Airs Thursday, July 26 at 8:00 p.m. Tune in for a 2010 Savannah Music Festival performance by one of bluegrass music's most accomplished ensembles, the Del McCoury Band. When you think of American roots music, one of the most distinct styles is bluegrass. Bill Monroe once characterized the genre of music he helped create as: "Scottish bagpipes and old-time fiddlin'. It's Methodist and Holiness and Baptist. It's blues and jazz, and it has a high lonesome sound. It's plain music that tells a good story. It is played from my heart to your heart, and it will touch you. Bluegrass is music that matters."
Airs Monday, July 23 at 11:00 a.m. Bloomington, Indiana is home to a thriving arts scene. Music, theater, and dance performances abound, with local talent coming from one of the nation’s top ranking music schools, Indiana University. The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music made 2011 an especially exciting year by debuting the Indiana University Summer Music Festival. Joshua Bell, classical music superstar and one of the school’s most famous alumni, played Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy with the Festival Orchestra conducted by Michael Stern. Other highlights of the festival included performances by legendary pianist and Distinguished Professor Menhem Pressler and by the eclectic string trio Time for Three.
Airs Monday, July 23 at 8:00 p.m. What happens at the moment when we slip from life...to the other side? Is it a moment? If it is, when exactly does it happen? And what happens afterward? It’s an episode full of questions that don't have easy answers. Radiolab stares down the very moment of passing, and speculates about what may lay beyond.
Airs Friday, July 20 at 9:00 p.m. David Bowie's landmark record The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars celebrated its 40th birthday in June and to mark that occasion we present this special which looks back on the making and legacy of David Bowie’s 1972 album, Ziggy Stardust. Frank insights from both David Bowie and the late guitarist, Mick Ronson, detail how they developed the Ziggy Stardust character and all the music from this landmark album. Most of the album’s songs are heard throughout the show, including Ziggy Stardust, Starman and Suffragette City – three definitive examples of the 70s Glam-Rock as the bridge between the psychedelic 60s and punk rock.
Airs Saturday, July 21 at 12:00 noon. Red River Radio is pleased to bring back the Cleveland Orchestra for another superb season of broadcast concerts from the orchestra's home at Severance Hall in Cleveland and from concerts performed around the country and the world. On this week's concert Music Director Franz Welser-Möst will take the podium to lead the orchestra in Stravinsky's Concerto in D for Strings and his Ballet music from Agon. The concert will close with a performance of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4 in f, Op. 30.