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January 2020

1.Wednesday
11:00am New Years Day from Vienna
The Vienna Philharmonic and conductor Christian Thielemann present the ever popular annual New Year's Day concert from the Golden Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna. You'll hear your favorite waltzes, polkas and more -- a festive way to start off the New Year.
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Some of My Best Friends Are Virtuosi”
8:00pm Pittsburgh Symphony
Manfred Honeck, conductor; Narek Hakhnazaryan, cello; KHACHATURIAN: Concerto-Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra; STRAUSS: Waltzes and Polkas
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
WFMT Jazz Network

2.Thursday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Some of My Best Friends Are Virtuosi”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Matthew Halls, conductor; Amanda Forsythe, soprano; Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano; Nicholas Phan, tenor; Joshua Hopkins, baritone; Chicago Symphony Chorus; Duain Wolfe, director; HANDEL: Messiah
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Diva Jazz Orchestra

3.Friday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Some of My Best Friends Are Virtuosi”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
“An Evening with Danny Kaye”
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Nicki Parrott, bass/voice

4.Saturday
1:00pm The Metropolitan Opera
R.STRAUSS: Der Rosenkavalier – Sir Simon Rattle, conductor; with Camilla Nylund, Magdalena Kožená, Golda Schultz, Katharine Goeldner, Matthew Polenzani, Thomas Ebenstein, Markus Eiche, and Günther Groissböck

5.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“The Organist’s Yearbook” - Our traditional summing-up of some of the previvous year’s happenings in the world of the King of Instruments
1:00pm San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, condcutor; Emanuel Ax, piano; BEETHOVEN: Leonore Overture No.3, Op.72a; MOZART: Piano Concerto No.14, K.449; SCHOENBERG: Piano Concerto, Op.42; R.STRAUSS: Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op.28
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

6.Monday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Beethoven and the Piano” - Beethoven and the Piano – 200 years after the composition of Beethoven’s five Piano Concertos, they’re still the giants of the piano world. Join us for a concerto a day, plus some of his more intimate works for the instrument. Leon Fleisher, Murray Perahia, and Martha Argerich are a few of the prominent pianist that we will hear from this week.
8:00pm Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
“Music of the Enlightenment I”
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Kat Gang, vocalist

7.Tuesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Beethoven and the Piano”
8:00pm Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra On Stage
Edo de Waart, conductor; MAHLER: Symphony No.9 in D
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Steve Kuhn, piano

8.Wednesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Beethoven and the Piano”
8:00pm Pittsburgh Symphony
Emmanuel Krivine, conductor; BRAHMS: Variations on a Theme by Haydn; BLACHER: Orchestral Variations on a Theme of Niccolo Paganini; TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No.5
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Allison Miller, drums

9.Thursday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Beethoven and the Piano”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
David Afkham, conductor; Emanuel Ax, piano; BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No.1, Op.15; SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No.10, Op.93
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
The Fat Babies

10.Friday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Beethoven and the Piano”
8:00pm The New York Philharmonic
Pierre Boulez, Leonard Bernstein, conductor; Donald McInnes, viola; Camerata Singers; Walter Rosenberger, xylophone; BRITTEN: Suite on English Folk Tunes, Op.90, “A Time There Was…”; SCHUMAN: Concerto on Old English Rounds; BARTÓK: The Wooden Prince, Sz. 60
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Benny Golson, tenor saxophone

11.Saturday
1:00pm The Metropolitan Opera
BERG: Wozzeck – Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor; with Elza van den Heever, Tamara Mumford, Christopher Ventris, Gerhard Siegel, Andrew Staples, Peter Mattei, and Christian Van Horn

12.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Alsacian Adventure” - A preview of some incredible instruments to be visited during the upcoming Spring Pipedreams Tour
1:00pm San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Behzod Abduraimov, piano; WUORINEN: Sudden Changes (SFS Commission, world premiere); PROKOFIEV: Piano Concerto No.3, Op.26; COPLAND: Symphony No.3
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra; Maureen Nelson, violin; DVOŘÁK: Romance; WALTON: Sonata; MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No.4

13.Monday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“André Previn: German born American composer, conductor, and pianist (1929-2019)” - By age 20, Andre Previn was successfully composing for Hollywood and playing the piano in Jazz clubs. Soon after winning one of his many Academy Awards, for “My Fair Lady”, Previn released a highly acclaimed jazz album based on the popular songs from this Oscar winning movie. In the 1960s, at the top of his jazz and film composing career, he transformed his profession to include classical music. Previn is known for his open approach to blending the musical worlds of classical, pop, film, theater, and jazz. This week we will listen to recordings from his long career with the London Symphony, hear his brilliant piano playing, his film scores, and sample an aria or two from one of his operas.
8:00pm Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
“For Three”
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
WFMT Jazz Network

14.Tuesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“André Previn”
8:00pm Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra On Stage
Jeffrey Kahane, piano, conductor; Todd Levy, clarinet; MOZART: Concerto No.14 for Piano & Orchestra, K.449; SCHUBERT: Symphony No.7, D.759, Unfinished; MOZART: Clarinet Concerto in A, K.622; R.STRAUSS: Overture to Die Fledermaus
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
WFMT Jazz Network

15.Wednesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“André Previn”
8:00pm Pittsburgh Symphony
Osmo Vanska, conductor; Augustine Hadelich, violin; NIELSEN: Helios Overture; MOZART: Violin Concerto No.2; ADES: Violin Concerto, Concentric Paths; SIBELIUS: Symphony No.3
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Emmet Cohen, piano

16.Thursday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“André Previn”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Riccardo Muti, conductor; Vittoria Yeo, soprano; Daniela Barcellona, mezzo-soprano; Piotr Beczala, tenor; Dmitry Belosselskiy, bass; Chicago Symphony Chorus; Duain Wolfe, director; VERDI: Messa da Requiem
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Tony Bennett, voice

17.Friday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“André Previn”
8:00 New York Philharmonic
Jaap van Zweden, conductor; PROKOFIEV: Selections from Romeo and Juliet; TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No.5
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Steve Kahn, guitar

18.Saturday
1:00pm The Metropolitan Opera
VERDI: La Traviata – Karel Mark Chichon, conudctor; with Aleksandra Kurzak, Dmytro Popov, and Quinn Kelsey

19.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“The Marvels of Mexico” - We delight in the historic sounds of modest and monumental instruments in Mexico City and Oaxaca province.
1:00pm San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Gil Shaham, violin; BERG: Violin Concerto; MAHLER: Symphony No.5
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

20.Monday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Claude Debussy” - Claude Debussy, who once said he learned more from poets and painters than from the music conservatory, is considered the figurehead of Impressionist music (though he would vehemently argue against it). Influenced by Bach's arabesques and the romantic Chopin, the Frenchman made his mark in music with his otherworldly compositions, beginning with "Danse Bohemienne". While we listen to his compositions Bill reflects on Debussy's peculiar upbringing, studies in the Paris conservatory, and his Prix de Rome win.
8:00pm Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
“Chromatic Passages”
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Art Pepper, alto saxophone

21.Tuesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Romantic Sonorities”
8:00pm Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra On Stage
Matthias Pintscher, condcutor; Javier Perianes, piano; MATTHIAS PINTSCHER: toward Osiris; DEBUSSY: La mer; SAINT-SAËNS: Piano Concerto No.5, Op.103, Egyptian; SCRIABIN: The Poem of Ecstasy, Op.54
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Chet Baker, trumpet

22.Wednesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Claude Debussy”
8:00pm Pittsburgh Symphony
Manfred Honeck, conductor; Michael Rusinek, clarinet; Nancy Goeres, bassoon; Christina Landshamer, sopano; Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano; Werner Gura, tenor; Shenyang, bass-baritone; Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh; Matthew Mehaffey, director; LESHNOFF: Double Concerto for Clarinet and Bassoon; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.9, Choral
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Paul Desmond, alto saxophone

23.Thursday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Claude Debussy”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Susanna Mälkki, conductor; Branford Marsalis, saxophone; BIZET: Symphony in C; FAURÉ: Pavane for Soprano Saxophone; WILLIAMS: Escapades for Alto Saxophone from Catch Me If You Can; M.WAGNER: Proceed, Moon; DEBUSSY: Ibéria from Images for Orchestra
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
George Shearing, piano

24.Friday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Claude Debussy”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Jaap van Zweden, conductor; Katarina Karnéus, soprano; Nina Stemme, soprano; Johannes Martin Kränzle, baritone; SCHOENBERG: Erwartung; BARTÓK: Bluebeard’s Castle
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Stan Kenton, piano/bandleader

25.Saturday
1:00pm The Metropolitan Opera
PUCCINI: La Boheme – Marco Armeiliato, conductor; with Ailyn Pérez, Olga Kulchynska, Matthew Polenzani, David Bizic, Andrei Zhilikovsky, Jongmin Park, and Arthur Woodley

26.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Longwood’s Legacy” - Prize winners Sebastian Heindl, Bryan Anderson and Colin MacKnight perform at the 2019 Longwood International Organ Competition.
1:00pm San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Daniil Trifonov, piano; SIBELIUS: Symphony No.6, Op.104; SIBELIUS: Symphony No.7, Op.105; RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No.3, Op.30
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Los Angeles Philharmonic; Michael Barenboim, violin; MOZART: Symphony No.41, Jupiter; MOZART: Violin Concerto No.1; ADES: Inferno (World Premiere)

27.Monday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Haydn and Mozart Quartets” - Mozart's six "Haydn" Quartets were dedicated and lovingly handed to Joseph Haydn, like a father entrusting his sons to a friend to protect and guide them. When Haydn first started composing for the string quartet, the first violinist was the star, actually standing in front of the other three players. Ninety-nine Haydn string quartets later, the form had evolved into four equal voices. Bill will share with us the brief time in history when Mozart and Haydn enjoyed each other’s company, playing and composing string quartets together.
8:00pm Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
“Bach”
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Bobby Hutcherson, vibes

28.Tuesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Haydn and Mozart Quartets”
8:00pm Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra On Stage
Francesco Lecce-Chong, conductor; Sarah Shafer, soprano; Derrek Stark, tenor; Hugh Russell, baritone; Milwaukee Symphony Chorus, Cheryl Frazes Hill, director; Milwaukee Children’s Choir, Lynn Swanson, director; ADAMS: Doctor Atomic Symphony; ORFF: Carmina burana
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Herbie Hancock, keyboards

29.Wednesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Haydn and Mozart Quartets”
8:00pm Pittsburgh Symphony
Manfred Honeck, conductor; Igor Levit, piano; MOZART: Piano Concerto No.21; STRAUSS: An Alpine Symphony
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Jeanne Lee, voice

30.Thursday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Haydn and Mozart Quartets”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Juraj Valčuha, conductor; Christian Tetzlaff, violin; HAYDN: Symphony No.85, The Queen; SZYMANOWSKI: Violin Concerto No.1, Op.35; J.STRAUSS, Jr; Emperor Waltz, Op.437; R. STRAUSS: Suite from Der Rosenkavalier
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Roy Eldridge, trumpet

31.Friday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Haydn and Mozart Quartets”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Jaap van Zweden, conductor; Augustin Hadelich, violin; SIBELIUS: Violin Concerto in d-minor, Op.47; BERLIOZ: Symphonie fantastique, Op.14
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Erroll Garner, piano