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November 2017

1.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Triple Play” - It’s trios on Exploring Music!  Piano trios, string trios, operatic trios and many others. Trios have their own set of challenges for composers and performers, and this week Bill will demonstrate on the piano pointing out to us through their complex structure of voice harmonies. We will hear Beethoven’s Triple Concerto, the trio from Act III of Der Rosenkavalier and, finally Bill will play a wonderful treat from Porgy and Bess performed by the Bill Evans Trio. Join us for a delightful week of music for three, where the odd man is not left out.
8:00pm Milwaukee Symphony
Asher Fisch, Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductors; Joyce Yang, piano; SCHOENBERG: Chamber Symphony No.1, Op.9b; TCHAIKOVSKY: Concerto No.1 for Piano and Orchestra, Op.23; TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No.4, Op.36
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Frank Kimbrough, piano

2.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Triple Play”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Donald Runnicles, conductor; BRITTEN: Sinfonia da requiem, Op.20; R.STRAUSS: Death and Transfiguration, Op.24; ELGAR: Variations on an Original Theme, Enigma, Op.36
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Kurt Elling, voice

3.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Triple Play”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Semyon Bychkov, conductor; MAHLER: Symphony No.6
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Azar Lawrence, saxophones

4.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Piano Jazz remembers vocalist and pianist Teri Thornton (1934 – 2000), who lost her battle with cancer in the year after this 1999 session. Thornton first wowed audiences in 1963 with her hit recording of “Somewhere in the Night” from the television series Naked City. Her comeback to the jazz world was highlighted in 1998 when she won the Thelonious Monk Vocal Competition. On this Piano Jazz, she and McPartland team up for an unforgettable “I’ll Be Seeing You.” Thornton performs her signature song, “East of the Sun and West of the Moon.”
1:00pm Caramoor Opera
BELLINI: Il Pirata – Will Crutchfield, conductor; with Angela Meade, Santiago Ballerini, and Harold Wilson

5.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“A Mighty Fortress” - Music in observance of the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s Protestant Reformation.
1:00pm Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Jaap van Zweden, conductor; BRAHMS: Symphony No.1, Op.68; MAHLER: Symphony No.1 in D
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel, conductor; Yuja Wang, piano; STRAVINKSY: Symphonies of Wind Instruments; BARTÓK: Piano Concerto No.2; JANÁČEK: Sinfonietta

6.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The Viola” - This week we’ll celebrate some of the exquisite music written for this “inner voice”. The viola is the middle sister of the stringed instruments, sitting between the violins and the cellos, and playing in a clef written devised just for her. The viola is often misunderstood and mistaken for a “larger violin” or sometimes either forgotten about or made the butt of jokes. But, the viola sings with a dark richness that composers loved!  Mozart, Brahms, and Dvořák, to name just a few composers, played the viola, and oh, Hindemith did too. And these composers, plus many more figured out how to let this instrument have her day in the sun with concertos, tone poems, and orchestral solos. Listen and you too will fall in love with this instrument.
8:00pm SymphonyCast
Oregon Symphony, Carlos Kalmar, conductor; Harriet Krijgh, cello; BARBER: Souvenirs; BUNCH: Commission (to be named); DVOŘÁK: Cello Concerto in b-minor
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Arturo Sandoval, trumpet

7.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The Viola”
8:00pm Pittsburgh Symphony
(new season) Manfred Honeck, conductor; Lang Lang, piano; “Rhapsody in Blue Gala”
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Rene Marie, voice

8.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The Viola”
8:00pm Milwaukee Symphony
Christoph König, conductor; Yulia Van Doren, soprano; Milwaukee Symphony Chorus; Cheryl Frazes Hill, chorus master; RESPIGHI: Belfagor Overture; POULENC: Gloria; SCHUMANN: Symphony No.4, Op.120
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Dafnis Prieto, drummer/composer

9.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The Viola”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Manfred Honeck, conductor; Paul Lewis, piano; ALL MOZART: Overture to La clemenza di Tito, K.621; Exsultate, jubílate, K.165; Piano Concerto No.27, K.595; Laudamus te from Mass in c-minor, K.427; Vorrei spiegarvi, oh Dio!, K.418; Symphony No.35, K.385, Haffner
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Ray Kamalay, guitar

10.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The Viola”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Rafael Kubelik, condcutor; MAHLER: Symphony No.7
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Christian McBride, bassist/bandleader

11.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
One of the premier classical pianists of her generation, Ruth Laredo (1937 – 2005) was known as America’s First Lady of the Piano. In partnership with McPartland and Dick Hyman, Laredo produced wildly popular Three Piano Crossover Concerts, exploring the boundaries between classical music and jazz. In this 2004 Piano Jazz session, Laredo and McPartland continue their genre-bending excursions, juxtaposing Chopin with Jobim, and Scriabin with “Stella by Starlight.”
1:00pm Opera Southwest
ROSSINI: Tancredi – Anthony Barrese, conductor; with Heather Johnson, Lindsay Ohse, Heath Huberg, Matthew Curran, Madelyn Wanner, and Chelsea Duval-Major

12.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“The Modern Organist” - A bicentennial reflection upon the art of one of the most popular and powerful Parisian organist of the 19th century, Louis James Alfred Lefébure-Wely (1817-1869).
1:00pm Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Yan Pascal Tortelier, Nicholas Carter, conductors; Pepe Romero, guitar; RAVEL: Rapsodie espagnole; RODRIGO: Concierto de Aranjuez; FRANCK: Symphony in d-minor; HIGDON: blue cathedral; BRAHMS: Song of Destiny
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Oregon Symphony, Carlos Kalmar, conductor; Harriet Krijgh, cello; BARBER: Souvenirs; BUNCH: Commission (to be named); DVOŘÁK: Cello Concerto in b-minor

13.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Beethoven and That Danged Metronome” - The metronome is a device which indicates the exact tempo of a piece of music – it marks time by producing a clicking sound. Beethoven was notorious for marking his scores with metronome timings, and this week we learn the significant role those little numbers played. The tempo and interpretation affect the emotional impact of a composition, thus changing its entire character. We'll also take a brief detour and examine how other composers, like Bach, Handel, and Shostakovich, worked with tempi in their music.
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Chris Flory, guitar

14.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Beethoven and That Danged Metronome”
8:00pm Pittsburgh Symphony
Manfred Honeck, conductor; Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida, oboe; Noah Bendix-Balgley, violin;  GLINKA: Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila; MORRICONE: Gabriel’s Oboe from The Mission; TCHAIKOVSKY: Violin Concerto; DVOŘÁK: Symphony No.9, From the New World; MACMILLAN: Fanfare for Pittsburgh
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Ellis Marsalis, piano

15.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Beethoven and That Danged Metronome”
8:00pm Milwaukee Symphony
Edo de Waart, Milwaukee Symphony Women's Chorus; Robert Harris, acting chorus director; DEBUSSY: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun; ESCHER: Musique pour l'esprit en deuil; HOLST: The Planets, Op.32
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Brubeck Brothers Quartet

16.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Beethoven and That Danged Metronome”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Riccardo Muti, conductor; Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano; CATALANI: Contemplazione; MARTUCCI: La canzone dei ricordi; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.7, Op.92; PROKOFIEV: Scythian Suite, Op.20
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Diana Krall, piano/voice

17.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Beethoven and That Danged Metronome”
8:00pm The 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
Don Cherry, trumpet/multi-instrumentalist

18.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Milt Hinton (1920 – 2000) was one of the world’s legendary bass players. In a career that spanned eight decades, he played with just about everyone, from Cab Calloway to Ellington to Coltrane. He’s often credited with bridging the gap from swing to modern jazz. In this 1991 session, Hinton “raps” his expansive resume, talks about his priceless collection of jazz photographs, and joins Marian for “How High the Moon.”
1:00pm Opera Southwest
FRANCO FACCIO: Amileto – Anthony Barrese, conductor; with Alex Richardson, Shannon De Vine, Matthew Curran, Joseph Hubbard, Paul Bower, and Javier Gonzalez

19.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Bach in Concert” - A collection of previously unheard recital performances from the Pipedreams archive.
1:00pm Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Jun Märkl, Nicholas Carter, conductors; WAGNER: Overture to The Flying Dutchman; STRAVINSKY: Petrushka; ORFF: Carmina Burana
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, Charles Dutoit, conductor; Julia Fischer, violin; BARTOK: Violin Concerto No.2; TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No.4

20.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Tchaikovsky, Part I” - Bill launches into the first part of a two part series on the Russian Romantic composer Peter Tchaikovsky. Though shunned by some other Russian composers as sounding “too Western”, Tchaikovsky was loved throughout the world as a great Russian composer. Caught between East and West, he created his own sound— a sound that to this day is still treasured and that Russians are proud to call their own. Bill starts with Mikhail Glinka, who broke from the Italian school to create the Russian school of music, and ends with excerpts of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. Don’t miss this week and next, where we continue with the music of Peter Tchaikovsky.
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
June Christy, voice

21.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Tchaikovsky, Part I”
8:00pm Pittsburgh Symphony
Manfred Honeck, conductor; Christian Tetzlaff, violin; ADAMS: Lollapalooza; BRAHMS: Violin Concerto; SAINT-SAENS: Symphony No.3, Organ
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Coleman Hawkins, tenor saxophone

22.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Tchaikovsky, Part I”
8:00pm Milwaukee Symphony
Edo de Waart, Anu Tali, conductors; Behzod Abduraimov, piano; MOZART: Overture to Die Zauberflöte, K.620; MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No.3, Op.56, Scottish; RACHMANINOFF: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Louis Armstrong, trumpet/voice

23.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Tchaikovsky, Part I”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Riccardo Muti, conductor; BRAHMS: Symphony No.3, Op.90; BRAHMS: Symphony No.4, Op.98; TCHAIKOVSKY: Romeo and Juliet
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
WFMT Jazz Network

24.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Tchaikovsky, Part I”
8:00pm The New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, conductor; MAHLER: Symphony No.9
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
WFMT Jazz Network

25.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Ellyn Rucker’s light sensual vocals and smooth swinging piano produce a wonderfully intriguing mixture. Hailing from Colorado, Rucker broke into the jazz big leagues in the 1980s after she took up her musical career fulltime. She remains a staple on the Denver music scene. On this 1993 Piano Jazz, her versatility is evident when she performs Cole Porter’s “Everything I Love,” then Marian joins in to play the title tune from one of Rucker’s albums, This Heart of Mine.
1:00pm Arizona Opera
CRAIG BOHMLER: Riders of the Purple Sage – Joseph Mechavich, conductor; with Laura Wilde, Joshua Jeremiah, Joshua Dennis, Amanda Opuszynsk, and Kristopher Irmiter

26.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“A Bountiful Harvest” - Give thanks for the quantity and and quality of American composers for the pipe organ.
1:00pm Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Jaap van Zweden, conductor; Erin Hannigan, oboe; BORSTLAP: Solemn Night Music (World Premiere); JEREMY GILL: Serenada Concertante (World Premiere); BRUCKNER: Symphony No.5
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä, conductor; Rafał Blechacz, piano; BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No.1; STRAVINKSKY: Rite of Spring

27.Monday`
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Tchaikovsky, Part II” - This week, we’ll continue our exploration of Peter Tchaikovsky, focusing on the latter part of his life, including his symphonies, ballets, and life at the Moscow Conservatory. Bill picks up in 1876 with Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op.33 for Cello and Orchestra and we close the week with his Symphony No. 6 in b minor, Pathetique, written in 1893 and premiered just days before his death. This week, Bill tells the story of Tchaikovsky’s failed marriage and his unusual relationship with his patroness Nadezhda von Meck.
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Wessell “Warmdaddy” Anderson, alto saxophone

28.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Tchaikovsky, Part II”
8:00pm Pittsburgh Symphony
Christoph Konig, conductor; Yulianna Avdeeva, piano; MUSSORGSKY: Scherzo; CHOPIN: Piano Concerto No.2; RACHMANINOFF: Symphony No.2
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Butch Thompson, piano

29.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Tchaikovsky, Part II”
8:00pm Milwaukee Symphony
Karina Canellakis, conductor; Jeremy Denk, piano; MESSIAEN: Hymne pour grand orchestre; MOZART: Concerto No.19  for Piano and Orchestra, K.459; FRANCK: Le Chasseur maudit: Poëme Symphonique; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.8, Op.93
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Billy Hart, drums

30.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Tchaikovsky, Part II”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts a French Festival with works of Ravel and Debussy
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane