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October Program Guide

October 2021

1.Friday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Franz Schubert and the Friends He Never Got to Meet, Part 2”
8:00 New York Philharmonic
Jaap van Zweden, conductor; Sheryl Staples, violin; Cynthia Phelps, viola; MOZART: Sinfonia concertante, K.364/320d; SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No.8
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Charlie Rouse, tenor

3.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Chorals” - With and without hymn-tune themes, numerous composers, following the lead of the celebrated César Franck, wrote solo organ music titled ‘choral’.
1:00pm West Michigan Symphony
Join us for the 5 Sundays of October when we bring you the Masterworks concerts of the 2020-21 season
Scott Speck, conductor; Alicia Gregorian-Sawyers, cello; GRIEG: Holberg Suite; RACHMANINOFF: Vocalise; TCHAIKOVSKY: Serenade for Strings
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Last Night of the 2021 BBC Proms! BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sakari Oramo, conductor; Stuart Sketon, tenor; Ksenija Sidorova, accordion
10:00pm Night Lights

4.Monday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Samuel Barber (1910-1981)” - Samuel Barber was only 28 years old when Arturo Toscanini premiered his Adagio for Strings in 1938 with the NBC Symphony Orchestra. He was an overnight success and became the most performed composer in the United States: His music is mostly unaffected by the modern tendencies of his time – he was out of step during the first half of the 20th century. Samuel Barber was as much a cosmopolitan as a romantic lyricist, and his writing unmistakably has its fixed stars: Bach, Brahms, and Fauré. We’ll explore his world, life, and music in this week’s program and finally face the inevitable question: A huge success at such a young age – a blessing or a curse?
8:00pm Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
“The Royals”
9:00pm Millenium of Music
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Joel Frahm, saxophones

5.Tuesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Samuel Barber”
8:00pm SymponyCast
SymphonyCast begins airing Tuesday nights at 8:00 along with Sundays at 3:00!
Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vanska, conductor; Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano; WALKER: Adagio from String Quartet No.1; RAVEL: Piano Concerto in G; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.4
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Horace Silver, piano/composer/bandleader

6.Wednesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Samuel Barber”
8:00pm Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor; Martin Chalifour, violin, Robert DeMaine, cello, Joanne Pearce Martin, piano; SALONEN: LA Variations; BEETHOVEN: Triple Concerto
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Kamasi Washington, saxophones

7.Thursday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Samuel Barber”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony Orchestra
“Celebrating Margaret Hillis's Centennial” - BACH: Wir setzen uns mit Tränen nieder from Saint Matthew Passion, BWV244 (Chicago Symphony Chorus; Margaret Hillis, director; Sir Georg Solti, conductor); BARTÓK: Cantata profana (John Aler, tenor; John Tomlinson, bass; Chicago Symphony Chorus; Margaret Hillis, director; Pierre Boulez, conductor); VERDI: Messa da Requiem (Leontyne Price, soprano; Janet Baker, mezzo-soprano; Veriano Luchetti, tenor; José van Dam, bass-baritone; Chicago Symphony Chorus; Margaret Hillis, director; Sir Georg Solti, conductor)
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Stacey Kent, voice

8.Friday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Samuel Barber”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Jaap van Zweden, conductor; Hilary Hahn, violin; WAGENAAR: Cyrano de Bergerac Overture; KORNGOLD: Violin Concerto; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.7
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Matthew Whitaker, piano

10.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“From the Canadian International Organ Competition” -  Highlights from the 2017 event, recorded at Notre-Dame Basilica and the Maison Symphonique in Montreal.
1:00pm West Michigan Symphony
Scott Speck, conductor; Claire Huangci, piano; BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No.3; BOULOGNE: Symphony, Op.11 (mvt. 1); BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No.5, Emperor
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vanska, conductor; Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano; WALKER: Adagio from String Quartet No.1; RAVEL: Piano Concerto in G; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.4
10:00pm Night Lights

11.Monday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“It Takes Two to Tango” - Bill starts by sharing tunes with two musical lines, where one line goes up while the other goes down to create a counter melody, to complex sonatas like Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata for violin and piano. EM will feature remarkable performances of musicians working in tandem playing Bach, Beethoven, and Mozart. We’ll also savor the great love duets of Verdi, Puccini, and Wagner. Oh, don’t miss the meowing cat duets of Rossini and Ravel.
8:00pm Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
“Quartet Evolution 1”
9:00pm Millenium of Music
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Keith Hall, drums

12.Tuesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“It Takes Two to Tango”
8:00pm SymponyCast
Geneva Chamber Orchestra, Marzena Diakun, conductor; Gautier Capucon, cello; PACHULSKI: Suite for Orchestra Op.13; HAYDN: Cello Concerto No.1 in C; HAYDN: Symphony No.83; SAINT-SAENS: Cello Concerto No.1
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
John Hebert, bass

13.Wednesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“It Takes Two to Tango”
8:00pm Pittsburgh Symphony
(new season) Manfred Honeck, conductor; Lang Lang, piano; Maxim Lando, piano; SMETANA: “Dance of the Comedians” and Polka from The Bartered Bride; ADAMS: The Chairman Dances; CHABRIER: Espana; SHOSTAKOVICH: Suite for Variety Orchestra, No.1; SAINT-SAENS: Aquarium, from The Carnival of the Animals; BERNSTEIN: America from West Side Story; GERSHWIN: Rhapsody in Blue
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Andrew Rathbun, saxophones

14.Thursday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“It Takes Two to Tango”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Pablo Sáinz-Villegas, guitar; GINASTERA: Four Dances from Estancia; RODRIGO: Concierto de Aranjuez; TÁRREGA: Gran jota; CHABRIER: España; PIAZZOLLA: Sinfonía Buenos Aires, Op.15;
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Rodney Whitaker, bass

15.Friday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“It Takes Two to Tango”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
BERG: Lyric Suite (Pierre Boulez, conductor); BERG: Violin Concerto (Pinchas Zuckerman, violin; Christoph Eschenbach, conductor); BERG: Wozzeck, Act III (Mack Harrell, baritone; Eileen Farrell, soprano; Dimitri Mitropoulos, conductor); JANACEK: Glagolitic Mass (Helga Plarczyk, soprano; Janis Martin, contralto; Nicolai Gedda, tenor; George Gaynes, bass; Leonard Raven, organ; Westminster Choir; Leonard Bernstein, conductor)
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Arturo O’Farrill’s Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble

16.Saturday

17.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“More Fantasy Pieces” - In which composers and performers let their imaginations run free.
1:00pm West Michigan Symphony
Scott Speck, conductor; Tessa Lark, violin; STILL: Out of the Silence; COPLAND: John Henry; TORKE: Sky (commissioned by Tessa Lark); COPLAND: Appalachian Spring
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Geneva Chamber Orchestra, Marzena Diakun, conductor; Gautier Capucon, cello; PACHULSKI: Suite for Orchestra Op.13; HAYDN: Cello Concerto No.1 in C; HAYDN: Symphony No.83; SAINT-SAENS: Cello Concerto No.1
10:00pm Night Lights

18.Monday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“American Masters 5” - The American Masters series examines composers who forged our Nationalist identity in the 20th century, and who continue to energize and influence classical music today. While we have had other series dedicated to Aaron Copland, Samuel Barber, and Duke Ellington, American Masters is our opportunity to spend time with a more diverse collection of composers. This fifth installment of the series focuses on composers born in the years before the First World War, musical trailblazers, such as Mary Howe, Henry Brant, Lukas Foss, and Robert Russell Bennett. Bill ends this week with Ned Rorem who was born in 1923.
8:00pm Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
“Quartet Evolution 2”
9:00pm Millenium of Music
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Clovis Nicolas, bass

19.Tuesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“American Masters 5”
8:00pm SymponyCast
Houston Symphony Orchestra, Fabien Gabel, conductor; Karen Gomyo, violin; HERMANN: Vertigo Overture; TCHAIKOVSKY: Violin Concerto; TCHAIKOVSKY: The Tempest, Fantasy Overture; KORNGOLD/P.RUSS: Suite from The Sea Hawk
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Benny Benack III, trumpet/voice

20.Wednesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“American Masters 5”
8:00pm Pittsburgh Symphony
Manfred Honeck, conductor; Benjamin Grosvenor, piano; PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 5; BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No.2; JANACEK: Sinfonietta
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Alex Sipiagin, trumpet

21.Thursday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“American Masters 5”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Marin Alsop, conductor; Daniil Trifonov, piano; MANTOVANI: Threnos; (world premiere, CSO commission); PROKOFIEV: Piano Concerto No.3, Op.26; BACH/RACHMANINOV: Gigue from Violin Partita in E Major, BWV1006; BRIDGE: Lament; COPLAND: Symphony No.3
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Thomas Marriott, trumpet

22.Friday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“American Masters 5”
8:00 New York Philharmonic
RACHMANINOV: The Isle of the Dead (Kurt Masur, conductor); RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No.3 (Vladimir Horowitz, piano; Eugene Ormandy, conductor); RACHMANINOV: Symphony No.2, II. Allegro molto (Artur Rodzinski, conductor) RESPIGHI: Feste Romana (Giuseppe Sinopoli, conductor)
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Graham Dector, guitar

23.Saturday

24.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Always Amazing Bach” - In his youth or maturity, in simple or complex contexts, Bach never ceases to astound.
1:00pm West Michigan Symphony
Scott Speck, conductor; Aldo López-Gavilán, piano; PIAZZOLLA: Tangazzo; LÓPEZ-GAVILÁN: Emporium; MARQUEZ: Danzon No.4
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Houston Symphony Orchestra, Fabien Gabel, conductor; Karen Gomyo, violin; HERMANN: Vertigo Overture; TCHAIKOVSKY: Violin Concerto; TCHAIKOVSKY: The Tempest, Fantasy Overture; KORNGOLD/P.RUSS: Suite from The Sea Hawk
10:00pm Night Lights

25.Monday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Robert Schumann (1810-1856)” - This week is a biography of the passionate life of one of Germany’s early romantics. Married to composer/pianist Clara Wieck, and a friend to Johannes Brahms, and Joseph Joachim, Schumann was at the heart of the German Romantic intellectual movement in the mid-19th century. He struggled with his mental health and was an imaginative composer, pianist, and music critic.
8:00pm Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
“Modern Voices 1”
9:00pm Millenium of Music
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Aaron Parks, piano/keyboards

26.Tuesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Robert Schumann”
8:00pm SymponyCast
Buffalo Philharmonic, Jo Ann Falletta, conductor; Tessa Lark, violin; Nikki Chooi, violin; VIVALDI: The Four Seasons; PIAZZOLLA: The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Howard Alden, guitar

27.Wednesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Robert Schumann”
8:00pm Pittsburgh Symphony
Christoph Konig, conductor; Yulianna Avdeeva, piano; MUSSORGSKY: Scherzo; CHOPIN: Piano Concerto No.2; RACHMANINOFF: Symphony No. 2
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Lucian Ban, piano

28.Thursday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Robert Schumann”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Pierre Boulez, conductor; Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano; HAYDN: Symphony No.103, Drum Roll; LIGETI: Piano Concerto; BARTÓK: The Miraculous Mandarin, Op.19
10:00pm Jazz From Blue Lake
Chico O’Farrill, composer/arranger

29.Friday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Robert Schumann”
8:00 New York Philharmonic
Concerti for Diverse Instruments
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
WFMT Jazz Network

30.Saturday
7:00 Jazz a la Carte
10:00am Radio Deluxe
12:00pm Saturday Classics
6:00 American Routes

31.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“From Here and There” - A ‘host’s choice’ potpourri of unusual and arresting recordings sure to capture you attention.
1:00pm West Michigan Symphony
Scott Speck conductor; MENDELSSOHN: Hebrides Overture; McCARTNEY: Spiral; MOZART: Symphony No.41, Jupiter
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Buffalo Philharmonic, Jo Ann Falletta, conductor; Tessa Lark, violin; Nikki Chooi, violin; VIVALDI: The Four Seasons; PIAZZOLLA: The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
10:00pm Night Lights