Airs Monday, January 13 at 11 a.m. This week on the San Francisco Symphony violnist Itzhak Perlman will be featured as soloist and conductor in Summer & Winter from Vivaldi's Four Seasons. He will also lead the orchestra in Mozart's Symphony No. 38 in D Major, K. 504 and Tchiakovsky's Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Opus 36. The concert will conclude with the Roman Carnival Overture by Berlioz.
Airs Sunday, January 12 at 6 p.m. The clash over who gets health care coverage and who pays — which resulted in the 2013 government shutdown — is just part of the story. According to the CDC, more than three-fourths of U.S. medical costs are attributed to largely-preventable illnesses related to our lifestyle behaviors (what we eat, whether we exercise, how we manage stress, if we smoke).
Airs Saturday, January 11 at 12 noon. The 2013-14 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Johann Strauss Jr.'s Die Fledermaus. Director Jeremy Sams has written new lyrics for the work, which will be performed entirely in English, and Tony Award-nominated playwright Douglas Carter Beane makes his Met debut with new dialogue. Adam Fischer conducts a cast of rising opera stars and Broadway performers. Susanna Phillips and Christopher Maltman star as the unhappily married Rosalinde and Eisenstein; Jane Archibald is their feisty maid, Adele; Anthony Roth Costanzo is Prince Orlofsky; Michael Fabiano is Rosalinde’s former lover, Alfred; Paulo Szot is the bumbling Dr. Falke; and Patrick Carfizzi is the prison superintendent, Frank. Broadway stars Danny Burstein and Betsy Wolfe make their network debuts as the drunken jailer, Frosch, and Adele’s sister, Ida. Die Fledermaus will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network.
Airs Friday, January 10 at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we have music from We Are Augustine, Twang Darkly, Xavier Rudd and Allison Crowe as well as tracks from Hat Check Girl, Nick Brumley, and Catie Curtis. Then in our concert hour we join Warren Haynes live at the Fur Peace Ranch and in our final hour we'll travel Through Hollow Lands.
Airs Thursday, January 9 at 8 p.m. Jerry Douglas has received thirteen Grammy Awards, won the Country Music Association's "Musician of the Year" award three times, been awarded a National Heritage Fellowship by the National Endowment for the Arts, and was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011 by the Americana Music Association. He is the most famous and arguably the finest resonator guitarist in our time. During the 2013 Savannah Music Festival, Jerry Douglas performed both with his band and solo, and taught student musicians during our Acoustic Music Seminar. This episode highlights Mr. Douglas' solo performance at the Charles H. Morris Center and features guest appearances by fiddlers Casey Driessen and Luke Bulla.