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March 2020

1.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“A Few Rare Welsh Bits” - Intriguing choral and organ repertoire from or about Wales, to honor the country’s patron, Saint David, and the ‘Land of Song’.
1:00pm Grand Rapids Symphony
(new season) Marcelo Lehninger, conductor; Augustin Hadelich, violin; BARBER: Overture to The School for Scandal; BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto, Op.56; BRAHMS: Symphony No.1
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Louis Langrée, conductor; Guy Braunstein, violin; RAVEL: Bolero; LALO: Symphonie espagnole; ROUSE: Symphony No.6 (World Premiere)

2.Monday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Edward Elgar” - There’s much more to Edward Elgar than graduation marches and the Enigma Variations. A composer of equally masterful symphonies, oratorios, chamber music, and concertos, he led a renaissance in 20th century England that firmly reestablished its musical identity. Don’t miss the last installment of the week when Bill features the “English Rose”, Jacqueline Du Pre in her legendary performance of Elgar’s Cello Concerto.
8:00pm Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
“International Virtuosity”
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Miles Davis, Kind of Blue

3.Tuesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Edward Elgar”
8:00pm Los Angeles Philharmonic
Zubin Mehta, conductor; Yefim Bronfman, piano; BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No.1, Op.15; CHOPIN: Étude Op.10/3, Tristesse; BRAHMS: Symphony No.1, Op.68
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Barney Bigard, clarinet

4.Wednesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Edward Elgar”
8:00pm Pittsburgh Symphony
Manfred Honeck, conductor; Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh; Matthew Mehaffey, director; BEETHOVEN: Fidelio
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Peggy Lee, cello

5.Thursday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Edward Elgar”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
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.82
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Catherine Russell, voice

6.Friday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Edward Elgar”
8:00pm The New York Philharmonic
Jaap van Zweden, conductor; STRAVINSKY: Rite of Spring; DEBUSSY: La Mer; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.7, Op.92
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Miho Hazama, writer/arranger

7.Saturday
1:00pm The Metropolitan Opera
MOZART: Cosi fan Tutte – Harry Bicket, conductor; with Nicole Car, Serena Malfi, Heidi Stober, Ben Bliss, Luca Pisaroni, and Gerald Finley

8.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Women Work” -  …and have proven themselves exceptional performers and composers, whom we celebrate on International Women’s Day during Women’s History Month.
1:00pm Grand Rapids Symphony
Marcelo Lehninger, conductor; Olga Kern, piano; ALL TCHAIKOVSKY: Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture; Piano Concerto No.3; Symphony No.6, Pathétique
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä, conductor; Michael Collins, clarinet; Women of the Minnesota Chorale; ROUSTOM: Ramal; ADAMS: Gnarly Buttons for Clarinet and Small Orchestra; HOLST: The Planets

9.Monday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Millennium of Women’s Music” - Exploring Music embraces works written in honor of, and by, women. Bill will feature women performers and composers going back as far as we can find them in the history books. Benedictine abbess-composer Hildegard of Bingen; Mozart’s friend, the Spanish composer Maria Theresa von Paradis; a couple of remarkable Polish composers around the time of Chopin; and on to the present day with Shulamit Ran. Performers will include Teresa Carreño and Hilary Hahn, and we hope to squeeze in Lorraine Hunt Lieberson singing "Bist du bei mir" by JS Bach. This aria was found copied by a foreign hand in Anna Magdalena Bach’s notebook, and has a theme of secret love.
8:00pm Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
“Beethoven and Mendelssohn”
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Ornette Coleman, saxophone/bandleader

10.Tuesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Millennium of Women’s Music”
8:00pm Los Angeles Philharmonic
Zubin Mehta, conductor; Yefim Bronfman, piano; BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No.2, Op.83; SCARLATTI: Piano Sonata, K.11; BRAHMS: Symphony No.2, Op.73
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Bix Beiderbecke, cornet

11.Wednesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Millennium of Women’s Music”
8:00pm Pittsburgh Symphony
Vasily Petrenko, conductor; Ray Chen, violin; ELGAR: Cockaigne Overture; SIBELIUS: Violin Concerto; RAVEL: Daphnis et Chloe – Suites 1 and 2
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Samantha Boshnack, trumpet

12.Thursday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Millennium of Women’s Music”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Riccardo Muti, conductor; Krassimira Stoyanova, soprano; Dmitry Korchak, tenor; Enea Scala, tenor; Benedetta Torre, soprano; Sara Mingardo, contralto; Saimir Pirgu, tenor; Mika Kares, bass; Chicago Symphony Chorus, Duain Wolfe, director; CHERUBINI: Chant sur la mort de Joseph Haydn; SCHUMAN: Symphony No.9, Le fosse Ardeatine; MOZART: Requiem in d-minor, K.626
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Myra Melford, piano/harmonium

13.Friday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Millennium of Women’s Music”
8:00 New York Philharmonic
Jaap van Zweden, conductor; Yefim Bronfman, piano; BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No.2, Op.19; RACHMANINOFF: Symphony No.2, Op.27
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Thelonious Monk, pianist/bandleader/composer

14.Saturday
1:00pm The Metropolitan Opera
WAGNER: The Flying Dutchman – Valery Gergiev, conductor; with Anja Kampe, Mihoko Fujimura, Sergey Skorokhodov, David Portillo, Sir Bryn Terfel, and Franz-Josef Selig

15.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Invitation to the Dance” - Though the pipe organ itself may seem big and ponderous, its music will have your toes tapping.
1:00pm Grand Rapids Symphony
Marcelo Lehninger, conductor; Ji Su Jung, marimba; RUGGLES: Angels for muted brass (1940 version); STRAVINSKY: Suite from Pulcinella; SÉJOURNÉ: Concerto for Marimba and Strings; HINDEMITH: Concert Music for Brass and Strings
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Buffalo Philharmonic,j JoAnn Falletta, conductor; Paul Huang, violin; ROBERT PATERSON: Dark Mountains; BARBER: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Op.14; RACHMANINOFF: Symphony No.3, Op.44

16.Monday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Georges Enesco” - Georges Enesco’s family was steeped in the rich folklore and oral traditions of Romania. When he was just a young boy, his parents hired a gypsy violinist to teach him the violin by ear; note by note, phrase by phrase. And by the age of seven, Enesco was sent to the Vienna Conservatory to formalize his musical studies. Enesco as a mature musician traveled the world, never forgetting his Romanian roots. Romanian folk tunes were woven throughout his music, and his creative, warm, and giving musicianship was treasured by all. Come join Bill as we listen to Enesco’s story, hear his music, and watch him pass the torch to the young Yehudi Menuhin.
8:00pm Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
“Russian Masters”
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Janice Borla, voice

17.Tuesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Georges Enesco”
8:00pm Los Angeles Philharmonic
Simone Young, conductor; Michael Slattery, tenor; Andrew Bain, horn; BRITTEN: Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes; BRITTEN: Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings; R.STRAUSS: Also sprach Zarathustra
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Marian McPartland, piano

18.Wednesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Georges Enesco”
8:00pm Pittsburgh Symphony
Leonard Slatkin, conductor; Conrad Tao, piano; TAO: Pángǔ; GERSHWIN: Piano Concerto in F; STRAUSS: Symphonia Domestica
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Mary Lou Williams, piano/composition

19.Thursday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Georges Enesco”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
John Storgårds, conductor; Gil Shaham, violin; GRIEG: Suite No. 1 from Peer Gynt; MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto in e-minor, Op.64; RAIMI: Anger Management; SIBELIUS: Symphony No.1, Op.39
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Connie Han, piano

20.Friday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Georges Enesco”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Jaap van Zweden, conductor; Ying Fang, soprano; Matthias Goerne, baritone; Concert Chorale of NY; BRAHMS: A German Requiem, Op.45
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Regina Carter, violin

21.Saturday
1:00pm The Metropolitan Opera
ROSSINI – La Cenerentola – James Gaffigan, conductor; with Tara Erraught, Javier Camarena, Davide Luciano, Maurizio Muraro, and Christian Van Horn

22.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Bach Here and There” - Diverse venues and interpretive attitudes explore the universal genius of J.S.B.
1:00pm Grand Rapids Symphony
Marcelo Lehninger, conductor; Grand Rapids Symphony Chorus, Pearl Shangkuan, director; MARLOS NOBRE: Kabbalah: STRAVINSKY: Symphony of Psalms; WAGNER: Overture to Tannhäuser; WAGNER: Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan & Isolde
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Houston Symphony, Andres Orozco-Estrada, conductor; Leonidas Kavakos, violin; ALL STRAVINSKY: Scherzo fantastique, Op.3; Violin Concerto in D; The Firebird

23.Monday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“The Class of 1809: Six composers born over a five-year period 1809 – 1813” - Our six extraordinary composers are Felix Mendelssohn, born February 3, 1809; Frederic Chopin, March 3, 1810; Robert Schumann, June 8, 1810; Franz Liszt, October 22, 1811; Richard Wagner, May 22, 1813; and Giuseppe Verdi, October 10, 1813. 1809 also brought the death of Papa Haydn and the birth of Abraham Lincoln, plus Beethoven wrote Les Adieux “Farewell,” and the Emperor Concerto for his friend and sponsor, the Archduke Rudolf. This is the time of the Battle of Wagram, after which the Austrian nobility withdrew to safer realms as Napoleon closed in on Vienna. Starting in 1809, the 19th century opens up, and we’ll follow our six composers all the way to Verdi’s death in 1901.
8:00pm Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
“International Virtuosity 2”
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Monika Herzig, pianist/composer/arranger

24.Tuesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“The Class of 1809”
8:00pm Los Angeles Philharmonic
Elim Chan, conductor; Ray Chen, violin; DiaoQiang Opera Troupe; UCLA Association of Chinese Americans; Wushu Shaolin Entertainment; HUANZHI: Spring Festival Overture; SAINT-SAËNS: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso; RAVEL: Tzigane; DU YUN: Thirst (world premiere, LA Phil commission); AN-LUN HUANG: Saibei Dance; LIU: Dance of the Yao Tribe; RAVEL: Bolero; MA: Good News from Beijing
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Tia Fuller, saxophones

25.Wednesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“The Class of 1809”
8:00pm Pittsburgh Symphony
Jukka-Pekka Saraste, conductor; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.7; SIBELIUS: Symphony No.5
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Jack Mouse, drums

26.Thursday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“The Class of 1809”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony Orchestra
John Storgårds, conductor; Ray Chen, violin; HIGDON: blue cathedral; WIENIAWSKI: Violin Concerto No.1, Op.14; TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No.4, Op.36
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Scott Robinson, multi-instrumentalist

27.Friday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“The Class of 1809”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
“Music of Our Time: Liang, Dalbavie, Shepherd, Muhly, and Pintscher”
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Scott Robinson, multi-instrumentalist

28.Saturday
1:00pm The Metropolitan Opera
MASSENET: Werther – Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor;; with Aida Garifullina, Joyce DiDonato, Piotr Beczała, Etienne Dupuis, and Alan Opie

29.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“More Minnesota Memories” - Drawn from the archives, arresting repertoire and performances featuring Minnesota venues and instruments.
1:00pm Grand Rapids Symphony
JoAnn Falletta, conductor; Tai Murray violin; LILI BOULANGER: D'un soir triste and D'une matin de printemps; LALO: Symphonie espagnol; PROKOFIEV: Symphony No.5
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Nashville Symphony Orchestra, Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Augustin Hadelich, violin; SHOSTAKOVICH: Violin Concerto No.1; MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No.3, Scottish

30.Monday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Outward Bound” - Afoot and lighthearted, Bill takes to the open road with the world before him. In the steps of Walt Whitman, he explores the relationship of man to nature as expressed in music. We start this week with Bryn Terfel singing The Vagabond, the words of Robert Lewis Stevenson set to music by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Bill will then “inhale great drafts of space” with Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony, Strauss’ Alpine Symphony, and Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileiras. Come join us on this colorful musical path.
8:00pm Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
“Richard Strauss: Early and Late”
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Marilyn Crispell, piano

31.Tuesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Outward Bound”
8:00pm Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor; Yuja Wang, piano; Adams: Must the Devil Have All the Good Tunes? (world premiere, LA Phil commission); MAHLER: Symphony No.1, Titan
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Lynne Arriale, piano