WXXI-FM 91.5 Listings for December 2010

SUNDAY

 

12:00pm            Saint Paul Sunday

12/5      Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 27 Mozart: Piano Sonata (Jonathon Biss, p)

12/12    The Orion String Quartet Corea: Adventures of Hippocrates Kirchner: String Quartet No. 4 Beethoven: String Quartet in F, String Quartet, Liebquartett Dvorak: String Quartet, American

12/19            Seasonal Music from the 15th through the 17th centuries (Ellen Hargis, s; Paul O’Dette, lute and theorbo)     

12/26    Mozart: Violin Sonata in B-flat, Violin Sonata in G, Violin Sonata in e (Anne-Sophie Mutter, v; Lambert Orkis, p)

 

 

1:00pm             RPO Holiday Pops 2009

12/5      The annual RPO Holiday Pops concert with Jeff Tyzik, tenor Doug LaBrecque and the 200-voice Festival High School Chorale.  Julia Figueras hosts.

 

1:00pm             A Festival of Brass with Chris Van Hof

12/19            Celebrate the sounds of the season with an hour of festive brass music chosen and presented by WXXI's resident brass guru, Chris Van Hof.  It's a chance to enjoy holiday favorites and other festive arrangements from the Renaissance to the present day.

 

2:00pm             Backstage Pass (repeat) 

12/19    Julia Figueras welcomes Voices, a chamber choral group under the direction of William Weinert, to Studio B for music for Chanukah and Christmas. 

 

3:00pm             The New York Philharmonic

12/5      Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 1 & No. 3 (Anne-Sophie Mutter, v and cond) Rihm: Lichtes Spiel (Michael Francis, cond) Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5 (Anne-Sophie Mutter, v and cond)

12/12    Glinka: Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto Debussy: Nocturnes Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite (1919) (Leonidas Kavakos, v; Women of the New York Choral Artists, Joseph Flummerfelt, dir; Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, cond)

12/19            Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 Mahler: Des Knaben Wunderhorn (Dorothea Röschmann, s; Ian Bostridge, t; Sir Colin Davis, cond)

12/26    Handel: Messiah (Karina Gauvin, s; Marie-Nicole Lemieux, ms; Tilman Lichdi, t; Andrew Foster-Williams, bs; New York Choral Artists, Joseph Flummerfelt, dir; Bernard Labadie, cond)

 

5:00pm             From the Top

12/5      From the Top features the amazing creative journeys young musicians have taken since appearing on From the Top. You'll hear from a cellist, violist, pianist, and two composers who are involved in exciting musical activities in the cities of Tacoma, New York, and Pasadena.

12/12    From the Top's line up of outstanding performers includes a local 14-year-old violist performing Schubert's beautiful Arpeggione Sonata and a talented teenage pianist who is now living with his very generous piano teacher. Plus, nine teenagers from Chicago's Percussion Scholarship Group create an especially electric finale.

12/19    This week featuring young musical talent from Louisiana, New York and Oregon with this show from the Union Theatre at Louisiana State University.

12/26    Today’s program features a 15-year-old pianist performing the music of Igor Stravinsky, a fantastic local youth orchestra performing from Vivaldi's Four Seasons, and our youngest trumpet player ever - an astonishingly talented 10-year-old playing Carnival of Venice.

 

6:00pm             Classical Guitar Alive!

http://www.guitaralive.org/playlist_10_01.html

 

7:00pm             With Heart & Voice

12/5      Advent 2

12/12    Advent 3

12/19    Advent 4 and Christmas

12/26            Christmas

 

8:00pm             Pipedreams

12/5      TBA

12/12    TBA

12/19    TBA

12/26    TBA

 

MONDAY

 

12:00pm            Echoes of Christmas

12/20    The Dale Warland Singers, present a one-hour celebration of Christmas from the archives of their live performances.  Dale Warland and Brian Newhouse co-host.

 

1:00pm              Backstage Pass (Repeats Sunday at 2pm

12/13    Julia Figueras welcomes Voices, a chamber choral group under the direction of William Weinert, to Studio B for music for Chanukah and Christmas. 

 

7:00pm             Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin

12/6      Grieg & Sibelius We’ll explore the lives and music of the two Scandinavian greats: Edvard Grieg and Jean Sibelius.  Music includes a number of chamber works, Grieg’s Peer Gynt, the Norwegian Dances and several Sibelius symphonies.

12/13            Beethoven Quartets Join us as we savor Beethoven's sixteen seminal contributions to the string quartet form – plus the Grosse Fuge – to celebrate the great master's 240th birthday.

12/20    Bach Christmas Oratorio An exploration of the six Cantatas performed in Leipzig’s St. Thomas and St. Nicholas Churches in December 1734.

12/27    The Symphony, Part VII Our exploration of the symphony continues with a look at Russia's contributions, from Rubinstein and Rimski through Glazunov and Gliere.

 

8:00pm             San Francisco Symphony

12/6      Sibelius: Symphony No. 4 Bates: The B-Sides Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2 (Yuja Wang, p; Mason Bates, ‘electronica,’ Michael Tilson Thomas, cond)

12/13    Schubert: Rosamunde Overture Berg: Seven Early Songs Schubert: Unfinished Symphony Berg: Three Pieces for Orchestra (1929 revision) (Michelle DeYoung, ms; Michael Tilson Thomas, cond)

12/20    Berg: Chamber Concerto Schubert: Symphony in C, The Great (Julia Fischer, v; Yefim Bronfman, p; Michael Tilson Thomas, cond)

12/27    Berg: Violin Concerto Schubert: Mass No. 6 (Gil Shaham, v; Laura Aikin, s; Kelley O’Conner, ms; Bruce Sledge, t; Nicholas Phan, t; Jeremy Galyon, bs-bar; San Francisco Symphony Chorus, Ragnar Bohlin, dir)

 

TUESDAY

 

12:00pm            Christmas with Madrigalia 2010: The Light of the World  

12/21    Music Director Lee Wright leads Madrigalia in selections celebrating the Light of the World.  This varied program includes music for Advent, Christmas and Winter, along with a performance by organist Michael Unger, winner of the 2008 National Competition of the AGO.

 

8:00pm             Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

12/7      Copland: El Salón México Neikrug: Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra (World Premiere) Adams: Dr. Atomic Symphony Gershwin: An American in Paris (Todd Levy, cl; Giancarlo Guerrero, cond)

12/14    Berlioz: Overture to Béatrice et Bénédict Chopin: Concerto No. 2 Elgar: Symphony No. 1

 (Garrick Ohlsson, p; Edo de Waart, cond)

10:00pm

12/21    Fauré: Suite from Pelléas et Melisande Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No. 1 Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6, Pathétique (Joseph Johnson, c; Edo de Waart, cond)

8:00pm

12/28            Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms (1948 version) Brahms: A German Requiem

 (Twyla Robinson, s; Luca Pisaroni, bar; Milwaukee Children’s Choir, Carol Storck, artistic dir; Jenny Gettel, Jubilate dir; Milwaukee Symphony Chorus, Lee Erickson, dir; Edo de Waart, cond)

 

8:00pm             A Paul Winter Solstice

12/21    From the cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, Paul Winter celebrates the 28th Annual Solstice celebration with Gospel singer Theresa Thomason, Brazilian guitarist Renato Braz, woodwind master Paul McCandless and the Cathedral’s Aeolian-Skinner Pipe Organ, and the Paul Winter Consort.  John Schaefer hosts.

 

WEDNESDAY

 

12:00pm            A Festival of Brass with Chris Van Hof

12/19            Celebrate the sounds of the season with an hour of festive brass music chosen and presented by WXXI's resident brass guru, Chris Van Hof.  It's a chance to enjoy holiday favorites and other festive arrangements from the Renaissance to the present day.

 

12:10 p.m.            Live from Hochstein! (Repeats at  9:00 p.m.) 

12/1      Holiday for Horns  (Eastman Horn Choir; W. Peter Kurau, dir)

12/8      A Cup of Good Cheer  Lee Wright leads Madrigalia in our annual celebration of the season!

 

8:00pm             Gilmore International Keyboard Festival

12/1      Handel: Overture to Rodelinda (David Owen Norris, p) J.S. Bach: Excerpt from English Suite (Kirill Gerstein, p) Walton/Norris: Chaccone: the Death of Falstaff from Henry V (David Owen Norris, p) Britten: Tell me the Truth about Love from Cabaret Songs (Christine Brewer, s; Craig Terry, p) Britten: Young Apollo for Piano, String Quartet and String Orchestra (Peter Miyamoto, p; Burdick-Thorne String Quartet; Gilmore Festival Chamber Orchestra; David Lockington, cond) C. Curtis-Smith: Sweetgrass Trio, III (C. Curtis-Smith, p; Merling Trio) Lucier: Nothing is Real for Piano, Teapot, and Miniature Sound System (Phyllis Chen, piano & electronics) Davies: Farewell to Stromness (David Owen Norris, p)

12/8      Haydn: Sonata No. 62  (Charlie Albright, p) Schumann: Excerpts from Liederkreis (Lori Sims, p; Joshua Hopkins, bar) Schulz-Evler: Concert Arabesque on motifs of Johann Strauss II,

By the Beautiful Blue Danube (Charlie Albright, p)

12/15    Martin: Petite symphonie concertante for Harp, Harpsichord, Piano and Two String Orchestras (Peter Miyamoto, p; David Schrader, hc; Elizabeth Wooster Colpean, hp; Gilmore Festival Chamber Orchestra; Raymond Harvey, cond)

10:00pm

12/22    C. Curtis-Smith: Second Piano Trio (Curtis-Smith, p; Merling Trio) Chopin: Sonata No. 3 (Ann Schein, p)

8:00pm

12/29    Haydn: Piano Sonata No. 42 (Gilbert Kalish, p) Glass: Etudes for Piano (Bruce Brubaker, p) Homer: Sing to me, Sing McArthur: Night Sargent: Hickory Hill Bridge: Love Went A-Riding

Firestone: If I Could Tell You LaForge: Hills (Christine Brewer, s; Craig Terry, p)

 

8:00pm St. Olaf Christmas Festival

12/22    The St. Olaf Christmas Festival presents a worship service of song and word, including hymns, carols, choral works and orchestral selections to celebrate the Nativity, featuring more than 500 student musicians.

 

THURSDAY

 

10:00am            RPO A Classical Christmas 2009

12/23            Christopher Seaman conducts the RPO and the Rochester Oratorio Society (Eric Townell, dir) in a special concert of classics; including Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Hansel and Gretel, Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake and Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus and more.  Brenda Tremblay hosts.

 

10:00am            A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols 

12/24    Michael Barone hosts the annual live broadcast from the chapel of King's College in Cambridge, England, featuring the 30-voice King’s Singers College Choir, in a legendary presentation of Biblical readings and choral and organ music.

 

12:00pm            Chanukah Lights 2010

12/2      Explore Chanukah traditions in original stories commissioned expressly for this program.  Authors include Danit Brown, Michael Blumenthal and Rachel Shukert. Murray Horwitz and Susan Stamberg host.

 

12:00pm            Welcome Christmas!

12/16            Welcome Christmas! Features the Minneapolis-based ensemble, VocalEssence, lead by Phillip Brunelle.   

 

12:00pm            Lessons and Carols from Washington National Cathedral

12/23    Host Robert Aubry Davis welcomes listeners to the annual Christmas Eve service of Lessons and Carols.

 

1:00pm             Noel: A Christmas from Paris

12/23            Westminster Choir in Princeton, NJ, under the direction of Joe Miller, takes listeners on a musical Christmas tour from medieval Paris to the present day.  The program combines carols that came from French folk dances, to polyphonic music of the great gothic Cathedrals, and baroque music from the Court of Versaille.  Bill McGlaughlin hosts.

 

8:00pm             BP Chicago Symphony Orchestra

12/2            American Roots Alan Gilbert conducts a program with American roots for Thanksgiving.

Salonen: L.A. Variations Dvorak: Symphony No. 7 Copland: Symphony No. 3

12/9      Muti Conducts Beethoven Wagner: Centennial Inauguration March Chávez: Sinfonía India

Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, Eroica Mozart: Symphony No. 25

12/16            Barenboim Conducts Bruckner Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 22 (Daniel Barenboim, p), Andante cantabile from Piano Sonata in C Bruckner: Symphony No. 9

10:00pm

12/23    Gil Shaham Plays and Conducts Haydn: Violin Concerto No. 4 Hartmann: Concerto Funèbre for Solo Violin and String Orchestra Barber: Adagio for Strings Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5, Turkish Beethoven: Piano Trio, Archduke

8:00pm

12/30            Classical and Baroque Masterpieces Ton Koopman conducts music from the Baroque and Classical eras. Mozart: Serenada No., Serenata Notturna Haydn: Notturno No. 8 Mozart: Symphony No. 36, Linz C.P.E. Bach: Symphony No. 1 J.S. Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 3 Beethoven: Clarinet Trio (John Bruce Yeh, cl; Brant Taylor, c; Kuang-Hao Huang, p)

 

8:00pm             Music of the Baroque Christmas Concert

12/23    The annual Brass and Choral Holiday Concert features music of the 16th and 17th centuries by composers such as Johann Vierdanck, Michael Praetorius, Thomas Tallis, Heinrich Schütz, Giovanni Gagrieli, among others.  Jane Glover conducts, Erick Llichte is guest choral director. Hosted by Peter Van De Graaff.

 

FRIDAY

 

6:00am             A Christmas Eve Morning with Julia Figueras  

12/24    Julia presents a morning of family favorites for the holiday.

 

12:00pm            Chanukah in Story and Song (Encore)

12/3      A Chanukah celebration performed by the Western Wind, spanning Ladino songs of Spanish Jews, Yiddish melodies of Eastern Europe, and modern Israeli tunes. Hosted by Leonard Nimoy.

 

12:00pm            A Chanticleer Christmas

12/17            America’s finest male chorus celebrates the mystery and wonder of Christmas with traditional and best-loved Christmas songs from Gregorian chant to Gospel.  Brian Newhouse, hosts.

 

12:00pm            RPO Holiday Pops 2009  

12/24    The annual RPO Holiday Pops concert with Jeff Tyzik, tenor Doug LaBrecque and the 200-voice Festival High School Chorale.  Julia Figueras hosts. 

 

4:00pm             Christmas with Madrigalia 2010: The Light of the World 

12/24    Music Director Lee Wright leads Madrigalia in selections celebrating the Light of the World.  This varied program includes music for Advent, Christmas and Winter, along with a performance by organist Michael Unger, winner of the 2008 National Competition of the AGO.

           

8:00pm             APM Symphony Cast

12/3            Prokofiev:  Overture on Hebrew Themes, Opus 34 Bruch:  Kol Nidrei Siegel:  Kaddish  

(Brinton Averil Smith, c; Houston Symphony Chorus; Houston Symphony; Hans Graf, cond)

12/10    Haydn: Symphony No. 101 Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 (Los Angeles Philharmonic; Herbert Blomstedt, cond)

 12/17   Verdi:  Overture to La forza del destino Bernstein:  Symphony No. 2, The Age of Anxiety

Beethoven:  Symphony No. 3, Eroica (Joela Jones, p; The Cleveland Orchestra; Franz Welser-Möst, cond)

12/24    Hector Berlioz: L’Enfance du Christ (Childhood of Christ) (Claire Ormshaw, s;Thomas Cooley, t; David Wilson-Johnson, bs-bar; Sergei Leiferkus, bs-bar; The SPCO Chorale; Dale Warland, artistic dir; The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Douglas Boyd, cond)

12/31    Mahler: Symphony No. 9 (Lucerne Festival Orchestra; Claudio Abbado, cond)

 

11:00pm            A Rochester Festival of Lessons & Carols

12/24            Highlights from the past five years of live Christmas Eve broadcasts from Third Presbyterian Church. The Christmas story is told in words and music in a service that has been made famous by the choir of King’s College, Cambridge. The program includes music by Rochester composers Cary Ratcliff and Carson Cooman, David Hogan’s Magnificat and O Nata Lux by Morten Lauridsen.

 

SATURDAY

 

6:00am             Christmas Morning with Brenda Tremblay

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11:00 am            Fascinatin’ Rhythm

12/4      You Can’t Stop Me from Loving You  Have you ever noticed how love songs can be submissive and defiant at the same time?  It’s that mix of sentiment and wit we prize.

12/11            Penthouse Serenade  Songs about living in New York, day by day, from a penthouse to a fourth floor walk-up.

12/18    A New View of Vincent Youmans  Usually seen as a typical 1920s songwriter, Vincent Youmans actually helped to push the musical in new directions.

12/25    Home for Christmas

 

 

12:00 pm            Stage Notes

12/4            Memories         

12/11    TBA

12/18    TBA

12/25            Christmas with Amy Grant

 

1:00 pm            The Metropolitan Opera

12/18    (12:30) Verdi:  Don Carlo – New Production

12/25            Smetana: The Bartered Bride

 

1:00 pm            Houston Grand Opera

12/4      Britten: Billy Budd (in English)

 

1:00pm             Bayreuth Festival Opera

12/11            Wagner: Lohengrin.

 

4:00pm             NEA Opera Honors Gala

12/4      The National Endowment for the Arts presents the highest award our nation bestows in opera.  This year’s recipients include singers Martina Arroyo, David DiChiera and Eva Queler and composer Philip Glass.

 

4:00pm             RPO A Classical Christmas 2009

12/25            Christopher Seaman conducts the RPO and the Rochester Oratorio Society (Eric Townell, dir) in a special concert of classics; including Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Hansel and Gretel, Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake and Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus and more. Brenda Tremblay hosts.

 

6:00pm             A Prairie Home Companion

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8:00pm             Thistle & Shamrock with Fiona Ritchie

12/4      Fairly Drawing In As the evenings close in around us and winter takes hold, we gather closer to the glowing fireplace, a place for sharing intimate verses of fellowship and songs of the season's worst weather.

12/11    A Gentle Revolution Explore the massive international impact of the small harp, building momentum since the 1970s in music from Celtic roots.

12/18    Thistle Christmas Hear traditional carols, along with seasonal favorites, dance tunes and verses that have all become a part of the traditional Irish and Scottish Christmastide.

12/25            American Original: A Visit with Jean Ritchie Travel to North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains and Warren Wilson College, home to the Swannanoa Gathering series of folk arts workshops. A legendary figure in American music joined the Gathering during its "Traditional Song Week launch: Jean Ritchie, an important figure on the New York folk scene in the 1950s and is credited with reviving interest in the mountain dulcimer. Join our intimate audience at the Swannanoa Gathering and meet songwriter and collector, dulcimer player and singer, Jean Ritchie.

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