Airs Saturday, September 22 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 choral selections by Schubert's including the Hymnus an den Heiligen Geist, D. 948; Nachtgesang im Walde, D. 913 and Gesang der Geister uber den Wassern, D. 714. The Men of the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus will be featured. The guest conductor David Robertson leads the orchestra in Mahler's Symphony No. 5.
Airs Friday, September 21 at 9:00 p.m. This warmly eclectic singer-songwriter Regina Spektor played old favorites and introduced fans to highlights from her lovely new album, What We Saw From the Cheap Seats, in a concert, recorded live from Le Poisson Rouge.
Airs Friday, September 21 at 7:00 p.m. On this special election season edition of Peace Talks Radio, an assessment of the degree of the problem, and some ideas on how to address it, from a number people. We’ll hear from current Democratic congressman Tim Ryan of Ohio, former long-term Republican congresswoman Connie Morella from Maryland – both of whom actually agree on several things they think will help. We’ll also talk with two media analysts - Western Washington University's Michael Karlberg and Hakim Bellamy of the Media Literacy Project, who’ll comment on the media’s role in heightening incivility in political discourse. And we’ll hear from veteran reporter Art Schreiber, who covered Congress in the 1960's when, he says, it was all more civil and respectful.
Airs Thursday, September 20 at 8:00 p.m. Tune into highlights from Ruthie Foster's two-night run at the 2011 Savannah Music Festival. If you were born in the 1960s, you could grow up just about anywhere in America and be exposed to gospel, jazz, blues, soul, folk and rock music on the radio and television. Such was the case of Ruthie Foster, who was raised in South Texas and grew up singing in the Baptist Church before she got serious about music as a teenager. Ms. Foster brought her unique blend of American roots music and southern soul to Savannah. Tune in to hear highlights from her second night at the Charles H. Morris Center.
Airs Thursday, September 20 at 11:00 a.m. This week, pianists Leif Ove Andsnes is featured in Haydn's Sonata No. 43 in C minor; Debussy's Images, Book I; Chopin's Waltz, Op 34, No 1; and the Granados Spanish Dance #5. Then the Budapest Festival Orchestra under Ivan Fischer is joined by pianists Andras Schiff for Bartok's Piano Concerto No. 2. Finally, Andras Schiff plays Schubert's Impromptu and Lang Lang is featured in Chopin's Twelve Etudes, Op. 25.