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March 2019

1.Friday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Latin Carnival”
8:00pm The New York Philharmonic
Jaap van Zweden, conductor; Matthias Goerne, baritone; songs of R.STRAUSS and SCHUBERT; MOZART: Symphony No.40
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Miles Davis, Kind of Blue

2.Saturday
1:00pm The Metropolitan Opera
DONIZETTI: La Fille du Regiment – Enrique Mazzola, conductor; with Pretty Yende, Stephanie Blythe, Javier Camarena, and Maurizio Muraro

3.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Preludes and Fugues” - From the core format of organ music, these select and delectable items from beyond the standard repertoire.
1:00pm Grand Rapids Symphony
(new season) Marcelo Lehninger, conductor; Augustin Hadelich violin; BARBER: Overture to The School for Scandal; BEETHOVEN: Concerto for Violin; Op.56; BRAHMS: Symphony No.1
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra, Donald Runnicles, conductor; Garrick Ohlsson, piano; SIBELIUS: Finlandia; SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No.1, Op.10; RACHMANINOV: Piano Concerto No.3

4.Monday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“The Sweet Spot –  Music of the Renaissance” - As Bill explains: “I’ve spent my life as a classical musician devoted to the great body of standard repertoire, which began about 1685 with the birth of Bach and Handel and continued though Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven on to the present. I loved that music as a youngster and I still do, but there are occasions, especially when I’m least expecting it, when music composed roughly between 1550 and 1650 will take my breath away. ‘You know,’ I murmur to myself, ‘music really never got any better than this.’" Madrigalists and other Italian composers, giants like Palestrina, the Gabrielis, and Orlando di Lasso. We will be listening to Renaissance composers from France, Spain, Germany, and England.
8:00pm Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
“American Diversity”
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Jan Garbarek, saxophones

5.Tuesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“The Sweet Spot –  Music of the Renaissance”
8:00pm Los Angeles Philharmonic
Emmanuelle Haïm, conductor; Laura Claycomb, soprano; Christophe Dumaux, countertenor; PURCELL: Suite from the Fairy Queen; BACH: Orchestral Suite No.3, BWV1068; PERGOLESI: Stabat Mater
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Benny Green, piano

6.Wednesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“The Sweet Spot –  Music of the Renaissance”
8:00pm Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival
9:00pm Spoleto Chamber Music Series
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Wes Montgomery, guitar

7.Thursday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“The Sweet Spot –  Music of the Renaissance”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Riccardo Muti, conductor; MOZART: Kyrie in D Minor, K.341; CHERUBINI: Chant sur la mort de Joseph Haydn; ROSSINI: Stabat mater; ROSSINI: Overture to William Tell
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Hod O’Brien, piano

8.Friday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“The Sweet Spot –  Music of the Renaissance”
8:00pm The New York Philharmonic
Xian Zhang, conductor; Garrick Ohlsson, piano; HAYDN: Symphony No.95; MARTINŮ: Incantation, Piano Concerto No.4; SIBELIUS: Symphony No.1, Op.39
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Lee Morgan, trumpet

9.Saturday
1:00pm The Metropolitan Opera
WAGNER: Das Rehingold – Philippe Jordan, conductor; with Wendy Bryn Harmer, Jamie Barton, Karen Cargill, Norbert Ernst, Gerhard Siegel, Greer Grimsley, Tomasz Konieczny, Günther Groissböck, and Dmitry Belosselskiy

10.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Te Deum!” - Praises, blessings, and general glorifications make these compositions particularly splendid.
1:00pm Grand Rapids Symphony
Marcelo Lehninger conductor; Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano; WEBER: Overture to Abu Hassan; KHACHATURIAN: Concerto for Piano; RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Scheherazade
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Oregon Symphony, Carlos Kalmar, conductor; Augustin Hadelich, violin; BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto in D; GOULD: Stringmusic; BALAKIREV: Islamey

11.Monday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Clash of the Titans” - Titans in Greek Mythology were great divine beings that descended from the Gods, hence someone who dominates his field. This week Exploring Music examines the lives and music-making of two such divine beings, Leopold Stokowski and Arturo Toscanini, who both captured the minds and hearts of us at a crucial part in our countries development.
8:00pm Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
“Hungarian Origins”
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Joanie Pallatto, voice

12.Tuesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Clash of the Titans”
8:00pm Los Angeles Philharmonic
Jonathon Heyward, conductor; Hilary Hahn, violin; GLINKA: Russlan und Ludmilla Overture; BERNSTEIN: Serenade After Plato's Symposium; LEON: Ser (World Premiere, LA Phil Commission); STRAVINSKY: Firebird Suite (1919)
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Melody Gardot, voice

13.Wednesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Clash of the Titans”
8:00pm Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival
9:00pm Spoleto Chamber Music Series
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Monk’s Dreams: The Complete Compositions of Thelonious Monk

14.Thursday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Clash of the Titans”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Riccardo Muti, conductor; DVOŘÁK: Husitská Overture, Op.67; SCHUMANN: Cello Concerto in a-minor, Op.129; HINDEMITH: Concert for Music for Strings and Brass, Op.50; MUSSORGSKY/RAVEL: Pictures from an Exhibition; CATALANI: Contemplazione
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Ralph Moore, saxophones

15.Friday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Clash of the Titans”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Marin Alsop, Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, Lorin Maazel, Nadia Boulanger, conductors; Heidi Grant Murphy, soprano; Reri Grist, soprano; Donald Gramm, baritone; Vernon de Tar, organ; Choral Arts Society; BERNSTEIN: Candide Overture; ZWILICH: Double Quartet; THOMAS: Gathering Paradise; FAURÉ: Requiem
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
John Proulx, piano/voice/composition

16.Saturday
1:00pm The Metropolitan Opera
VERDI: Falstaff – Richard Farnes, conductor; with Golda Schultz, Ailyn Pérez, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Jennifer Johnson Cano, Francesco Demuro, Ambrogio Maestri, and Juan Jesús Rodríguez

17.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Organs and Orchestras” - In any era, the blend of these very different sound-sources always fascinates.
1:00pm Grand Rapids Symphony
Marcelo Lehninger, conductor; Ellen Sherman, oboe; BUXTEHUDE: Fanfare and Chorus; GABRIELI: Canzon septimi toni a 8; MARCELLO: Concerto for Oboe; VILLA-LOBOS: Bachianas Brasileiras No.9; BACH: Orchestral Suite No.3
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; 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

18.Monday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“The Symphony, Part 3: Mid-19th Century Orchestral Music” - Bill sets the context: “Symphonies started in the early 18th century, and this week picks up after Mendelssohn and Schumann, approximately 1850—a time when some of the most important composers were beginning to lose faith in the symphonic form.” Bill leads with Danish composer Niels Gade’s Symphony No.1 and forward into the mid-19th century orchestral music of Rubinstein, Raff, and Dvořák. We’ll also hear the Brahms Serenade No.1 for orchestra, composed in six movements and published decades before his four symphonies. Faith was restored.
8:00pm Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
“Musically Inspired”
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Amina Figarova, piano/composition

19.Tuesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“The Symphony, Part 3”
8:00pm Los Angeles Philharmonic
Xian Zhang, conductor; Sergio Tiempo, piano; CHEN YI GE ZU: Antiphony; TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Concerto No.1; PROKOFIEV Symphony No.6
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Lennie Tristano, piano/composition

20.Wednesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“The Symphony, Part 3”
8:00pm Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival
9:00pm Spoleto Chamber Music Series
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Russ Johnson, trumpet

21.Thursday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“The Symphony, Part 3”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Manfred Honeck, conductor; Till Fellner, piano; MOZART: Piano Concerto No.25 in C, K.503; MAHLER: Symphony No.5
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Dana Hall, drums

22.Friday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“The Symphony, Part 3”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Leonard Bernstein, Kurt Masur, conductors; Helen Huang, piano; Teresa Kubiak, soprano; Isser Bushkin, bass; ALL SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No.6; Piano Concerto No.2; Symphony No.14;
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Sonny Rollins, tenor saxophone

23.Saturday
1:00pm The Metropolitan Opera
SAINT-SAËNS: Samson et Dalila – Sir Mark Elder, conductor; with Anita Rachvelishvili, Aleksandrs Antonenko, Laurent Naouri, Tomasz Konieczny, Günther Groissböck

24.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Out Bach” - Performance styles over the years have changed, but the genius of J. S. B. remains a constant.
1:00pm Grand Rapids Symphony
Carl St. Clair, conductor; Benjamin Pasternak, piano; Celena Shafer, soprano; ALL BERNSTEIN: Symphony No.2, Age of Anxiety; highlights from West Side Story, Trouble in Tahiti and Arias and Barcarolles.
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Houston Symphony, Matthew Halls, conductor; Johannes Moser, cello; SCHUBERT: Symphony No.5; HAYDN: Cello Concerto No.1; MOZART: Symphony No.41, Jupiter

25.Monday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Strings Plus One” - “Mozart wrote for ‘strings plus’ -- just one more instrument to genius -- “probably better than anyone,” Bill says to begin a week of chamber music with great string playing and plus something else. Mozart courses through the week, but Episode Two blends Mozart into works by Barber, Hindemith, and Mahler, while Episode Three features Bartók (played by ”king of swing” clarinetist Benny Goodman) and Schumann. Bill ends the week with Brahms’s chamber music with strings and clarinet but also featuring American composer Joan Towers’s Petroushskates played by the eighth blackbird ensemble.
8:00pm Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
“French III: the 1870’s”
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Bob Dorough, vocals/lyrics

26.Tuesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Strings Plus One”
8:00pm Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, Maraca 2, percussion; Joseph Pereira, timpani; STRAVINSKY: Fireworks; PEREIRA: Threshold for Solo Timpani, Two Percussion and Orchestra (World premiere, LA Phil commission); BRAHMS: Symphony No.1
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Ben Sidran, pianist/vocalist

27.Wednesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Strings Plus One”
8:00pm Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival
9:00pm Spoleto Chamber Music Series
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Herbie Hancock, jazz giant

28.Thursday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Strings Plus One”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Manfred Honeck, conductor; Paul Lewis, piano; ALL MOZART: Overture to La clemenza di Tito, K.621; Exsultate, jubilate, K.165; Piano Concerto No.27, K.595; Laudamus te from Mass in c-minor; Vorrei spiegarvi, oh Dio!, K.418; Symphony No.35, K.385, Haffner; Symphony No.39, K.543
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Scott Hesse, guitar

29.Friday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Strings Plus One”
8:00pm The New York Philharmonic
Leonard Bernstein, Pierre Monteux, Alan Gilbert, conductors; Philippe Entremont, piano; BARTÓK: Piano Concerto No.3; WILLIAM GRANT STILL: Old California; TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No.6, Pathetique
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Geof Bradfield, woodwinds/bandleader

30.Saturday
12:00pm The Metropolitan Opera
WAGNER: Die Walküre – Phillipe Jordan, conductor; with Christine Goerke, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Jamie Barton, Stuart Skelton, Greer Grimsley, and Günther Groissböck

31.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“David Briggs in Concert” - The talented British recitalist presents a program of transcriptions, plus and improvisation, at Verizon Hall in Philadelphia.
1:00pm Grand Rapids Symphony
Marcelo Lehninger, conductor; Grand Rapids Symphony Chorus, Pearl Shangkuan, director; Martha Guth, soprano; Susan Platts, mezzo-soprano; John Matthew Myers, tenor; Dashon Burton, bass-baritone; IVES: The Unanswered Question; SCHUBERT: Symphony No.8, Unfinished; MOZART: Mass in c-minor
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra; Christian Zacharias, piano; BACEWICA: Concerto for Strings; HAYDN: Symphony No.82, The Bear; CHOPIN: Piano Concerto No.2