June 2013 programs on Exploring Music

June 2013 programs on Exploring Music

Weeknights at 7:00 p.m.



From travelling through nature, to music of the dance, intimate voices and Russian Romanticism, Bill McGlaughlin takes us on these musical explorations in June.

Week of June 3 - Outward Bound - Bill explores the musical expressions of man as he travels through nature and beyond.  Works include Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony, Strauss' Alpine Symphony and Villa-Lobos' Bachianas Brasileiras.  

Week of June 10 – An Invitation to the Dance, Part III - George Balanchine, born in St. Petersburg, became a dancer and accomplished pianist.  We’ll follow his charmed life and the music that inspired him.  Music by Bach, Ravel, Tchaikovsky and his longtime friend, Igor Stravinsky.

Week of June 17 – Intimate Voices - Reflections on a life in the string quartet business with Samuel Rhodes and David Finckel.

Week of June 24 – Sergei Rachmaninoff - The finest example of late Russian Romanticism, we'll take five hours to explore the life and music of this lyrically gifted pianist and composer.