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May 2018

1.Tuesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Voices from the East” - Throughout this week, our musical journey brings us to composers that were born in the most northern of the Baltic states; in Tschistapol, on the banks of the Kama river in western Russia; and in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia in the middle of the Caucasus Mountains: Arvo Pärt, Sofia Gubaïdulina and Giya Kancheli. Follow us on our journey!
8:00pm Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor; BEETHOVEN/WELSER-MÖST: String Quartet No.15; STRAVINKSY: Rite of Spring
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Ira Sullivan, trumpet/saxophone/flute

2.Wednesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Voices from the East”
8:00pm San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Alexander Barantschik, violin; Jonathan Vinocour, viola; SAMUEL CARL ADAMS: Radial Play; MOZART: Sinfonia concertante in E-flat for Violin and Viola, K.364; BARTÓK: Concerto for Orchestra
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Lorenz Hart, lyricist

3.Thursday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Voices from the East”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor; Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano; Samuel Coles, flute; Valérie Hartmann-Claverie, Ondes Martenot; DEBUSSY: Syrinx; RAVEL: Piano Concerto in G; MESSIAEN: Turangalîla-symphonie
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
The Modern Jazz Quartet

4.Friday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Voices from the East”
8:00pm The New York Philharmonic
Music Director Profiles #2: Zubin Mehta
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Ron Carter, bass

5.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
In honor of the birthday of Don Friedman (May 4, 1935 – June 30, 2016), Piano Jazz presents this broadcast from 1996. Although Friedman first studied classical piano, he fell in love with the voice of jazz and performed with jazz greats such as Chet Baker and Buddy DeFranco. In this session, Friedman demonstrates his unique sound on a solo of his “Waltz for Marilyn.” He and McPartland duet in “Stella by Starlight,” and bassist Gary Mazzaroppi joins for “How Deep is the Ocean.”
1:00pm Metropolitan Opera
GONOUD: Romeo and Juliet – Plácido Domingo, conductor; with Ailyn Pérez, Karine Deshayes, Bryan Hymel, Joshua Hopkins, and Kwangchul Youn

6.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Houston AGO 2016 (III)” - Mostly new music performances from the 2016 national convention of the American Guild of Organists in Houston, TX.
1:00pm Grand Rapids Symphony
Marcelo Lehninger, conductor; Christopher Kantner, flute; GUARNIERI: Abertura Festiva (Festive Overture); MOZART: Flute Concerto in G; R.STRAUSS: Ein Heldenleben (A Hero's Life)
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Houston Symphony, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, conductor; Mojca Erdmann, soprano; Nicholas Brownlee, bass-baritone; Houston Symphony Chorus; DVOŘÁK: Te Deum; MAHLER: Symphony No.4

7.Monday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“From the Mountains to the Sea” - Sweeping expansive music that expresses the breadth of land- and seascapes, with a sense of coming together to where these elements touch each other—land meeting water, mountain stretching to heavens above, and distant horizons where oceans and skies blend. We’ll journey to islands with fiery volcanoes and molten earth, and in the quiet of the night sit on soft grass in front of a bonfire with sparks flying, and listen to their music.  This image brings together many genres: symphonies and folksongs from the hills of Appalachia, ballads of conquering heroes and lost souls. Music of Liszt, Strauss, and Moeran, to the forgotten composers we call Traditional and Anonymous.
8:00pm Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
MESSIAEN: Quartet for the End of Time
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Ornette Coleman, alto saxophone

8.Tuesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“From the Mountains to the Sea”
8:00pm Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor; DEBUSSY: Nocturnes: Nuages et Fêtes; MAHLER: Symphony No.6, Tragic
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Keith Jarrett, piano

9.Wednesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“From the Mountains to the Sea”
8:00pm San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; MAHLER: Symphony No.9; DEBUSSY: La Mer
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Sonny Rollins live at The Village Gate

10.Thursday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“From the Mountains to the Sea”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Fabio Biondi and Vivica Genaux are featured in a program of Italian Opera arias
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Mel Lewis, drums

11.Friday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“From the Mountains to the Sea”
8:00pm The New York Philharmonic
“A Sibelius Sojourn”
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Carla Bley, pianist/organist/composer/bandleader

12.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Saxophonist, composer, and bandleader Virginia Mayhew has appeared in major New York jazz venues, from the Blue Note to Carnegie Hall, toured internationally, and twice represented the US as a Jazz Ambassador. She is also an active jazz educator and founded the Greenwich House Music School Jazz Workshop. On this 1998 Piano Jazz, Mayhew and McPartland join forces to perform “All the Things You Are” and “Body and Soul.” They close the hour with a free piece, improvised live in the studio.
1:00pm Lyric Opera of Chicago
(new season) GLUCK: Orphee et Euridice – Harry Bicket, conductor; with Dmitry Korchak, Andriana Chuchman, and Lauren Snouffer

13.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Kansas City, Here We Come!” A prelude to the upcoming national convention of the American Guild of Organists in and around Kansas City
1:00pm Grand Rapids Symphony
Marcelo Lehninger, conductor; Charley Lea, trumpet; Michael Brown, piano; VILLA LOBOS: Prelude from Bachianas Brasileiras No.4; COPLAND: Suite from Appalachian Spring, Original Instrumentation; STRAVINSKY: Suite No.2 for Small Orchestra; SHOSTAKOVICH: Concerto for Piano, Trumpet and String Orchestra
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Nashville Symphony, André Watts, piano; DEBUSSY: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun; MACDOWELL: Piano Concerto No.2; KIP WINGER: Conversations with Nijinsky; STRAVINSKY: The Firebird Suite

14.Monday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
”Dmitri Shostakovich, part 1” - "He forged a musical language of colossal emotional power" says Grove’s Dictionary. This week will be the first of a two-part series exploring the life and times of Dmitri Shostakovich. From his four-note "D-Es-C-H" signature to the musical sounds of the KGB knocking on his door, Bill will help us understand these hidden meanings in his music. Born in Tsarist Russia and living through the establishment of the USSR, his music reflects all of these political changes with emotional depth for the world to hear. Also, having his ear to the ground for music from other places, we will hear his Tahiti Trot and waltzes.
8:00pm Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
SCHUBERT: Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt, Op.62/4; BRAHMS: Quartet No.2 in A major for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op.26
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Sidney Bechet, clarinet/soprano saxophone

15.Tuesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Dmitri Shostakovich, part 1”
8:00pm Cleveland Orchestra
Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor; Emanuel Ax, piano; ELGAR: Serenade in e-minor; BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No.1; ELGAR: Enigma Variations
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Rahsaan Roland Kirk, woodwinds

16.Wednesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Dmitri Shostakovich, part 1”
8:00pm San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, conudctor; Emanuel Ax, piano; MAHLER: Blumine; BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No.3, Op.37; COPLAND: Music from the film Our Town; DEBUSSY: La Plus que lente; DELIUS: On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring; SIBELIUS: Valse triste; RACHMANINOFF: Vocalise Op.34/14; DELIBES: Cortège of Bacchus from Sylvia
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Woody Herman, woodwinds/bandleader

17.Thursday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Dmitri Shostakovich, part 1”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Edo de Waart, conductor; Augustin Hadelich, violin; R.STRAUSS: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks, Op.28; MOZART: Violin Concerto No.5, K.219 Turkish; ADAMS: Harmonielehre
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Jackie McLean, alto saxophone

18.Friday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Dmitri Shostakovich, part 1”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Music Director Profile #3: Leonard Bernstein
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Dave Bennett, clarinet

19.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Harry “Sweets” Edison (1915 – 1999) was a legendary stylist of jazz trumpet. From his days as a soloist in the Count Basie Band to his time as a studio musician for the likes of Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, and Ella Fitzgerald, he was known for the sweet, muted tones that were his namesake. On this Piano Jazz, originally broadcast just months before he passed away in 1999, Edison joins McPartland and bassist Andy Simpkins for “Dejection Blues” and “No Greater Love,” along with one of his originals, “Centerpiece.”
1:00pm Lyric Opera of Chicago
VERDI: Rigoletto – Marco Armiliato, conductor; with Matthew Polenzani, Mario Rojas, Whitney Morrison, Quinn Kelsey, and Takaoki Onishi

20.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Music of the Night” - Whether in a poetic vision or an emotional sensibility, regardless of the time of day, sometimes a nocturnal impression provides exactly the right mood.
1:00pm Grand Rapids Symphony
Marcelo Lehninger, conductor; Nelson Freire, piano; Grand Rapids Symphony Chorus, Pearl Shangkuan, director; RAVEL: Bolero; VILLA-LOBOS: Momoprecoce; FALLA: Nights in the Gardens of Spain; VILLA-LOBOS: Chôros No.10
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Antonio Pappano, conductor; Lisa Batiashvili, violin; LYADOV: The Enchanted Lake, Op.62; TCHAIKOVSKY: Violin Concerto, Op.35; DVOŘÁK: Symphony No.9, Op. 95, From the New World

21.Monday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Dmitri Shostakovich, part 2” - This week we conclude our two-part series on the life and times of Dmitri Shostakovich.  From his later symphonies to the Jazz Suite No.2, Bill explores all forms of Shostakovich’s writing. Starting with Shostakovich’s Four Romances after Pushkin, Op.46, and his Symphony No.5, The Market Place from The Gadfly, Op.97, Bill ends the week with Kim Kashkashian playing a beautiful performance of the Viola Sonata with Robert Levin.
8:00pm Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
SAINT-SAËNS: Fantaisie in A major for Violin and Harp, Op.124; DEBUSSY: Six épigraphes antiques for Piano, Four Hands; BOËLLMANN: Sonata in A minor for Cello and Piano, Op.40
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Fats Waller, piano/voice/composition

22.Tuesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Dmitri Shostakovich, part 2”
8:00pm Cleveland Orchestra
Nicholas McGegan, conductor; Marc-André Hamelin, piano; RAMEAU: Dardanus Suite; MOZART: Piano Concerto No.9, Jeunehomme; GLUCK: Don Juan Suite; MOZART: Symphony No.36, Linz
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Sun Ra, piano/keyboards/bandleader

23.Wednesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Dmitri Shostakovich, part 2”
8:00pm San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Alexander Barantschik, violin; BEETHOVEN: Romance in G major for Violin and Orchestra, Op.40; BEETHOVEN: Romance in F for Violin and Orchestra, Op.50; MASON BATES: The B-Sides (San Francisco Symphony commission); BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.7, Op.93
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Artie Shaw, clarinet/bandleader

24.Thursday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Dmitri Shostakovich, part 2”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony Orchestra
David Afkam, conductor; Emanuel Ax, piano; BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No.1, Op.15; SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No.10, Op.93
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Archie Shepp, tenor and soprano saxophone

25.Friday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Dmitri Shostakovich, part 2”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
“America, The Beautiful”
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Miles Davis, trumpet/bandleader

26.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
This week Piano Jazz remembers Barbara Cook (1927 – August 8, 2017), the Tony and Grammy Award-winning lyric soprano who was a favorite of audiences around the world. She was a star on Broadway as an ingénue and became a staple of the New York cabaret scene in the later years of her prolific career. She was McPartland’s guest in 1998. Joined by her longtime musical collaborator and accompanist Wally Harper, Cook delights host McPartland with her rendition of “It Might as Well Be Spring.” McPartland returns the favor with her solo of “Plain and Fancy.”
1:00pm Lyric Opera of Chicago
WAGNER: Die Walküre – Sir Andrew Davis, conductor; with Brandon Jovanovich, Elisabet Strid, Ain Anger, Eric Owens, and Christine Goerke

27.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Houston AGO 2016 (IV)” A final round of performances from the 2016 national convention of the American Guild of Organists in Houston, TX.
1:00pm Grand Rapids Symphony
Marcelo Lehninger, conductor; Rafał Blechacz, Piano (2014 Gilmore Artist); ADAM SCHOENBERG: Canto; CHOPIN: Piano Concerto No.1; DVOŘÁK: Symphony No.8
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Cincinnati Symphony, Louis Langrée, conductor; Kit Armstrong, piano; ADAMS: Short Ride in a Fast Machine; BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No.1; SCRIABIN: Poem of Ecstasy

28.Monday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Water Music” - In the 5th Century BC, water was classified as one of the four essential elements. Over the centuries artists, poets, philosophers and composers have returned again and again to the mysteries of water for inspiration. This week, we’ll focus on Water Music with works by Vaughan Williams, Mahler, Debussy and (of course) Handel.
8:00pm Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
ALL BACH: Suite No.3 for Cello, BWV1009; English Suite in A minor for Keyboard, BWV807; Brandenburg Concerto No.4, BWV1049
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Roxy Cross, saxophones

29.Tuesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Water Music”
8:00pm Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor; STAUD: Stromab (a Cleveland Orchestra commission); MAHLER: Symphony No.9
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Michael Dease, trombone

30.Wednesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Water Music”
8:00pm San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Julia Fischer, violin; Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No.1, Op.19; Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique, Op.14
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Benny Goodman, clarinet/bandleader

31.Thursday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Water Music”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Marin Alsop, conductor; Jon Kimura Parker, piano; CLYNE: Masquerade; BARBER: Second Essay for Orchestra, Op.17; GERSHWIN: Rhapsody in Blue; DVOŘÁK: Symphony No.7, Op.70; WILLIAMS: Excerpts from Lincoln
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Chick Corea, pianist/keyboardist/bandleader