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February 2017

1.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Grieg & Sibelius”
8:00pm Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Simone Young, conductor; Karen Gomyo, violin; PFITZNER: Palestrina Prelude; GLASS: Violin Concerto; HOLST: The Planets
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Joshua Redman, saxophone

2.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Grieg & Sibelius”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Charles Dutoit, conductor; Robert Chen, violin; Yo-Yo Ma, cello; RAVEL: Valses nobles et sentimentales; DEBUSSY: Symphonic Fragments from The Martyrdom of St. Sebastian; SAINT-SAËNS: La muse et le poète, Op.132; LALO: Cello Concerto in d-minor
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Joshua Redman, saxophone

3.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Grieg & Sibelius”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, conductor; Sheryl Staples, Michelle Kim, Marc Ginsburg, Lisa Kim, Frank-Peter Zimmermann, violins; VIVALDI: Concerto in b-minor for Four Violins, Op.3/10; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.8; BERG: Violin Concerto; BRAHMS: Symphony No.4
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
WFMT Network

4.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Barry Harris is a seminal figure in the jazz world. As the “keeper of the bebop flame,” Harris is committed to preserving jazz through education and performance. His workshops play an important part in his life and in the lives of many young musicians. On this 2002 Piano Jazz, Harris demonstrates how he earned the reputation as one of the most inventive and respected pianists today when he solos on “It Could Happen to You.” Host McPartland and Harris show off their bebop chops on Charlie Parker’s “Au Privave.”
1:00pm Metroplitan Opera
VERDI: Rigoletto – Pier Giorgio Morandi, conductor; with Olga Peretyatko, Oksana Volkova, Stephen Costello, Željko Lučid, and Andrea Mastroni
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
Chris Thile and friends live from Nashville

5.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Pipedreams Live! in Holland (MI)” - A belated report of a visit with Professor Huw Lewis and his students following the renovation of the 1929 Skinner organ in Dimnent Memorial Chapel at Hope College.
1:00pm San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; MAHLER: Symphony No.7; SCHUMANN: Symphony No.3
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Louis Langrée, conductor; Emanuel Ax, piano; BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No.5, Emperor; SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No.5

6.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Yin and Yang, the Play of Opposites, Part 1” - The idea for this two-week exploration came from a listener who suggested we explore music of "great calm", music which seems to gently pick us up and float us away from this earth. Bill liked the idea very much and immediately started sketching a week of the Romantics, from Berlioz to Mahler. But as he went along, he started to feel a tug in the opposite direction — what about music that picks up and drives us like a mad coachmen, hurtling us toward conclusion or chaos, music of sound and fury and joy and lots of noise? And so, here we are: The Play of Opposites. Think of Frost's Fire or Ice, or Eliot's Bang or Whimper. Opposites, it seems, may contain the whole.
8:00pm SymphonyCast
Houston Symphony, Andres Orozco-Estrada, conductor; Daniil Trifonov, piano; SCHUMANN: Piano Concerto; RACHMANINOFF: Symphony No.2
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Jazz from WFMT

7.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Yin and Yang, the Play of Opposites, Part 1”
8:00pm Shanghai Symphony
Sir Andrew Davis, conductor; Eoin Andersen, violin; Liwei Qin cello; Du Ningwu, piano; Shanghai Opera House Chorus Female Choir; BERLIOZ: Roman Carnival Overture; BEETHOVEN: Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano, Op.56; HOLST: The Planets
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Jazz from WFMT

8.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Yin and Yang, the Play of Opposites, Part 1”
8:00pm Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Andrew Grams, conductor; TCHAIKOVSKY: The Nutcracker
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Ernest Dawkins, saxophones

9.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Yin and Yang, the Play of Opposites, Part 1”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Charles Dutoit, conductor; STRAVINSKY: Fireworks, Op.4; STRAVINSKY: Symphony in C; STRAVINSKY: The Firebird; Bartók: SUITE from The Miraculous Mandarín, Op.19
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Steve Wilson, tenor saxophone/flute

10.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Yin and Yang, the Play of Opposites, Part 1”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
NYP Jukebox: There, in the Night
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Jeremy Siskind, piano/composition

11.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
British-born pianist Keith Ingham began his jazz career in London after studying Mandarin at Oxford University. In the late ’70s, he moved to New York, which led him to connect with the likes of Peggy Lee, Benny Goodman, and Susannah McCorkle, for whom he was pianist and musical director. He was McPartland’s guest on this 1997 Piano Jazz. Ingham opens the program with “A Foggy Day in London Town.” He and McPartland close the show with a duet of “Little Rock Get Away.”
1:00pm Metroplitan Opera
BIZET: Carmen – Dan Ettinger, conductor; with Maria Agresta, Clémentine Margaine, Marcelo Álvarez, and Kyle Ketelsen
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
A live broadcast from the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul

12.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Three (Not So) Easy Pieces” - Publishing a set of three works in a single volume makes sense, as does playing then together.
1:00pm San Francisco Symphony
Susanna Mälkki, conductor; Jeremy Denk, piano; GRIFFES: The White Peacock, Op.7/1; BARTÓK: Piano Concerto No.3; BRAHMS: Symphony No.2, Op.73
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Houston Symphony, Andres Orozco-Estrada, conductor; Daniil Trifonov, piano; SCHUMANN: Piano Concerto; RACHMANINOFF: Symphony No.2

13.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Yin and Yang, the Play of Opposites, Part 2” - This week we continue to hold on to the dragon’s tail listening to the pull of musical opposites. Starting with Samuel Barber and Francisco Tárrega, only Bill knows where this week's musical yin and yang will end! Heaven, Earth, or the abyss!
8:00pm SymphonyCast
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Jeffrey Kahane, conductor; Natasha Paremski, piano; HANNAH LASH: Sound Investment; CHOPIN: Piano Concerto No.2, Op.21; HAYDN: Symphony No.102
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Carla Cook, voice

14.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Yin and Yang, the Play of Opposites, Part 2”
8:00pm Shanghai Symphony
Zubin Mehta, conductor;
Serena Wang, piano; BEETHOVEN: Leonore Overture No.3, Op.72b; BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No., Op.15; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op.67; ZHU JIAN’ER: A Wonder of Naxi
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Rob McConnell, valve trombone/arranger/leader

15.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Yin and Yang, the Play of Opposites, Part 2”
8:00pm Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Donald Runnicles, conductor; Alexander Kerr, violin; BRITTEN: Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, Op.33a; WALTON: Violin Concerto; VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis; ELGAR: In the South, Op.50
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Henry Threadgill, woodwinds/bandleader

16.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Yin and Yang, the Play of Opposites, Part 2”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Jaap van Zweden, Sakari Oramo, conductors; Yuja Wang, piano; SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No.7, Leningrad; PROKOFIEV: Piano Concerto No.3
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Jeff Clayton, woodwinds/bandleader

17.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Yin and Yang, the Play of Opposites, Part 2”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, conductor; WEBERN: Passacaglia, Op.1; DUTILLEUX: Métaboles; MAHLER: Symphony No.9
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Andrew Rathbun, saxophones

18.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Organist, arranger, composer, teacher, and singer Trudy Pitts (1932 – 2010) earned a reputation not only for her technical prowess, but also for her ability to convey a wide range of emotions. Her formal training was classical: she studied piano at Juilliard and Temple University, but came to jazz by way of the organ. On this 1992 Piano Jazz, Pitts’ sensitive touch is apparent when she solos on “A Child is Born.” Then she and McPartland create a memorable “Mood Indigo.”
1:00pm Metroplitan Opera
BELLINI: I Puritani – Maurizio Benini, conductor; with Diana Damrau, Javier Camarena, Alexey Markov, and Luca Pisaroni
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion     
A live broadcast from the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul

19.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“The Peeters Principal” - A reflection on the life and work of the famous and well-travelled Belgian organist and composer, Flor Peeters (1903-1986)
1:00pm San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Yefim Bronfman, piano; CYNTHIA LEE WONG: Carnival Fever; BERG: Three Pieces for Orchestra, Op.6; BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No.2, Op.83; SCHUMANN: Symphony No.4
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Jeffrey Kahane, conductor; Natasha Paremski, piano; HANNAH LASH: Sound Investment; CHOPIN: Piano Concerto No.2, Op.21; HAYDN: Symphony No.102

20.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Soundtracks” - It’s Oscar season again! And, since the beginning of cinematography, classical music has been there to enhance the narrative and drama of the silver screen. For the next five days we will listen to the soundtracks composed for the films E.T., Zorba the Greek, and Robin Hood, plus many more film scores composed by illustrious composers of the 20th century.
8:00pm SymphonyCast
Nashville Symphony, Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Gil Shaham, violin; BRAHMS: Tragic Overture; TCHAIKOVSKY: Violin Concerto in D; DVOŘÁK: Symphony No.7
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Lew Soloff, trumpet

21.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Soundtracks”
8:00pm Shanghai Symphony
Daye Lin, conductor; Ba Tong, viola; Cameron Carpenter, organ; Julian Rachlin, violin; WAGNER: Prelude to Act I, Lohengrin; BARTÓK: Viola Concerto; BRAHMS: Symphony No.4; RACHMANINOFF/CARPENTER: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini; SAINT-SAËNS: Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso, Op.28
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Mark Whitfield, guitar

22.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Soundtracks”
8:00pm Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Jaap van Zweden, conductor; Leonidas Kavakos, violin; BARTÓK: Violin Concerto No.2; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.5
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Buddy Tate, tenor saxophone/clarinet

23.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Soundtracks”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Riccardo Muti, conductor; Erin Wall, soprano; Okka von der Damerau, mezzo-soprano; Steve Davislim, tenor; Eric Owens, bass; Chicago Symphony Chorus; BRUCKNER: Symphony No.9; BRUCKNER: Te Deum; RAVEL: Rapsodie espagnole
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Keynote Records

24.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Soundtracks”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, conductor; Anne-Sophie von Otter, mezzo-soprano; HAYDN: Symphony No.88 in G; TCHAIKOVSKY: Fantasy-Overture, Romeo and Juliet; SCHUBERT: Six Orchestrated Songs; PROKOFIEV: Symphony No.5
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
David “Fathead” Newman, woodwinds

25.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter Doug Wamble grew up listening to the Southern gospel, country, and blues traditions of his Tennessee home. Once he developed his love for jazz, Wamble began to soak up the sounds of jazz masters like Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Ornette Coleman. Along the way he discovered his off-the-cuff singing was a hit with fans and critics alike. In this 2005 Piano Jazz session, Wamble and McPartland span the jazz genre, from “St. Louis Blues” to Charlie Parker’s “Naima.”
1:00pm Metroplitan Opera
DVOŘÁK: Rusalka – Mark Elder, conductor; with Kristine Opolais, Katarina Dalayman, Jamie Barton, Brandon Jovanovich, and Eric Owens
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
A repeat broadcast from October

26.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Just Stringing Along” - Whether with a single partner or an ensemble of violins, violas, cellos and basses, pipe organs, large and small, prove themselves amiable companions.
1:00pm San Francisco Symphony
Herbert Blomstedt, conductor; Peter Serkin, piano; MOZART: Piano Concerto No.19, K.459; SIBELIUS: Symphony No.2, Op.43
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Nashville Symphony, Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Gil Shaham, violin; BRAHMS: Tragic Overture; TCHAIKOVSKY: Violin Concerto in D; DVOŘÁK: Symphony No.7

27.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Family Matters/All in the Family” - Musicians are like that proverbial apple; they too do not fall far from the tree. When musicians marry musicians, their children are bound to be musical. This week features composers and their kin, including the Bachs, Scarlattis, Schumanns and others.
8:00pm SymphonyCast
Nashville Symphony, Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; DVOŘÁK: Othello Overture; BARBER: Violin Concerto; BRAHMS: Symphony No.2
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Dexter Gordon, tenor saxophone

28.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Family Matters/All in the Family”
8:00pm Shanghai Symphony
Zhang Jie Min, Paavo Järvi, Long Yu, conductors; Yujia Wang, piano; DVOŘÁK: Carnival Overture, Op.92;SMETANA: Má Vlast; GERSHWIN: Rhapsody in Blue
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Don Braden, saxophone