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November 2018

1.Thursday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Demons, Spooks, and Other Things That Go Bump In The Night”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Riccardo Muti, conductor; Mitsuko Uchida, piano; Alison Wahl, soprano; Women of the Chicago Symphony Chorus; Duain Wolfe, director; MUSSORGSKY/RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: A Night on Bald Mountain; BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No.3, Op.37; LISZT: A Symphony to Dante's Divine Comedy
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Lou Donaldson, alto saxophone

2.Friday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Demons, Spooks, and Other Things That Go Bump In The Night”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
HINDEMITH: Violin Concerto (Charles Rex, violin; Zubin Mehta, conductor); BEETHOVEN: Triple Concerto (Leonard Bernstein, piano; John Corigliano, violin; Laszlo Varga, cello); CORIGLIANO: Clarinet Concerto (Stanley Drucker, clarinet; Zubin Mehta, conductor); VIVALDI/CASELLA: Concerto for Diverse Instruments in C (John Corigliano Sr., violin; Giovanni Vicari, mandolin; Carlo de Filippos, mandolin; John Wummer, flute)
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Benny Green, piano

3.Saturday
1:00pm LA Opera On Air
BRIGHT SHENG: Dream of the Red Chamber – George Manahan, conductor; with Yijie Shi, Purem Jo, Irene Roberts, Hyona Kim, and Karen Chia-Ling Ho

4.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Celebrating Couperin” - Commemorating the 350th anniversary of the birth of one of the foremost French Baroque composers, François Couperin le Grande (1668-1733).
1:00pm West Michigan Symphony
Scott Speck, conductor; Vadim Guzman, violin; WINTORY: The Fermi Paradox; BRAHMS: Violin Concerto Op.77; TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No.4, Op.36
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Louis Langrée, conductor; Karen Gomyo, violin; JALBERT: world premiere; PROKOFIEV: Violin Concerto No.1; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.4

5.Monday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“I Hear America Singing” - Walt Whitman taught Americans how to hear their country sing in his 1860 poem. Composer Aaron Copland took up Whitman’s call and fashioned his Lincoln Portrait as part of an expressive musical landscape of the country in the early 20th century. Bill reveals the extraordinary American-ness captured in this music — and in election speeches incorporated into operas such as Douglas Moore’s Ballad of Baby Doe — then through the music of Ives, Barber, Ellington, Gershwin, and Mark O’Connor.
8:00pm Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
“Viennese Masters”
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
J.J. & K (J.J. Johnson and Kai Winding), trombones

6.Tuesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“I Hear America Singing”
8:00pm Milwaukee Symphony
Edo de Waart, conductor; Sasha Cooke, mezzo soprano; Milwaukee Symphony Women's Chorus, Robert Harris, acting chorus director; Voices of Eterna, Milwaukee Children’s Choir, Marco Melendez, artistic director & conductor; MAHLER Symphony No.3 (1906 revision)
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Stephon Harris, vibes

7.Wednesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“I Hear America Singing”
8:00pm San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor;
Alexander Barantschik, violin; Jonathan Vinocour, viola; SAMUEL CARL ADAMS: Radial Play; MOZART: Sinfonia concertante for Violin and Viola, K.364; BARTÓK: Concerto for Orchestra; DEBUSSY: Nocturnes
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Cecile McLorin Salvant, voice

8.Thursday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“I Hear America Singing”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor; John Malkovich, narrator; WALKER: Lyric for Strings; COPLAND: Lincoln Portrait; DVOŘÁK: Symphony No.9, Op.95, From the New World; MUSSORGSKY/RAVEL: Pictures at an Exhibition
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Cyrille Aimee, voice

9.Friday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“I Hear America Singing”
8:00pm The New York Philharmonic
BERLIOZ: Nuits d’ete (Ian Bostridge, tenor; Sir Colin Davis, conductor); DEBUSSY: Prelude a l’apresmidi d’un faun (Jean Baxtress, flute; Kurt Masur, conductor); RAVEL: Valses nobles et sentimentales (Pierre Boulez, conductor); BERLIOZ: Harold in Italy (William Lincer, viola; Leonard Bernstein, conductor)
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Oscar Peterson, piano

10.Saturday
1:00pm San Francisco Opera
GORDON GETTY: Usher House – Lawrence Foster, conductor; with Brian Mulligan, Jason Bridges, Jacqueline Piccolino, Jamielyn Duggan, and Anthony Reed

11.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“To End All Wars (I)” - Music in time of war, in reflection on war, and commemorating the centenary of the November 11, 1918 Armistice.
1:00pm Pittsburgh Symphony
(new season) Robert Spano, conductor; Craig Knox, tuba; DEBUSSY: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun; HIGDON: Tuba Concerto; BERLIOZ: Symphonie fantastique
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel, conductor; MESSIAEN: Un Souirire; WEINBERG: Violin Concerto; MAHLER: Symphony No.4

12.Monday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Music in Time of War” - This week we explore works inspired by, reacting to, or written in protest of war. Bill opens with Mass in Time of War by Joseph Haydn, an oddly cheery mass that Haydn wrote in the hopes that it would convince God to stop Napoleon’s advance into Austria. Beethoven, fascinated by military maneuvers, used music to create a scene of battle in which the British and French are represented by a leitmotif from their respective countries. We continue with patriotism and the pain of war expressed by Russian composers Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich, and end in England and America with Britten’s War Requiem, and Roy Harris’s “When Johnny Comes Marching Home.”
8:00pm Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
“Inspired by Classical”
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Buck Clayton, trumpet

13.Tuesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Music in Time of War”
8:00pm Milwaukee Symphony
(new season) Cristian Măcelaru, conductor; BERNSTEIN: Overture to Candide; Anna CLYNE: Masquerade; Jake HEGGIE: Suite from Moby Dick; BEETHOVEN Symphony No.7, Op.92
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Antonio Sanchez, drums

14.Wednesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Music in Time of War”
8:00pm San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, MAHLER: Symphony No.9; DEBUSSY: La Mer
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Cameron Graves, piano

15.Thursday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Music in Time of War”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Frederick Stock, Claudio Abbado, Riccardo Muti, Sir Georg Solti, conductors; Maurizio Pollini, piano; Arthur Schnabel, piano; MENDELSSOHN: Wedding March from A Midsummer Night's Dream; BARTÓK: Piano Concerto No.2; STRAVINSKY: Symphony in C; PROKOFIEV: Selections from Romeo and Juliet; BEETHOVEN: Concerto for Piano No.5, Op.73, Emperor
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Kevin Eubanks, guitar

16.Friday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Music in Time of War”
8:00pm The New York Philharmonic
Bramwell Tovey, conductor; Joyce Yang, piano; Virginie Verrez, mezzo‐soprano; MASSENET: Le Cid, Selections; FALLA: Nights in the Gardens of Spain; FALLA: The ThreeCornered Hat
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
W.C. Handy, composer

17.Saturday
1:00pm San Francisco Opera
ROSSINI: Semiramide – Anthony Barrese, conductor; with Lindsay Ohse, Aleksandra Romano, Daniel Mobbs, Timothy Augustin, and Harold Wilson

18.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“To End All Wars (II)” - More music in commemoration of the centenary of the November 11, 1918 Armistice.
1:00pm Pittsbugh Symphony
Sir Mark Elder, conductor; Anne Martindale Williams, cello; ELGAR: Symphony No.1; TCHAIKOVSKY: Variations on a Rococo Theme; STRAUSS: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Oregon Symphony, Carlos Kalmar, conductor; Natasha Paremski, piano; STRAVINSKY: Fireworks; SHOENFIELD: Four Parables for Piano and Orchestra; HOLST: The Planets

19.Monday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Martha Graham and her Music” - Martha Graham changed the way we think about dance, as much as Igor Stravinsky did with music, and Pablo Picasso with his paintings and sculpture.  Her choreography was born out of a close relationship to fresh-off-the-page music: she commissioned ballets from American composers Samuel Barber, Aaron Copland, and Louis Horst— whose music would be all but forgotten if it were not for archival films of Graham’s early dances like her 1931 Primitive Mysteries. She lived a long, passionate life and her ashes are scattered across the Sangre de Cristo mountain range above Santa Fe, New Mexico. There they mingle with the memories of so many artists from her generation.
8:00pm Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
“French Harp Explored”
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Teddy Wilson, piano

20.Tuesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Martha Graham and her Music”
8:00pm Milwaukee Symphony
Edo de Waart, conductor; Katherine Young Steele, oboe; Catherine Chen, bassoon; Ilana Setapen, violin; Susan Babini, cello; IVES: The Unanswered Question; HAYDN: Sinfonia concertante in B-flat; MOZART: Symphony No.39, K.543
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Miles Davis, trumpet

21.Wednesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Martha Graham and her Music”
8:00pm San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Emanuel Ax, piano; MAHLER: Blumine; BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No.3, Op.37; COPLAND: Music from the film Our Town; DEBUSSY: La Plus que lente; DELIUS: On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring; SIBELIUS: Valse triste; RACHMANINOFF: “Vocalise” Op.34/14; DELIBES: “Cortège of Bacchus” from Sylvia
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Coleman Hawkins, tenor saxophone

22.Thursday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Martha Graham and her Music”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Brenard Haitink, conductor; Till Fellner, piano; MOZART: Piano Concerto No.22, K.482; R.STRAUSS: An Alpine Symphony, Op.64; WEBERN: Im Sommerwind
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
WFMT Jazz Network

23.Friday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Martha Graham and her Music”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
BRAHMS: Symphony No.4 (Kurt Masur, conductor); SCHOENBERG: Gurrelieder Song of the Wood Dove (Florence Quivar, mezzo‐soprano; Zubin Mehta, conductor); SCHOENBERG: Verklarte Nacht (Pierre Boulez, conductor); BRAHMS: St. Antoni Variations (Lorin Maazel, conductor)
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
WFMT Jazz Network

24.Saturday
1:00pm San Francisco Opera
ROSSINI: William Tell – Anthony Barrese, conductor; with Sean Anderson, Claudia Chapa, Sharin Apostolou, Caroline Worra, Matthew Vickers, and Justin Hopkins

25.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Poland’s Pride (I)” - Guest Andrzej Szadejko introduces historic instruments in celebration of the centenary of the restoration of Poland’s sovereign independence (11/11/1918).
1:00pm Pittsburgh Symphony
Voyage at Sea Gala, Manfred Honeck, conductor
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Nashville Symphony, Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Gil Shaham, violin; BRAHMS: Tragic Overture; TCHAIKOVSKY: Violin Concerto in D; DVORAK: Symphony No.7

26.Monday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Gabriel Fauré” - Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924) was the vanguard composer of his generation in France. Devoting a series to him comes from a listener suggestion. Bill feels Fauré’s early prowess places him in the prodigy category with Mendelssohn and Mozart. As proof, Bill begins the week with “Le papillon et la fleur” (The butterfly and the flower) and “Mai”, both written when Fauré was 16. Bill then offers some examples that display Fauré’s mastery of short pieces, and explains Fauré’s many harmonic and melodic innovations, as in his famous Requiem.
8:00pm Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
“In the Key of B-flat”
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Hoagy Carmichael, pianist/vocalist/composer

27.Tuesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Gabriel Fauré”
8:00pm Milwaukee Symphony
Karina Canellakis, Michael Francis, conductors; Joyce Yang, piano; TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No.5, Op.64; Nico MUHLY: Mixed Messages; BERNSTEIN: The Age of Anxiety, Symphony No.2
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Luciana Souza, voice

28.Wednesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Gabriel Fauré”
8:00pm San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, Alexander Barantschik, violin; BEETHOVEN: Romance in G for Violin and Orchestra, Op.40; BEETHOVEN: Romance in F for Violin and Orchestra, Op.50; BATES: The B-Sides (San Francisco Symphony commission); BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.7, Op.93
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Gigi Gryce, alto saxophone/composer

29.Thursday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Gabriel Fauré”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor; Yvonne Minton, mezzo-soprano; ALL MAHLER: Symphony No.9; Songs of a Wayfarer
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Ed Bickert, guitar

30.Friday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Gabriel Fauré”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, conductor; Frank Peter Zimmerman, violin; LINDBERG: EXPO; BRAHMS: Violin Concerto; BERLIOZ: Sinfonie fantastique, Op.14
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Hendrik Meurkens, harmonica