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Thu July 9, 2015
Carnegie Hall Live

Carnegie Hall Live: Concertos Plus: All-Beethoven Program

Airs Thursday, July 9, at 1 p.m. This week on Carnegie Hall Live pianist and conductor Leif Ove Andsnes leads the Mahler Chamber Orchestra in Concertos Plus, an All-Beethoven Program, featuring Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, and Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major. Conductor Alan Gilbert will Guest host.


Mon July 6, 2015
San Francisco Symphony

San Francisco Symphony

Airs Monday, July 6, at 1 p.m. On this week's broadcast concert by the San Francisco Symphony, Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas leads the orchestra in music from classical Vienna to 20th Century America. Jeremy Denk is the pianist in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, and you'll also hear Beethoven's Leonore Overture No. 3, Eating Greens by Steve Mackey, and the Symphonic Ode by Aaron Copland plus Street Song for Symphonic Brass by Michael Tilson Thomas.


Sun July 5, 2015
Capitol Steps

Capitol Steps: Politics Takes a Holiday 4th of July Special

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Airs Sunday, July 5, at 6 p.m. Tune in this Sunday night at 6 for a hilarious journey through the political world complete with satire, more satire, and yet more satire.... plus musical satire, as the Capitol Steps take to the airwaves again for a 4th of July Barbecue.  It's the most wonderful time of the year when Presidential candidates emerge from their political slumbers and proclaim themselves fit to rule this Nation.

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Sat July 4, 2015
Lyric Opera of Chicago

Lyric Opera of Chicago: Gershwin's Porgy and Bess

Scene from Porgy and Bess

Airs Saturday, July 4, at 12 noon. On this week's broadcast from the Lyric Opera of Chicago we present George Gershwin’s classic Porgy & Bess featuring Eric Owens as Porgy and Adina Aaron as Bess with Hlengiwe Mkhwanazi as Clara; Chase Taylor as Mingo; Jermaine Smith as Sportin’ Life; Norman Garrett as Jake; Karen Slack as Serena; Bernard Holcomb as Robbins; Earl Hazell as Jim; Curtis Bannister as Peter; Veronica Chapman-Smith as Lily; and Gwendolyn Brown as Maria. Ward Stare will lead the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus and Michael Black is our chorus master. Suzanne Nance will host.


Fri July 3, 2015
Riding With the King

Riding With the King: A Birthday Tribute to B. B. King

Airs Friday, July 3, at 9 p.m. The world lost a true musical giant when B.B. King died. In 2005, B.B. was excited to be celebrating his 80th birthday. He'd just released a new record and completed his first vacation after fifty-seven years on the road. The King of the Blues was vibrant and excited as he looked back at his 80 years on the planet.