Airs Tuesday, February 5 at 11:00 a.m. As one of its members aptly puts it, the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra is "a human laboratory that can express to the whole world how to cope with each other." Established in 1999 as a workshop for young musicians from Israel, Palestine, and other Arab countries, the group is celebrated for its interpretations of Beethoven, which exude "youthful gusto and enthusiasm" (The Independent, London). On this program, they perform Beethoven's symphonies nos. 2 and 9.
Airs Monday, February 4 at 11 a.m. The final episode in the series from this year's Lucerne Festival features the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, the Bavarian Radio Choir and Swedish Radio Choir all under the direction of Claudio Abbado with soprano Juliane Banse, soprano Anna Prohska, alto Sara Mingardo, tenor Maximilian Schmitt, bass Rene Pape and Bruno Ganz as the narrator in Beethoven's Incidental music to Goethe's tragedy Egmont, and Mozart's Requiem in D minor.
Kermit Poling talks with Mandolinist Jeff Midkiff who be the guest soloist for this Saturday's Shreveport Symphony Concert at Riverview Theatre in Shreveport. More Information at the Shreveport Symphony.
Smetana: The Moldau Midkiff: From the Blue Ridge Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 (Pastorale)
Airs Thursday, November 8 at 11:00 a.m. Hurricane Sandy and a dangerously broken construction crane dangling over West 57th Street in Manhattan closed Carnegie Hall for several days. But America’s most famous stage re-opens with a live concert featuring the phenomenal Belcea Quartet. Join us for this broadcast of Carnegie Hall Live with the Belcea Quartet, a group that approaches everything it plays with "timeless daring" (The New York Times). The quartet continues its three-concert focus on Beethoven's epoch-making late quartets. This program features Beethoven's E-flat–Major Quartet, Op. 127, the first of the five final quartets that changed the string quartet genre forever. Then we'll hear the Beethoven B-flat–Major Quartet, Op 130. Fred Child and Jeff Spurgeon will host.
Airs Saturday, October 27 at 12:00 noon. Red River Radio is pleased to bring back the Cleveland Orchestra for another superb season of broadcast concerts from the orchestra's home at Severance Hall in Cleveland and from concerts performed around the country and the world. On this week's concert we'll hear conductor Christoph von Dohnanyi who will be joined by soprano Megan Miller, mezzo-soprano Tamara Mumford, tenor Eric Cutler, and bass Iain Paterson along with the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus in Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 in d, Op. 125 “Choral.” The concert opens with Ligeti's Atmospheres followed by Wagner's Prelude to Act I of Lohengrin.