Airs Thursday, November 8 at 11:00 a.m. Hurricane Sandy and a dangerously broken construction crane dangling over West 57th Street in Manhattan closed Carnegie Hall for several days. But America’s most famous stage re-opens with a live concert featuring the phenomenal Belcea Quartet. Join us for this broadcast of Carnegie Hall Live with the Belcea Quartet, a group that approaches everything it plays with "timeless daring" (The New York Times). The quartet continues its three-concert focus on Beethoven's epoch-making late quartets. This program features Beethoven's E-flat–Major Quartet, Op. 127, the first of the five final quartets that changed the string quartet genre forever. Then we'll hear the Beethoven B-flat–Major Quartet, Op 130. Fred Child and Jeff Spurgeon will host.
Airs Thursday, November 8 at 8:00 p.m. When pianist Bill Charlap arrived in Savannah with his trio to play three sets of music over the course of one evening, he made it emphatically clear that he had no intention of repeating himself. Possessing a profound knowledge of music and the American songbook, he delivered four hours of ballads, blues and enough good hot swing to satisfy every patron in attendance. Tune in to hear Bill Charlap's Trio with special guests Frank Wess and Slide Hampton, recorded live at the Savannah Music Festival.
Airs Monday, November at 8:00 p.m. Quaint storefronts along Main streets, covered bridges over clear streams, cows from dairy farms dotting green valleys: across the state, these are the iconic images of Vermont. But beyond its pastoral beauty, this is a place that prides itself on its independent spirit. This is truly a place where individual communities are self determining, where geographic isolation has forced people to get creative, and take their town's destiny into their own hands. In this hour, we'll hear a range of stories of the way Vermont's 'small town state' identity manifests.
Airs Monday, November 5 at 11:00 a.m. This week on Summer Stages the musical road trip continues to Norfolk, Virginia where we'll feature music, theatre, dance and even chocolate are celebrated at the Virginia Arts Festival. We'll enjoy some lower calorie options by Mendelssohn, Beethoven and Brahms. Be listening for pianist Andre Michel Schub and members of the Daedalus Quartet in Mendelssohn Piano Trio No.2 in C Minor; Beethoven's Cello Sonata No.2 in G Minor op.5; the Brahms Piano Trio No.2 Op.87; Grieg's Violin Sonata No.3 in C minor Op.45; and Ysaÿe's Violin Sonata Op.27 No.2.