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Mon July 13, 2015
San Francisco Symphony

San Francisco Symphony

Airs Monday, July 13, at 1 p.m. On this week's broadcast concert by the San Francisco Symphony, conductor Semyon Bychkov takes the orchestra in a literal and symbolic journey to the summit of the Alps with a performance of Strauss' An Alpine Symphony. Pianist Till Fellner will also be featured in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor,  and the program concludes with the Serenade No. 2 in A major by Brahms. 


Sun July 12, 2015
Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates

Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates: Is Obama's Iran Deal Good for America

Airs Sunday, July 12, at 6 p.m. This year the 5 permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany negotiated an interim nuclear accord with Iran that includes limiting Iran's enrichment capacity and stockpile. Many in the U.S. fear that a deal as it is being negotiated would not go far enough and, instead of being a benefit, would strengthen Iran’s hand in the Middle East. Is this agreement a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” to halt nuclear proliferation, or does President Obama have this wrong? The debaters are Philip Gordon, Michael Doran, Thomas Pickering, and Mark Dubowitz.


Sat July 11, 2015
Lyric Opera Of Chicago

Lyric Opera of Chicago: Puccini's Tosca

Evgeny Nikitin as Scarpia and Brian Jagde as Cavaradossi in Tosca
Todd Rosenberg Lyric Opera Of Chicago

Airs Saturday, July 11, at 12 noon. On this week's broadcast from the Lyric Opera of Chicago the opera that has left audiences spellbound for over a century, Puccini's Tosca. A fiery Deva, the rebel artist and the sadistic police chief for who all Rome trembles. This production stars Tatiana Serjan as Tosca, Brian Jagde as Cavaradossi, and Evgeny Nikitin as Scarpia, with Richard Ollarsaba as Angelotti, Dale Travis as Sacristan, and Rodell Rosel as Spoletta. The production also features Bradley Smoak as Sciarrone, Annie Wagner as Shepherd, and Anthony Clark Evans as the Jailer. John Caird will lead the the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus along with the Chicago Children's Choir in this performance.

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Fri July 10, 2015

Caravan: The Trishas - Live at the Divide

Airs Friday, July 10 at 9 p.m.  This week on the Caravan we new tracks Willie Nelson, Patty Griffin, The Mercy Brothers, and Buddy Flett plus blues from Neal Pattman, Taj Mahal, Little Pink Anderson and Ray Bonneville. Then in our concert hour we'll hear some tight four part harmonies from The Trishas, recorded Live at the Divide and in our final hour we'll walk in The Black Cat's Footsteps with cuts by Ulla Pirttijarvi, Anouar Brahem, Richard & Linda Thompson, Bill Miller, Gemma Hayes, and Beth Orton.

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Thu July 9, 2015
Savannah Music Festival

Savannah Music Festival: Benny Kim & Keith Robinson Live

Airs Thursday, July 9, at 8 p.m. Though the repertoire of composition for violin and cello is not especially large, there are many colorful and dramatic duos that span the period from the late nineteenth through the first quarter of the 20th century, some of which have become staples of the literature. In this episode, we listen to a 2011 recital by violinist Benny Kim and cellist Keith Robinson featuring works by Gliere, Kodaly, Halverson and Schulhoff.