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September 2019

1.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“From the Rogg’s Gallery” - Highlighting the work of Swiss recitalist, teacher, and composer Lionel Rogg,
1:00pm Milwaukee Symphony
Edo de Waart, conductor; Margaret Butler, English horn; Matthew Ernst, trumpet; Philippe Quint, violin; COPLAND: Quiet City; BERNSTEIN: Serenade; ADAMS: Harmonielehre
3:00pm SymphonyCast
From the 2019 BBC Proms - West–Eastern Divan Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim, conductor; Martha Argerich, piano; SCHUBERT: Symphony No.8; TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Concerto No.1; LUTOSLAWSKI: Concerto for Orchestra

2.Monday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Families of Instruments” - Modern orchestras comprise groups of instruments that are hit, plucked, blown, fingered, and bowed, in producing sound. For a conductor, achieving just the right tone, sonority, and even color from the score is a puzzle. As Bill says, “The score is like a big blueprint” the composer creates, which the conductor uses to assemble the sounds. This week’s programs will examine these scores- from the top of the score where the higher woodwinds, violins and soloists live, down to the double-basses and contra-bassoon at the bottom.
8:00pm Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
“Fantastic Harmonies”
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
The WFMT Jazz Network

3.Tuesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Families of Instruments”
8:00pm Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival
SCARLATTI: Sonata in E, K.380; MOZART: Divertimento in E-flat, K.563
9:00pm Spoleto Chamber Music Series
CARL STAMITZ: Clarinet Quartet in E-flat Major, Op.8/4; POULENC: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Jim Dapogny, piano

4.Wednesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Families of Instruments”
8:00pm Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor; Yuja Wang, piano; JOHN ADAMS: Must the Devil Have All the Good Tunes? (world premiere, LA Phil commission); MAHLER: Symphony No.1 in D
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Dave Liebman, saxophones

5.Thursday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Families of Instruments”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Edo de Waart, conductor; MOZART: Symphony No.38, K.504, Prague; MOZART: Horn Concerto No.3, K.447; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.2, Op.36; R.STRAUSS: Metamorphosen
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Ted Nash, saxophones/composition

6.Friday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Families of Instruments”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
“Lenny’s Playlist Part 2” - All works conducted by Leonard Bernstein
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Larry Koonse, guitar

7.Saturday
1:00pm Lyric Opera of Chicago
TCHAIKOVSKY: Eugene Onegin – Alezo Pérez, conductor; with Mariusz Kwiecień, Ana María Martínez, Charles Castronovo, Alisa Kolosova, and Dmitry Belosselskiy

8.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“At the Proms” - Notre Dame Cathedral organist Olivier Latry and Leipzig Gewandhaus organist Michael Schoenheit perform at the Royal Albert Hall.
1:00pm Milwaukee Symphony
Teddy Abrams, conductor; Susanna Phillips, soprano; BERNSTEIN: Divertimento for Orchestra; PERRY: A Short Piece for Orchestra; BARBER: Knoxville: Summer of 1915; COPLAND: Symphony No.3
3:00pm SymphonyCast
From the 2019 BBC Proms - London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski, conductor; Alexander Ghindin, piano; RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Mlada Suite; RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No.1; LYADOV: Baba Yaga; LYADOV: Kikimora; LYADOV: From the Apocalypse; GLAZUNOV: Symphony No.5

9.Monday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Hit or Myth” - This week, we’ll survey the trials and tribulations of mortals and immortals, brought to life by the likes of Berlioz, Gluck, and Handel. Bill muses on works inspired or generated by myths, with emphasis on the many symphonic and operatic works telling the stories of Orpheus (aka Orphee, L’Orfeo, or Black Orpheus) who was the first musician, the mortal to whom the gods gave the gift of music. We will listen to Monteverdi’s opera L’Orfeo performed by The English Baroque Soloists and His Majesty’s Sagbutts & Cornetts. Bill also takes a close look at works about Troilus and Cressida, Dido and Aeneas, and Venus and Adonis.
8:00pm Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
“Schubert, Schubert Dream, Brahms”
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Elvin Jones, drums

10.Tuesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Hit or Myth”
8:00pm Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival
WALTON: Selections from Façade: An Entertainment; ZEMLINSKY: String Quartet No.2, Op.15
9:00 Spoleto Chamber Music Series
SHOSTAKOVICH: Piano Trio No.1, Op.8; RAVEL: String Quartet in F
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Charnett Moffett, electric bass

11.Wednesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Hit or Myth”
8:00pm Los Angeles Philharmonic
Lionel Bringuier, conductor; Hélène Grimaud, piano; GERSHWIN: Cuban Overture; RAVEL: Piano Concerto in G; RAVEL: Valses nobles et sentimentales; GERSHWIN: An American in Paris
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Charlies Moffett, drums

12.Thursday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Hit or Myth”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Marin Alsop, conductor; Daniil Trifonov, piano; MANTOVANI: Threnos (World premiere, CSO Commission); PROKOFIEV: Piano Concerto No.3, Op.26; BACH/RACHMANINOV: Gigue from Violin Partita in E, BWV1006; BRIDGE: Lament; COPLAND: Symphony No.3
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Adam Rudolph, percussion

13.Friday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Hit or Myth”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
“Stravinsky’s Philharmonic”
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Brandee Younger, harp

14.Saturday
1:00pm Lyric Opera of Chicago
BERLIOZ: Les Troyens – Sir Andrew Davis, conductor; with Christine Goerke, Susan Graham, Brandon Jovanovich, Lucas Meachem, and Christian Van Horn

15.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Tribute from the Wanamaker Grand Court” - An after-hours concert at Macy’s Center City commemorating Philadelphia organist Michael Stairs.
1:00pm Milwaukee Symphony
Fabien Gabel, conductor; Louis Schwizgebel; BEETHOVEN: Concerto No.5 for Piano and Orchestra, Op.73, Emperor; BERNSTEIN: Fancy Free; SCHMITT: Rêves, Opus 65/1; RAVEL La Valse
3:00pm SymphonyCast
From the 2019 BBC Proms - City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, conductor; Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello; HOWELL: Lamia; ELGAR: Cello Concerto; KNUSSEN: The Way to Castle Yonder; WEINBERG: Symphony No.3

16.Monday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Distant Neighbors” - Though we share a very long border with Latin America, we live in two very different worlds. Their history is thousands of years old, and ours is younger. Come on this journey with us to the deep and rich musical history of our neighbors to the south. Mexico’s early history of many indigenous cultures and its colonization by Spain in the early 16th century makes for a fascinating evolution of its classical music. Bill travels through the centuries of Mexican music, from an Incan flute song, a waltz from Mexico City Over the Waves by Juventino Rosas in 1888 (and until recently attributed to Johann Strauss II). Bill finds Mexican mazurkas by Manuel Ponce and forward to Miguel Bernal Jiménez and Carlos Chávez
8:00pm Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
“Total Schubert”
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Chris Cheek, saxophones

17.Tuesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Distant Neighbors”
8:00pm Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival
RAVEL: Introduction & Allegro for Harp, Flute, Clarinet & String Quartet; BEETHOVEN: Septet, Op.20
9:00 Spoleto Chamber Music Series
JOHANN STRAUSS: Waltz, Op.437, Emperor; BAX: Quintet for Oboe and Strings; BEETHOVEN: Trio in B-flat Major, Op.11
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Matt Mitchell, pianist/composer

18.Wednesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Distant Neighbors”
8:00pm Los Angeles Philharmonic
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, conductor; Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin; TCHAIKOVSKY: Violin Concerto, Op.35; UNSUK CHIN: SPIRA – A Concerto for Orchestra (world premiere, LA Phil commission); DEBUSSY: La Mer
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Donny McCaslin, saxophone

19.Thursday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Distant Neighbors”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Riccardo Muti, conductor; Yo-Yo Ma, cello; SHOSTAKOVICH: Festive Overture; SHOSTAKOVICH: Cello Concerto No.2; PROKOFIEV: Symphony No.3; PROKOFIEV: Romeo and Juliet, Op.64 excerpts
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Theo Croker, trumpet

20.Friday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Distant Neighbors”
8:00pm The New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, conductor; Stephanie Blythe, mezzo-soprano; BARBER: First Essay for Orchestra, Op.12; CORIGLIANO: One Sweet Morning, for Mezzo-Soprano and Orchestra; DVOŘÁK: Symphony No.7, Op.70
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Jelly Roll Morton, piano/composer/bandleader

21.Saturday
1:00pm LA Opera On Air
(new season) BIZET: Carmen – James Conlon, conductor; with Ana María Martínez, Brandon Jovanovich, Amanda Woodbury, Alexander Vinogradov, Liv Redpath, Kelley O’Connor, and Brian Michael Moore

22.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Peace Pieces” - Even when conflict seems unavoidably omnipresent, music can take us to a better place.
1:00pm Milwaukee Symphony
Stefan Asbury, conductor; Augustin Hadelich, violin; KÓDALY: Dances of Galánta; LIGETI: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.2, Op.36
3:00pm SymphonyCast
From the 2019 BBC Proms - Vienna Philharmonic, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, conductor; Leonidas Kavakos, violin; DVOŘÁK: The Noonday Witch; KORNGOLD: Violin Concerto; DVORAK: Symphony No.9, From the New World

23.Monday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“George Gershwin” - A true American original, George Gershwin transcended musical categorization as he composed in almost any form: Broadway musicals, popular songs, symphonic works, jazz. In only 38 years of life, Gershwin followed his curiosity without fear in building an astonishingly diverse oeuvre of compositions, including what Bill calls “an opera unlike any other opera,” Porgy and Bess. Bill explains Gershwin’s work and life, “flashing across the world like a comet,” and offering unique and pertinent insights into what and who influenced him. Join us for a week-long look at the life and soulful music of the versatile talent.
8:00pm Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
“Tchaikovsky Trio”
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Albert Ammon, piano

24.Tuesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“George Gershwin”
8:00pm Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival
LIGETI: Etude No.1 for Piano, Desordre; Etude No.4 for Piano, Fanfares; TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Trio in A Minor, Op.50, In Memory of a Great Artist
9:00 Spoleto Chamber Music Series
HAYDN: String Quartet, Op.20/1; JOSHUA ROMAN: Riding Light; HANDEL: Concerto Grosso, Op.6/5
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Taylor Eigsti, piano

25.Wednesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“George Gershwin”
8:00pm Los Angeles Philharmonic
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor; ALL STRAVINSKY: Funeral Song; Agon; Rite of Spring
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Craig Handy, saxophones

26.Thursday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“George Gershwin”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Riccardo Muti, conductor; Women of the Chicago Symphony Chorus; Duain Wolfe, director; Sarah Bullen, harp; DEBUSSY: Nocturnes; DEBUSSY: Sacred and Profane Dances; TCHAIKOVSKY: Francesca da Rimini, Op.32; TCHAIKOVSKY: Suite from Swan Lake, Op.20a
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
George Gershwin, composer

27.Friday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“George Gershwin”
8:00 New York Philharmonic
“Season Preview, Part 2”
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Julie London, voice

28.Saturday
1:00pm LA Opera On Air
MOZART: The Clemency of Titus – James Conlon, conductor; with Russell Thomas, Guanqun Yu, Elizabeth DeShong, Janai Brugger, and Taylor Raven

29.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“M is for Michael” - Celebrating the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels (9/29) with compositions and performances by various name-sakes.
1:00pm Milwaukee Symphony
Andreas Delfs, conductor; Frank Almond, violin; Wendy Bryn Harmer, soprano; Edward Nelson, baritone; Milwaukee Symphony Chorus, Cheryl Frazes Hill, chorus director; MENDELSSOHN: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture, Nocturne, and Scherzo; PIERRE JALBERT: Concerto for Violin & Orchestra; VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: A Sea Symphony (Symphony No.1)
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Last Night of the 2019 BBC Proms - BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Chorus, BBC Singers, Sakari Oramo, conductor; Jamie Barton, mezzo-soprano

30.Monday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“A Visit with Arnold Steinhardt” - Exploring Music spent a couple of marvelous days with one of the world’s violin giants, Arnold Steinhardt, first violinist for 45 years of the Guarneri Quartet. This week will feature Arnold talking about his youth in L.A., his time with George Szell and the Cleveland Orchestra, his studies with Josef Szigeti, and his time with the Guarneri Quartet. Arnold was keen that we listen to some of the great musicians who'd inspired him along the way — a who's who of remarkable figures —Kreisler, Elman, Heifetz, on and on. Arnold is not only a towering musician — yeah, he stands six feet three, but I'm talking about fiddle playing — he is also beloved among his colleagues for his generosity, intelligence, and kindness.
8:00pm Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
“Bold Voices”
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Buddy Rich, drums