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March 2017

1.Wednesday
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 Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Ton Koopman, conductor; Demarre McGill, flute; TELEMANN: Suite No.3 (from Tafelmusik); C.P.E. BACH: Flute Concerto in A; HANDEL Entrance of the Queen of Sheba from Solomon; J.S. BACH Suite No.3
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Ralph Towner, guitar

2.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Family Matters/All in the Family”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Riccardo Muti, conductor; Leif Ove Andsnes, piano; BEETHOVEN: Leonore Overture No.3, Op.72b; MOZART: Piano Concerto No.20, K.466; HINDEMITH: Concert Music for String Orchestra and Brass, Op.50; PROKOFIEV: Scythian Suite, Op.20; MENDELSSOHN: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, Op.27
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Sir Charles Thompson, piano/organ

3.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Family Matters/All in the Family”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, conductor; Frank-Peter Zimmermann, violin; Yefim Bronfman, piano; DVOŘÁK: Carnival Overture; BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto; LINDBERG: Piano Concerto No.2; DVOŘÁK: Symphony No.7
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Barney Bigard, clarinet

4.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
One of the most popular stylists in contemporary jazz, pianist Ahmad Jamal has been a major force on the jazz recording scene ever since his 1958 live album made at Chicago’s Pershing Lounge. On this 1985 Piano Jazz, Jamal reprises two classics from that session - “Poinciana” and “But Not for Me” - in duet with McPartland. Jamal solos on Duke Ellington’s “Come Sunday,” and he and Marian close the program with a final duet on “Silent Night, Holy Night.”
1:00pm Metroplitan Opera
MASSENET: Werther – Edward Gardner, conductor; with Anna Christy, Isabel Leonard, Vittorio Grigolo, David Bižid, and Maurizio Muraro
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
A repeat broadcast from St. Paul

5.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“The Search Goes On” - An exploration of the many sorts of compositions that you find under the generic, historic title “Ricercar”.
1:00pm Grand Rapids Symphony
(new season) - John Varineau, conductor; Ralph Votapek, piano; COPLAND: Suite from Appalachian Spring; GEORGE ANTHEIL: A Jazz Symphony; GERSHWIN: Rhapsody in Blue; RAVEL: Daphnis et Chloé Suite No.2
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Nashville Symphony, Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; DVOŘÁK: Othello Overture; BARBER: Violin Concerto; BRAHMS: Symphony No.2

6.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Russian Five/The Mighty Handful” - This week explores the music of five composers from St. Petersburg who sought to create a uniquely Russian musical tradition. We'll hear compositions by Rimsky-Korsakov, Cui, Borodin, Balakirev, and Mussorgsky.
8:00pm SymphonyCast
San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Alexander Barantschik, violin; Jonathan Vinocour, viola; SAMUEL CARL ADAMS: Radio Play; MOZART: Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat, K.364; BARTOK: Concerto for Orchestra
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Wes Montgomery, guitar

7.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Russian Five/The Mighty Handful”
8:00pm Shanghai Symphony
Long Yu, conductor; Lilian Giovanini, soprano; Berj Karazian, tenor; Thomas Bauer, baritone; Chorakademie Lübeck – Burana; HUANG YIJUN: Beautiful Flower and Full Moon; QIGANG CHEN: Luan Tan; ORFF: Carmina Burana
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Paul Keller, bass

8.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Russian Five/The Mighty Handful”
8:00pm Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Jun Märkl, Jaap van Zweden, conductors; Daniel Müller-Schott, cello; DVOŘÁK: Cello Concerto, Op.104; BACH/WEBERN: Ricercare; WAGNER: Die Walküre
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
George Coleman, saxophones

9.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Russian Five/The Mighty Handful”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Edo de Waart, conductor; Daniel Gingrich, horn; MOZART: Symphony No.38, K.504, Prague; MOZART: Horn Concerto No.3, K.447; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.2, Op.36
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Hershal Evans, tenor saxophone

10.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Russian Five/The Mighty Handful”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, conductor; LYADOV: The Enchanted Lake; TCHAIKOVKSY: Selections from Swan Lake; SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No.10
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Bix Beiderbecke, cornet

11.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Joey DeFrancesco was only 20 years old when he was Marian’s guest on Piano Jazz. Hailed as the new hero of the organ, his stint with Miles Davis brought the classically trained keyboardist national attention. He has since gone on to release more than 30 albums and has earned multiple Grammy nominations. For this 1991 session, DeFrancesco switches to piano to play his own compositions and joins McPartland for “Cherokee.”
1:00pm Metroplitan Opera
VERDI: La Traviata – Nicola Luisotti, conductor; with Sonya Yoncheva, Michael Fabiano, and Thomas Hampson
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
A repeat broadcast from Philadelphia

12.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
tba
1:00pm Grand Rapids Symphony
Perry So, conductor; Joyce Yang, piano; DVOŘÀK: Carnival Overture; RACHMANINOFF: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini; SMETANA: Overture to Bartered Bride; LUTOSLAWSKI: Concerto for Orchestra
3:00pm SymphonyCast
San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Alexander Barantschik, violin; Jonathan Vinocour, viola; SAMUEL CARL ADAMS: Radio Play; MOZART: Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat, K.364; BARTOK: Concerto for Orchestra

13.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Music for the Masses” - No, we're not talking about the proletariat – this is music set to the great Latin Masses, which expand over 800 years from the anonymous early composers to the modern American, Leonard Bernstein.
8:00pm SymphonyCast
Oregon Symphony, Carlos Kalmar, conductor; Susan Platts, mezzo soprano; Portland State University & Pacific Youth Choirs; MAHLER: Symphony No.3
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Roy Haynes, drums

14.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Music for the Masses”
8:00pm Shanghai Symphony
Long Yu, Kristjan Järvi, Leon Fleischer, conductors; Tang Junqiao, bamboo flute; Johnson Li, piano; GUO WENJING: Bamboo Flute Concerto No.2, Wildfire; MOZART: Piano Concerto No.20, K.466; PROKOFIEV: The Love for Three Oranges Suite; SCRIABIN: The Poem of Ecstasy, Op.54; RAVEL: La valse
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Quincy Jones, trumpet/bandleader/producer

15.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Music for the Masses”
8:00pm Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Jaap van Zweden, conductor; MAHLER: Das Klagende Lied; DVOŘÁK: Symphony No.7
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Charles Lloyd, woodwinds

16.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Music for the Masses”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Bernard Haitink, conductor; Robert Chen, violin; John Sharp, cello; Eugene Izotov, oboe; David McGill, bassoon; Haydn: Sinfonia concertante in B-flat; Mahler: Symphony No.7
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Tommy Flanagan, piano

17.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Music for the Masses”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, conductor; Robert Langevin, flute; Emanuel Ax, piano; BARTÓK: Suite from The Miraculous Mandarin; ROUSE: Flute Concerto; CHOPIN: Piano Concerto in f-minor; TCHAIKOVKSY: Symphony No.4
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Nat King Cole, piano/voice

18.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Pianist and vocalist Judy Roberts is one of Chicago’s best-loved musicians. She’s an imaginative and insightful pianist with an articulate touch, and her voice readily conveys many different moods. Since beginning her professional career at age 15, Roberts has traveled the world, gaining fans and garnering critical acclaim. She always keeps her audiences enthralled, as she did on this 2005 Piano Jazz, recorded in front of a live audience at WAMC in Albany, New York. She performs Marian’s “Twilight World,” and the two get together for “Gravy Waltz.”
1:00pm Metroplitan Opera
ROSSINI: William Tell – Fabio Luisi, conductor; with Marina Rebeka, Janai Brugger, Maria Zifchak, Bryan Hymel, Gerald Finley, Marco Spotti, Kwangchul Youn, and John Relyea
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
A repeat broadcast from Denver

19.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
tba
1:00pm Grand Rapids Symphony
John Varineau, conductor; Rick Britsch, horn; Erich Peterson, horn; Daniel Hass, cello; MOZART: Symphony No.23, K.181; BOCCHERINI: Concerto for Cello in B-flat; MOZART: Horn Concerto No.2, K.417; HAYDN: Concerto for Two Horns (3rd mvt.); MOZART: Symphony No.35
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Oregon Symphony, Carlos Kalmar, conductor; Susan Platts, mezzo soprano; Portland State University & Pacific Youth Choirs; MAHLER: Symphony No.3

20.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The World of the Virtuoso” - What distinguishes a virtuoso from a merely great musician? This week we feature the musicians who had it all. We start in the 16th century with the development of the violin and the keyboard—instruments that brought the rise of the virtuoso. Composers created music for artists who claimed these instruments as their own. Generations of musicians forever challenged and one-upped those who led the way, playing concertos to delight us. Join Bill as he follows his ear through the centuries from Sephardic composer Thomas Lupo, played by violinist Andrew Manze, through Niccolò Paganini performed by Michael Rabin, to the present day with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra playing The Octet for Wind Instruments by Igor Stravinsky.
8:00pm SymphonyCast
Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel, conductor; Leif Ove Andsnes, piano; Los Angeles Master Chorale; BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No.5, Emperor; JOHN ADAMS: Harmonium; BEETHOVEN: Choral Fantasy
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Harold Maburn, piano

21.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The World of the Virtuoso”
8:00pm Shanghai Symphony
Osmo Vänskä, Steve Reich, conductors; Alice Sara Ott, piano; GRIEG: Piano Concerto, Op.16; BERLIOZ: Symphonie fantastique, Op.14; REICH: Tehillim
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Tiger Okoshi, trumpet

22.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The World of the Virtuoso”
8:00pm Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Jaap van Zweden, conductor; Katia & Marielle Labéque, pianos; Louis Lortie, piano; POULENC: Double Piano Concerto; CONRAD TAO: Alice (World Premiere); SAINT-SAËNS: Piano Concerto No.5, Egyptian; SAINT-SAËNS Symphony No.3, Organ
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Shunzo Ono, trumpet

23.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The World of the Virtuoso”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Riccardo Muti, conductor; Julia Fischer, violin; BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto, Op.61; BRAHMS: Serenade No.1, Op.11; PROKOFIEV: Symphony No.1, Op.25, Classical
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Dave Frishberg, pianist/vocalist/songwriter

24.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The World of the Virtuoso”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, David Robertson, conductor; Carter Brey, cello; Alan Baer, tuba; Joseph Alessi, trombone; Frank Huang, violin; SCHUMANN: Cello Concerto; VIVALDI: The Four Seasons; JOHN WILLIAMS: Tuba Concerto; BOLCOM: Trombone Concerto
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Randy Napoleon, guitar

25.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Pianist Carli Muñoz’s musical journey has taken him from Puerto Rico to the studios and clubs of LA, and back to the island of his birth, where he owns his own jazz club. His musical career has taken a similar circular trajectory. Having started out as a jazz musician, he played with pop musicians such as the Beach Boys and Rickie Lee Jones before returning full time to his first love, jazz. On this 2007 Piano Jazz, he plays his own tune “Mia” and joins McPartland for Cole Porter’s “So In Love.”
1:00pm Metroplitan Opera
MOZART: Idomeneo – James Levine, conductor; with Elza van den Heever, Nadine Sierra, Alice Coote, Matthew Polenzani, and Alan Opie
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
A repeat broadcast from New York

26.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
tba
1:00pm Grand Rapids Symphony
Marcelo Lehninger, conductor; Phillipe Quint, violin; TCHAIKOVSKY: Violin Concerto; RACHMANINOFF: Symphony No.2
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel, conductor; Leif Ove Andsnes, piano; Los Angeles Master Chorale; BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No.5, Emperor; JOHN ADAMS: Harmonium; BEETHOVEN: Choral Fantasy

27.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Sergei Rachmaninoff” - This Russian composer held on to being a romantic composer well into the twentieth century, a time when his fellow composers like Stravinsky and Prokofiev were forever reinventing classical music. We will dedicate this week to explore the private life and music of this lyrically gifted pianist and composer. Rachmaninoff once said, “If you want to know me, you must know my music."
8:00pm SymphonyCast
Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel, conductor; Yefim Bronfman, piano; St. Lawrence String Quartet; BEETHOVEN: Coriolan Overture; ADAMS: Absolute Jest; BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No.4
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Stacey Kent, voice

28.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Sergei Rachmaninoff”
8:00pm Shanghai Symphony
Daniele Gatti, Long Yu, Chen Xieyang, conductors; Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Wu Tong, sheng; LI HUANZHI: Spring Festival Overture; ZHAO LIN: Duo; TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No.4
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Thad Jones, trumpet/bandleader

29.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Sergei Rachmaninoff”
8:00pm San Francisco Symphony
(new season) - Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Daniil Trifonov, piano; RAVEL: Menuet antique; CHOPIN: Piano Concerto No.2, Op.21; ROSSINI: Overture to La scala di seta; RESPIGHI: Roman Festivals; R.STRAUSS: Also sprach Zarathustra
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Steve Kahn, guitar

30.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Sergei Rachmaninoff”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Jaap van Zweden, conductor; Shostakovich: Five Fragments, Op.42; Britten: Sinfonia da requiem, Op.20; Prokofiev: Symphony No.5, Op.100
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Dave Stryker, guitar

31.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Sergei Rachmaninoff”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, conductor; Frank Huang, violin; SALONEN: L.A. Variations; R.STRAUSS: Ein Heldenleben
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
WFMT Jazz Network