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February 2018

1.Thursday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Czech Out Those Bohemians” - Composers from the lands around the present-day Czech Republic have made an indelible mark on music, We’ll examine their history and influence, from medieval times to the present, enjoying the music of Dvořák, Smetana, Suk, and the Benda family.
8:00pm Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccaro Muti, conductor; PROKOFIEV: Ivan the Terrible, Op.116; STRAVINSKY: Suite from The Firebird
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Ari Brown, saxophones

2.Friday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Czech Out Those Bohemians”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Jeffrey Kahane, conductor/piano; ALL MOZART: Keyboard Concerto in B-flat major, K.238; Piano Concerto in C minor, K.491; MOZART: Piano Concerto in C major, K.503
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Stan Getz, tenor saxophone

3.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Drummer Charlie Watts has been the heartbeat of the Rolling Stones for more than 50 years, though he has always had a passion for jazz and the blues. Saxophonist Tim Ries plays with the Stones, but as a true jazz journeyman, he’s also worked with greats such as Maria Schneider, Maynard Ferguson, and Tim Woods. When Watts and Ries were on a break from the Rolling Stones’ World Tour in 2007, they sat down with Marian for an hour of jazz and rock, with Ries’ arrangement of the Stones classic “Honkey Tonk Woman.”
1:00pm Metropolitan Opera
VERDI: Il Trovatore – Domingo Hindoyan, conductor; with Maria Agresta, Anita Rachvelishvili, Yonghoon Lee, Quinn Kelsey, and Štefan Kocán

4.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“The Younger Generation” - Performers and composers ‘of a certain age’ show continued interest in the King of Instruments.
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Jeremy Denk, director and piano; Maiya Papach, viola; Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet; Hyobi Sim, viola; SCHUMANN: Marchenbilder; MOZART: Piano Concerto No.23; KURTAG: Homage a Robert Schumann; SCHUBERT: Symphony No.2

5.Monday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“César Franck” - Join us for a week of music from César Franck. Born in 1822 in Liège, Franck moved to Paris in 1835 and died there in 1890. He was initially known as a gifted improviser on the organ - and considered by some to be the greatest composer of organ music after J. S. Bach - but over time we have come to understand the breadth of his skills as a pianist and teacher and composer. From his faculty post at the Paris Conservatoire to his lifelong position as organist and maître de chapelle at the Basilica of Sainte-Clotilde, Franck had an outsized influence on the music of 19th century Paris. Come enjoy music from Lalo, Chausson, and Delibes, and from Franck we’ll get to savor his Symphonic Variations for piano and orchestra; the Psyché, symphonic poem for chorus and orchestra; his famous Violin Sonata in A; and of course the great d-minor Symphony.
8:00pm Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
MENDELSSOHN: Nocturne and Scherzo from A Midsummer Night's Dream for Piano, Four Hands, Op. 61; RACHMANINOFF: Lord, Now Lettest Thou Thy Servant Depart in Peace Arranged for Cellos, from Vespers, Op.37; SAARIAHO: Die Aussicht for Soprano, Flute, Guitar, Violin, and Cello; SCHOENBERG: Verklärte Nacht for Two Violins, Two Violas, and Two Cellos, Op.4
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Jutta Hipp, piano

6.Tuesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“César Franck”
8:00pm Pittsburgh Symphony
Manfred Honeck, conductor; MOZART: Overture to La clemenza di Tito; SCHUBERT: Overture and Ballet Music No.2 from Rosamunde; MOZART: Symphony No.40; MOZART: Symphony No.41, Jupiter
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Howard McGhee, trumpet

7.Wednesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“César Franck”
8:00pm Carnegie Hall Live!
Brentano String Quartet; Hsin-Yun Huang, viola; Jonathan Biss, piano; SCHUMANN: Fünf Gesänge der Frühe; GESUALDO: Selections from Madrigals, Book VI (arr.Bruce Adolphe); BRAHMS: Klavierstücke, Op.118; MOZART: String Quintet in E-flat, K.614
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Black Legends of Jazz

8.Thursday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“César Franck”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Riccardo Muti, conductor; MUSSORGSKY: Night on Bald Mountain; R.STRAUSS: Don Juan, Op.20; BRUCKNER: Symphony No.7 in E
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Art Tatum, piano

9.Friday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“César Franck”
8:00pm The New York Philharmonic
Chistoph Eschenbach, conductor; Pinchas Zukerman, violin; PINTSCHER: towards Osiris: Study for Orchestra; BERG: Violin Concerto (1935); BRAHMS/SCHOENBERG: Piano Quartet No.1, Op.25
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Ben Webster, tenor saxophone

10.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Forceful double bassist and spirited vocalist Carline Ray (1925 – 2013) was known as one of the pioneering woman of jazz. A member of The International Sweethearts of Rhythm, she worked with prodigious female talents such as Mary Lou Williams and Marian McPartland. On this 1997 Piano Jazz, Ray shares her many abilities with McPartland as she performs on multiple instruments. Ray plays bass on “In a Sentimental Mood,” sings “Come Sunday,” and switches to piano for “After Hours.”
1:00pm Metropolitan Opera
DONIZETTI: L'elisir D'amore – Domingo Hindoyan, conductor; with Pretty Yende, Matthew Polenzani, Davide Luciano, and Ildebrando D'Arcangelo

11.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“The Eastman Kids at Sacred Heart Cathedral” - More exceptional student performances from a Pipedreams Live! weekend at the Eastman School in Rochester, New York.”
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Los Angeles Philharmonic, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor; Hilary Hahn, violin; LEON: New Work for Orchestra (World Premiere); BERNSTEIN: Serenade; RACHMANINOFF: Symphony No.3

12.Monday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“John Corigliano’s 80th” - Bill McGlaughlin welcomes one of America’s foremost composers as Exploring Music’s co-host and programmer.  Corigliano, son of the longtime concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, has written many works that are now considered to be part of the standard repertoire for American violinists, clarinetists and orchestras. During the '80s, with the onslaught of AIDS deaths surrounding Corigliano, he expressed his profound loss in his Symphony No. 1 with a tarantella that evokes feelings of complete madness. This program celebrates Corigliano’s 80th birthday (February 16).
8:00pm Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
HAYDN: Quartet in C major for Strings, Op.54/2; BEETHOVEN: Trio in E-flat major for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op.1/1
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Henry Threadgill, woodwinds/bandleader

13.Tuesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“John Corigliano’s 80th”
8:00pm Pittsburgh Symphony
Manfred Honeck, conductor; Rachele Gilmore, soprano; Werner Gura, tenor; Alexander Elliott, bass; The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, Matthew Mehaffey, director; HAYDN: The Creation
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Wardell Gray, tenor saxophone

14.Wednesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“John Corigliano’s 80th”
8:00pm Carnegie Hall Live!
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Conductor: Franz Welser-Möst, conductor; Rudolf Buchbinder, piano; BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No.1; SCHUBERT: Symphony No.8, Unfinished; BARTÓK: The Miraculous Mandarin Suite
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Keith Jarrett, piano

15.Thursday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“John Corigliano’s 80th”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Neeme Järvi, conductor; Robert Chen, violin; PÄRT: Fratres; BARTÓK: Violin Concerto No.1; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.6, Op.68, Pastoral; SIBELIUS: Symphony No.5, Op.82
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Harold Alren, composer

16.Friday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“John Corigliano’s 80th”
8:00pm The New York Philharmonic
David Robertson, conductor; Gil Shaham, violin; RAVEL: Suite from Mother Goose; BARBER: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Op.14; BARTÓK: The Wooden Prince, Op.13
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
James P. Johnson, piano

17.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Harmonically modern and rooted in the 1960s hard-bop school, Albert Dailey (1939 – 1984) had a superb command of his instrument. A leader and sideman, Dailey played piano with Art Blakey, Sarah Vaughan, Stan Getz, Charles Mingus, and Lee Konitz, to name only a few. He was one of McPartland’s guests in the early years of Piano Jazz. On this 1983 episode, Dailey demonstrates his brilliant sense of invention on “If You Could See Me Now” and joins Marian on “Night in Tunisia.”
12:00pm Metropolitan Opera
WAGNER: Parsifal – Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor; with Evelyn Herlitzius, Klaus Florian Vogt, Peter Mattei, Evgeny Nikitin, René Pape

18.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Longwood Laurels” - Prizewinners perform during the 2016 Longwood International Organ Competition.
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Berlin Philharmonic, Susanna Mälkki, conductor; Gil Shaham, violin; BUSONI: Dance-Waltz, Op.53; BARTOK: Violin Concerto No.2; SIBELIUS: Symphony No.2

19.Monday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Carnegie Hall, Part 1” - Bill joins Gino Francesconi, director of Carnegie Hall’s Archives and Rose Museum, to take listeners backstage for an intimate view of the hall, its history, and the legendary performers who have appeared there. From the world premiere of Dvorak’s New World Symphony in 1893, to U.S. debuts by Jascha Heifetz, Igor Stravinsky, and Béla Bartók, to appearances by artists and activists who challenged racial restrictions and the political status quo, including Paul Robeson, Mahalia Jackson, Bob Dylan, Martin Luther King, Jr., the Beatles, and Leontyne Price, Carnegie Hall has long been a platform for social and artistic change that have challenged conventions.
8:00pm Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
WOLF: Italian Serenade for String Quartet; DVOŘÁK: Trio in for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op.65
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
David Murray, tenor saxophone/bass clarinet

20.Tuesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Carnegie Hall, Part 1”
8:00pm Pittsburgh Symphony
Manfred Honeck, conductor; Rudolf Buchbinder, piano; HAYDN: Piano Concerto in D; MOZART: Piano Concerto No.20; BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No.5
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
John Proulx, piano/voice

21.Wednesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Carnegie Hall, Part 1”
8:00pm Carnegie Hall Live!
Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, Valery Gergiev, conductor; Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano; RAVEL: La valse; RAVEL: Piano Concerto in G; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 3, Eroica
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Tadd Dameron, piano/arranger

22.Thursday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Carnegie Hall, Part 1”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Ludovic Morlot, Cristian Macelaru, conductors; Denis Kozhukhin, piano; GERSHWIN: An American in Paris; RAVEL: Piano Concerto for the Left Hand; STRAVINSKY: Jeu de cartes, Ballet in Three Deals; RAVEL: La valse; DEBUSSY: Jeux
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Harvey Mason, drums

23.Friday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Carnegie Hall, Part 1”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
“Reflections on Love”
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Max Colley III, trumpet/drums

24.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
When pianist Frank Kimbrough was Marian’s guest in 1997, he was performing regularly with the Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra at Visiones Jazz Club in New York, where he has been active on the jazz scene for nearly four decades. An educator and recording artist, Kimbrough was a founding member and composer-in-residence of the Jazz Composers Collective. In this Piano Jazz session, Kimbrough’s graceful, romantic style is evident on a Herbie Nichols tune, “Wildflower.” He and McPartland duet on Sonny Rollins’ “Doxy.”
1:00pm Metropolitan Opera
PUCCINI: La Boheme – Marco Armiliato, conductor; with Sonya Yoncheva, Susanna Phillips, Michael Fabiano, Lucas Meachem, Alexey Lavrov, Matthew Rose, and Paul Plishka

25.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Houston AGO 2016” - Performances from the 2016 national convention of the American Guild of Organists in Houston.
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Buffalo Phiharmonic, JoAnn Falletta, conductor; Mark Kosower, piano; ALL TCHAIKOVSKY: Polonaise from Eugene Onegin; Variations on a Rococo Theme; Serenade for Strings; 1812 Overture

26.Monday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Carnegie Hall, Part 2” - Bill and Carnegie Hall’s Archivist Gino Francesconi continue touring backstage for a view of the three concert venues, the hall’s history, and the legendary performers who have appeared there. Carnegie Hall has been the stage for thousands of premieres from all genres of music and spoken word. We will listen to artists’ stories and hear some of the great ones like Ella Fitzgerald and Leonard Bernstein who have graced its stage.
8:00pm Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
LECLAIR: Concerto in for Violin, String Quartet, and Continuo, Op.10/5; FAURE: Quartet No.2 for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op.45
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Teddy Edwards, tenor saxophone

27.Tuesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Carnegie Hall, Part 2”
8:00pm Pittsburgh Symphony
Christoph Konig, conductor; Maximilian Hornung, cello; Randolph Kelly, viola; BRAHMS: Symphony No.3; R.STRAUSS: Don Quixote
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Dexter Gordon, tenor saxophone

28.Wednesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Carnegie Hall, Part 2”
8:00pm Carnegie Hall Live!
Elizabeth Lim-Dutton, violin; Todd Reynolds, violin; Lois Martin, viola; Jeanne Le Blanc, cello; Michael Brown, piano; PÄRT: Für Alina; PÄRT: Fratres; GLASS: String Quartet No.5; REICH: Different Trains
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Mildred Bailey, voice