July 2014 Listener Guide

1.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“American Masters, Part IV” -From the east coast to the west, American composers developed a singular identity in the 20th century that continues to energize and influence classical music. In this latest in a multi-part series, we’ll take a listen to more of these musical trailblazers in the United States.
8:00pm Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor; Gil Shaham, violin; SCHUBERT Symphony No.2; KORNGOLD: Violin Concerto; STRAUSS, J. Jr: Waltzes and Polkas
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Gene Krupa, drums

2.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“American Masters, Part IV”
8:00pm San Francisco Symphony
(new season) Semyon Bychkov, conductor; Pinchas Zukerman, violin; WAGNER: Overture to Tannhäuser; BRUCH: Violin Concerto No.1, Op.26; TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No.5, Op.64
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Ahmad Jamal, piano

3.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“American Masters, Part IV”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Harry Bicket, conductor; Jennifer Koh, Jaime Laredo, violins; Scott Hostetler, oboe d'amore; BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No.6; CLYNE: Prince of Clouds; STRAVINSKY: Dumbarton Oaks Concerto; BACH: Oboe d'amore Concerto, BWV1055; BACH: Concerto for Two Violins; RAMEAU: Suite from Les Boreádes
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Louis Armstrong, trumpet/voice

4.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“American Masters, Part IV”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Bramwell Tovey, conductor; Joseph Alessi, trombone; U.S. Coast Guard Band, Capt. Kenneth W. Megan, director; COPLAND: Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo; TOVEY: The Lincoln Tunnel Cabaret for Trombone And Orchestra; SOUSA: The Glory of The Yankee Navy; HESKETH: Masque Bernstein
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Bob Parlocha hosts

5.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Guitarist and pioneering inventor Les Paul was known for his innovations in recording technique and his phenomenal guitar sound. His jazz roots can be traced to the early 1930s when he performed Eddie Lang- and Django Reinhardt-styled jazz on his own radio show in Chicago. On this Piano Jazz from 1999, Paul performs “How High the Moon,” accompanied by bassist Paul Nowinski, guitarist Lou Pallo, and host Marian.
1:00pm Lyric Opera of Chicago
MOZART: La Clemenza di Tito – Sir Andrew Davis, conductor; Matthew Polenzani, Joyce DiDonato, Amanda Majeski, Cecelia Hall and Emily Birsan
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
Garrison Keillor hosts a special 40th anniversary broadcast.
8:00pm Live From Blue Lake
The Blue Lake Festival Orchestra, conducted by Raphael Jimenez, with violinist Walter Verdehr featured in the world premier of the Violin Concerto by Dr. James Niblock. www.bluelake.org

6.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“An Independence Day Celebration” - Performances from the annual Fourth of July concerts held at Washington National Cathedral in our nation’s capital.
1:00pm Milwaukee Symphony
(new season) Roberto Abbado, conductor; Augustin Hadelich, violin; Milwaukee Symphony Chorus; Lee Erickson, director; STRAVINSKY: Concerto in D for Violin and Orchestra; RAVEL: Daphnis et Chloé
3:00 SymphonyCast
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Louis Langree, conductor; James Galway, flute; MOZART: Concerto No.2 for Flute and Orchestra, K.314; BRUCKNER: Symphony No.7
6:00pm Riverwalk Jazz
“Riverwalk Jazz BBQ: The Lazy Days of Summer” - Nothing says July like a barbecue on a lazy afternoon. The weather’s hot, the drinks are cold, and — thanks to the Jim Cullum Jazz Band and some special guests — the music is just right.

7.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The Four Seasons” - From the boundless majesty of the summer sun in Haydn's Die Jahreszeiten to the frosty snow and shivering winds of Vivaldi's Winter, this week is dedicated to music inspired by the changing seasons.
8:00pm SymphonyCast
Los Angeles Philharmonic, Charles Dutoit, conductor; Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano; BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No.5, Emperor; RAVEL: Daphne and Chloe
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Bob Parlocha hosts

8.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The Four Seasons”
8:00pm Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor; Simon Keenlyside, baritone; STRAUSS, R: Don Juan Songs; DEBUSSY: Symphonic Fragments from The Martyrdom of St. Sebastian; STRAVINSKY: The Rite of Spring
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Bob Parlocha hosts

9.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The Four Seasons”
8:00pm San Francisco Symphony
Semyon Bychkov, conductor; SCHUBERT: Symphony in b-minor, D.759, Unfinished; SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No.11, Op.105, The Year 1905
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Bob Parlocha hosts

10.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The Four Seasons”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Leonard Slatkin, conductor; Anne Akiko Meyers, violin; BARBER: Overture to The School for Scandal; W. SCHUMAN: Symphony No.6; BATES: Violin Concerto; GERSHWIN: An American in Paris
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Cootie Williams, trumpet

11.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The Four Seasons”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, conductor; Yefim Bronfman, piano; BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No.1, Op.15; ANTHONY CHEUNG: Lyra (World Premiere/New York Philharmonic Commission) BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No.4, Op.58
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
McKinney’s Cotton Pickers

12.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Vibraphonist extraordinaire Joe Locke has recorded with artists such as Eddie Henderson and Grover Washington, Jr. and he continues to tour worldwide. Known for the emotional range of his solo work, he has established himself as a composer and bandleader and is active as an educator and clinician. In this 1996 session, Locke performs his original composition “Seven Beauties.”
1:00pm LA Opera On Air!
(new season) VERDI: Falstaff – James Conlon, conductor; with Roberto Frontali, Carmen Giannattasio, Marco Caria, Ekaterina Sadovnikova, Juan Francisco Gatell, Erica Brookhyser and Ronnita Nicole Miller
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
Garrison Keillor with a repeat episode

13.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“The Best Feet Forward” - Putting the pedal to the metal, these compositions make extraordinary use of the organists feet, which often play the music all by themselves.
1:00pm Milwaukee Symphony
Asher Fisch, conductor; Todd Levy, clarinet; WAGNER: Overture to The Flying Dutchman; MOZART: Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra, K.622; BARTÓK: Concerto for Orchestra
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Los Angeles Philharmonic, Charles Dutoit, conductor; Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano; BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No.5, Emperor; RAVEL: Daphne and Chloe
6:00pm Riverwalk Jazz
“Keeping It Hot: The Jim Cullum Jazz Band with Trumpeter Bria Skonberg and Clarinetist Dave Bennett” - The Jim Cullum Jazz Band jams with trumpeter Bria Skonberg and clarinetist Dave Bennett — 20-somethings who are taking up the torch of vintage jazz and keeping the music hot for a new generation.
7:30pm Live From Blue Lake
The Blue Lake Festival Band, directed by Myron Welch.

14.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Boulanger” - “Every town in the United States had a five-and-dime and a Boulanger student," Virgil Thomson once said, and he wasn't far off. Nadia Boulanger taught and influenced an entire generation of musicians, from Aaron Copland and Ástor Piazzolla to Philip Glass and Quincy Jones, and this week we'll hear some of her compositions and performances alongside those of her prolific students.
8:00pm SymphonyCast
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Matthew Halls, conductor; Margaret Batjer, violin; Andrew Shulman, cello; Allan Vogel, oboe; Kenneth Munday, bassoon MOZART: Ballet Music from Idomeneo, K367; HAYDN: Sinfonia concertante in B-flat; AARON JAY KERNIS: Musica Celestis; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.1
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
J.J. Johnson, trombone

15.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Boulanger”
8:00pm Cleveland Orchestra
Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Arabella Steinbacher, violin; DVOŘÁK: Othello Overture; PROKOFIEV: Violin Concerto No.1; TCHAIKOVSKY  Symphony No.5
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Alan Dawson, drums

16.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Boulanger”
8:00pm San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Samuel Carl Adams, electronica; SAMUEL CARL ADAMS: Drift and Providence; MAHLER: Symphony No.5
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Cal Tjader, vibes

17.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Boulanger”
7:30pm Live From Blue Lake
The Blue Lake Staff Band, directed by Dr. Myron Welch
8:00pm (approx) Chicago Symphony
Ludovic Morlot, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductors; Stewart Goodyear, piano; Kenneth Olson, cello; MESSIAEN: Trois Petit Liturgies; FALLA: Nights in the Gardens of Spain; RAVEL: Rapsodie Espagnol; GOLIJOV: Mariel; SORO: Tres Aires Chilenos
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Joe Morello, drums

18.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Boulanger”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, conductor; Yefim Bronfman, piano; BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No.2, Op.19; SEAN SHEPHERD: Songs (World Premiere/New York Philharmonic Commission); BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No.3, Op.37
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Charles Mingus, bassist/bandleader

19.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Critics hail Carmen Lundy as one of the world’s greatest jazz vocalists. Her beautiful contralto voice perfectly conveys the soul and depth of her compositions. In 1999, she joined Marian to perform “Mary Lou’s Mass” by Mary Lou Williams at the National Cathedral in Washington DC. She teams with Marian again on this Piano Jazz from 2000 along with her brother, bassist Curtis Lundy. Together they give listeners “I Didn’t Know What Time It Was” and Lundy’s own piece “Quiet Times.”
1:00pm LA Opera On Air!
BIZET: Carmen – Placido Domingo, conductor; with Patricia Bardon, Brandon Jovanovich, Pretty Yende, Ildebrando D’Arcangelo, Valentin Anikin, Daniel Armstrong and Hae Ji Chang
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
Garrison Keillor with a repeat episode
8:00pm Live From Blue Lake
The Blue Lake Festival Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Myron Welch, and violist Roman Kosarev. www.bluelake.org

20.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“From the Mailbag” - We receive a surprising amount of unexpected submissions, some rather home-spunt, but many with interesting stories behind them.
1:00pm Milwaukee Symphony
Edo de Waart, conductor; Ingrid Fliter, piano; IPPOLITO: Nocturne for Orchestra; CHOPIN: Concerto No.2 for Piano and Orchestra, Op.21; BRAHMS: Symphony No.2, Op.73
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Matthew Halls, conductor; Margaret Batjer, violin; Andrew Shulman, cello; Allan Vogel, oboe; Kenneth Munday, bassoon MOZART: Ballet Music from Idomeneo, K367; HAYDN: Sinfonia concertante in B-flat; AARON JAY KERNIS: Musica Celestis; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.1
6:00pm Riverwalk Jazz
“Riverwalk Jazz Hall of Fame: Legends at The Landing” - There are legends at The Landing as a trio of jazz greats join the Jim Cullum Jazz Band onstage. Trumpeter Doc Cheatham, bassist Bob Haggart  and vocalist Joe Williams have stories to tell — and a batch of terrific tunes, too.

21.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Maiden Voyages” - Exploring the symphonic form and the first efforts of great composers.
8:00pm SymphonyCast
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, James Feddeck, conductor; Jaime Laredo, violin; Jennifer Koh, violin MENDELSSOHN: The Fair Melusina Overture; ANNA CLYNE: Prince of Clouds; BACH: Concerto in d for two violins, BWV1043; SCHUBERT: Symphony No.3
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Bob Parlocha hosts

22.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Maiden Voyages”
8:00pm Cleveland Orchestra
David Robertson, conductor; Mary Kay Fink, flute; Jessica Rivera, soprano; Elizabeth DeShong, mezzo-soprano; Garrett Sorenson, tenor; John Relyea, bass-baritone; Cleveland Orchestra Chorus; ROUSE: Rapture; FRANK: Piccolo Concerto; MOZART: Requiem
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Bob Parlocha hosts

23.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Maiden Voyages”
8:00pm San Francisco Symphony
Vasily Petrenko, condutor; Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, piano; PÄRT: Fratres; BARTÓK: Piano Concerto No.3; RESPIGHI: Fountains of Rome; RESPIGHI: Pines of Rome
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Bob Parlocha hosts

24.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Maiden Voyages”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Riccardo Muti, conductor; Mitsuko Uchida, piano; SCHUMANN: Piano Concerto, Op.54; SCHUBERT: Symphony No.9, D.944, the Great; SCHUBERT: Symphony No.3, D.200
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Duke Ellington 1940

25.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Maiden Voyages”
7:30pm Live From Blue Lake
The International Youth Symphony Orchestra in its Homecoming Concert.
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, conductor; Yefim Bronfman, piano; Glenn Dicterow, violin; Carter Brey, cello; ALL BEETHOVEN: Concerto for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op.56, Triple; Piano Concerto No.5, Op.73, Emperor
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Johnny Hodges, alto saxophone

26.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Pianist and composer Jessica Williams has gained critical acclaim and multiple Grammy nominations for her writing and remarkable skill at the keyboard. Dave Brubeck called her “one of the greatest jazz pianists I have ever heard.” On this Piano Jazz from 1992, Williams solos on “Why Do I Love You” and joins host Marian for Monk’s “Straight, No Chaser.”
1:00pm LA Opera On Air!
MOZART: The Magic Flute – James Conlon, conductor; with Janai Brugger, Lawrence Brownlee, Erika Miklósa, Evan Boyer, Rodion Pogossov, Amanda Woodbury, Rodell Rosel, Hae Ji Chang and Cassandra Zoé Velasco
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
Garrison Keillor with a repeat episode

27.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Bach’s the Best” - Whether on historic instruments in his homeland, a Catholic church in New Orleans, or in a Japanese concert hall, nothing quite satisfies like the music of Johann Sebastian Bach!
1:00pm Milwaukee Symphony
Edo de Waart, conductor; Jennifer Koh, violin; BACH/WEBERN: Ricercare No.2 from Musical Offering, BWV1079; BERG: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra; BRAHMS/SCHOENBERG: Piano Quartet No.1, Op.25
3:00 SymphonyCast
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, James Feddeck, conductor; Jaime Laredo, violin; Jennifer Koh, violin MENDELSSOHN: The Fair Melusina Overture; ANNA CLYNE: Prince of Clouds; BACH: Concerto in d for two violins, BWV1043; SCHUBERT: Symphony No.3
6:00pm Riverwalk Jazz
“Hot Jazz Down Under: Gems from Aussie Jazzman Bob Barnard” - The spotlight is on Australian cornetist Bob Barnard, longtime friend and “musical soul mate” of bandleader Jim Cullum. From hot jazz to sweet ballads, the two share tunes and swap stories about their lives in jazz.
7:30pm Live From Blue Lake
The Blue Lake Festival Band, directed by Donald Flickinger

28.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Emotion and Meaning in Music” - Is music merely a collection of ordered pitches and vibrations in the air, or is there inherent and universal meaning contained within? This week Bill delves into one of the most mysterious and fundamental qualities of music- its ability to convey emotion to the listener.
8:00pm SymphonyCast
China Philharmonic Orchestra, Long Yu, conductor; Hoachen Zhang, piano; Alison Balsom, trumpet; ELGAR: Military March, Pomp and Circumstance Op.39/4; TCHAIKOVSKY: Fantasy-Overture Romeo and Juliet; LISZT: Piano Concerto No.1; QIGANG CHEN: Joie eternelle; MUSSORGSKY/RAVEL: Pictures at an Exhibition
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Kevin Mahogany, voice

29.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Emotion and Meaning in Music”
8:00pm Cleveland Orchestra
Christoph von Dohnányi, conductor; SCHUMANN: Symphony No.4; SCHUMANN: Symphony No.2
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Charlie Christian, guitar

30.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Emotion and Meaning in Music”
8:00pm San Francisco Symphony
András Schiff, conductor, piano; MENDELSSOHN: Fingal’s Cave Overture, Op.26; BACH: Keyboard Concerto No.2, BWV1053; BACH: Keyboard Concerto No.1, BWV1052; MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No.4, Op.90, Italian
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
David Sanborn, alto saxophone

31.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Emotion and Meaning in Music”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Susanna Mälkki, conductor; Leila Josefowicz, violin; SIBELIUS: Suite No.1 from The Tempest; STRAVINSKY: Violin Concerto; ADÈS:…but all shall be well; DEBUSSY: La mer
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Kenny Burrell, guitar