Air Thursday, May 8 at 2 p.m. Join the world renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir as they celebrate Mother's Day with musical selections including I Think the World Is Glorious; Mother, Tell Me the Story; Songs My Mother Taught Me; I Love to Tell the Story; I Often Go Walking; Fill the World with Love; How Great Thou Art; A Mother's Eyes Reflect the Love; On a Wonderful Day Like Today; and more.
Airs Monday, April 5 at 8 p.m. This year actually marks three dozen years since the first incarnation of the group coalesced to resurrect a then-disappearing tradition — and infuse it with both bebop and funk. One of the original new-school New Orleans brass bands ignites dancing in the aisles and guarantees a good time. As with many a show since '77, there was dancing and handkerchief-waving aplenty, and several original members were present to anchor the proceedings.
Airs Monday, May 5 at 11 a.m. On this week's concert by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra music director Manfred Honeck will be joined on stage by soprano Laura Claycomb and mezzo-soprano Gerhild Romberger with the Chamber Choir of the Palau de la Musica and Orfeo Catala for a performance of Gustav Mahler’s monumental Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection.”
Airs Sunday, May 4 at 6 p.m. Memorialized in a Bob Dylan song and an Academy Award nominated Denzel Washington film, Rubin “Hurricane” Carter was a successful prize fighter, who was falsely accused of murder. After nearly two decades in prison, Carter was exonerated by a federal judge (also heard in our documentary) in a ruling later affirmed by the US Supreme Court.
Airs Saturday, May 3 at 12 noon. The 2013-14 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Bellini’s I Puritani. Acclaimed Russian soprano Olga Peretyatko will make her network broadcast debut as Elvira, the Puritan maiden who slips in and out of madness after being abandoned at the altar. The revival also stars tenor Lawrence Brownlee as Elvira's beloved Arturo, baritone Mariusz Kwiecien as his rival Riccardo, and bass Michele Pertusi as Elvira's uncle, Giorgio; they are led by the rising Italian conductor Michele Mariotti, who is married to Peretyatko. I Puritani will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network.