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May 2017

1.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Exploration of Russian Music, Part 1” - 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of Vladimir Lenin's return to Russia, arriving at the Finland Station in St. Petersburg, and changing the course of history. For the next two weeks, we will follow the lives of some of our favorite Russian musicians, and how this revolution changed them and their music. Starting a decade before the Revolution, we will then spend a little time on the period 1918 to 1924, Lenin’s reign, featuring all sorts of avant-garde composers and poets and playwrights, and then plunge on into the era of Stalin, with the music of Shostakovich and many others. We will pay attention to Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes, which featured Rimsky-Korsakov, Stravinsky, Prokofiev, and Rachmaninov, among others. The latter three remained in the West after the revolution, and Prokofiev returned to the USSR in the Thirties. Hop on this train!
8:00pm SymphonyCast
Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä, conductor; Minnesota Chorale, Kathy Saltzman Romey, artistic director; BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No.1, BWV1046; GINASTERA: Concerto for Harp and Orchestra, Op.25; PAULUS: Mass for a Sacred Place
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Shirley Horn, voice/piano

2.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Exploration of Russian Music, Part 1”
8:00pm Shanghai Symphony
Highlights from the Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Ira Sullivan, saxophones/trumpet

3.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Exploration of Russian Music, Part 1”
8:00pm San Francisco Symphony
Herbert Blomstedt, conductor; Alexander Barantschik, violin; ALL MOZART: Symphony No.35, K.385, Haffner; Violin Concerto No.1, K.205; Symphony No.41, K.551, Jupiter
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
John Lewis, piano/composition

4.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Exploration of Russian Music, Part 1”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Riccardo Muti, conductor; Xavier de Maistre, harp; CHABRIER: España; GINASTERA: Harp Concerto, Op.25; CHARPENTIER: Impressions of Italy; RAVEL: Bolero; Stravinsky: Suite from The Firebird
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Ron Carter, bass

5.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Exploration of Russian Music, Part 1”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Leonard Slatkin, conductor; Robert Langevin, flute; COPLAND: El Salón México; RAVEL/CONSTANT: Gaspard de la nuit; ROUSE: Flute Concerto; RAVEL: Boléro
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
John Coltrane, tenor/soprano saxophones/bandleader

6.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Carmen Cavallaro (1913 – 1989) was known as the “Poet of the Piano,” whose tender style created an ideal atmosphere for romantics worldwide. An outstanding pianist and a versatile performer, Cavallaro played everything from beguiling ballads to swinging jazz numbers and vibrant interpretations of Latin American melodies. He was McPartland’s guest shortly before he passed away in 1989. On this Piano Jazz, Cavallaro solos on his own arrangement of “Cole Porter Melody” and joins McPartland for a piece entitled “Lover.”
1:00pm Metroplitan Opera
ALFANO: Cyrano De Bergerac – Marco Armiliato, conductor; with Patricia Racette, Roberto Alagna, Atalla Ayan, and Juan Jesús Rodríguez
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
Chris Thile with a rebroadcast

7.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“The Weaver’s Tale” - Celebrate one of America’s foremost veteran teachers, church musicians and recitalists, John Weaver, with his own words and compositions.
1:00pm Grand Rapids Symphony
Marcelo Lehninger, conductor; Stefan Jackiw; violin; CORIGLIANO: Promenade Overture; BARBER: Adagio for Strings; KORNGOLD: Violin Concerto; MUSSORGSKY/RAVEL: Pictures at an Exhibition
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä, conductor; Minnesota Chorale, Kathy Saltzman Romey, artistic director; BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No.1, BWV1046; GINASTERA: Concerto for Harp and Orchestra, Op.25; PAULUS: Mass for a Sacred Place

8.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“To the Finland Station: Exploration of Russian Music, Part 2” - “The theme of my fifth symphony is the making of man.”  — Dmitri Shostakovich - In 1949, Dmitry Shostakovich traveled for the first time to New York to play his 5th Symphony on the piano, to 30,000 listeners at Madison Square Garden. The shy Shostakovich traveled and performed this concert at the request of Joseph Stalin. Making of mankind was a theme of many artists in the 30’s. These artists used creativity to reply to tumultuous political times, sometimes writing complete symphonies in a matter of weeks, and because of the current political environment, the public didn’t hear these works for decades. This week is the second part in our two-week journey into the hidden phrases and chords that these Russian musicians used to express their inner thoughts and creativity on this historical path. Bill will feature composers from both sides of the Iron Curtain.
8:00pm SymphonyCast
Los Angeles Philharmonic, Semyon Bychkov, conductor; Renaud Capuçon, violin; MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto; STRAUSS: An Alpine Symphony
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Keith Jarrett, piano

9.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Exploration of Russian Music, Part 2”
8:00pm Cleveland Orchestra
(new season) Jaap van Zweden, conductor; Daniil Trifonov, piano; BRITTEN: Sinfonia da Requiem; MOZART: Piano Concerto No.23, K.488; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.5, Op.67
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Michael Blake, saxophones

10.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Exploration of Russian Music, Part 2”
8:00pm San Francisco Symphony
Charles Dutoit, conductor; Nikolai Lugansky, piano; RAVEL: Mother Goose Suite; RACHMANINOFF: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43; FAURÉ: Suite from Pelléas et Mélisande, Op.80; STRAVINSKY: The Firebird Suite (1919 version)
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Kamasi Washington, tenor saxophone

11.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Exploration of Russian Music, Part 2”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Riccardo Muti, conductor; Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano; CATALANI: Contemplazione; MARTUCCI: La canzone dei ricordi; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.7, Op.92; PROKOFIEV: Scythian Suite, Op.20
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Carla Bley, piano/organ/composer/bandleader

12.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Exploration of Russian Music, Part 2”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, conductor; ALL NIELSEN: Maskerade Overture; Symphony No.5; Symphony No.6, Sinfonia semplice
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Red Garland, piano

13.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Percussionist T.S. Monk was born into the world of jazz. As the son of Thelonious Monk, his home was the gathering place for musicians such as Art Blakey, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, and Max Roach, who gave him his first pair of drumsticks. An accomplished musician, T.S. has charted his own course as a composer, arranger, and melodic drummer. In 1995 he and McPartland dedicated this Piano Jazz set to Thelonious, performing classics such as “‘Round Midnight,” “Mysterioso,” and “Straight, No Chaser.”
12:30pm Metroplitan Opera
R.STRAUSS: Der Rosenkavalier – Sebastian Weigle, conductor; with Renée Fleming, Elīna Garanča, Erin Morley, Matthew Polenzani, Marcus Brück, and Günther Groissböck
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
Chris Thile with a live show from the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul

14.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Mary’s Songs” - Whether in response to the Angel’s proclamation of her divine role, or in simple hymns of praise, composers through history have celebrated the Virgin Mary.
1:00pm Grand Rapids Symphony
The Bach Choral Celebration, recorded at Conerstone University
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Los Angeles Philharmonic, Semyon Bychkov, conductor; Renaud Capuçon, violin; MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto; STRAUSS: An Alpine Symphony

15.Monday
12:06pm 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. Works include Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony, Strauss' Alpine Symphony, and Villa-Lobos' Bachianas Brasileiras. Join us on this musical path.
8:00pm SymphonyCast
Nashville Symphony, Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Anne Akiko Meyers, violin; GABRIELI: Brass Fanfare; BERNSTEIN: Serenade (after Plato’s Symposium); BERNSTEIN: Somewhere; SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No.10
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Jazz at Massey Hall, 1953

16.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Outward Bound”
8:00pm Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.8; RESPIGHI: Roman Festivals; RESPIGHI: The Fountains of Rome; RESPIGHI: The Pines of Rome
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Woody Herman, clarinet/also saxophone/bandleader

17.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Outward Bound”
8:00pm San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Inon Barnatan, piano; COPLAND: Orchestral Variations; COPLAND: Inscape; COPLAND: Piano Concerto; SCHUMANN: Symphony No.2, Op.61; BATES: The B Sides
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Jackie McLean, alto saxophone

18.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Outward Bound”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Riccard Muti, conductor; Rosa Feola, soprano; TCHAIKOVSKY: The Tempest, Op.18; TCHAIKOVSKY: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture; MAHLER: Symphony No.4 in G
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Wayne Wallace, trombone

19.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Outward Bound”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, conductor; Julianna Di Giacomo, soprano; Kelley O’Connor, mezzo-soprano; Russell Thomas, tenor; Shenyang, bass; Manhattan School of Music Symphonic Chorus, Kent Tritle, director; TURNAGE: Frieze; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.9, Choral
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Troy Roberts, tenor saxophone

20.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Grammy Award-winning vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater began her career as the lead vocalist of a jazz band. She honed her talent and headed to Broadway in 1975, where her performance in The Wiz was honored with a Tony Award. She is a featured performer at this year’s Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina. On this Piano Jazz from 2003, Bridgewater exhibits her knowledge and enthusiasm when she sings “September Song” and “Beginning to See the Light.”
1:00pm Lyric Opera of Chicago
(new season) WAGNER: Das Rheingold – Sir Andrew Davis, conductor, with Eric Owens, Samuel Youn, Štefan Margita, Tanja Ariane Baumgartner, Wilhelm Schwinghammer, and Tobias Kehrer
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
Chris Thile with a live show from the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul

21.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Getting Near” - The music and insights of a prominent American composer of organ and church music, Gerald Near.
1:00pm Grand Rapids Symphony
JoAnn Falletta, conductor; Fabio Bidini, piano; RAVEL: La Valse; RAVEL: Piano Concerto in G; ALEXANDER MILLER: Scherzo Crypto; R.STRAUSS: Der Rosenkavalier, Suite 1945
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Nashville Symphony, Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Anne Akiko Meyers, violin; GABRIELI: Brass Fanfare; BERNSTEIN: Serenade (after Plato’s Symposium); BERNSTEIN: Somewhere; SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No.10

22.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Piano Concertos” - The piano concerto is one of the most beloved genres of the concert hall. After all, it was the thundering virtuosity of some of the great composers/pianists that gave rise to music's first superstars! To name just a few of our stars we'll explore the great music of Mozart and Rachmaninoff.
8:00pm SymphonyCast
Houston Symphony, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, conductor; Denis Kozhukhin, piano; GERSHWIN: An American in Paris; JOHN ADAMS: Doctor Atomic Symphony; RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No.3
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Sun Ra, piano/synthesizer/band leader

23.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Piano Concertos”
8:00pm Cleveland Orchestra
Matthew Halls, conductor; Sasha Cooke, mezzo soprano; Cleveland Orchestra Chorus; HAYDN: Te Deum for the Empress Maria Therese; SCHUBERT: Symphony No.4,Tragic
DURUFLE: Requiem
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Christian McBride, bass

24.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Piano Concertos”
8:00pm San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano; Simon O’Neill, tenor; SCHUBERT: Symphony No.5, D.759, Unfinished; MAHLER: Das Lied von der Erde; BACH: Orchestral Suite No.2
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Archie Shepp, saxophones

25.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Piano Concertos”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Christoph von Dohnányi, conductor; Martin Helmchen, piano; Mahan Estafani, harpsichord; MOZART: Symphony No.25 in g-minor, K.183; BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No.2, Op.19; MOZART: Symphony No.41, K. 551, Jupiter; POULENC: Concert champêtre for Harpsichord and Orchestra
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Miles Davis, trumpet/bandleader

26.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Piano Concertos”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, conductor; Robert Langevin, flute; Nikolaj Znaider, violin; NIELSEN: Flute Concerto; NIELSEN: Violin Concerto; TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No.2, Little Russian
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Wallace Roney, trumpet

27.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Multiple Grammy winner, trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard carries the torch of New Orleans jazz in the tradition of the great Louis Armstrong, who shares his hometown. This spring Blanchard comes to Charleston, South Carolina, with his quintet, The E-Collective, to perform at the Spoleto Festival. In 2004 he was McPartland’s guest on Piano Jazz. McPartland and Blanchard are joined by bassist Gary Mazzaroppi for a trio set of standards such as “I Thought about You” and “Now’s the Time.”
1:00pm Lyric Opera of Chicago
DONIZETTI: Lucia di Lammermoor – Enrique Mazzola, conductor; with Albina Shagimuratova, Piotr Beczała, Quinn Kelsey, and Adrian Sâmpetrean
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
Chris Thile with a rebroadcast

28.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Reassessing Alkan” - A review of some intriguing compositions by the reclusive and legendary 19th century virtuoso Charles-Valentin Alkan.
1:00pm Grand Rapids Symphony
Michael Christie, conductor; Orli Shaham piano; Patrick Dailey, countertenor; Grand Rapids Symphony Chorus, Pearl Shangkuan, director; BEETHOVEN: Leonore Overture; BERNSTEIN: Chichester Psalms; BERNSTEIN: Suite from On the Waterfront; BEETHOVEN: Choral Fantasy
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Houston Symphony, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, conductor; Denis Kozhukhin, piano; GERSHWIN: An American in Paris; JOHN ADAMS: Doctor Atomic Symphony; RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No.3

29.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“American Masters, Part 4” - From the East Coast to the West Coast, 20th-centuryAmerican composers developed a singular identity that continues to energize and influence classical music. We are dedicating this week, part four of our multi-part series American Masters, to some under-the-radar musical trailblazers. Bill will feature compositions by Marion Bauer, Quincy Porter, and Randall Thompson, while telling us about their family history, what drove them to compose, and what artistic journeys they took to expand music. Join us as we listen to Carpenter's wonky ballet Krazy Cat, and on to Randall Thompson's choral takes on the poems of Robert Frost.
8:00pm SymphonyCast
Nashville Symphony, Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Edgar Meyer, contrabass; DEBUSSY: Iberia; EDGAR MEYER: New work TBD; BOTTESINI: Concerto for Double Bass; RAVEL: Bolero
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Kenny Washington, drums

30.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“American Masters, Part 4”
8:00pm Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor; Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo soprano; Seraphic Fire Vocal Ensemble; BACH: Cantata No.191 – Gloria in excelsis Deo; BACH: Cantata No.34 – O ewiges Feuer; BACH: Cantata No.29 – Wir danken dir Gott; BRUCKNER: Symphony No.7
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Benny Goodman, clarinet/bandleader

31.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“American Masters, Part 4”
8:00pm San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano; BRAHMS: Variations of a Theme by Haydn, Opus 56a; BERLIOZ: La Mort de Cléopâtre; BERLIOZ: L'Île inconnue, from Les Nuits d'été, Op.7/6; SCHUMANN: Symphony No.4, Op.120; BRAHMS: Serenade in A, No.2
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Albert “Tootie” Heath, drum