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.
Aired Thursday, January 9 at 6 p.m. The Latest in Cancer Treatments was the subject for this Health Matters. Dr. Randy Brewer will host and welcomes guest specialists Dr. Sandford Katz, a Radiation Oncologist; Dr. Anil Velovelu, a specialist in Hematology and Oncology; and Dr. Destin Black, a Gynecologic Oncologist. All are with Willis-Knighton Medical Center. They joined Dr. Randy Brewer to discuss the latest treatments for cancer and answered your calls & questions.
Airs Monday, January 6 at 8 p.m. The Grammy Award-winning ensemble performes at the Newport Jazz Festival. Decades after his death, the richly-detailed, soul-stirring oeuvre of Charles Mingus still packs a wallop. Thankfully, the beat goes on in the form of the Mingus Big Band — one of several repertory ensembles organized by widow Sue Mingus. Its latest, Grammy-winning album captures the ensemble's regular residency at the Jazz Standard in New York; this recording finds the band sparking the action on the Fort Stage of the 2011 Newport Jazz Festival.