Airs Monday, June 9 at 8 p.m. A 20-something singing pianist of the New Orleans virtuoso tradition, Jonathan Batiste has a natural entertainer's charisma and chops to match. He now lives in New York — he met his band in school at Juilliard — and can do "modern jazz" with a metropolitan attitude. But Stay Human is named for its dedication to live music magic, which results in second-line-style parades in the subways and through the Lower East Side. It's perfect for Newport's festive ssetting — and yes, there's a tuba.
Airs Monday, June 9 at 11 a.m. On this week's broadcast concert by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra maestra Lorin Maazel will lead the orchestra in the Symphony No. 7 by Antonin Dvorak and the Cello Concerto No. 2 by Dmitri Shostakovich with Enrico Dindo as the soloist. Mr. Dindo will also perform the Allemande from Johann Sebastian Bach’s Cello Suite No. 6 in D Major (BWV 1012) and the Sarabande from Johann Sebastian Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major (BWV 1007).
Airs Sunday, June 8 at 6 p.m.Was Snowden Justified?Has Edward Snowden done the U.S. a great service? There is no doubt that his release of highly classified stolen documents has sparked an important public debate, even forcing what could be a major presidential overhaul of the NSA’s surveillance programs. But have his actions—which include the downloading of an estimated 1.7 million files –tipped off our enemies and endangered national security? Is Snowden a whistleblower, or is he a criminal? Arguing for the motion are Daniel Ellsberg, Former U.S.
Airs Saturday, June 7 at 12 noon. This week the Lyric Opera Of Chicago brings us Giuseppe Verdi's masterpiece La Traviata featuring Marina Rebeka in the role of Violetta with Joseph Calleja as Alfredo, and Quinn Kelsey as Giorgio Germont. Massimo Zanetti conducts the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus in this production.
Airs Friday, May 6 at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll hear from the Sons of the Never Wrong, Andrew Bird, Garrison Doles, Yael Meyer, Christina Rosenvinge, Keb Mo, Buddy Flett, AJ & The Two Tone Blues Band, The Lackadaisies, Ollabelle and Maggie Koerner. Then in our concert hour we hear a concert featuring the Aaron O'Rourke Trio ... and in our final hour we'll take "Something for the Pain" with tracks from Robert Deeble, Ida, 12 Stones, L. Subramaniam, Czeslaw Milosz, Sun Kil Moon and more.