WXXI-FM 91.5 Listings for October 2009
12:00pm Saint Paul Sunday
10/4 Joshua Bell, v; Frederic Chiu, p
10/11 Endellion String Quartet
10/18 Steven Isserlis, c; Ana-Maria Vera, p
2:00pm Best of Backstage Pass ♦
10/18 Julia Figueras welcomes Ossia to the Henry Epstein studio.
3:00pm The New York Philharmonic
10/4 Mahler: Symphony No. 3 (Petra Lang, ms; Women of the Westminster Symphonic Choir, Joe Miller, dir; The American Boychoir, Fernando Malvar-Ruiz, dir Alan Gilbert, cond)
10/11 Brahms: Violin Concerto Schoenberg: Pelléas and Mélisande (Frank Peter Zimmermann, v; Alan Gilbert, cond)
10/18 Lindberg: EXPO (World Premiere) Ives: Symphony No. 2 Ives: The Unanswered Question Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 (Emanuel Ax, p; Alan Gilbert, cond)
10/25 Beethoven: Egmont Overture Mozart: Symphony No. 41, Jupiter Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 Mendelssohn: Scherzo in g (Alan Gilbert, cond)
5:00pm From the Top
10/11 From the Top continues its 10th Anniversary Celebration at the Heifeitz International Music Institute in Wolfeboro, NH where we’ll bring back pianist Stephanie Nilles, now a burgeoning singer/songwriter who will play the same Shostakovich quintet she performed on the show eight years ago and delight us with one of her own original tunes.
10/18 From the Saenger Auditorium in charming Mobile, Alabama with Mobile's Singing Children performing Mozart and a teenage bassoonist from Tennessee whose passion for classical music doesn't exactly follow family tradition.
10/25 This week from the El Paso Music Festival, From the Top celebrates the $1 million in Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award scholarships awarded over the past four years. We'll meet five young musicians for whom this $10,000 scholarship is a life-changing achievement.
6:00pm Music from Chautauqua
10/4 Piston: String Quartet No. 3 Brahms: String Quartet No. 1 Ellington/Strayhorn: Take the A Train (The Harlem Quartet)
10/11 Colina: Idoru Trio (World Premiere) Beethoven: Piano Trio No. 1 (The New Arts Trio)
10/18 Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2 Gershwin: Piano Concerto (Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra )
10/25 Arnold: Divertimento for Flute, Oboe and Clarinet Jacob: Sextet Audubon Quartet
Schickele: String Quartet No. 1, American Dreams (Chautauqua Wind Quintet)
7:00pm With Heart & Voice ♦
10/4 Vespers or Evensong
10/11 Voices from American Cathedrals, Pt I
10/18 Voices from American Cathedrals, Pt II
10/25 Bach, Luther, Walter, Munzer
10/4 Listen to This! The collaborative efforts of performers and recording engineers, and the splendid sonorities of fine instruments in good rooms, work in accord to reveal unusual repertoire.
10/11 Verizon Virtuosity Selections from recital recordings on the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ (by Dobson) at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia
10/18 Fireworks and Dreams Music and conversation featuring internationally touring British recitalist Christopher Herrick, in celebration of his 40th anniversary as a recording artist.
10/25 Pipedreams Live!in Rochester (Part 1) Performances by students and faculty of the Eastman School of Music during a remarkably popular and successful weekend organ festival.
7:00pm Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin
10/5 The Symphony, Part IV
10/12 Autumn Leaves
10/19 Aaron Copland
10/26 Sounds of the City of Light
8:00PM San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
10/5 Einojuhani: Manhattan Trilogy Bruch: Fantasy on Scottish Respighi: The Fountains of Rome Roussel: Bacchus et Ariane, Suite No. 2 (James Ehnes, v; Vladimir Ashkenazy, cond)
10/12 Ligeti: San Francisco Polyphony Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 3 Shostakovich: Symphony No. 6 (Hélène Grimaud, p; Ingo Metzmacher, cond)
10/19 Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1, Symphony No. 6, Pathétique (Nikolai Lugansky, p; Herbert Blomstedt, cond)
10/26 Mozart: Divertimento in D, Piano Concerto No. 22, Symphony No.38, Prague (Jonathan Biss, p; Herbert Blomstedt, cond)
8:00pm Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
10/6 Verdi: Overture to La forza del Destino Fletcher: Clarinet Concerto (world premiere)
Strauss: Ein Heldenleben (Michael Rusinek, cl; Manfred Honeck, cond)
10/13 Weber: Overture to Oberon Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto Dvorak: The Water Sprite
Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier Suite (Gil Shaham, v; Juraj Valcuha, cond)
10/20 Mozart: Masonic Funeral Music, Piano Concerto No. 27 Shostakovich: Symphony No. 11, The Year 1905 (Garrick Ohlsson, p; Louis Langree, cond)
10/27 Brahms: Variations on a Theme of Haydn Mozart: Horn Concerto No. 2 (William Cabellero, h; Andre Previn, cond)
12:10pm Live from Hochstein ♦ Chris Van Hof hosts
10/21 Argos Trio (Liana Koteva and Lars Kirvan of RPO, Linda Boianova)
10/28 Antara Winds
8:00pm Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra ♦
10/7 Guest conductor Yoav Talmi leads Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2 and his own Double Marriage of Figaro as well as Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 4 with Stefan Jackiw.
10/14 Christopher Seaman conducts Holst's The Planets and Haydn's Symphony No. 45 "Farewell" in the final concert in Eastman Theatre before the renovation.
8:00pm Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
10/21 Piazolla: Concerto for Bandoneón and Orchestra Sierra: Missa Latina (Pro Pax) (Heidi Grant Murphy, s; Nathaniel Webster, bar; Milwaukee Symphony Chorus, Lee Erickson, dir; Daniel Binelli, bandoneón; Andreas Delfs, cond)
10/28 Wininsky: Festival Fifty Brahms: Symphony No. 3 Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor (Andre Watts, p; Andreas Delfs, cond)
8:00pm BP Chicago Symphony Orchestra
10/1 Bartók: Excerpts from Bluebeard’s Castle (Jessye Norman, s; László Polgár, bs; Pierre Boulez, cond) Bruckner: Symphony No. 2 Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 (Sir Georg Solti, cond)
10/8 Sibelius: The Swan of Tuonela and Lemminkäinen in Tuonela from Four Legends from the Kalevala (Jukka-Pekka Saraste, cond), Violin Concerto in d (Lisa Batiashvili, v; Charles Dutoit, cond), Rakastava, Symphony No. 5 (Osmo Vänskä, cond)
10/15 Wagner: Hail Bright Abode from Tannhäuser (Frederick Stock, cond) Wagner: Overture to Tannhäuser (Daniel Barenboim, cond) Copland: Suite from The Tender Land (Fritz Reiner, cond) Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 (Sir Georg Solti, cond) Strauss: Oboe Concerto (Alex Klein, ob; Daniel Barenboim, cond) Handel: Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah (Chicago Symphony ChorusMargaret Hillis, dir; Sir Georg Solti, cond)
10/22 Verdi: Messa da Requiem (Barbara Frittoli, s; Olga Borodina, ms; Mario Zeffiri, t; Ildar Abdrazakov, bs; Chicago Symphony Chorus, DuainWolfe, dir; Riccardo Muti, cond) Dvořák: Te Deum (Patricia Racette, s; Philip Cutlip, bar, Chicago Symphony Chorus, Duain Wolfe, dir; Sir Mark Elder, cond)
10/29 Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4, Italian Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 4 for the Left Hand (Dmitri Alexeev, p) Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, Eroica (Daniele Gatti, cond)
1:00pm BackStage Pass ♦
10/16 Julia Figueras welcomes Ossia to the Henry Epstein studio. Taking its name from the score marking that indicates a musical alternative, Ossia provides alternatives for the performance of new music at the Eastman School of Music, throughout the Rochester area and beyond. (repeat: Sun 10/18 at 2:00 p.m.)
8:00pm APM SymphonyCast
10/2 Mendelssohn: Piano Concert No. 1 Mahler: Symphony No. 10(London Gewandhaus Orchestra; Leipzig Riccardo Chailly, cond)
10/9 Haydn: Symphony No. 97 Schubert: Symphony No. 9 (London Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra; Nikolaus Harnoncourt, cond)
10/16 Adams: City Noir Mahler: Symphony No. 1 (Los Angeles Philharmonic; Gustavo Dudamel, cond)
10/23 Rachmaninov: Isle of the Dead Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto Saint-Saens: Symphony No. 3 (Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Hilary Hahn, v; Kare Nordstoga, org; Andrew Litton, cond)
10/30 Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3, Piano Concerto No. 1, Symphony No. 7 (The Cleveland Orchestra; Louis Lortie, p; Kurt Masur cond)
7:00am Cadenza! ♦
Classical 91.5 host Chris Van Hof serves as soloist each week, improvising an elaborate flourish of selected classical and crossover style music to accompany your Saturday morning routine.
11:00am Fascinatin’ Rhythm ♦
10/3 Hoagy Carmichael, City & Country
10/10 Mr Moon & Evening Star
10/17 Different America
10/24 That Eccentric Rag
10/31 Songs About Songwriting
1:00pm San Francisco Opera
10/3 R. Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier (in German)
10/10 Puccini: Tosca (in Italian)
10/17 Verdi: La Traviata (in Italian)
10/24 Mozart: Don Giovanni (in Italian)
1:00pm Houston Grand Opera
10/31 Berlioz: Beatrice and Benedict (in English)
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
10/3 A live broadcast from the Fitzgerald Theater with special guests: Wilco, Patty Loveless.
10/10 A live broadcast from the Fitzgerald Theater with special guest Neko Case.
10/17 A live broadcast from the Fitzgerald Theater with special guest Rosanne Cash.
10/24 A live broadcast from the Fitzgerald Theater with special guest Old Crow Medicine Show.
10/31 A live broadcast from the Bismarck Civic Center in Bismarck, ND.
8:00pm Thistle & Shamrock with Fiona Ritchie
10/3 Highland Homecoming In the year of Scottish homecoming, we tell the story of emigration from the Highlands through song.
10/10 Patsy Seddon in Conversation Harper and singer Patsy Seddon joins Fiona for a musical chat recorded at the Perthshire Amber Festival.
10/17 Essential Celtic Building a Celtic music collection that reflects the past and present, honoring the purity of tradition and the spirit of innovation.
10/24 In Full Voice Traditional and contemporary song is thriving, with great new releases coming out all the time.
10/31 Local Heroes Meet some musicians who are best known on their home turf as we relish taking their music to wider audiences.