WXXI-FM 91.5 Listings for May 2011



12:00pm            Saint Paul Sunday

5/1        Ravel: Miroirs (Mirrors) Bach: English Suite Prutsman: Tannery Pond, Dog

Wagner/Liszt: Isolde’s Liebestod (Stephen Prutsman, p)

5/8        Bach: Sonata No. 1 Pisendel: Sonata Westhoff: Suite No. 2 Beethoven: Sonata No. 8 Thomas: Rush Ravel: Sonata No. 1 Mackenzie: Pibroch Suite (Rachel Barton Pine, v; Matthew Hagle, p)

5/15      Trio Mediaeval performs music from England and Norway

5/22      Haydn: String Quartet in D Beethoven: String Quartet in D

Schumann: Quartet in A  (Enso String Quartet)

5/29            Narbutaite: Winter Serenade Tulve: Island Tuur: Architectonics VII Magi: A Tre

Vasks: Plainscapes (The Seattle Chamber Players & Friends)


3:00pm             The New York Philharmonic

5/1        Liszt: Les Préludes Gubaidulina: Two Paths: Music for Two Solo Violas and Symphony Orchestra Brahms: Symphony No. 1 (Cynthia Phelps & Rebecca Young, vla; Kurt Masur, cond)

5/8        Bloch: Concerto grosso (Walter Hendl, p; Charles Munch, cond) Ben-Haim: Sweet Psalmist of Israel (Sylvia Marlowe, hc; Leonard Bernstein, cond) Shostakovich: Symphony No. 13, Babi-Yar (Sergei Leiferkus, bar; Men of the New York Choral Artists; Kurt Masur, cond)

5/15            Debussy: Selections from Estampes for Solo Piano Messiaen: Couleurs de la cité céleste

Mahler: Symphony No. 5 (Emanuel Ax, p; Alan Gilbert, cond)

5/22      Bartok: Violin Concerto No. 2 Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, Eroica (Lisa Batiashvili, v; Alan Gilbert, cond)

5/29            Gershwin/arr. Bennett: A Symphonic Picture from Porgy and Bess Russo: Symphony No. 2, Titans (Leonard Bernstein, cond) Ellington/Marsalis: A Tone Parallel to Harlem (Kurt Masur, cond) Copland: The Tender Land (abridged) (Joy Clemens, s; Claramae Turner, ms; Richard Cassilly, t; Richard Fredricks, bar; Norman Treigle, bs; Choral Arts Society; Aaron Copland, cond)


5:00pm             From the Top

5/1        From the Adler Theatre in Davenport, with an amazing lineup of musicians, including Marimba Duo from Percussion Scholarship Group, performing Octabones by Adi Morag, a 17-year-old saxophone player from Iowa City, and a string quartet from the Music Institute of Chicago.

5/8        From the e.g. (entertainment gathering) Conference in Monterey, California, with stellar performances by young musicians, including a 9-year-old pianist and a teenage double bassist! Renowned ukulele player Jake Shimabukuro teams up with From the Top alum and guitarist Roberto Granados to create a dynamic duo on stage.

5/15      From its home base of New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall we enjoy a program that includes a 17-year-old erhu player from Boston, an outstanding young children's chorus, and a trumpet player from Iceland.

5/22      From the Jerome L. Green Performing Space at WQXR in New York City, featuring From the Top and Carnegie Hall's Big Break Online Contest Grand Prize Winner: 17-year-old percussionist Marcelina Suchocka. Also featured are Big Break runners up Brannon Cho, Helen Gerhold, and Gideon Broshy

5/29      From the First Baptist Church in Abilene, Texas, we highlight two teenage organists. You'll also hear from a cellist, pianist, and marimba player.


6:00pm             Classical Guitar Alive!



7:00pm             With Heart & Voice

5/1        The second Sunday of Easter is also known as the Octave of Easter. We continue our celebration of the Resurrection with music of joy and praise.

5/8        In celebration of Mother’s Day we’ll hear music that honors Mary, the mother of Jesus. Join Peter DuBois for a program of hymns, antiphons and Magnificats.

5/15            Throughout the centuries prayer has been set to music. Today Peter DuBois explores some of these wonderful settings

5/22      For the Fifth Sunday of Easter we hear music of resurrection and renewal, along with themes of new life and creation

5/29            Memorial Day commemorates U.S. soldiers who died while in the military service, and is also an occasion for remembering all those who have gone before. We’ll hear Music for Remembrance on With Heart and Voice.



8:00pm             Pipedreams

5/1        Two from Texas Selections from inaugural-series concerts on a pair of exceptional new instruments, by Richards-Fowkes & Co. and Martin Pasi, in Houston and Dallas.

5/8        Dupré on Dupré Revisiting the art of one of the foremost organist-composers of the 20th century, on the occasion of his 125th birthday anniversary.

5/15      Langlais On Langlais A celebration of the blind French composer, Jean Langlais (1902-1991), featuring performances by himself and his wife, Marie-Louise Langlais, on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of his death.

5/22      Dutch Treats Delightful representatives of the Netherlands organ experience, with instruments and repertoire from five centuries.

5/29      Kimmel Center Concert Collective Selections from recital programs recorded on the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ (by Dobson) in Philadelphia’s Verizon Hall.




12:00PM            George Gershwin Alone

5/30      In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Hershey Felder’s musical play George Gershwin Alone, WFMT presents a live international broadcast performance from the Pasadena Playhouse.  George Gershwin Alone is a play with music about the legendary American composer, George Gershwin. The show incorporates the Gershwins' best-known songs, from “The Man I Love” and “Someone to Watch Over Me,” through passages and songs from An American in Paris and Porgy and Bess, to a complete performance of “Rhapsody in Blue.” 


7:00pm             Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin

5/2            Unfinished Symphonies Schubert wasn't the only composer who passed from this earth with an incomplete symphony on his shelf.  Elgar, Mahler, Bruckner and other symphonists left fantastic but tantalizingly unfinished music that we'll explore this week.

5/9            An Invitation to the Dance, Part 2  This week, we’ll focus on ballet music by Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky and Schubert – even Beethoven!

5/16            Beethoven and the Piano 200 years after the composition of Beethoven’s five piano concertos, they’re still the giants in the repertoire.  Join us for a concerto a day, plus some of his more intimate works for the instrument.

5/23      I Didn't Know About You The making of Exploring Music constantly unearths hidden gems and unexpected delights.  This week, Bill shares some of his own musical discoveries and solicits suggestions from listeners.  

5/30      Music in Time of War This week’s program will focus on composers' reactions to armed conflict, including the great War Requiem by Benjamin Britten.  We'll also feature music by Beethoven, Haydn and Shostakovich.


8:00pm             Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra ♦

5/2        Elgar:  Cockaigne Liszt:  Piano Concerto No. 1 Tchaikovsky:  Symphony No. 4 (Ilya Itin, p; Christopher Seaman, cond)

5/9            Sibelius:  Suite from Karelia Glazunov:  Violin Concerto Stravinsky:  Pétrouchka (Juliana Athayde, v; Christopher Seaman, cond)

5/16      Liszt:  Mephisto Waltz No. 1 Vaughan Williams:  Concerto for Oboe and Strings
Dvorak:  Symphony No. 7 (Erik Behr, o; John Nelson, cond)

5/23            Berlioz:  Roman Carnival Overture Mendelssohn:  Violin Concerto Brahms:  Symphony No. 1 (Augustin Hadelich, v; Larry Rachleff, cond)

5/30            Dvořák:  Carnival Overture Rachmaninoff:  Piano Concerto No. 2 Sibelius:  Symphony No. 1 (Olga Kern, p; Christopher Seaman, cond)




8:00pm            Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

5/3        Haydn: Symphony No. 103, Drumrol Boccherini: Cello Concerto Strauss: 1st Waltz Sequence from Der Rosenkavalier Menotti: Amelia at the Ball Overture Barber: Cello Concerto (Yo-Yo Ma, c; Mariss Jansons, cond)

5/10      Mozart: Symphony No. 30 Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto Dvorák: Symphony No. 7

(Chee-Yun, v; Marek Janowski, cond)

5/17            Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 Music By the Strauss Family (Sa Chen, p; Manfred Honeck, cond)

5/24            Danielpour: Concerto for Orchestra, Zoroastrian Riddles Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5

Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra (Stefan Jackiw, v; Andris Nelsons, cond)

5/31            Beethoven: Overture to Coriolan Braunfels: Te Deum Mozart: Requiem (Chen Reiss, s; Lauren McNeese, ms; Alek Shrader, t; John Relyea, bs; John Lithgow, narr; Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh; Betsey Burleigh, dir; Saint Vincent Schola Gregoriana; Fr. Stephen Concodrio O.S.B., dir; Manfred Honeck, cond)




12:10pm            Live from Hochstein  ♦ (repeated @ 10 pm)

5/4        20th Century American Songs by Robert Ward, Benton Hess, and George Gershwin

(Laura Mayes Schweibacher, s; Andrew Dunlop, p)

5/11            Hochstein Merit Scholarship Winners Selected works performed by outstanding Hochstein students.


8:00pm             American Music Festivals

5/4            Chamber Music Northwest brings you ravishing performances from sold-out concerts, plus radio personality Sean MacLean presents a stunning audio feature of kite-boarding on the Hood River.

5/11            Chamber music from the Vilar Center for the Performing Arts, in Beaver Creek, CO.

5/18      We visit the innovative Silicon Valley region of California.  It’s not all bits and bytes and motherboards there, although we do include an audio tour of SLAC, the famous linear accelerator From the  Music-At-Menlo summer festival in Silicon Valley, CA, we enjoy a dynamic chamber music concert curated by cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han. 

5/25      From SummerFest in La Jolla, CA, we hear violinist and Music Director Cho-Liang Lin as he brings in fellow superstars of the chamber music world, including such luminaries as Emanuel Ax, Lynn Harrell, Carter Brey, and Chee-Yun.




8:00pm             BP Chicago Symphony Orchestra

5/5        Ravel: Concerto for the Left Hand Ravel: Valses Nobles et Sentimentales Korngold: Violin Concerto Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6, Pathétique (Jean-Yves Thibaudet, p; Renaud Capuçon, v; Charles Dutoit and Juanjo Mena, cond)

5/12      Bartók: Four Pieces for Orchestra Stravinsky: Symphony in 3 Movements Elgar: In the South, Alassio Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra (Pierre Boulez and Leonard Slatkin, cond)

5/19      Berio: Quatre Dédicaces Berlioz: Les nuits d’été Stravinsky: Petrushka Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 1 (Susan Graham, ms; Daniel Barenboim, p; Pierre Boulez, cond)

5/26      Mozart: Piano Concerto Nos. 11 and 21 Franck: Symphony in D Minor (Mitsuko Uchida, p and cond; Philippe Jordan, cond)




8:00pm             APM Symphony Cast

5/6        Mendelssohn: Overture to Die schöne Melusina  Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 22

Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 (Robert Levin, p; Nashville Symphony Orchestra; Nicholas McGegan, cond)

5/13      Mozart: Masonic Funeral Music Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 Mozart: Symphony No. 35, Haffner (Martha Argerich, p; Los Angeles Philharmonic; Gustavo Dudamel, cond)

5/20      Liszt: Memphisto Waltz No. 1 Prokofiev: Piano Concerto, No. 2 Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 (Alexander Toradze, p; Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; Paavo Järvi, cond)

5/27            Wagner: Parsifal prelude Strauss: Four Last Songs Schönberg: Five Orchestral Pieces

Webern: Six Pieces for Orchestra Berg: Three Orchestral Pieces (Karita Mattila, s; Berlin Philharmonic; Simon Rattle, cond)





11:00am            Fascinatin’ Rhythm ♦

5/7        Wishing on a Star

5/14 (10am)            You Irritate Me So

5/21      You Hypnotize Me So

5/28      The Greatest of the Follies – 1919


12:00 p.m.            Stage Notes ♦

5/7        TBA

5/14 (11am)            TBA

5/21      TBA

5/28      TBA


1:00pm             Metropolitan Opera

5/7        R. Strauss: Ariadne Auf Naxos

5/14 (12pm)            Wagner: Die Walküre


1:00pm             Lyric Opera of Chicago

5/21      Verdi:  Macbeth 

5/28      Bizet:  Carmen  


6:00pm             A Prairie Home Companion

5/7        A live broadcast performance from the Fox Theatre in Detroit, Michigan

Special Guests Include: Old Crow Medicine Show.

5/14      A live broadcast performance from the State Theater in Minneapolis, MN.

5/21      TBA

5/28      A live broadcast performance from the The Filene Center at Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA.


8:00pm             Thistle & Shamrock with Fiona Ritchie

5/7        For Our Mothers Hear how the gift of music appreciates through the generations. We celebrate musical legacies with Gaelic singer Flora MacNeil, whose daughter Maggie MacInnes has inherited her mother's song passion, Maddie Prior and her daughter Rose, and Mary and Frances Black with their Mum.

5/14      William Jackson Catch up with the multi-instrumentalist and composer en route from North Carolina to Ireland via Scotland, as he reflects upon his large-scale work, Duan Albanach, and introduces us to his collaborations with Irish harper Gráinne Hambly

5/21      What In The World? Twenty-first century contemporary Celtic music may take in Balkan tunes, African percussion, Latin rhythms, and have a gritty urban edge. Are the musicians who draw upon such diverse influences simply creating World Music soup with a dash of Celtic spice? Or are they the innovators of a cutting edge Celtic sound that enhances the global music vibe? See what you think.

5/28      Musical Breizh Intoxicating melodies from Brittany fill the air this week, with the ensembles Kornog and Skolvan, vocalist Annie Ebrel, and the father of contemporary Celtic music in Brittany, Alan Stivell.