Airs Wednesday, November 6 at 1 p.m. The man known as the Pope’s Maestro, Sir Gilbert Levine, leads the combined forces of the Lyric Opera Orchestra and the Chicago Symphony Chorus in a special concert celebrating the uniquely unifying, multi-cultural message of Pope John Paul II, which brought a great American city together in music and spirit. Taped at Orchestra Hall in Chicago, this special program includes performances of Bach’s Magnificat, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 (“Eroica”), two composers beloved by the Pontiff, among others.
Airs Saturday, November 2 at 12 noon. On this week's Cleveland Orchestra broadcast, music director Franz Welser-Moest will be joined on stage by Joshua Bell for a performance of Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D, Op. 61. The concert will also feature the Symphony No. 10 by Dimitri Shostakovich.
Airs Monday, September 16 at 11 a.m. On the next concert by the San Francisco Symphony conductor Alan Gilbert will be joined on stage by violinist Renaud Capucon for the Violin concerto, L'Arbre des songes by Henri Dutilleux. The concert opens with Beethoven's Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93 and concluded with the Symphony No. 99 in E-flat Major by Haydn and we'll also hear the Serenade No. 2 in A Major, Op. 16 by Brahms.
Airs Saturday, September 14 at 12 noon. This week on the Cleveland Orchestra music director Franz Welsr-Moest returns to the stage to lead the orchestra in Beethoven's Symphony No. 4 and Grosse Fugue as well as Scriabin's Symphony No. 4 “Poem of Ecstasy” and Chute d”Etoiles (Falling Stars) by Pintscher. Maestro Welsr-Moest will be joined on stage by trumpeters Michael Sachs and Jack Sutte.
Airs Saturday, August 31 at 2 p.m. On this week's concert from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival features violinist Ida Kavafian with violist Steven Tenenbom and cellist Peter Wiley in Beethoven's String Trio in C Minor, Op. 9 No. 3 and the violinist Arnold Steinhardt joins the trio for a performance of Kreisler's String Quartet in A Minor.