Airs Thursday, November 7 at 8 p.m. Using fearless musical curiosity as a guiding force for more than 35 years, Tony Trischka has become one of the world's foremost banjo players, inspiring an entire generation of bluegrass and acoustic musicians. Besides being one of the instrument's top pickers, he has also long been one of it's best teachers, working with young musicians to continue tapping into the creative potential of America's signature musical instrument. In this episode, we listen to a performance given by Mr. Trischka with his friend Bruce Molsky, a multi-instrumentalist who drives similar levels of influence in American old-time music.
Aired Thursday, November 7 at 6 p.m. Fall is here and winter's just around the corner so once again we invited Dr. Beverly Burden, Associate Professor of Biology at LSUS and our resident Entomologist to join Bill Beckett and discuss our insect world, both friendly and fiendish. They discussed what's new in the insect world and took your calls and questions at 800-552-8502. Listen to the show again here.
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 Tuesday, November 5 at 1 p.m. This is the authentic Mozart, presented like nowhere else. For The Mozart Festival, artists and thousands of visitors have come to Salzburg, city of Mozart’s birth, to celebrate Mozart: from the United States, Venezuela, Germany, Russia, Brazil, Portugal, France, Great Britain, Greece, Austria, Spain, and from around the world. It is one of the world’s most spectacular music events. Program features pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard with the Vienna Philharmonic under the direction of Teodor Currentzis in Mozart's Allegro from the Concerto for Piano & Orchestra in c minor, KV 491 and the Camerata Salzburg under Louis Langrée in Mozart's Symphony in D, KV 385 “Haffner.”
Airs Monday, November 4 at 8 p.m. You might not exactly expect one of the world's premier traditional jazz groups to play their regular gigs in exurban Boston. But the members of the New Black Eagle Jazz Band are experts in ragtime, early New Orleans and Chicago styles, and small group swing — and have been together in one form or another since 1971. The Black Eagles head south to the 2011 Newport Jazz Festival to kick off action on the Harbor Stage. Recorded live at the Newport Jazz Festival 2011.