Program Guide

Blue Lake Public Radio Listener Guide

May 2022

1. Sunday

7:00am Pipedreams
“Chaconne a son gout” - Composers through history have satisfied every taste by creating intriguing variations over a repeated harmonic phrase.
1:00pm Grand Rapids Symphony
Marcelo Lehninger, conductor; Kiril Gerstein, piano; ALL BEETHOVEN: Overture to Coriolan; Piano Concerto No.3; Piano Concerto No.4
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä, conductor; Stella Chen, violin; ALL SIBELIUS: Symphony No.7; Selections from Six Humoresques for Violin and Orchestra; Symphony No.2
10:00pm Night Lights

2. Monday

12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Get the Picture?” - Listen your way through the works of composers inspired by well-known paintings and poems. Pianist Alicia de Larrocha will perform Goyescas, by Enrique Granados, a musical transcription of Francisco Goya’s paintings. We will hear Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, Hindemith’s Mathis der Maler (Matthias the Painter), and Rachmaninoff’s Isle of the Dead. Many of these musical works have gone on to be the inspiration for new artistic creations. Art and music are one!
8:00pm Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
“The Classical Style”
9:00pm Millenium of Music
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake

Charles Mingus at Ronnie Scott’s, “The Lost Album”

3. Tuesday

12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Get the Picture?”
8:00pm SymponyCast
Oregon Symphony, Carlos Kalmar, conductor; Johannes Moser, cello; GABRIELA LENA FRANK: Walkabout; LUTOSLAWSKI: Cello Concerto; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.5
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Shirley Horn, piano/voice

4. Wednesday

12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Get the Picture?”
8:00pm San Francisco Symphony
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor; Leila Josefowicz, violin; BEETHOVEN: Overture to King Stephen, Op.117; SALONEN: Violin Concerto; NIELSON: Symphony No.5, Op.50
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Donal Fox, piano

5. Thursday

12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Get the Picture?”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Riccardo Muti, conductor; HONEGGER: Pacific 231; BATES: Alternative Energy; FRANCK: Symphony in d-minor; MOZART: Symphony No.35, K.385, Haffner; MOZART: Divertimento in F Major, K.138
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Sherrie Maricle, drums

6.. Friday

12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Get the Picture?”
8:00 New York Philharmonic
Jaap van Zweden, conductor; Emanuel Ax, piano; MOZART: Symphony No.1; HAYDN: Piano Concerto No.11; STRAVINSKY: Capriccio for Piano & Orchestra; MOZART: Symphony No.41, Jupiter
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Emmett Cohn, piano

7. Saturday

7:00 Jazz a la Carte
10:00am Radio Deluxe
12:00pm Saturday Classics
1:00pm The Metropolitan Opera

PUCCINI: Turandot – Marco Armiliato, conductor; with Anna Netrebko, Yonghoon Lee, Ermonela Jaho, and Ferruccio Furlanetto
6:00 American Routes

8. Sunday

7:00am Pipedreams
“One Hundred Plus” - A celebration of the indomitable spirit of American composer Margaret Sandresky and her 101st birthday!
1:00pm Grand Rapids Symphony
Marcelo Lehninger, conductor; Pablo Sáinz-Villegas, guitar; GINASTERA: Variaciones concertantes; ARTURO MÁRQUEZ: Danzon No.2; RODRIGO: Fantasía para un gentilhombre; FALLA: Suite No.2 from The Three Cornered Hat
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Oregon Symphony, Carlos Kalmar, conductor; Johannes Moser, cello; GABRIELA LENA FRANK: Walkabout; LUTOSLAWSKI: Cello Concerto; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.5
10:00pm Night Lights

9. Monday

12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Artists in Exile, Part 1” - Our two-week series titled Artists in Exile pays homage to Joseph Horowitz’s book that focuses on "how refugees from 20th-century war and revolution transformed the American arts.” In this program, you will hear stories of appreciation for a new country, but also of terrible loneliness that comes from being forced from one's home by political strife. Bill begins this week with a vacationing artist, Antonín Dvořák, before playing music from Serge Prokofiev, who fled the Soviet Union. This week will end with Hungarian Béla Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra, written in America.
8:00pm Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
“Mozart Variations”
9:00pm Millenium of Music
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake

Brad Felt, euphonium

10. Tuesday

12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
Artists in Exile, Part 1
8:00pm SymponyCast
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, BOTTESINI: Gran duo concertante for Violin, Double Bass, and String Orchestra; FOLEY: For Justice and Peace for Violin, Bass, and String Orchestra; BEETHOVEN (arr. Tognetti): Sonata for Solo Violin and Strings, Op.47, Kreutzer
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Ethan Iverson, piano

11. Wednesday

12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Artists in Exile, Part 1”
8:00pm San Francisco Symphony
Marek Janowski, conductor; Maria Dueñas, violin; HINDEMITH: Concert Music for String Orchestra and Brass, Op.50; MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto, Op.64; MOZART: Symphony No.41, K.551, Jupiter
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
The WFMT Jazz Network

12. Thursday

12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Artists in Exile, Part 1”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Daniel Barenboim, conductor; SMETANA: Má vlast; WAGNER: Siegfried Idyll; WAGNER: Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
10:00pm Jazz From Blue Lake
The WFMT Jazz Network

13. Friday

12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Artists in Exile, Part 1”
8:00 New York Philharmonic
Jaap van Zweden, conductor; Ying Fang, soprano; Matthias Goerne, baritone; Concert Chorale of NY; BRAHMS: A German Requiem
10:00pm Jazz From Blue Lake
Diana Krall, voice

14. Saturday

7:00 Jazz a la Carte
10:00am Radio Deluxe
12:00pm Saturday Classics
1:00pm The Metropolitan Opera

WAGNER: Die Meistersinger (performance from Fall 2021) – Antonio Pappano, conductor; wth Michael Volle, Klaus Florian Vogt, Lise Davidsen, Johannes Martin Kränzle, Georg Zeppenfeld, Paul Appleby, Claudia Mahnke, Martin Gantner, and Alexander Tsymbalyuk
6:00pm American Routes

15. Sunday

7:00am Pipedreams
“On the Road in Alsace” - Get to know some of the instruments that the Pipedreams tour group are encountering in person.
1:00pm Grand Rapids Symphony
Ken-David Masur, conductor; Sonya Headlam, soprano; Luthien Brackett, mezzo-soprano; Key'mon Murrah, counter-tenor; Ben Bliss, tenor; Jesse Blumberg, baritone; Grand Rapids Symphony Chorus, Pearl Shangkuan director; BACH: B Minor Mass
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, BOTTESINI: Gran duo concertante for Violin, Double Bass, and String Orchestra; FOLEY: For Justice and Peace for Violin, Bass, and String Orchestra; BEETHOVEN (arr. Tognetti): Sonata for Solo Violin and Strings, Op.47, Kreutzer
10:00pm Night Lights

16. Monday

12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Artists in Exile, Part 2” - Bill continues to reflect on artists in exile, beginning with music from Paul Hindemith. In his escape from Nazi Germany, Hindemith traveled to Turkey, England, and Switzerland before coming to America. We will listen to his Symphony for Concert Band and When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d. Bill then considers the plight of composers who faced deportation from America because of their political views. We finish this two-week series with composers from Asia and Latin America. Glorious music from Chen Yi and Gabriela Lena Frank, as well as Tan Dun’s title song for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
8:00pm Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
“Russian Evolution”
9:00pm Millenium of Music
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake

Betty Carter, voice

17. Tuesday

12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Artists in Exile, Part 2”
8:00pm SymponyCast
Czech Philharmonic, Semyon Bychkov, conductor; Daniil Trifonov, piano; Selina Ott, trumpet; SHOSTAKOVICH: Piano Concerto No.1, Op.35; DVOŘÁK: Symphony No.8, Op.88
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Woody Herman, clarinet/alto saxophone/bandleader

18. Wednesday

12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Artists in Exile, Part 2”
8:00pm San Francisco Symphony
Ton Koopman, conductor; Alexander Barantschik, violin; JEAN-FÉRY REBEL: Chaos, from Les Élémens; BACH: Violin Concerto No.1, BWV1041; BACH: Orchestral Suite No.4, BWV1069; HAYDN: Symphony No.100, Military
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Jackie McLean, alto saxophone

19. Thursday

12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Artists in Exile, Part 2”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony Orchestra
James Conlon, conductor; Alexander Gavrylyuk, piano; BACH/WILHELMJ: Air on the G String from Orchestral Suite No.3; SHOSTAKOVICH/BARSHAI: Chamber Symphony for Strings in C Minor, Op.110a; PROKOFIEV: Piano Concerto No.1, Op.10; SCHUBERT: Symphony No.3, D.200
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Sun Ra, keyboards/bandleader

20. Friday

12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Artists in Exile, Part 2”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Lorin Maazel, conductor; Christine Brewer, soprano; Nancy Gustafson, soprano; Jeanine De Bique, soprano; Mary Phillips, mezzo‐soprano; Nancy Maultsby, mezzo‐soprano; Anthony Dean Griffey, tenor; Wolfgang Schöne, bass; Jason Grant, bass‐baritone; New York Choral Artists, The Dessoff Symphonic Choir; Brooklyn Youth Chorus; MAHLER: Symphony No.8, Symphony of a Thousand
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Christian McBride, bass

21. Saturday

7:00 Jazz a la Carte
10:00am Radio Deluxe
12:00pm Saturday Classics
1:00pm The Metropolitan Opera

DONIZETTI: Lucia di Lammermoor – Riccardo Frizza, conductor; Nadine Sierra, Javier Camarena, Artur Ruciński, and Matthew Rose
6:00 American Routes

22. Sunday

7:00am Pipedreams
“The AGO In Seattle (2)” - More mementos from the AGO convention in Seattle in the year 2000, preluding the upcoming one in July 2022.
1:00pm Grand Rapids Symphony
Marcelo Lehninger, conductor; Sônia Goulart, piano; FANNY MENDELSSOHN HENSEL: Overture in C Major; SCHUMANN: Symphony No.1, Spring; BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No.1
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Czech Philharmonic, Semyon Bychkov, conductor; Daniil Trifonov, piano; Selina Ott, trumpet; SHOSTAKOVICH: Piano Concerto No.1, Op.35; DVOŘÁK: Symphony No.8, Op.88
10:00pm Night Lights

23. Monday

12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“The Ballad of East and West” - Borrowing this week's title from the Rudyard Kipling poem, "The Ballad of East and West" we will explore the music of Asia. Traveling to Japan, China, and everywhere in between, we will listen to instruments, sounds, folk tunes, and poetry. The sounds that are the unique musical voices that define a country's identity, tunes that are shared, and melodies that are borrowed by western composers.
8:00pm Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
“Archive Treasures 4”
9:00pm Millenium of Music
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake

Falkner Evan, piano

24. Tuesday

12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“The Ballad of East and West”
8:00pm SymponyCast
KBS Symphony Orchestra, Tania Miller, conductor; Sang-Eun Lee, cello; KERNIS: Musica Celestis; HAYDN: Cello Concerto No.1; COPLAND: Suite; SHOSTAKOVICH: Chamber Symphony, Op.110a; TCHAIKOVSKY: Tempo di Valse, from the Serenade in C, Op.48
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Champian Fulton, piano/voice

25. Wednesday

12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“The Ballad of East and West”
8:00pm San Francisco Symphony
Dima Slobodeniouk, conductor; Sergey Khachatryan, violin; JÖRG WIDMANN: Con Brio; SIBELIUS: Violin Concerto, Op.47; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.7, Op.92
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Mike Holober, piano/arrangement

26. Thursday

12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“The Ballad of East and West”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony Orchestra Julian Rachlin, conductor and violin; VIVALDI: The Four Seasons; MOZART: Divertimento in D, K.136; PIAZZOLLA/DESYATNIKOV: The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
George Freeman, guitar

27. Friday

12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“The Ballad of East and West”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Valery Gergiev, conductor; vocal soloists; ALL STRAVINSKY: Renard; A Soldier’s Tale
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Bruce Forman, guitar

28. Saturday

7:00 Jazz a la Carte
10:00am Radio Deluxe
12:00pm Saturday Classics
1:00pm The Metropolitan Opera

GLASS: Akhnaten – Karen Kamensek, conductor; with Anthony Roth Costanzo, Rihab Chaieb, Zachary James, Disella Lárusdóttir, Aaron Blake, Richard Bernstein, and Will Liverman
6:00 American Routes

29. Sunday

7:00am Pipedreams
“The OHS in Dallas” - Highlights from the a previous in-person gathering of the Organ Historical Society in Texas, in anticipation of the next gathering in Columbus, OH in mid-summer.
1:00pm Grand Rapids Symphony
Marcelo Lehninger, conductor; Jessica Rivera, soprano; Susan Platts, Mezzo-Soprano; Grand Rapids Symphony Chorus, Pearl Shangkuan, director; MAHLER: Symphony No.2, Resurrection
3:00pm SymphonyCast KBS Symphony Orchestra, Tania Miller, conductor; Sang-Eun Lee, cello; KERNIS: Musica Celestis; HAYDN: Cello Concerto No.1; COPLAND: Suite; SHOSTAKOVICH: Chamber Symphony, Op.110a; TCHAIKOVSKY: Tempo di Valse, from the Serenade in C, Op.48
10:00pm Night Lights

30. Monday

12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)” - German composer Felix Mendelssohn finds himself at the center of this week’s episode of Exploring Music . He has been hailed as one of the greatest musical minds of all time. We venture from his precocious youth to his early death. His great body of work is still in the repertories of chamber groups and orchestras. And it’s the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto that is loved by all. The same love and devotion is true for his String Octet and Italian Symphony.
8:00pm Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
“Baroque Collection”
9:00pm Millenium of Music
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake

Pete Siers, drums

31. Tuesday

12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Invitation to the Dance, Part 2”
8:00pm SymponyCast
WDR Radio Orchestra, Alondra de la Parra, conductor; BERNSTEIN: Three Dance Episodes from ‘On the Town’; OSCHER: Double Bass Concerto; GINASTERA: Variaciones concertantes, Op 33; PROKOFIEV: Symphony No.1, Classical
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Louis Hayes, drums
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