July 2015 Listener Guide

1.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Maestro, Part 1” - The first week in a series highlighting American conductors who shaped American music-making in the mid-20th century.
8:00pm San Francisco Symphony
Jaap van Zweden, conductor; Simone Lamsma, violin; MOZART: Overture from The Abduction from the Seraglio, K.384; SIBELIUS: Violin Concerto in d-minor, Op.47; TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No.4, Op.36
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Terrence Brewer, guitar

2.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Maestro, Part 1”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Charles Dutoit, conductor; John Sharp, cello; Charles Pikler, viola; Nikolai Lugansky, piano; HAYDN: Symphony No.85, La Reine; R. STRAUSS: Don Quixote; RACHMANINOV: Piano Concerto No.3, Op.30
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Ahmad Jamal, piano

3.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Maestro, Part 1”
7:30pm Live From Blue Lake
The 50th anniversary season of broadcasts from Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp begins with pianist Ralph Votapek in Music of Beethoven, Chopin and Earl Wild
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Bramwell Tovey, Tracy Dahl, vocalist; The Hellcats and Jazz Knights from the West Point Band; Lt. Col. Jim Keene, commander/conductor; A Holiday Celebration for the 4th of July
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Johnny Hartman, voice

4.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Pianist Dwike Mitchell (1930 – 2013) joined bassist and French horn soloist Willie Ruff in 1955 to form the Mitchell-Ruff duo, which created a stir in New York nightclubs and across the globe as they gained recognition for their elegant sound. On this 1990 Piano Jazz, Mitchell demonstrates his formidable technique, touch, and feeling on “Lush Life.” McPartland and Mitchell form their own duo to play “Don’t Worry About Me.”
1:00pm Lyric Opera of Chicago
GERSHWIN: Porgy and Bess – Ward Stare, conductor; with Hlengiwe Mkhwanazi, Chase Taylor, Jermaine Smith, Norman Garrett, Karen Slack and Bernard Holcomb
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
Garrison Keillor live from Macalester College in Saint Paul, with guests JD McPherson, Joe Newberry, Jearlyn and Jevetta Steele, Butch Thompson, Tjärnblom, and The Macalester College Pipe Band

5.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“American Aspirations” - Imaginative composers and performers explore the varied opportunities of the King of Instruments.
1:00pm Carnegie Hall Live!
San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Gil Shaham, violin; New York Choral Artists, Joseph Flummerfelt, director; SAMUEL ADAMS: Drift and Providence (NY Premiere); PROKOFIEV: Violin Concerto No.2; RAVEL: Daphnis et Chloé
3:00 SymphonyCast
Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel, conductor; Yefim Bronfman, piano; BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No.1; BACH/arr. WEBERN: Ricercar; BACH: Orchestral Suite No.3; BACH/STOKOWSKI: Toccata and Fugue in d
6:00pm Riverwalk Jazz
“Louis Armstrong: Memories & Reflections” - Tune in for memorable stories about Louis Armstrong from producer George Avakian, opera star Robert Merrill, former Armstrong band member Peanuts Hucko and more. Nicholas Payton and Bob Barnard join The Jim Cullum Jazz Band to play classic Armstrong tunes.
7:30pm Live From Blue Lake
The Blue Lake Festival Band, directed by Dr. Timothy Mahr

6.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Maestro, Part 2” - The second week in a series highlighting American conductors who shaped American music-making in the mid-20th century.
8:00pm SymphonyCast
Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vanska, conductor; (Historic Performance from Cuba); Frank Fernandez, piano; Cuban National Choir Coro Vocal Leo; ALL BEETHOVEN: Overture to Egmont; Choral Fantasy; Symphony No.3, Eroica
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
“The Count Meets the Duke”

7.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Maestro, Part 2”
8:00pm Pittsburgh Symphony
Manfred Honeck, conductor; Sunhae Im, soprano; Lucas Meachem, baritone; Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh; Betsy Burleigh, director; ALL MOZART: Selections from the Mass in C; Laudate Dominum from Vesperae de confessore; Allelujah from Exsultate, jubilate; Selections from the Requiem in d-minor; Highlights from The Magic Flute, The Marriage of Figaro, and Don Giovanni
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Hank Mobley, tenor saxophone

8.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Maestro, Part 2”
8:00pm San Francisco Symphony
Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, conductor; Alisa Weilerstein, cello; HAYDN: Symphony No.6, Le Matin; HAYDN: Cello Concerto No.1 in C; RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Scheherazade, Op.35
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Bob Parlocha hosts

9.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Maestro, Part 2”
7:30pm Live From Blue Lake
As part of the 50th Anniversary celebration of Blue Lake, this evening we present Chamber Music of Dr. James Niblock, who has been a part of the camp’s success since its inception. Tonight we will hear members of our faculty perform an assortment of Dr. Niblock’s chamber music compositions. www.bluelake.org
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet

10.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Maestro, Part 2”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Bramwell Tovey, Kirill Gerstein, piano; ALL TCHAIKOVSKY: Festival Coronation March; Piano Concerto No.2; Selections from Act IV of Swan Lake; 1812 Overture
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Cootie Williams, trumpet

11.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Willie Ruff is a master of the bass and the French horn, which he reveals as a singularly beautiful jazz instrument. Trained as a classical musician, he studied with Paul Hindemith at the Yale School of Music and signed as first horn with the Tel Aviv Symphony. He went on to team up with pianist Dwike Mitchell, forming the Mitchell-Ruff duo and performing worldwide. In this 1991 Piano Jazz session, Ruff plays horn on “Prelude to a Kiss” and bass on “There is No Greater Love.”
1:00pm Lyric Opera of Chicago
PUCCINI: Tosca – Dmitri Jurowski, conductor; with Richard Ollarsaba, Dale Travis, Brian Jagde, Tatiana Serjan and Evgeny Nikitin
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
The Lake Wobegon gang with a summer vacation rebroadcast
8:00pm Live From Blue Lake
The Festival Orchestra performs, led by Kevin Rhodes, in music of Brahms and Beethoven

12.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
1527 – “The Marshall Plan” - Performances by and conversation with one of today’s most dynamic organ virtuosos, Wayne Marshall.
1:00pm Carnegie Hall Live!
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Riccardo Muti, conductor; MENDELSSOHN: Meeresstille und glückliche Fährt, Op.27; DEBUSSY: La mer; SCRIABIN: Symphony No.3, Op.43, The Divine Poem
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vanska, conductor; (Historic Performance from Cuba); Frank Fernandez, piano; Cuban National Choir Coro Vocal Leo; ALL BEETHOVEN: Overture to Egmont; Choral Fantasy; Symphony No.3, Eroica
6:00pm Riverwalk Jazz
“Talking Trumpet: A Salute to Clark Terry” - Clark Terry reminisces about a remarkable career in music — and he surely had stories to tell. He talks trumpet and sits in with The Jim Cullum Jazz Band to perform some favorite numbers — including his famous "Mumbles" routine.

13.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Sounds of the City of Light” - Music in Paris from Berlioz to Debussy, from 1830 to the early 1900s.
8:00pm SymphonyCast
Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vanska, conductor; Cuban National Anthem; American National Anthem; BERNSTEIN: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story; PROKOFIEV: Romeo and Juliet Suite
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Bob Parlocha is the guest host

14.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Sounds of the City of Light”
8:00pm Pittsburgh Symphony
Nicholas McGegan, conductor; Ye-Eun Choi, violin; VIVALDI: The Four Seasons; MOZART: Chaconne from Idomeneo, Re di Creta; HAYDN: Symphony No.103
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Bob Parlocha is the guest host

15.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Sounds of the City of Light”
8:00pm San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, condctor; Julia Fischer, violin; PROKOFIEV: Violin Concerto No.1, Op.19; BERLIOZ: Symphonie fantastique, Op.14; PROKOFIEV: Selections from Cinderella
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Nina Simone, voice/piano

16.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Sounds of the City of Light”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Ingo Metzmacher, conductor; TCHAIKOVSKY: Excerpts from The Nutcracker; STRAVINSKY: Petrushka (1911 version); SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No.11, The Year 1905
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Eric Dolphy/Booker Little Live at The Five Spot

17.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Sounds of the City of Light”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Bramwell Tovey, conductor; Marc Nuccio, clarinet; COPLAND: Fanfare for the Common Man; GERSHWIN/Arr.ROSE: Strike Up the Band; COPLAND: Clarinet Concerto; GROFÉ Grand Canyon Suite
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Terence Blanchard, trumpet

18.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Rio Clemente was born Rosario Clemente in Morristown, New Jersey. Known as the “Bishop of Jazz,” he was educated at the Juilliard School of Music. His training in classical music paved the way for his vibrant career in jazz, playing with the likes of Bucky Pizzarelli, Clark Terry, Milt Jackson, and Bobby Hackett, with whom he toured. On this 2004 Piano Jazz, Clemente performs his own composition “Allegria” and joins McPartland for “All the Things You Are.”
1:00pm LA Opera
VERDI: La Traviata – James Conlon, conductor; with Nino Machaidze, Arturo Chacón-Cruz, Plácido Domingo, Peabody Southwell and Brenton Ryan
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
The Lake Wobegon gang with a summer vacation rebroadcast
8:00pm Live From Blue Lake
The North Shore Concert Band from Evanston, IL returns to camp for an evening performance, directed by Daniel J. Farris. For ticket information and our summer schedule, go to www.bluelake.org

19.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Surprise Bachs!” - Whether in recently discovered scores, unusual arrangements, or pieces forgotten in dark corners, the genius of Johann Sebastian Bach always delights
1:00pm Carnegie Hall Live!
Academy of Ancient Music, Richard Egarr, conductor and harpsichord; ALL J.S. BACH: Orchestral Suite No.4, BWV1069; Orchestral Suite No.2, BWV1067; Orchestral Suite No.1, BWV1066; Orchestral Suite No.3, BWV1068
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vanska, conductor; Cuban National Anthem; American National Anthem; BERNSTEIN: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story; PROKOFIEV: Romeo and Juliet Suite
6:00pm Riverwalk Jazz
“Empress of the Blues: The Life and Music of Bessie Smith” - New Orleans vocalist Topsy Chapman joins The Jim Cullum Jazz Band with the story of Bessie Smith, the so-called “Empress of the Blues,” who sang her way out of a childhood of crushing poverty and remains royalty in blues history.
7:30pm Live From Blue Lake
Dr. Myron Welch leads the Blue Lake Festival Band, and horn soloist Brent Shires, in music of Bruce Broughton, Thomas Knox, Serge Lancen, John Williams and more.

20.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Hit or Myth” - The gods must be crazy! This week, we’ll survey the trials and tribulations of mortals and immortals, brought to life by the likes of Berlioz, Gluck, Handel and more.
8:00pm SymphonyCast
Houston Symphony, Andrew Orozco-Estrada, conductor; Andrew Watts, piano; RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No.2; R.STRAUSS: Ein Heldenleben
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Omer Simeon, clarinet

21.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Hit or Myth”
8:00pm Pittsburgh Symphony
Manfred Honeck, conductor; MAHLER: Symphony No.9
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Sonny Clark, piano

22.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Hit or Myth”
8:00pm San Francisco Symphony
Herbert Blomstedt, condcutor; Carey Bell, clarinet; NIELSEN: Clarinet Concerto, Op.57; SCHUBERT: Symphony in C, D.944, The Great
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
The Bad Plus

23.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Hit or Myth”
7:30pm Live From Blue Lake
The Blue Lake Staff Band, directed by Myron Welch
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Steve Lacy, soprano saxophone

24.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Hit or Myth”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Bramwell Tovey, conductor; Joseph Alessi, trombone; U.S. Coast Guard Band; Capt. Kenneth W. Megan, director; Music of Copland, Sousa, Bernstein
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Kurt Elling, voice

25.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Multi-instrumentalist Corky Hale has been blazing trails since her career began. She started piano at three, harp at eight, flute at ten, and cello at twelve. In the late 1950s, she became Mel Tormé’s pianist and teamed up with Billie Holiday in Las Vegas and LA. On this Piano Jazz from 1993, Hale performs “Yesterdays” on the harp with Herb Michman joining on bass. She duets with McPartland on “Tea for Two.”
1:00pm LA Opera
PURCELL/BARTÓK: Dido and Aeneas/Bluebird’s Castle – Steven Sloane, conductor; with Paula Murrihy, Liam Bonner, Kateryna Kasper, John Holiday and Summer Hassan
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
The Lake Wobegon gang with a summer vacation rebroadcast
8:00pm Live From Blue Lake
The Festival Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Myron Welch, in music of Mussorgsky and Stravinsky, and Dr. Rochelle Sennet will be heard in the opening movement of the Piano Concerto, Op.38 of Samuel Barber

26.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Gloria!” - Composers from four centuries create energetic musical manifestations of a timeless, singular song of praise.
1:00pm Carnegie Hall Live!
Daniil Trifonov, piano; J.S. BACH/LISZT: Fantasy and Fugue for Organ in g-minor, BWV542; BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No.32, Op.111; LISZT: Transcendental Etudes, S.139
3:00 SymphonyCast
Houston Symphony, Andrew Orozco-Estrada, conductor; Andrew Watts, piano; RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No.2; R.STRAUSS: Ein Heldenleben
6:00pm Riverwalk Jazz
“Boogie Woogie Trio: Albert Ammons, Meade Lux Lewis and Pete Johnson” - They had day jobs driving cabs and washing cars. But by night, they honed their music skills playing “rent parties” on Chicago’s South Side. The Jim Cullum Jazz Band and special guest Dick Hyman rock the house with the music of the Boogie Woogie Trio — Albert Ammons, Meade Lux Lewis and Pete Johnson.

27.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Ravel” - A five-part biography on Maurice Ravel.
8:00pm SymphonyCast
BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, BBC Singers BBC National Chorus of Wales, Sakari Oramo, conductor; Lars Vogt, piano; Chrisopher Maltman, bass-baritone; NIELSEN: Maskarade Overture GARY CARPENTER: Dadaville (world premiere); MOZART: Piano Concerto No.20; SIBELIUS: Belshazzar’s Feast –suite; WALTON: Belshazzar’s Feast
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Bob Parlocha is the guest host

28.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Ravel”
8:00pm Pittsburgh Symphony
Michael Stern, conductor; GRIFFES: The Pleasure-Dome of Kubla Khan; BERNSTEIN: Fancy Free Ballet; COPLAND: Appalachian Spring; GERSHWIN: An American in Paris
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Bob Parlocha is the guest host

29.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Ravel”
8:00pm San Francisco Symphony
Herbert Blomstedt, conductor; Garrick Ohlsson, piano; MOZART: Piano Concerto No.21, K.467; BRUCKNER: Symphony No.4, Romantic
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Charlie Christian, electric guitar

30.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Ravel”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Vasily Petrenko, conductor; Paul Lewis, piano; ELGAR: In the South (Alassio); BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No.5, Emperor; RACHMANINOFF: Symphonic Dances
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
David Sanborn, alto saxophone

31.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Ravel”
7:30pm Live From Blue Lake
The International Youth Symphony Orchestra will give its Homecoming Concert, directed by Michael Klaue
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Kenny Burrell, guitar