Airs Thursday, November 1 at 11:00 a.m. In celebration of Sir Georg Solti's 100th birthday Red River Radio is very pleased to offer a broadcast of The World Orchestra for Peace performed at Chicago's Orchestra Hall and conducted by Valery Gergiev.
The World Orchestra for Peace was founded in 1995 by Sir Georg Solti at the request of Boutros Boutros-Ghali for a concert in Geneva marking the 50th anniversary of the United Nations in 1995. Led by Valery Gergiev, the orchestra is an ensemble of the finest musicians selected from more than 60 orchestras in 35 countries (most are concertmasters or section principals in their own ensembles), including several members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. They all give their services freely - coming together only on special occasions - to reaffirm Sir Georg's belief in 'the unique strength of music as an ambassador for peace.'
Airs Monday, October 29 at 11:00 a.m. This week on Summer Stages it's back-to-back Bach. First a traditional interpretation when cellist Jonathan Cohen tackles some of his music for viola da gamba and then mandolinist Chris Thile puts aside bluegrass for Bach! We'll hear Bach's Solo Cello Suite No.1 in Major and Bach's Viola da Gamba Sonata No.1 in G Major. Also on the program, Beethoven's Rondo in C, Op.51 No.1 and his Cello Sonata No.2 in G Minor op.5 with Jonathan Cohen, Cello and Kristian Bezuidenhout, harpsichord and fortepiano. Back to Bach with his Violin Sonata in G minor featuring Chris Thile on mandolin and we'll close with Mendelssohn's String Quintet No.2 in B-flat, Op.87.
Airs Monday, October 29 at 8:00 p.m. The Tri-Cities are Richland, Pasco and Kennewick, 3 cities clustered near one another in the vast plains and deserts of Washington state, to the east of the Cascade Mountains. It's a region that seems like it would have little to attract newcomers; it's largely remote, prone to dust storms, not close to any major city. But, over the decades, this area has drawn people from the world over, and, in this episode, we'll explore how and why. These are stories of people drawn to an unlikely place for myriad reasons,what drew them here and what communities they've built here.
Airs Saturday, October 27 at 3:00 p.m. Fiesta! is a new, original production devoted to Latino concert music, and brings artistically significant compositions from Latin America, Spain and Portugal to your listeners. The acclaimed composer, musician, performer, and professor Elbio Barilari is the host and creative force behind this series. He invites listeners to enjoy and learn about the lively and compelling sounds of Latin American classical music. On this weeks program we'll hear Jose Francisco Vazque's Romanza No. 2 & Romanza No. 3 with cellist Ignacio Mariscal and pianist Carlos Alberto Pecero. Then Eduardo Fernandez plays Dionisio Aguado's Introduction and Rondo Op. 2 No. 2 in A Minor. Next we'll hear Manuel Ponce's Romantic Sketches with pianist Jorge Federico Osorio and finally we'll feature violinist Rachel Barton Pine in the Violin Concerto in F- Sharp minor by Jose White.
Airs, Saturday, October 27 at 2:00 p.m. The Mozart Festival is recorded in Mozart's hometown of Salzburg, Austria and includes performances by some of the world's leading soloists and orchestras, backstage clips with performers, and location-recorded features touring the Mozarteum Foundation's priceless collections, including Mozart's original manuscripts and personal possessions. On This Weeks program we'll hear Pablo Heras-Casado who leads the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in Mozart's Overture to Idomeneo; Violinist Carolin Widmann joins conductor Louis Langrée and the Camerata Salzburg in the Allegro from Mozart's Violin Concerto in G; Soprano Mojca Erdmann will join conductor David Afkham and the Mozarteum Orchestra of Salzburg in Mozart's Aria, “Vedrai carino” from Don Giovanni; János Czifra Kapellmeister of the Salzburg Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra will be featured in the Kyrie from Mozart's Mass in C; and Louis Langrée returns to lead the Camerata Salzburg in Mozart's Symphony in C, KV 338.