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September 2018

1.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Pianist Gene Harris (1933 – 2000) was an integral part of the well-known group The Three Sounds trio, with bassist Andy Simpkins and drummer Bill Dowdy. After a brief hiatus in the 1970s, he teamed up with bassist Ray Brown to form a new group and also made his way as a solo act. An accomplished leader and sideman, Harris played with such greats as Aretha Franklin, Lou Rawls, and B.B. King. On this 1988 Piano Jazz, Harris opens with a slow and easy “Black and Blue,” then McPartland joins him on “Bag’s Groove.”
1:00pm Lyric Opera of Chicago
LOPEZ: Bel Canto – Sir Andrew Davis, conductor; with Danielle de Niese, J’nai Bridges, Jeongcheol Cha, Andrew Stenson, and Rafael Davila

2.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Beauty in Belgium” - Recalling favorite instruments from the 2018 Pipedreams Tour in the Low Countries.
1:00pm Carnegie Hall Live
National Youth Orchestra of the USA, Marin Alsop, conductor; ADAMS: Short Ride in a Fast Machine; GABRIELA LENA FRANK: Apu - Tone Poem for Orchestra; MAHLER: Symphony No.1
3:00pm SymphonyCast
From the 2018 BBC Proms - Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä, conductor; Inon Barnatan, piano; BERNSTEIN: Overture from Candide; GERSHWIN: Piano Concerto in F; IVES: Symphony No.2

3.Monday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Songs of Parting” - Adiós, adieu, sayonara, vale, zàijiàn — no turning back this week as Bill takes a look at musical farewells: from Purcell’s Sonata for Trumpet, to Bach’s Capriccio to his eldest brother, to Romeo’s parting in Prokofiev’s ballet Romeo and Juliet. Prokofiev’s use of the mandolin cleverly sets this ballet in Italy, and note the saxophone expressing Romeo’s poignant exit. Kathleen Ferrier sings a Northumbrian folk song “Blow the Wind Southerly,” and Ray Charles doesn’t mince words in his shout to “Hit the Road Jack!” that includes a snarling vocal by Margie Hendricks of the Raelettes.
8:00pm Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
“Late Style”
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
The WFMT Jazz Network

4.Tuesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Songs of Parting”
8:00pm Milwaukee Symphony
Asher Fisch, Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductors; Joyce Yang, piano; SCHOENBERG: Chamber Symphony No.1, Op.9b; TCHAIKOVSKY: Concerto No.1 for Piano and Orchestra, Op.23; TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No.4, Op.36
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Dave Liebman, saxophones

5.Wednesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Songs of Parting”
8:00pm Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor; ESA-PEKKA SALONEN: Pollux; (world premiere); VARÈSE: Amériques; SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No.5
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Pat Martino, guitar

6.Thursday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Songs of Parting”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor; Kate Royal, Elodie Méchain, vocal soloists; Chicago Symphony Chorus; RAVEL: Mother Goose Suite; DEBUSSY: La damoiselle élue; RAVEL: L'enfante et les sortilèges
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Marcus Roberts, piano

7.Friday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Songs of Parting”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, conductor; Angela Meade, soprano; Lilli Paasikivi, mezzo-soprano; Russell Thomas, tenor; Eric Owens, bass-baritone; New York Choral Artists, Joseph Flummerfelt, director; VERDI: Messa da Requiem
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Sonny Rollins, tenor saxophon

8.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Long acknowledged as one of the world’s leading sopranos, Eileen Farrell (1920 – 2002) was comfortable in the spotlight of opera, jazz, and the blues. She began her career as a classical and operatic singer, and in the 1980s began performing pop. Of the change, Farrell said, “In opera there is a certain person you have to be. Doing pop, I can be whoever I want to be.” On this 1993 Piano Jazz, she shares her tremendous vocal range on “How High the Moon” and “In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning.”
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, and Kelley O’Connor

9.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“American Composers” - Creative talents from the 20th and 21st centuries contribute importantly to the repertoire of the King of Instruments.
1:00pm Carnegie Hall Live
The Philadelphia Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor; Lang Lang, piano; Chick Corea, piano; Maxim Lando, piano; BERNSTEIN: On the Waterfront Symphonic Suite; GERSHWIN: Rhapsody in Blue; BERNSTEIN: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
3:00pm SymphonyCast
From the 2018 BBC Proms - Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Joshua Bell, director/violin; MENDELSSOHN: Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream; SAINT-SAENS: Violin Concerto No.3; BRIDGE: Lament; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.4

10.Monday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“String Quartet Composers from Fibich to Sibelius” - This week Bill broadens his considerations of the string quartet with an emphasis on lesser-known, late-19th century composers. He begins with Poème for violin and piano by Czech composer Zdeněk Fibich. Bill says “the music is familiar but the composer maybe not so familiar”: Poème was the score for one of the first choreographies by George Balanchine. Fibich was among the European composers born in the 1850s and 1860s such as Hugo Wolf, Vincent d'Indy, and Ernest Chausson. And, Bill adds another contemporary of this group, New England composer Amy Beach.
8:00pm Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Fun and Spirited
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Jerry Weldon, tenor saxophone

11.Tuesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“String Quartet Composers from Fibich to Sibelius”
8:00pm Milwaukee Symphony
Christoph König, conductor; Yulia Van Doren, soprano; Milwaukee Symphony Chorus, Cheryl Frazes Hill, chorus master; RESPIGHI: Belfagor Overture; POULENC: Gloria; SCHUMANN: Symphony No.4, Op.120
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Roxy Cross, saxophones

12.Wednesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“String Quartet Composers from Fibich to Sibelius”
8:00pm Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor; John Holiday, countertenor; Julianna Di Giacomo, soprano; Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano; Michael König, tenor; Davone Tines, bass-baritone; Los Angeles Master Chorale; BERNSTEIN: Chichester Psalms; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.9, Choral
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Adam Rudolph, percussion

13.Thursday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“String Quartet Composers from Fibich to Sibelius”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Kent Nagano, conductor; Gilles Vonsattel, piano; WAGNER: Siegfried Idyll; BERNSTEIN: Symphony No.2, The Age of Anxiety; SCHUMANN: Symphony No.1, Op.38, Spring; HINDEMITH: Nobillissima visione
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Mel Torme, voice/drums/composer

14.Friday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“String Quartet Composers from Fibich to Sibelius”
8:00pm The New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, conductor; Stephanie Blythe, mezzo-soprano; BARBER: Essay for Orchestra No.1; CORIGLIANO: One Sweet Morning for Mezzo-Soprano and Orchestra; DVOŘÁK: Symphony No.7
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Cannonball Adderley, alto saxophone/bandleader

15.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Grammy Award-winning pianist, composer, and bandleader Michel Camilo is one of the most fascinating jazz artists working today. A prodigy from the Dominican Republic, he began his professional career at sixteen, the youngest member of the National Symphony Orchestra. In his twenties he moved to New York City, where he took the jazz scene by storm with his whirlwind approach to music, technical brilliance, and post-bop Latin rhythms. In this 1989 Piano Jazz session, Camilo plays his own composition “Nostalgia.”
1:00pm LA Opera On Air
VERDI: Nabucco – James Conlon, conductor; with Plácido Domingo, Liudmyla Monastyrska, Morris Robinson, Mario Chang, and Nancy Fabiola Herrera

16.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Out of Their Minds” -  Following a centuries-old tradition, today’s organists create new music in the moment through artful improvisation.
1:00pm Carnegie Hall Live
L'Arpeggiata; Christina Pluhar, artistic director; Céline Scheen, soprano; Giuseppina Bridelli, mezzo-soprano; 17th-century Italian vocal music by Luigi Rossi
3:00pm SymphonyCast
From the 2018 BBC Proms - Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop, conductor; Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano; BERNSTEIN: Slava!; BERNSTEIN: Symphony No.2, The Age of Anxiety; SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No.5

17.Monday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“The Big Five, Part 1: The Chicago Symphony Orchestra” - The Chicago Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1891 as part of the local burghers’ relentless pursuit of international recognition for a city growing faster than any in history. Bolstered by the World’s Fair Columbian Exposition in 1893, where America was introduced to Indonesia’s gamelan orchestra, the CSO is among the many cultural institutions founded during this time that continue today. Bill brings together the music of the composers, conductors, and musicians and tells stories of the hall and its patrons who participated in the making of the CSO.
8:00pm Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Folk Music
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Jack McDuff, organ

18.Tuesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“The Big Five, Part 1: The Chicago Symphony Orchestra”
8:00pm Milwaukee Symphony
Edo de Waart, conductor; Milwaukee Symphony Women's Chorus, Robert Harris, acting chorus director; DEBUSSY: Prélude à l'Après-midi d'un faune; ESCHER: Musique pour l'esprit en deuil; HOLST: The Planets, Op.32
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Wayne Escoffery, tenor saxohone

19.Wednesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“The Big Five, Part 1: The Chicago Symphony Orchestra”
8:00pm Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor; Mitsuko Uchida, piano; ALL SCHUMANN: Piano Concerto; Symphony No.2
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Muhal Richard Abrams, piano/bandleader

20.Thursday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“The Big Five, Part 1: The Chicago Symphony Orchestra”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor; Leila Joefowicz, violin; DEBUSSY: Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun; ADAMS: Scheherazade.2; STRAVINSKY: The Rite of Spring; RESPIGHI: Fountains of Rome
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Kamasi Washington, tenor saxophone

21.Friday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“The Big Five, Part 1: The Chicago Symphony Orchestra”
8:00pm The New York Philharmonic
Jaap van Zweden, conductor; ALL BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.5; Symphony No.7
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Marcus Miller, electric bass/bass clarinet

22.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Guitarist Pat Metheny is one of the brightest stars in the jazz firmament. The only person to win a Grammy in ten different categories, the ever-evolving artist is constantly experimenting with new technology and honing his improvisational skills and unique style. On this 2006 Piano Jazz, The Pat Metheny Trio, which includes bassist Christian McBride and drummer Antonia Sanchez, performs an exclusive version of “Go Get It” and “Bright Size Life.”
1:00pm LA Opera On Air
BELLINI: Norma – James Conlon, conductor; with Angela Meade, Jamie Barton, Russell Thomas, Morris Robinson, Rafael Moras, Lacey Jo Benter

23.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Ravin’ About Raven” - Highlights from recent releases from the Raven CD catalog, with comments from label chief William T. Van Pelt.
1:00pm Carnegie Hall Live
Takács Quartet; HAYDN: String Quartet, Op.76/5; SHOSTAKOVICH: String Quartet No.11; BRAHMS: String Sextet in G, Op.36
3:00pm SymphonyCast
From the 2018 BBC Proms - BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Voices, Semyon Bychkov, conductor; RAVEL: La Valse; BERIO: Sinfonia; STRAVINSKY: The Rite of Spring

24.Monday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
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8:00pm Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
French Explorations 1922-25
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Ray Charles, piano/voice

25.Tuesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
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8:00pm Milwaukee Symphony
Edo de Waart, Anu Tali, conductors; Behzod Abduraimov, piano; MOZART: Overture to The Magic Flute; MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No.3, Op.56, Scottish; RACHMANINOFF: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
John Coltrane, tenor and soprano saxophone

26.Wednesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
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8:00pm tba
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
George Gershwin, composer

27.Thursday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
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8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Riccardo Muti, conductor; Jay Friedman, trombone; Michael Mulcahy, trombone; Charles Vernon, bass trombone; Gene Pokorny, tuba; Clémentine Margaine, mezzo-soprano; STRAVINSKY: Scherzo fantastique, Op.3; HIGDON: Low Brass Concerto; CHAUSSON: Poem of Love and the Sea, Op.19; BRITTEN: Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, Op.33a; BARTÓK: Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Bud Powell, piano

28.Friday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
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8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Lorin Maazel, Arturo Toscanini, Aaron Copland, Kurt Masur, conductors; John Corigliano, violin; Yo Yo Ma, cello; DVOŘÁK: Symphony No.7; MENDELSSOHN: A Midsummer Night's Dream Scherzo; DVOŘÁK: Violin Concerto; HERBERT: Cello Concerto
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Buddy Rich, drums

29.Saturday
1:00pm LA Opera On Air
PUCCINI/LEONCAVALLO: Gianni Schicchi/Pagliacci – Grant Gershon and Placido Domingo, conductors; with Plácido Domingo, Arturo Chacon-Cruz, Andriana Chuchman, Marco Berti, Ana María Martínez, and George Gagnidze

30.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Excerpts from Iowa” - Performances recorded during the North Central American Guild of Organists Regional Convention in 2017.
1:00pm Carnegie Hall Live
Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Antonio Pappano, conductor; Martha Argerich, piano; VERDI: Sinfonia from Aida; PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No.3, Op.26; RESPIGHI: Fontane di Roma; RESPIGHI: Pini di Roma
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Last Night of the 2018 BBC Proms - BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Chorus, BBC Singers, Sir Andrew Davis, conductor; Gerald Finley, baritone; Jess Gillam, saxophone