WXXI-FM 91.5 Listings for July 2011



12:00pm            Saint Paul Sunday

7/3        The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Schubert: Rondo for Violin and Strings Piazzolla: The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires Haydn: Symphony No. 15 (Ruggero Allifranchini, v and cond)

7/10      eighth blackbird Bermel: Tied Shifts Rzewski: Les Moutons des Panurge Fure: Inescapable Lerdahl: Fantasy Etudes

7/17      Haydn: Piano Sonata Ades: Traced Overhead Schumann: Kreisleriana (Imogen Cooper, p)

7/24      Rebel Scarlatti: Sonata Settima Mancini: Concerto Decima Terza Telemann: Sonate Corellisante III Quantz: Sonata Mozart: Adagio and Fuga Telemann: Quartet/ Concerto

7/31      Guarneri String Quartet Mozart: String Quartet No. 19, Dissonant Ravel: String Quartet Dvorak: String Quartet No. 11


1:00pm             Keeping Score Series: 13 Days When Music Changed Forever

7/17      The Premiere of Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo  This program presents the dawn of opera, but also about secular music becoming throughcomposed high art (something that had been the exclusive purview of church music). We’ll look at precursors to L’Orfeo in Ancient Greece and Rome, as well as Jacopo Perri’s Euridice, written a generation before Monteverdi.

7/24      The Town Council of Leipzig Appoints Bach as Cantor  An exploration of the Baroque and the never-ending legacy of Bach, through Mendelssohn,

Stravinsky, Schoenberg, Steve Reich, and The Doors’ Light My Fire.

7/31      The Premiere of Don Giovanni in Prague With this work, Mozart attains his maturity and writes a masterpiece that dominates opera forever afterwards, echoing in Wagner and beyond.


3:00pm             The New York Philharmonic

7/3            Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1 Rachmaninoff: The Isle of the Dead Schoenberg: Erwartung (Deborah Voigt, s; David Robertson, cond)

7/10            Mussorgsky: Prelude to Khovanschina Walton: Violin Concerto Ravel: Pavane pour une infante défunte Mussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition (Gil Shaham, v; Ludovic Morlot, cond)

7/17            Unknown: Mazurek Dąbrowskiego Smith: The Star-Spangled Banner Beethoven: Egmont Overture Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1 Debussy: Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber Brahms: Academic Festival Overture (Yuliana Avdeeva, p; Alan Gilbert, cond)

7/24      TBA

7/31      TBA


5:00pm             From the Top

7/3        From the Virginia Arts Festival in Virginia Beach, this episode features a young violinist, pianist, and guitarist, as well as a 17-year-old bassoonist and a cello duo from Missouri.

7/10      From the First Baptist Church in Abilene, Texas, highlighting two teenage organists. You'll also hear from a cellist, pianist, and marimba player. 

7/17      From New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall in Boston, with a special guest musician who's the founder of Harmonix Music Systems, which created the much-loved Guitar Hero and Rock Band game systems. You'll also hear from a mezzo soprano, a pianist, and a sextet.

7/24      From the Opelika Center for the Performing Arts in Alabama, featuring a 17-year-old double bassist from Florida with some serious skills. Also on the broadcast is a young violinist from Alabama, a guitarist from Ohio, and more!

7/31      From the University of Georgia's Performing Arts Center, featuring renowned flutist Sir James Galway. Sir James will perform alongside Christopher O'Riley, and later in a trio with a 17-year-old violinist and 17-year-old violist. You'll also hear from a young pianist and outstanding teenage harpist.


6:00pm             Classical Guitar Alive!



7:00pm             With Heart & Voice ♦

7/3            Independence Day

7/10            Anniversaries and Birthdays

7/17      Isaac Watts

7/24      Visions of Heaven

7/31      The Trumpet Shall Sound


8:00pm             Pipedreams

7/3        Beyond Stars and Stripes…a sampler of American music, both patriotic and sacred, in celebration of our nation’s favorite holiday.

7/10      Summer Concerts…selected performances from some venues around the country where the pipe organ generates special attention.

7/17      Seeing is Believing…though organists often are invisible when they play, some recent DVD productions showcase both the performance and the performer.

7/24      All That Jazz…in swinging Bach arrangements, Fats Waller improvisations, and original new scores, the King of Instruments lets it all hang out.

7/31      From the BBC Proms…soloists Stephen Farr and David Goode figure in this first of two summer programs from England’s extraordinary music festival, highlighting the organ at Royal Albert Hall.




12:00pm            Leroy Anderson in Concert

7/4        The United States Air Force Band, Purdue University Symphonic Band and the U.S. Coast Guard Band perform music by Leroy Anders, conducted by Leroy and Kurt Anderson.  Compositions/arrangements include: The Captains and the Kings,   A Trumpeter's Lullaby, Belle of the Ball, The Phantom Regiment, Serenata, Clarinet Candy, The Irish Washerwoman, The Girl I Left Behind Me, Horse and Buggy, The Syncopated Clock, Bugler's Holiday, The Waltzing Cat, Home Stretch, Blue Tango, and 76 Trombones   


1:00 pm            A Celebration of Stephen Foster

7/4        Stephen Foster was born on July 4, 1826 (fifty years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence). This hour long biographical program is full of Foster songs including Beautiful Dreamer, Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair, Oh, Susannah, Old Folks at Home and instrumental music in honor of the birthdays of Stephen Foster and America.  The performers include Marilyn Horne, Thomas Hampson, Jan DeGaetani, Itzhak Perlman, Eugenia Zukerman, and Leopold Stokowski leading the Philadelphia Orchestra! 


7:00pm             Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin

7/4        Respighi  There's much more to Ottorino Respighi than Pines of Rome and Fountains of Rome. This week we'll hear his connections with the music of Brazil, touch on his experiences in war-torn Europe, and see how this intriguing violinist, musicologist and composer artfully moved Italian music into the 20th century.

7/11      Sounds of the City of Light  Music in Paris from Berlioz to Debussy, from 1830 to the early 1900s!

7/18      Latin Carnival  From Padilla and Ponce to Ginastera, Villa-Lobos and Piazzolla, we're exploring music by Latin-American composers.

7/25      Don't Shoot the Piano Player  We'll hear some of the most beloved works of chamber music, first enjoyed through intimate gatherings around the piano.  Featured composers include Mozart, Beethoven, Dvorák and Brahms.


8:00pm             Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra ♦

7/4            Handel:  Suite from Water Music Brahms:  A German Requiem (Eastman-Rochester Chorus, William Weinert, dir; Kathryn Lewek, s; Tyler Duncan, bar; Christopher Seaman, cond)

7/11            Messiaen:  Un Sourire (The Smile)Ravel:  Shéhérazade Rimsky-Korsakov:  Scheherazade (Anaïk Morel, s; David Robert Coleman, guest cond)

7/18            Mozart: Clarinet Concerto  Bruckner:  Symphony No. 7 (Kenneth Grant, cl; Christopher Seaman, cond)

7/25            Christopher Seaman’s Grand Finale Vaughan Williams:  Serenade to Music Elgar:  Enigma Variations Brahms:  Symphony No. 2 (Christopher Seaman, cond)




8:00pm            Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

7/5        Haydn: Violin Concerto No. 2 Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 2 Mahler: Symphony No. 4 (Gil Shaham, v; Sunhae Im, s; Manfred Honeck, cond)

7/12      Mozart: Divertimento; Bassoon Concerto; Symphony No. 38, Prague; Symphony No. 40
(Nancy Goeres, bn; André Previn, cond)

7/19            Bernstein: Three Dance Episodes from On the Town Bates: Liquid Interface Danielpour: Pastime Gershwin: An American in Paris (Mason Bates, electronica; Gregg Baker, bar; Leonard Slatkin, cond)

7/26      Liszt: San Francesco di Paola from Legendes Haydn: Symphony No. 56 Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 (Jonathan Biss, p; Gianandrea Noseda, cond)




8:00pm             American Music Festivals

7/6        Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival Orcas Island, off the coast of western Washington is a laid back place, and this is a sociable, family-oriented festival.  You get to the island by ferry from Seattle. As you set out from the mainland on the ferry your troubles just fall away — replaced by the sun, the breeze, and the seductive draw of the water.  It’s not unusual to see Orca whales cavorting in the distance.  Whale-watching, bird-watching, and food are all important components of this festival, but of course, the music takes center stage.  Guitarist Eliot Fisk is a featured soloist.

7/13      Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music The Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music makes its home the first two weeks of August in the quaint and quirky city of Santa Cruz, Calif., where bumper stickers read, “Keep Santa Cruz Weird.”  The 85-year old Giant Dipper roller coaster rumbles daily at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.  And the mascot of the region’s state college campus, UC-Santa Cruz, is the Banana Slug. It’s really more a state of mind than a place.  Our host, Marin Alsop is the Music Director and Conductor of the festival.

7/20      Music in the Mountains This small festival in Durango, Colorado takes place in two locations: one is a tent at the ski basin in the village of Purgatory, which is at 9,000 feet, with the views and vistas of the surrounding 14,000 foot peaks. The other is Fort Lewis College, where we recorded the Verdi Requiem.  Mesa Verde is nearby.  The air is wonderful, and the chairlift goes all summer, so you can take that up the mountain for beautiful views of the whole area.  You’ll find some of the best fishing in the world there and good restaurants for the nights when you’re not eating your own freshly-caught trout.

7/27      Grand Teton Music Festival For seven weeks every summer, some 200 professional musicians from America’s top orchestras gather to make music in one of the most spectacular wild settings in the United States. Music Director Donald Runnicles says the Grand Teton Music Festival has a magical effect on everyone: “somehow it’s like renewing your vows here with the profession, with the music. You reconnect with that passion that got us into this in the first place.”




8:00pm             BP Chicago Symphony Orchestra

7/7            Schubert:  Symphony No. 8, Unfinished Golijov:  She Was Here Copland: Eight Poems of Emily Dickinson Golijov: How Slow the Wind Copland:  Suite from Appalachian Spring

Golijov: Mariel (Jessica Rivera, s; Kenneth Olsen, c; Miguel Harth-Bedoya and Osvaldo Golijov, cond)

7/14      2010 Beethoven Festival Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, Eroica; Grosse Fuge for String Quartet; Symphony No. 6, Pastoral

7/21            Marcello: Oboe Concerto (Eugene Izotov, ob; Nicholas McGegan, cond) Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23 (Louis Lortie, p; Kurt Masur, cond) Bruckner:  Symphony No. 4, Romantic

7/28      Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture Penderecki: Concerto Grosso for Three Cellos and Orchestra (John Sharp, Kenneth Olsen, Katinka Kleijn, c) Elgar: Enigma Variations Stravinsky:  Symphony in C (Charles Dutoit, cond)




8:00pm             APM Symphony Cast

7/1        Erkki-Sven Tüür: Anniversary Fanfare Mahler: Symphony No. 5 (Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; Paavo Järvi, cond)

7/8        Gabrieli: Excerpts from Sacred Symphony for Brass Bach: Inventions Nos. 1-5

Webern: Symphony Bach: Inventions Nos. 8-9 Stravinsky: Symphonies of Wind Instruments

Bach: Inventions Nos. 11, 12, 15 Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 (Angela Hewitt, p; Montreal Symphony Orchestra; Kent Nagano, Mus Dir)



7/15      Fauré: Suite from Pelléas and Mélisande Ravel: Ma Mère l’Oye Ballet Music

Schubert: Symphony No. 4, Tragic (Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra; Hans Graf, cond

7/22      Martinu: Les fresques de Piero delle Francesca Haydn: Symphony No. 90 Schumann: Symphony No. 2 (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; John Eliot Gardiner, cond)

7/29          Ives: Unanswered Question Adams: The Wound Dresser Britten: Sinfonia di Requiem

Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 4 (Oregon Symphony; Carlos Kalmar, Mus Dir)





11:00am            Fascinatin’ Rhythm  ♦

7/2        Sweet Madness: Songs of Victor Young

7/9        The New Woman

7/16      And the World Goes Round

7/23      Harrigan and Braham

7/30      Winners and Losers


12:00 p.m.            Stage Notes ♦

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1:00pm             Lyric Opera of Chicago

7/2            Wagner:  Lohengrin

7/9        Handel: Hercules


1:00pm             Los Angeles Opera on Air

7/16      Catan:  Il Postino (in Spanish)

7/23      Mozart:  The Marriage of Figaro (in Italian)

7/30      Verdi:  Rigoletto (in Italian)


6:00pm             A Prairie Home Companion

7/2        TBA

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7/23      TBA

7/30      TBA


8:00pm             Thistle & Shamrock with Fiona Ritchie

7/2        Summer Sounds You'll breeze towards the heart of summer with this week's music from Eddi Reader, William Jackson, Nightnoise, and more.

7/9        Last of the Irish Bards Turlough O Carolan was born in 1670. He lived through a time when the old structures in Irish society were dying and a new order was being imposed. Carolan adapted his traditional harp music to the baroque style popular in the Europe of his era, which gave him a unique voice as a composer at a pivotal time in Irish history. Today Carolan's music is as popular as ever. Hear The Chieftains, Robin Bullock, Planxty, and Abby Newton with the legacy of Ireland's last true bard.

7/16      At The Edge Hear the evolving sound of a new Celtic music inspired by jazz and classical arrangements and driven by contemporary and world rhythms.

7/23            Listening Westward Music from western places in Ireland and Scotland is the music of lonely, rugged mountainsides and sea-ravaged coastlines. It is wild fiddle music and singing in the ancient languages of the Gael. At its heart is tradition; at its soul innovation. The Ni Dhomhnaill sisters (pron: Nee Gonnel), Altan, Capercaillie, Martin Hayes, and The Peatbog Fairies take us westward.

7/30      Flute and Whistle The flute may be the closest any instrument comes to reproducing the expression of the human voice. It is the music of breathing. Chris Norman, Cathal McConnell, Lunasa, Claire Mann and more play Celtic flute and whistle for us this week.