Airs Monday, September 24 at 1:00 p.m. Music and Liturgy for Yom Kipur, (The Day of Atonement) Sung by The Western Wind with Guest Cantors, Narrated by Leonard Nimoy. Leonard Nimoy and The Western Wind Vocal Ensemble explore the rich and profound musical and spiritual traditions of the Jewish High Holy Days. The Birthday of the World presents some of the most inspiring music of the Jewish Liturgy performed by The Western Wind, guest singers and four internationally renowned cantors. Musical selections include Avinu Malkeinu, Kol Nidre, El Maleh Rachamim, traditional chant and composed works by Sulzer, Secunda and Nowakowsky. A narration performed by actor Leonard Nimoy elucidates the important prayers and illuminates the deeper structure of the liturgy.
Airs Monday, September 24 at 11:00 a.m. This week on Summer Stages, we’ll head down to Savannah for a festival that really “mixes it up!” Pianist Wu Han and members of the Emerson String Quartet are on hand to welcome us to the Savannah Music Festival on Summer Stages from Classical Public Radio. We'll hear Mendelssohn's Piano Trio No.1 in D Minor Op.49 with pianist Wu Han, violinist Philip Setzer and cellist David Finckel. Then David Finckel and Wu Han perform Mendelssohn's Cello Sonata No.2 in D. op.58. Finally the Emerson String Quartet take the stage for Beethoven's String Quartet No.15 Op.132.
Airs Sunday, September 23 at 7:00 p.m. Host Larry Josephson talks with Rabbi Ismar Schorsch, Chancellor Emeritus of the Jewish Theological Seminary, about the history, liturgy and customs of the Jewish High Holy Days, and the value of these ancient rituals in the modern age. The Jewish High Holy Days are the most solemn time on the Jewish calendar. The ten-day period between Rosh Hashanah (The Jewish New Year) and Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) are a period of renewal and reflection. Larry Josephson talks with Rabbi Ismar Schorsch, Chancellor Emeritus of the Jewish Theological Seminary, about the history, liturgy and customs of the High Holy Days, and the value of these ancient rituals in the modern age. Music appropriate to the High Holy Days is interspersed throughout.
Airs Saturday, September 22 at 3:00 p.m. Fiesta! is a new, original production devoted to Latino concert music, and brings artistically significant compositions from Latin America, Spain and Portugal to your listeners. The acclaimed composer, musician, performer, and professor Elbio Barilari is the host and creative force behind this series. He invites listeners to enjoy and learn about the lively and compelling sounds of Latin American classical music. On this weeks program we'll hear Paquito D’Rivera's Adagio from Clarinet Concerto, Sombre un tema de Mozart; Ruben Rada's Botija de mi Pais; Federico Garcis Vigil's Variaciones sobre un Tema de Rada; Alfredo Rugeles's Excerpt from Tanguitis; Alfredo Rugeles's Tanguitis; Elbio Barilari's Tango for Beethoven in G Major; Alberto Ginastera's Ollantay, Op. 17; and Oscar Lorenzo Fernandez's Excerpts from Batuque
Airs Saturday, September 22 at 2:00 p.m. Join us for a new season of concerts from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, celebrating its 40th season as one of the world’s leading performing arts festivals. Artistic director Marc Neikrug and broadcast host Kerry Frumkin will take you through 13 weeks of world class chamber performances. This week's concert features Martinu's Serenade No. 1 in A Minor, H. 217 with Daniel Hope, Jennifer Gilbert, Harvey de Souza, violins; Carla Maria Rodrigues, viola; Todd Levy, clarinet; Julie Landsman, horn. Then the Johannes String Quartet plays Schubert's String Quartet No. 14 in D Minor, D. 810, (Death and the Maiden).