Blue Lake Public Radio
August 2014 Listener Guide

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1.Friday
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 New York Philharmonic
Bramwell Tovey, conductor; Joyce Yang, piano; SHOSTAKOVICH: Festive Overture; RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No.1, Op.1; MUSSORGSKY: Night on Bald Mountain; RACHMANINOFF: Vocalise; TCHAIKOVSKY: Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutcracker; TCHAIKOVSKY: Marche Slave, Op.31
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Old and New Dreams

2.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Grammy Award-winning vocalist Alicia Keys has rocked the pop and R&B worlds with her velvet voice. A New York native, Keys brings the influence of jazz greats like Fats Waller to her piano playing, while her songwriting style is inspired by Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, and Donny Hathaway. In this 2004 session, Keys plays one of her signature songs “Fallin’”and joins Marian on “Good Morning Heartache.”
1:00pm LA Opera On Air!
BRITTEN: Billy Bud – James Conlon, conductor; with Liam Bonner, Richard Croft, Greer Grimsley, Anthony Michaels-Moore, Daniel Sumegi and Patrick Blackwell
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
Garrison Keillor with a summer rebroadcast
8:00pm Live From Blue Lake
Tonight’s broadcast is part of “Alumni Day” here at Blue Lake, and the Festival Orchestra, Alumni Choir, and the International Choral Ensemble join soloists and conductor Michael Klaue for a performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No.9, Choral www.bluelake.org

3.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“A Sonic Blockbuster” - In which we blend a huge romantic pipe organ into a full symphonic wind and percussion ensemble, with clearly audible results!
1:00pm Milwaukee Symphony
Edo de Waart, conductor; Inon Barnatan, piano; SCHUMANN: Overture to Manfred, Op.115; MACMILLAN: The Confession of Isobel Gowdie; BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No.1, Op.15
3:00 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
6:00pm Riverwalk Jazz
“Sophisticated Ladies and Red-Hot Mammas” - Heartbreakers, man-takers, vamps, tramps  and the girl next door — through the decades, they've all shown up in song. Topsy Chapman joins the Jim Cullum Jazz Band to explore the feminine mystique and sing tunes of sophisticated ladies and red-hot mammas.

4.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Frédéric Chopin” - A five-part biography to celebrate the life of Chopin, whose invention and innovation had an indelible effect on the world of Romantic music and the piano.
8:00pm SymphonyCast
From the 2014 BBC Proms - Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, David Zinman, conductor; Julia Fischer, violin; R.STRAUSS: Till Eulenspiegels Merry Pranks; DVOŘÁK: Concerto for Violin, Op.53; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.6, Op.68, Pastoral
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Bob Parlocha hosts

5.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Frédéric Chopin”
8:00pm Cleveland Orchestra
(archive recording from 1965) George Szell, conductor; John Browning, piano; WAGNER: Die Meistersinger Overture; BARBER: Piano Concerto; SCHUBERT: Symphony No.9, Great
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Bob Parlocha hosts

6.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Frédéric Chopin”
8:00pm San Francisco Symphony
Asher Fisch, conductor; David Fray, piano; WAGNER: Prelude to Act I of Lohengrin; MOZART: Piano Concerto No.22, K.482; BRAHMS: Symphony No.4, Op.98
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Bob Parlocha hosts

7.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Frédéric Chopin”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Riccardo Muti, conductor; John Sharp, cello; SCHUBERT: Symphony No.8, D.759, Unfinished; ELGAR: Cello Concerto, Op.85; SCHUBERT: Symphony No.2; VERDI: Four Seasons from I vespri siciliani
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Marcus Roberts, piano

8.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Frédéric Chopin”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, conductor; Yefim Bronfman, piano; BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No.1, Op.15; CHEUNG: Lyra (World-Premiere, New York Philharmonic Commission); BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No.4, Op.58
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Benny Carter, alto saxophone/bandleader

9.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Composer, arranger, and conductor Burt Bacharach is a true legend of American popular music. With such landmark tunes as “Alfie” and “The Look of Love,” Bacharach has charmed audiences and earned multiple Grammys and Academy Awards. He sits down with host Marian McPartland on this 2005 program for an hour of conversation and musical selections from his body of work, including his hit “What the World Needs Now is Love.”
1:00pm LA Opera On Air!
DONIZETTI: Lucia di Lamermoor – James Conlon, conductor; with Albina Shagimuratova, Saimir Pirgu, Stephen Powell, James Creswell and Joshua Guerrero
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
Garrison Keillor with a summer rebroadcast

10.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“A Syracuse Organ Book” - On four instruments in a picturesque New York university town, we explore a collection of creative contemporary compositions in anticipation of an upcoming Organ Historical Society convention.
1:00pm Milwaukee Symphony
Francesco Lecce-Chong, conductor; Georgia Jarman, soprano; BERNSTEIN: Three Dance Episodes from On the Town; FOSS: Time Cycle, Four Songs for Soprano and Orchestra; BARBER: Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Op.24; BERNSTEIN: Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront
3:00pm SymphonyCast
From the 2014 BBC Proms - Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, David Zinman, conductor; Julia Fischer, violin; R.STRAUSS: Till Eulenspiegels Merry Pranks; DVOŘÁK: Concerto for Violin, Op.53; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.6, Op.68, Pastoral
6:00pm Riverwalk Jazz
“Hot Licks & Sweet Things: A Tour of San Francisco’s Barbary Coast” - The Jim Cullum Jazz Band offers a picture of a pre-1920s untamed section of the City by the Bay — where the likes of Jelly Roll Morton played along Pacific Avenue, known then as “Terrific Street.” A tour of San Francisco’s Barbary Coast — sideshow, skid row  and music mecca all rolled into one.
7:30pm Live From Blue Lake
The Blue Lake Festival Band performs, directed by Joe Manfredo, as part of The Leonard Falcone International Euphonium and Tuba Festival

11.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“A Green and Pleasant Land” - With William Blake’s famous words as a stepping-off point, we’re traversing the pastoral musical landscapes of the British Isles.
8:00pm SymphonyCast
From the 2014 BBC Proms BBC Philharmonic - Juanjo Mena, conductor; Alexandre Tharaud, piano; SIR HARRISON BIRTWISTLE: Night’s Black Bird; RAVEL: Concerto for Piano in D, for the Left Hand; MAHLER: Symphony No.5
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Simon Nabatov, piano

12.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“A Green and Pleasant Land”
8:00pm Cleveland Orchestra
Hans Graf, conductor; Jeffrey Kahane, piano; RAVEL: La Valse; MOZART: Piano Concerto No.25; STRAUSS, J.Jr.: waltzes and polkas
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Pat Metheny, guitar

13.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“A Green and Pleasant Land”
8:00pm San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Lang Lang, piano; COWELL: Music 1957; PROKOFIEV: Piano Concerto No.3, Op.26; RACHMANINOFF: Symphony No.2, Op.27
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
George Shearing, piano

14.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“A Green and Pleasant Land”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Riccardo Muti, conductor; Robert Chen, violin; MOZART: Divertimento in D, K.136; HINDEMITH: Violin Concerto; PROKOFIEV: Suite from Romeo and Juliet; TCHAIKOVSKY: 1812 Overture
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Stuff Smith, violin

15.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“A Green and Pleasant Land”
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
Fats Waller, piano/voice/composer

16.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Pianist Oscar Peterson was one of the giants of jazz piano. Fast fingers and a hardwired sense of swing defined Peterson and made him a favorite musical partner for everyone from Ella to Dizzy to Herbie Hancock. Peterson would have been 89 this year. On this program from 1998, Peterson demonstrates his amazing technique on his “Love Ballad” before joining Marian on Ellington’s “In a Mellow Tone.”
1:00pm LA Opera On Air!
MASSENET: Thais – James Conlon, conductor; with Nino Machaidze, Plácido Domingo, Paul Groves, Valentin Anikin and Milena Kitic
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
Garrison Keillor with a summer rebroadcast
8:00pm Live From Blue Lake
The Season Finale broadcast! Don Flickinger and Carl Bjerregaard conduct the Festival Orchestra. Tonight’s concert also includes the winners of the Camper and Staff Solo Competition. www.bluelake.org

17.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Cathedral Resonances” - Sometimes lofty, sometimes light-hearted, this music was inspired by and/or performed in an awesome ambience.
1:00pm Milwaukee Symphony
Edo de Waart, conductor; Orion Weiss, piano; FAURÉ: Suite from Pelléas et Mélisande, Op.80; RAVEL: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra; STRAVINSKY: Pétrouchka (1947 revision)
3:00pm SymphonyCast
From the 2014 BBC Proms BBC Philharmonic - Juanjo Mena, conductor; Alexandre Tharaud, piano; SIR HARRISON BIRTWISTLE: Night’s Black Bird; RAVEL: Concerto for Piano in D, for the Left Hand; MAHLER: Symphony No.5
6:00pm Riverwalk Jazz
“Two of a Kind: Swinging Duos at The Landing” - A trio of “dynamic duos” turn up the heat onstage at The Landing. Trumpeter Nicholas Payton teams up with vocalist Topsy Chapman on tunes from New Orleans’ Spencer Williams. Jazz fiddler Andy Stein and guitarist Marty Grosz take on the music of Joe Venuti’s Blue Four. And cornetist Leon Oakley and tuba player Mike Walbridge play classics from the 1920s.

18.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Homage” - How would you like to be the subject of a composition by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky or Mozart? In many cases, the fame of the music has outlasted that of its honoree, but we'll explore some of these heartfelt gestures and the composers who made them. Works include Handel's Water Music and Pictures at an Exhibition.
8:00pm SymphonyCast
From the 2014 BBC Proms - BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Donald Runnicles, conductor; VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis; MAHLER: Symphony No.9
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Bob Parlocha hosts

19.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Homage”
8:00pm Cleveland Orchestra
Bramwell Tovey, conductor; Baba Skride, violin; MENDELSSOHN: Midsummer Night’s Dream Suite; BRUCH: Violin Concerto No.1; STRAUSS, R.: Don Juan; ENESCU: Romanian Rhapsody No.1
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Bob Parlocha hosts

20.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Homage”
8:00pm San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Yefim Bronfman, piano; R.STRAUSS: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks, Op.28; MARK VOLKERT: Pandora (World Premiere); BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No.5, Op.73, Emperor
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Bob Parlocha hosts

21.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Homage”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor; CLYNE:  <<rewind<<; BARTÓK: Suite from The Miraculous Mandarin; SIBELIUS: Four Legends from the Kalevala; SIBELIUS: Symphony No.7, Op.105; MOZART: Adagio and Fugue in c-minor, K.546
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Count Basie, piano/bandleader

22.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Homage”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, 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
Jimmy Rainey, guitar

23.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
A veteran Piano Jazz sideman, Christian McBride has accompanied guests including J.J. Johnson and Cassandra Wilson. In this session from 2001, McBride takes the spotlight as a dynamic composer and stylist who leads a new generation of jazz players. He features his bass in duet with McPartland on the standard “Alone Together” and plays solo piano on his composition “Lullaby for a Ladybug.”
1:00pm San Francisco Opera
(new season) BOITO: Mefistofele – Nicola Luisotti, conductor; with Ildar Abdrazakov, Ramon Vargas, Chuanyue Wang, Luke Lazzaro, Brook Broughton and Patricia Racette
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
Garrison Keillor with a summer rebroadcast

24.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Discovering Dieterich Buxtehude” - In the company of guest commentator and biographer Kerala Snyder, we explore the profoundly influential music of this “Great Dane” of the German Baroque organ scene.
1:00pm Milwaukee Symphony
Edo de Waart, conductor; Susanna Phillips, soprano; Kelley O'Connor, mezzo soprano; Thomas Cooley, tenor; Christopher Maltman, baritone; Milwaukee Symphony Chorus, Lee Erickson, director; ADAMS: The Wound-Dresser; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.9, Op.125, Choral
3:00 SymphonyCast
From the 2014 BBC Proms - BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Donald Runnicles, conductor; VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis; MAHLER: Symphony No.9
6:00pm Riverwalk Jazz
“Reluctant Genius of Jazz: Artie Shaw” - Artie Shaw won accolades for his amazing talent on clarinet, but developed a reputation as an unpredictable and “reluctant” musical genius. Host David Holt welcomes Tom Nolan, author of the Shaw biography Three Chords for Beauty’s Sake, to discuss the music and mystique of one of America’s most celebrated jazz musicians.

25.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The Glories of Venice” – Exploring the music of that magical city that inspired late Rennaisance/Baroque music, and the beginning of Italian opera.
8:00pm SymphonyCast
From the 2014 BBC Proms - BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Chorus, Edward Gardner, conductor; Baiba Skride, violin; Luba Orgonasova, soprano; Stuart Skelton, tenor; Mikhail Petrenko, baritone; STRAVINSKY: Scherzo fantastique, Op.3; RACHMANINOV: The Bells; STRAVINSKY: Concerto for Violin in D; TCHAIKOVSKY: 1812 Overture, Op 49
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Wayne Shorter, soprano/tenor saxophone

26.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The Glories of Venice”
8:00pm Cleveland Orchestra
Jahja Ling, conductor; Yuja Wang, piano; RACHMANINOFF: Symphonic Dances; PROKOFIEV: Piano Concerto No.3; RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Capriccio espagnole
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Branford Marsalis, tenor/soprano saxophone

27.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The Glories of Venice”
8:00pm San Francisco Symphony
Alexander Barantschik, leader and violinist; Catherine Payne, piccolo; Jonathan D. Fischer, oboe; VIVALDI: Piccolo Concerto in C, RV443; BACH: Violin Concerto, BWV1041; MOZART: Divertimento in D for Strings, K.136 (125a); BACH: Concerto for Violin and Oboe, BWV1060; MOZART: Serenade No.6, K.239, Serenata notturna
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Lester Young, tenor saxophone

28.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The Glories of Venice”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor; Marina Heredia, flamenco vocals; RAVEL: Le tombeau de Couperin; DEBUSSY: La boîte à joujoux: RAVEL: Pavane pour une infante défunte; FALLA: El amor brujo
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Kenny Drew, piano

29.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The Glories of Venice”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, conductor; Glenn Dicterow, violin; DVOŘÁK: Carnival Overture; BARTÓK: Violin Concerto No.1; TCHAIKOVKSY: Symphony No.4
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Charlie Parker, alto saxophone

30.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
A world-class jazz composer and pianist, Makoto Ozoné began playing organ at age two and picked up piano at age twelve after falling in love with the music of Oscar Peterson. On this Piano Jazz from 2002, Ozoné shows his total mastery of the keyboard as he solos on his “Lullaby for Rabbit.” He and McPartland enjoy musical jokes on “Sonnymoon for Two.”
1:00pm San Francisco Opera
PUCINNI: Tosca – Nicola Luisotti, condcutor; with Christian Van Horn, Dale Travis, Brian Jagde, Patricia Racette and Mark Delavan
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
Garrison Keillor with a live performance from the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand with guests Jearlyn and Jevetta Steele, and Aoife O'Donovan

31.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Telling Tales” - Some stories, with and without words, prove that music’s universal language is completely comprehensible.
1:00pm Milwaukee Symphony
Edo de Waart, conductor; Timothy McAllister, saxophone; STRAVINSKY: Concerto in D major for String Orchestra (1961 revision); ADAMS: Saxophone Concerto; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.3, Op.55, Eroica
3:00 SymphonyCast
From the 2014 BBC Proms - BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Chorus, Edward Gardner, conductor; Baiba Skride, violin; Luba Orgonasova, soprano; Stuart Skelton, tenor; Mikhail Petrenko, baritone; STRAVINSKY: Scherzo fantastique, Op.3 RACHMANINOV: The Bells; STRAVINSKY: Concerto for Violin in D; TCHAIKOVSKY: 1812 Overture, Op.49
6:00pm Riverwalk Jazz
“In the Footsteps of Giants: Trumpet Dynamo Bria Skonberg” - The Jim Cullum Jazz Band is joined by 20-something trumpet ace Bria Skonberg, who is among a group of brilliant young musicians revitalizing American classic jazz. She cites Louis Armstrong as her key influence, and clearly his exuberance shines through in her performances.