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May 2021

1.Saturday
7:00 Jazz a la Carte
10:00am Radio Deluxe
12:00pm Saturday Classics
1:00pm The Metropolitan Opera
DONIZETTI: Roberto Devereux (performance from April 16, 2016) – Maurizio Benini, conductor; with Sondra Radvanovsky, Elīna Garanča, Matthew Polenzani, and Mariusz Kwiecien
6:00 American Routes

2.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Still Composing!” - A centenary tribute to the talented and long-lived American organist, teacher and composer Margaret Vardell Sandresky (b. 4/28/1921)
1:00pm Grand Rapids Symphony
Marcelo Lehninger, conductor; Juliana di Giacomo, soprano; Suzanne Hendrix, mezzo; Anthony Dean Griffey, tenor; Raymond Aceto, bass; Calvin College Capella; Grand Rapids Symphony Chorus; VERDI: Requiem Mass
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Buffalo Philharmonic, JoAnn Falletta, conductor; Konrad Skolarski, piano; MOZART: Overture to The Impresario; MOZART: Symphony No.40; RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No.2
10:00pm Night Lights

3.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, 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. We will hear the music of Liszt, Strauss, Moeran, and forgotten composers we call Traditional and Anonymous.
8:00pm Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
9:00pm Millenium of Music
“20th Century Master Trios”
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
John Lewis, piano

4.Tuesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“From the Mountains to the Sea”
8:00pm Collector’s Corner with Henry Fogel
Charles Munch, conductor – Live Performances
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Ron Carter, bass

5.Wednesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“From the Mountains to the Sea”
8:00pm San Francisco Symphony
Karina Canellakis, conductor; Alexander Gavrylyuk, piano; PROKOFIEV: Piano Concerto No.1, Op.10; SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No.7, Op.60, Leningrad
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
“Giant Steps” by John Coltrane

6.Thursday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“From the Mountains to the Sea”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Bernard Haitink, conductor; Nathan Cole and Akiko Tarumoto, violins; Max Raimi, viola; Kenneth Olsen, cello; ALL BEETHOVEN: Leonore Overture No.2, Op.72a; Symphony No.4, Op.60; Grosse fuge for String Quartet, Op.133; Symphony No.6, Op.68, Pastorale
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Lisa Hilton, piano

7.Friday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“From the Mountains to the Sea”
8:00 New York Philharmonic
Zubin Mehta, Giuseppe Sinopoli, conductors; HOLST: The Planets; RESPIGHI: Feste romane; RESPIGHI: The Pines of Rome
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Quincy Davis, drums

8.Saturday
7:00 Jazz a la Carte
10:00am Radio Deluxe
12:00pm Saturday Classics
1:00pm The Metropolitan Opera
“Anna Netrebko Puccini Gala”
6:00 American Routes

9.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Maytime Flowers” - In hopes that April showers have done their work, we offer up this melodious musical bouquet.
1:00pm Grand Rapids Symphony
Marcelo Lehninger, conductor; “Musician Favorites” – RESPIGHI: Pines of Rome; DVOŘÁK: Symphony No.9, From the New World
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Louis Langree, conductor; Joshua Bell, violin; STRAVINSKY: Fireworks; SIBELIUS: Violin Concerto; STRAVINSKY: The Rite of Spring
10:00pm Night Lights

 

10.Monday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Top Shelf, Part 1” - Closing in on twenty years, Bill has been collecting and programming music for Exploring Music. However, many of his favorite recordings don’t find their way into a thematic week of EM and end up orphaned on a top shelf in his back room. These are special recordings that wait and wait for the right theme, and it begins to feel like they become a character in Samuel Beckett’s play Waiting for Godot. So, this week Bill pulled down these CDs and they became the theme – colorful, great performances of music that Bill adores.
8:00pm Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
“Opposing Forces”
9:00pm Millenium of Music
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Mel Lewis, drums/bandleader

11.Tuesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Top Shelf, Part 1”
8:00pm Collector’s Corner with Henry Fogel
Jon Vickers in Live Performance
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Carla Bley, keyboards/composer/bandleader

12.Wednesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Top Shelf, Part 1”
8:00pm San Francisco Symphony
Simone Young, conductor; Emily Magee, soprano; Stuart Skelton, tenor; Ain Anger, bass; R.STRAUSS: Metamorphosen; WAGNER: Act I from Die Walküre
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
“Sonny Rollins in Holland”

13.Thursday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Top Shelf, Part 1”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Neeme Järvi, conductor; Alisa Weilerstein, cello; SMETANA: Selections from The Bartered Bride; BARBER: Cello Concerto, Op.22; DVOŘÁK: Symphony No.5, Op.76
10:00pm Jazz From Blue Lake
Gil Evans, pianist/arranger

14.Friday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Top Shelf, Part 1”
8:00 New York Philharmonic
Bernard Haitink, conductor; Cynthia Phelps, viola; Carter Brey, cello; R.STRAUSS: Don Quixote; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.6, Pastorale
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Sidney Bechet, soprano saxophone/clarinet

15.Saturday
7:00 Jazz a la Carte
10:00am Radio Deluxe
12:00pm Saturday Classics
1:00pm The Metropolitan Opera
WAGNER: Tristan und Isolde (performance from October 8, 2016)– Simon Rattle, conductor; with Nina Stemme, Ekaterina Gubanova, Stuart Skelton, Evgeny Nikitin, and René Pape
6:00 American Routes

16.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Northern Lights” - A return visit with James D. Hicks whose fascination with Scandinavian composers knows no bounds.
1:00pm Carnegie Hall Live!
(new season) “All American”
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Chia-Hsuan Lin, conductor; Alicia McQuerrey, flute; Sang Yoon Kim, clarinet; CORIGLIANO: Voyage; COPLAND: Clarinet Concerto; PRUTSMAN: Color Preludes; COPLAND: Appalachian Spring Suite
10:00pm Night Lights

 

17.Monday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Sir William Walton (1902-1983)” - Composer Benjamin Britten once wrote that hearing William Walton's music was a "great turning point in his musical life.” We'll trace the arc of Walton's life and his associations with the greatest artists of his time, including Heifetz, Hindemith, Olivier, and Beecham. Bill features Walton’s love of different musical genres; Film music from Henry V, the poem Façade set to music performed by the London Mozart Players narrated by Prunella Scales (Sybil from BBC’s Fawlty Towers), the orchestral march Crown Imperial, the cantata Belshazzar’s Feast, and his viola concerto, which is studied and performed by all serious violists. This is a week steeped in British music of the 20th century.
8:00pm Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
“Czech /Hungary”
9:00pm Millenium of Music
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Jackie McLean, alto saxophone

18.Tuesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Sir William Walton”
8:00pm Collector’s Corner with Henry Fogel
Music of Antonin Reicha
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Roscoe Mitchell, woodwinds

19.Wednesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Sir William Walton”
8:00pm San Francisco Symphony
Manfred Honeck, conductor; Leif Ove Andsnes, piano; MOZART: Piano Concerto No.22, K.482; BRUCKNER: Symphony No.4, Romantic
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Charles Lloyd, saxophones/flute

20.Thursday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Sir William Walton”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Manfred Honeck, conductor; Till Fellner, piano; MOZART: Piano Concerto No.25, K.503; MAHLER: Symphony No.5
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Ralph Peterson, Jr., drums

21.Friday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Sir William Walton”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Bernard Haitink, conductor; HAYDN: Symphony No.96, Miracle; BRUCKNER: Symphony No.7
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Christian McBride, bass

22.Saturday
7:00 Jazz a la Carte
10:00am Radio Deluxe
12:00pm Saturday Classics
1:00pm The Metropolitan Opera
BELLINI: I Puritani (performance from February 18, 2017) – Maurizio Benini, conductor; with Diana Damrau, Javier Camarena, Alexey Markov, and Luca Pisaroni
6:00 American Routes

23.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Octopus Music” - A visit with organist duo Elizabeth and Raymond Chenault, whose four hands and four feet have been commissioning music to play together for more than four decades.
1:00pm Carnegie Hall Live!
“At the Keyboard”
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Louis Langrée, conductor; Guy Braunstein, violin; RAVEL: Bolero; LALO: Symphonie espagnole; ROUSE: Symphony No.6 (World Premiere)
Instruments, Op. 44
10:00pm Night Lights

 

24.Monday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Mozart Piano Concertos” - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart breaks a concerto tradition in his Piano Concerto No. 9, known as the Jeunehomme Concerto, with his placement of a piano solo near the opening of the piece. Mozart wrote countless concertos, many of which are sprightly and elegant to the ear, even at the fingers of an eight-year-old. While exploring various sounds into his teens, Mozart was so heavily inspired by Johann Christian Bach's writing that he reinterpreted it, making it his own. Bach and Mozart bonded over music, as well as over tricky keyboard games.
8:00pm Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
“Visions of a Better World”
9:00pm Millenium of Music
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Archie Shepp, saxophones

25.Tuesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Mozart Piano Concertos”
8:00pm Collector’s Corner with Henry Fogel
The Art of Christopher Keene – Program 1
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Miles Davis, trumpet/bandleader

26.Wednesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Mozart Piano Concertos”
8:00pm San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano; Ryan McKinny, bass-baritone; BERLIOZ: Overture to Benvenuto Cellini, Op.23; MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS: Meditations on Rilke; MAHLER: selections from Des Knaben Wunderhorn
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Peggy Lee, voice

27.Thursday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Mozart Piano Concertos”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Pierre Boulez, conductor; Robert Chen, violin; DEBUSSY: Symphonic Fragments from The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian; RAVEL: Mother Goose Suite; LIGETI: Violin Concerto; DEBUSSY: La mer; RAVEL: Valses nobles et sentimentales
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Dee Dee Bridgewater, voice

28.Friday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Mozart Piano Concertos”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Jeffrey Kahane, conductor and piano; Sheryl Staples, violin; Liang Wang, oboe; J.S.BACH: Concerto for Violin and Oboe; MOZART: Symphony No.33; BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No.1
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Bob James, keyboards

29.Saturday
7:00 Jazz a la Carte
10:00am Radio Deluxe
12:00pm Saturday Classics
1:00pm The Metropolitan Opera
VERDI: Otello (performance from October 17, 2015) – Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor; with Sonya Yoncheva, Aleksandrs Antonenko, Dimitri Pittas, Željko Lučić, and Günther Groissböck
6:00 American Routes

30.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“In Memoriam Marcel Dupré” - A tribute to the famous French organist and composer on the 50th anniversary of his death (May 30, 1971).
1:00pm Carnegie Hall Live!
“St. John Passion”
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
10:00pm Night Lights

 

31.Monday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“American Masters, Part 6: American Composers from the age of Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon” - Our first episodes begin at the turn of the 20th century, and over the years we have worked our way to composers who were active in the time of Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and beyond. You’ll hear all the usual suspects (Copland, Gershwin, Stravinsky, and Schoenberg), but we’ll also weave in beautiful and intriguing music from Peter Menin, Augustus Hailstork, Charles Wuorinen, Joan Tower, Charlie Parker, and, yes, Fats Domino. We’ll end the week with an elegiac symphonic work from George Walker, the first African American composer to win the Pulitzer Prize.
8:00pm Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
“Landmark Pieces”
9:00pm Millenium of Music
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Louis Hayes, drums