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August Program Guide

August 2021

1.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“International Bach” - A globally geographic celebration of the foremost composer for the pipe organ, Johann Sebastian Bach.
1:00pm Carnegie Hall Live!
Renée Fleming and Susan Graham
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä, conductor; Elina Vähälä, violin; AHO: Minea; KUUSISTO: Violin Concerto; SIBELIUS: Symphony No.2
10:00pm Night Lights

2.Monday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Operettas Two” - Tune in for the latest installment in a series devoted to exploring Operettas. Bill guides us through The Merry Widow of Franz Lehár, unpacks the mystery of zarzuela, plays some Victor Herbert, and shares with us some delightful pieces from Gilbert and Sullivan, and Rodgers and Hammerstein, and Jerome Kern (phew!) And from John Philip Sousa. Yes, you read that right -the march king wrote 15 operettas! All of this in “Operettas Two”
8:00pm Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
“The Versatile Trio”
9:00pm Millenium of Music
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
WFMT Jazz Network

3.Tuesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Operettas Two”
8:00pm Collector’s Corner with Henry Fogel
Vladimir Horowitz Recital at Carnegie Hall – April 2, 1948
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
WFMT Jazz Network

4.Wednesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Operettas Two”
8:00pm Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor; Martin Chalifour, violin; Joanne Pearce Martin, piano; Robert deMaine, cello; ESA-PEKKA SALONEN: LA Variations; BEETHOVEN: Triple Concerto; ANDREW NORMAN: Sustain (world premiere, LA Phil commission)
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Vincent Herring, alto saxophone

5.Thursday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Operettas Two”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Riccardo Muti, conductor; DVOŘÁK: Symphony No.5, Op.76; MARTUCCI: Notturno; RESPIGHI: Feste romane; MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No.4, Op.60. Italian
10:00pm Jazz From Blue Lake
Orran Evans, piano/keyboards/bandleader

6.Friday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Operettas Two”
8:00 New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, conductor; Hakan Hardenberger, trumpet; WAGNER: Siegfried Idyll; GRUBER: Aeriel; MOZART: Symphony No.25; WAGNER: Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Roy Hargrove/Mulgrew Miller, “In Harmony”

7.Saturday
7:00 Jazz a la Carte
10:00am Radio Deluxe
12:00pm Saturday Classics
6:00 American Routes

8.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Methuen Memories” - Selections from the 75th anniversary season of the famous Walcker/Aeolian-Skinner organ at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall in Massachusetts.
1:00pm Carnegie Hall Live!
National Youth Orchestra of the USA; MAHLER: Symphony No.1, Titan (Marin Alsop, conductor); R.STRAUSS: An Alpine Symphony (Anthony Pappano, conductor); MUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an Exhibition (David Robertson, conductor)
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, JoAnn Falletta, conductor; Alain LeFevre, piano; FAURE: Pelleas et Melisande Suite; MATHIEU: Third Piano Concerto; DEBUSSY: Iberia; RAVEL: Bolero
8:00pm Live From Blue Lake
Members of the Blue Lake faculty are featured in multiple chamber music settings
10:00pm Night Lights

9.Monday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Hindemith” - From his birth in a town near Frankfurt through his time in Egypt, Turkey, and his eventual emigration to America, Paul Hindemith had a strong and lasting impact on music in the middle of the 20th century. We'll sample his compositions and follow his controversial life.
8:00pm Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
“Russian Masters”
9:00pm Millenium of Music
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Jack DeJohnette, drums/piano

10.Tuesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Hindemith”
8:00pm Collector’s Corner with Henry Fogel
The Art of Pavel Lisitisian
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Billy Hart, drums

11.Wednesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Hindemith”
8:00pm Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor; Julia Bullock, soprano; J’Nai Bridges, mezzo-soprano; BARBER: Knoxville: Summer of 1915; LIEBERSON: Neruda Songs; MAHLER: Adagietto from Symphony No.5; MAHLER: Symphony No.1, Titan
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Stanley Clarke, bass

12.Thursday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Hindemith”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony Orchestra
James Gaffigan, conductor; Cynthia Yeh, percussion; DORMAN: Eternal Rhythm; SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No.8, Op.65; RAVEL: Boléro
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Donald Harrison, alto saxophone

13.Friday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Hindemith”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, conductor; Itzhak Perlman, violin; R.STRAUSS: Don Juan; MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto in e-minor; DUTILLEUX: Metaboles; HINDEMITH: Symphonic Metamorphoses on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Cassandra Wilson, voice

14.Saturday
7:00 Jazz a la Carte
10:00am Radio Deluxe
12:00pm Saturday Classics
6:00 American Routes
8:00pm Live From Blue Lake
The 2021 Summer Arts Festival Season Finale – Suren Petrosyan conducts The Blue Lake Festival Chamber Orchestra; HOWARD NIBLOCK: Nonet Mixtures; BLOCH: Concerto Grosso No.1 for Strings and Piano Obbligato; WILLIAM GRANT STILL Danzas de Panama; ARENS: From Canterbury Lane

15.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“There’s Always Something More” - A mid-summer survey of some splendid new recordings of organ repertoire.
3:00pm SymphonyCast
First Night of the 2021 BBC Proms -  BBC Symphony Orchestra; Dalia Stasevska, conductor; VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Serenade to Music; POULENC: Organ Concerto; MACMILLAN: When Soft Voices Die (World Premiere)
10:00pm Night Lights

16.Monday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Gitana: Gypsy Music and Its Influences” - For thousands of years the Romany people journeyed through Europe and beyond. Native music and that of these travelers combined to create an energetic and exotic confluence unlike anything else. Brahms and many other composers took hold of these sounds creating music “alla zingarese,” or in the gypsy style. When Yehudi Menuhin was a student, his teacher George Enescu took him to live in Gitana camps to learn from these creative musicians. Menuhin credits this experience as a fundamental part of his violin technique and music making.
8:00pm Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
“The Best of Mozart”
9:00pm Millenium of Music
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
WFMT Jazz Network

17.Tuesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Gitana”
8:00pm Collector’s Corner with Henry Fogel
Two Shostakovich World Premiere Performances
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
WFMT Jazz Network

18.Wednesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Gitana”
8:00pm Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor; Seong-Jin Cho, piano; ADÈS: Dawn; Thomas ADÈS: Inferno (world premiere, LA Phil commission); RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No.2
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Milford Graves, drums

19.Thursday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Gitana”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Jeremy Denk, piano; MAHLER: Blumine; BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No.3, Op.37; BRAHMS/SCHOENBERG: Piano Quartet No.1, Op.25; MOZART: Symphony No.34, K.338
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Rahsaan Roland Kirk, multi-instrumentalist

20.Friday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Gitana”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, conductor; Lisa Batiashvili, violin; LINDBERG: Arena; SIBELIUS: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in d-minor; BRAHMS: Symphony No.2
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Count Basie, pianist/bandleader

21.Saturday
7:00 Jazz a la Carte
10:00am Radio Deluxe
12:00pm Saturday Classics
6:00 American Routes

22.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Olivier Latry at the Proms” - Improvisations and works by Bach played on the magnificent Willis-Harrison organ in London’s celebrated pleasure-palace, Royal Albert Hall.
3:00pm SymphonyCast
From the 2021 BBC Proms - BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Elim Chan, conductor; Sol Gabetta, cello; PURCELL: Dido’s Lament; OGONEK: Cloudline (World Premiere); SAINT-SAENS: Cello Concerto No.1; BRAHMS: Symphony No.4
10:00pm Night Lights

23.Monday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Franz Schubert and The Friends He Never Got to Meet” - Bill and many other performers have spent a lot of time studying the intimate worlds of great  composers, trying to better understand their scores. After years of study, they find themselves  “knowing” these composers and consider them friends. Bill was born 120 years too late to have met Franz Schubert, but he still thinks of him as a close friend. Schubert died in 1828 at just 31. He left us with music that expresses tremendous love and friendship. On this week’s program, Bill shares thoughts from Earl Wild, Imogen Cooper, Marian Anderson, and members of the Vienna Philharmonic to communicate their intimate connections with Schubert through his songs, piano music, chamber music, and orchestral works
8:00pm Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
“In That Final Year”
9:00pm Millenium of Music
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Coleman Hawkins, tenor saxophone

24.Tuesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Franz Schubert and The Friends He Never Got to Meet”
8:00pm Collector’s Corner with Henry Fogel
The Sari Biro Legacy
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Sonny Rollins, tenor saxophone

25.Wednesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Franz Schubert and The Friends He Never Got to Meet”
8:00pm Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, Esa Pekka-Salonen, conductors; SALONEN: Pollux (world premiere, LA Phil commission); STRAVINSKY: Funeral Song; STRAVINSKY: Agon; STRAVINSKY: The Rite of Spring
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Wayne Shorter, tenor/soprano saxophones

26.Thursday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Franz Schubert and The Friends He Never Got to Meet”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Bernard Haitink, conductor; WEBER: Overture to Der Freischütz; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.7, Op.92; WEBERN: Passacaglia for Orchestra, Op.1; BRAHMS: Symphony No.2, Op.73
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Branford Marsalis, tenor/soprano saxophones

27.Friday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Franz Schubert and The Friends He Never Got to Meet”
8:00 New York Philharmonic
Anne‐Sophie Mutter, Conductor/Violin; Michael Francis, conductor; MOZART: Violin Concerto No.3; RIHM: Lichtes Spiel; MOZART: Violin Concerto No.1; MOZART: Violin Concerto No.5
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Lester Young, tenor saxophone

28.Saturday
7:00 Jazz a la Carte
10:00am Radio Deluxe
12:00pm Saturday Classics
6:00 American Routes

29.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Summer Music” - From around the world, marvelous melodies and remembrances of the year’s sweetest season.
3:00pm SymphonyCast
From the 2021 BBC Proms, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, conductor; GIPPS: Symphony No.2 in B; ADES: The Exterminating Angel Symphony; BRAHMS: Symphony No.3
10:00pm Night Lights

30.Monday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Beethoven and That Danged Metronome” - The metronome is a device that musicians use to break up the musical minute, based on the portion of a second used per beat. Beethoven was notorious for marking his music 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.
8:00pm Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
“Heartfelt Statements”
9:00pm Millenium of Music
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Charlie Parker, alto saxophone

31.Tuesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Beethoven and That Danged Metronome”
8:00pm Collector’s Corner with Henry Fogel
JoAnn Falletta Explores Unusual Repertoire Part 1
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Charles McPherson, alto saxophone