Airs Monday, November 4 at 11 a.m. This week on the San Francisco Symphony music director Michael Tilson Thomas takes the podium once again and will be joined by Gil Shaham for a performance of the Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77 by Brahms. The concert opens with the Prelude to Act III of Lohengrin by Wagner and also features Schoenberg's arrangement of the Brahms Piano Quartet no. 1 in g, op. 25 and the Variations on a Theme of Haydn by Brahms to close out the program.
Airs Sunday, November 3 at 6 p.m. There are questions we would answer, if only we were asked. How did we grow up? What do we remember about home? What about our family? Celebrate the first decade of StoryCorps, with a special retrospective hosted by NPR’s Scott Simon and StoryCorps founder Dave Isay.
Airs Saturday, November 2 at 2 p.m. This profile of one of the 20th century’s greatest opera figures features interviews with: Soprano Renata Scotto, bass- baritone Ruggero Raimondi, Conductor James Conlon, Former General Director of the Lyric Opera of Chicago, William Mason, Former General, Director of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Sir John Tooley, Former Opera Director at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Paul Findlay, Cecilia Gobbi, daughter of Tito Gobbi, Lady Valerie Solti, widow of conductor Sir Georg Solti, EMI Classics historian, Tony Locantro, and Tito Gobbi in conversation with Studs Terkel. Tito Gobbi sings excerpts from Mozart's Don Giovanni; Verdi's Rigoletto, La traviata, Don Carlo, Simone Boccanegra, Otello, and Falstaff; Puccini's Tosca and Gianni Schicchi; and Berg's Wozzeck.
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 Friday, November 1 at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we have new music from Patty Griffin, LAKE, Boreal Sons, Kan Wakan, Augustines, Steve Howell, Buddy Flett, and Anders Osborne plus music from Etta Baker and Travis. Then a concert by Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen, two wandering folk singers from Vermont, ... and in the final hour we'll sigh "An American Prayer." Join me Friday at 9 for the Caravan on Red River Radio.