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September 2017

1.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“How Strange the Change from Major to Minor - Part 2”
8:00pm The New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, conductor; Anthony McGill, clarinet; RAVEL: Valses nobles et sentimentales; NIELSEN: Clarinet Concerto; TCHAIKOVSKY: Selections from Swan Lake
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
WFMT Jazz Network

2.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
A former member of the Miles Davis “Famous Nonet,” Lee Konitz is the foremost saxophonist in the cool style of jazz. He is also a composer, arranger, and teacher. While his very first instrument was a clarinet, he favored tenor sax and made his way to alto. What’s more, he plays the piano! On this 1992 Piano Jazz, Konitz and McPartland combine forces for a version of “Like Someone In Love.”
1:00pm San Francisco Opera
(new season) – PONCHIELLI: La Gioconda – Bruno Bartoletti, conductor; with Renata Scotto, Luciano Pavarotti, Stefania Toczyska, Margarita Lilova, Norman Mittlemann, Feruccio Furlanetto, and John Del Carlo

3.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Concert Pieces” - A special segment of the repertoire dedicated to the display of a performer’s skill and an instrument’s resources.
1:00pm Carnegie Hall Live!
Jordi Savall and Hespèrion XXI with an early music program
3:00pm SymphonyCast
From the 2017 BBC Proms - National Youth Choir of Great Britain, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Kirill Karabits, conductor; David Butt Philip, tenor; James Rutherford, baritone; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.1; STRAUSS: Die Frau ohne Schatten; PROKOFIEV: Seven, They Are Seven; WALTON: Belshazzar’s Feast

4.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Merrie England” - Ready your passport! We’re travelling to Merrie Old England. Vaughan Williams, Elgar, Dowland – all wrote music based on the folk tunes in the country pubs, the pageantry of Royal Albert Hall and Covent Garden, and the images of their beautiful countryside. Come open your ears and walk with us through the pathways of England. Greensleeves, Turtle Doves, and Della Jones. Rule Britannia! Britannia rules the waves!
8:00pm SymphonyCast
From the 2017 BBC Proms - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Charles Dutoit, conductor; Stephanie d’Oustrac, mezzo-soprano; Joshua Bell, violin; Cameron Carpenter, organ; FALLA: El amor brujo; LALO: Symphonie espagnole; SAINT-SAENS: Symphony No.3, Organ
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
WFMT Jazz Network

5.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Merrie England”
8:00pm Cleveland Orchestra
Mitsuko Uchida, conductor and piano; ALL MOZART: Piano Concerto No.23, K.488; Divertimento in F, K.138; Piano Concerto No.24, K.491
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
John Abercrombie, guitar

6.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Merrie England”
8:00pm Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor; Michelle DeYoung, mezzo-soprano; SCHUBERT: Symphony No.1; MAHLER: Songs of a Wayfarer; SCHUBERT: Symphony No.2
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Mark Isham, trumpet

7.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Merrie England”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Christoph von Dohnányi, conductor; Paul Lewis, piano; LUTOSLAWSKI: Musique funébre; BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No.3, Op.37; TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No.6, Op.74, Pathétique
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Sonny Rollins, tenor saxophone

8.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Merrie England”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, Semyon Bychkov, conductors; SIBELIUS: Finlandia; SIBELIUS: Symphony No.7; MAHLER: Symphony No.6
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Barbara Morrison, voice

9.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Vocalist Ernie Andrews is a musician known for his tremendous vitality and ability to communicate that stems from his gospel roots. Influenced by Ella Fitzgerald, Billy Eckstine, and Johnny Mercer, Andrews’ own special style is a mix of energy, drama, and humor. On this 1998 Piano Jazz, Marian accompanies him as he sings “The More I See You” and “From This Moment On.” McPartland then performs a Strayhorn tune, “Bloodcount.”
1:00pm San Francisco Opera
VERDI: Aida – Nicola Luisotti, conductor; with Leah Crocetto, Brian Jagde, Ekaterina Semenchuck, George Gagnidze, Raymond Aceto, and Anthony Reed

10.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“O How Glorious” - Common sense tells us that the pipe organ’s most important ‘stop’ is the room in which it speaks.
3:00pm SymphonyCast
From the 2017 BBC Proms - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Charles Dutoit, conductor; Stephanie d’Oustrac, mezzo-soprano; Joshua Bell, violin; Cameron Carpenter, organ; FALLA: El amor brujo; LALO: Symphonie espagnole; SAINT-SAENS: Symphony No.3, Organ

11.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
tba
8:00pm SymphonyCast
From the 2017 BBC Proms - Oslo Philharmonic, Vasily Petrenko, conductor; Leif Ove Andsnes, piano; STRAVINSKY: The Firebird Suite; RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No.4; SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No.12, The Year 1917
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Baby Face Willette, organ

12.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“tba”
8:00pm Cleveland Orchestra
Archival concert from 1967 - George Szell, conductor; David Oistrakh, violin and conductor; WEBER: Euryanthe Overture; BRAHMS: Violin Concerto; SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No.10
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Brian Lynch, trumpet

13.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“tba”
8:00pm Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor; Elīna Garanča, mezzo-soprano; SCHUBERT: Symphony No.8, Unfinished; MAHLER: Songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn; SCHUBERT: Symphony No.9, Great
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Chu Berry, tenor saxophone

14.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“tba”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Neeme Järvi, conductor; Vadim Gluzman, violin; GLAZUNOV: Concert Waltz No.1, Op.47; PROKOFIEV: Violin Concerto No.1, Op.19; SIBELIUS: Suite from Karelia, Op.11; SIBELIUS: Symphony No.5, Op.11
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Echoes of Swing

15.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“tba”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, conductor; Stefan Vinke, tenor; SIBELIUS: Symphony No.4; MAHLER: Das Lied von der Erde
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Cannonball Adderley, saxophones

16.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Vocalist Veronica Nunn grew up in Little Rock, AR, absorbing all kinds of music, from jazz to funk to gospel. When she moved to New York in 1978, she split her time between Harlem’s jazz clubs and the Theology Department at Lehman College. On this 2008 Piano Jazz, Nunn is accompanied by her husband, pianist Travis Shook. She demonstrates her soulful technique on “One Note Samba” as well as “I’m Old Fashioned.”
1:00pm San Francisco Opera
PUCCINI: Madama Butterfly – Yves Abel, conductor; with Lianna Haroutounian, Vincenzo Costanzo, Zanda Svede, Anthony Clark Evans, Julius Ahn, and Raymond Aceto

17.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“From Royal Albert Hall” - A BBC Proms concert focusing on the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, with newly commissioned scores and traditional repertoire, too.
3:00pm SymphonyCast
From the 2017 BBC Proms - Oslo Philharmonic, Vasily Petrenko, conductor; Leif Ove Andsnes, piano; STRAVINSKY: The Firebird Suite; RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No.4; SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No.12, The Year 1917

18.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The Big Five II - Part I: The New York Philharmonic” - As our country’s orchestras open their new concert seasons, Bill begins a two-week series on our oldest orchestra, the New York Philharmonic. Their doors opened December 7, 1842 and Bill plays several pieces the Philharmonic included in its opening season— the overture to Weber’s Oberon and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5. This orchestra was conducted and cultivated by Franz Liszt, Richard Strauss, and Gustav Mahler, and their influence along with many other musicians is still heard in every note the orchestra plays. Many of the works they premiered have become standard orchestral literature.  Bill interviews musicians, explores the orchestra’s archives, and features some of its most memorable performances.
8:00pm SymphonyCast
From the 2017 BBC Proms - Vienna Philharmonic, Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Emanuel Ax, piano; BRAHMS: Variations on the St. Anthony Chorale; MOZART: Piano Concerto No.14; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.7
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Steve Slagle, alto saxophone

19.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The Big Five II - Part I: The New York Philharmonic”
8:00pm Cleveland Orchestra
Blossom Music Festival Concert - Jahja Ling, conductor; Emanuel Ax, piano; SUPPE: Poet and Peasant Overture; MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 22 in Eb, K. 482; NICOLAI: Merry Wives of Windsor Overture; CHOPIN: Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante; BRAHMS: Hungarian Dances Nos.1, 5, and 6
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Muhal Richard Abrams, piano/bandleader

20.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The Big Five II - Part I: The New York Philharmonic”
8:00pm Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor; Yuja Wang, piano; STRAVINSKY: Symphonies of Wind Instruments; BARTÓK: Piano Concerto No.2; JANÁČEK Sinfonietta
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Hiromi, piano/keyboards

21.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The Big Five II - Part I: The New York Philharmonic”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Riccardo Muti, conductor; CORIGLIANO: Campane de Ravello; ELGAR: In the South (Alassio); MUSSORGSKY/RAVEL: Pictures from an Exhibition; MOZART: Symphony No.40, K.550; BEETHOVEN: Consecration of the House Overture
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Yelena Eckemoff, piano

22.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The Big Five II - Part I: The New York Philharmonic”
8:00pm The New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, conductor; Carter Brey, cello; Alan Baer, tuba; Joseph Alessi, trombone; SCHUMANN: Cello Concerto; JOHN WILLIAMS: Tuba Concerto; BOLCOM: Trombone Concerto
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
John Coltrane, tenor/soprano saxophones

23.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
A composer, improviser, and trumpeter, Dave Douglas develops music that transcends the boundaries of traditional jazz. In 2000, when he was Marian’s guest, he was named JazzTimes magazine’s “Artist of the Year.” On this Piano Jazz, Douglas talks about his album Soul on Soul, his stunning tribute to Mary Lou Williams. He and Marian share their love for Williams’ music with their rendition of “Cloudy.” Bassist James Genus joins them to perform another Williams tune, “Scratchin’ in the Gravel.”
1:00pm San Francisco Opera
GIORDANO: Andrea Chénier – Nicola Luisotti, conductor; with Yonghoon Lee, Anna Pirozzi, George Gagnize, J’Nai Bridges, Joel Sorensen, and Jill Grove

24.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Winning the Prize” - Revisiting laureates of the American Guild of Organists National Young Artist Competition in Organ Performance, and other contests.
3:00pm SymphonyCast
From the 2017 BBC Proms - Vienna Philharmonic, Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Emanuel Ax, piano; BRAHMS: Variations on the St. Anthony Chorale; MOZART: Piano Concerto No.14; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.7

25.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The Big Five II - Part II: The New York Philharmonic” - We continue to look at the unique history of the New York Philharmonic. Just think about the audiences who were there before you: from Walt Whitman's “silent sea of faces and the unbared heads” listening to the funeral march from Beethoven’s Third Symphony as Abraham Lincoln lay in state at City Hall, to the orchestra’s televised tribute to JFK led by Leonard Bernstein, and later still, the premiere of the John Adams’ On the Transmigration of Souls, commissioned by the Philharmonic to remember the victims of September 11, 2001. In celebration and in mourning, the New York Philharmonic has been there.
8:00pm SymphonyCast
Last Night of the 2017 BBC Proms - BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Chorus, BBC Singers; Sakari Oramo, conductor; Nina Stemme, soprano; Lucy Crowe, soprano; Christine Rice, mezzo-soprano; Ben Johnson, tenor; John Relyea, bass
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Sam Rivers, woodwinds

26.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The Big Five II - Part II: The New York Philharmonic”
8:00pm Cleveland Orchestra
Archival concert from 1980; Rafael Kubelik, conductor; HAYDN: Symphony No.99; SMETANA: From Bohemia’s Meadows and Forests; BRUCKNER: Symphony No.6
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Les McCann, piano/voice

27.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The Big Five II - Part II: The New York Philharmonic”
8:00pm tba

10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Bud Powell, piano

28.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The Big Five II - Part II: The New York Philharmonic”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Riccardo Muti, conductor; Yefim Bronfman, piano; ROSSINI: Overture to Semiramide; BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No.4, Op.58; MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No.5, Op.107, Reformation; TCHAIKOVSKY: Romeo and Juliet
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
John Gilmore, tenor saxophone

29.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The Big Five II - Part II: The New York Philharmonic”
8:00pm The New York Philharmonic
tba
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker at Carnegie Hall, 1947

30.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Tony Caramia is a world-class pianist and educator, currently teaching at the Eastman School of Music, where he is Director of Piano Pedagogy Studies and Coordinator of the Class Piano Program. Caramia is skilled in both classical and jazz, but has an affinity for ragtime, with a particular interest in British composer and pianist Billy Mayerl. McPartland got her start in the music business when she joined Mayerl’s piano quartet in England in the late 1930s. On this 2003 Piano Jazz, Caramia plays a famous Mayerl melody, “Marigold.”
1:00pm San Francisco Opera
BRIGHT SHENG: Dream of the Red Chamber – George Manahan, conductor; with Yijie Shi, Purem Jo, Irene Roberts, Hyona Kim, Karen Chia-Ling Ho, and Qiulin Zhang