba Skride, violin; ALL R.STRAUSS: Violin concerto in d-minor; Also sprach Zarathustra; Sinfonia Domestica
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Joshua Redman, saxophones

19.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Nobody Ever Builds a Statue to a Critic”
8:00pm San Francisco Symphony
Juraj Valčuha, Gautier Capuçon, cello; DVOŘÁK: Cello Concerto, Op.104; KODÁLY: Dances of Galánta; BARTÓK: Suite from The Wooden Prince, Op.13
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Don Cherry, trumpet

20.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Nobody Ever Builds a Statue to a Critic”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Riccardo Muti, conductor; J. STRAUSS, JR.: Overture to Indigo and the 40 Thieves; VERDI: Ballet Music from Macbeth; BRAHMS: Symphony No.2; FRANCK: Symphony in d-minor
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Coleman Hawkins, tenor saxophone

21.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Nobody Ever Builds a Statue to a Critic”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, conductor; Lisa Batiashvili, violin; ROUSE: Thunderstuck (World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Commission); HAYDN: Symphony No.103, Drumroll; BRAHMS: Violin Concerto
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Bob Parlocha hosts

22.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
As the son of jazz legends John and Alice Coltrane, saxophonist Ravi Coltrane is continuing the legacy he has inherited by developing his own sound and feeling. In 2012, he released his sixth album, Spirit Fiction. In 2000, he joined McPartland to talk about his family’s musical heritage and his individual approach to music. On this Piano Jazz, Coltrane and McPartland duet on “What is This Thing Called Love?” and “If I Should Lose You.”
1:00pm Chicago Symphony Orchestra
VERDI: Macbeth – Riccardo Muti, conductor; with Luca Salsi, Tatiana Serjan, Dmitriy Belosselskiy, Francesco Meli, Antonello Ceron and Simge Büyükedes
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
Garrison Keillor with a live broadcast from The Town Hall in New York City, with special guests Butch Thompson, Vince Giordano, Kat Edmonson, and Kate Beahen

23.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“With Praise and Thanksgiving” - In anticipation of our thoroughly American holiday, these works by some thoroughly American composers.
1:00pm Pittsburgh Symphony
Manfred Honeck, conductor; Yulianna Avdeeva, piano; BARBER: Adagio for Strings; MOZART: Piano Concerto No.21; DVOŘÁK: Symphony No.8; JANÁČEK: Suite from Jenufa
3:00 SymphonyCast
Houston Symphony, Andrew Orozco-Estrada, conductor; Andre Watts, piano; RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No.2; STRAUSS: Ein Heldenleben
6:00pm Riverwalk Jazz
“Goodman, Shaw and Dorsey: Big Band Leaders and Their Small Combos” - Beginning in 1935 a handful of swing-era big bands formed smaller groups — the Benny Goodman Trio, Artie Shaw’s Gramercy Five and Tommy Dorsey & His Clambake Seven. The Jim Cullum Jazz Band and special guests let loose with “Slipped Disc,” “Scuttlebutt,” “At the Codfish Ball” and other popular tunes recorded by those combos.

24.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Francis Poulenc” - A master of wit and elegance, equal parts boulevardier and enfant terrible, Francis Poulenc's melodic gifts and prolific output made him one of the 20th century’s most enduring composers.
8:00pm SymphonyCast
Berlin Philharmonic, Simon Rattle, conductor; SCHUMANN: Symphony No.1, Op.38; BRAHMS: Symphony No.1, Op.68
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Bob Parlocha hosts

25.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Francis Poulenc”
8:00pm Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts
Irish Chamber Orchestra, Jörg Widmann, conductor; Igor Levit, piano; Ning Feng, violin; Alexey Stadler, cello; MENDELSSOHN: Hebrides Overture, Op.26; JÖRG WIDMANN: 180 beats per minute for string sextet; BEETHOVEN: Triple Concerto, Op.56; MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No.3, Op.56, Scottish
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Bob Parlocha hosts

26.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Francis Poulenc”
8:00pm San Francisco Symphony
Kirill Karabits, conductor; Alexander Barantschik, violin; Jonathan Vinocour, viola; HONEGGER: Pacific 231; BRITTEN: Double Concerto for Violin and Viola; SIBELIUS: Symphony No.2, Op.43
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Bob Parlocha hosts

27.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Francis Poulenc”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Bernard Haitink, Sir Mark Elder, conductors; Emanuel Ax, piano; MOZART: Piano Concerto No.27; BRUCKNER: Symphony No.4, Romantic; DELIUS: The Walk to the Paradise Garden
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Bob Parlocha hosts

28.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Francis Poulenc”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Leonard Slatkin, conductor; Robert Langevin, flute; COPLAND: El Salón México; RAVEL: Gaspard de la nuit; ROUSE: Flute Concerto (New York Premiere); RAVEL: Boléro
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Bob Parlocha hosts

29.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
When Harry Connick Jr. sat down with Marian McPartland in 1991, he was in his twenties and coming off the heels of his successful “Big Band Tour.” He has gone on to become a Grammy-winning recording artist with multiple best-selling albums and a successful acting career. On this Piano Jazz, Connicksings and plays “They Didn’t Believe Me” and joins McPartland for “Stompin at the Savoy.”
1:00pm Rossini Opera Festival
ROSSINI: Armida – Carlo Rizzi, conductor; with Randall Bills, Antonino Siragusa, Carlo Lepore and Carmen Romeu
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
Garrison Keillor with a live broadcast from The Town Hall in New York City, with special guest Nick Lowe

30.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“New in Nashville” - Concert performances and some engaging contemporary compositions from Tennessee’s Music City.
1:00pm Pittsburgh Symphony
Yan Pascal Tortelier, conductor; Daniil Trifonov, piano; PROKOFIEV: Piano Concerto No.2; RACHMANINOFF: Symphony No.2
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Berlin Philharmonic, Simon Rattle, conductor; SCHUMANN: Symphony No.1, Op.38; BRAHMS: Symphony No.1, Op.68
6:00pm Riverwalk Jazz
“Sage Hen Strut with Frim Fram Sauce & Other Jazz Delicacies” - Whether celebrating gustatory pleasures or racy double entendre, the Jim Cullum Jazz Band and friends serve up a banquet of jazz tunes for this season of feasts.