Airs Saturday, May 10 at 12 noon. The 2013-14 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season concludes with a live broadcast of Rossini’s La Cenerentola, starring mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato in her first network performance of one of her signature roles. The role of her prince, Don Ramiro, will be sung by Juan Diego Flórez, one of the world’s foremost Rossini tenors. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi returns to the podium to lead his first bel canto opera with the company. The cast also includes Alessandro Corbelli as Don Magnifico, the wicked stepfather; Luca Pisaroni as the wise Alidoro; and Italian baritone Pietro Spagnoli in his network debut as Don Ramiro’s valet, Dandini. La Cenerentola will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network.
Airs Friday, May 9 at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll hear new music from Myshkin's Ruby Warbler and Mia Dyson as well as some vintage cuts from Neil Young, Victoria Williams, Muriel Anderson, The Pines and Kris Delmhorst. On Blues at the Bottom we'll feature Buddy Flett, Etta Baker, Bobby Rush, and Chris Belleau. In our concert hour this week we'll hear Part 2 of a concert by Chris Smither, recorded Live at the Fur Peace Ranch and in the third hour we'll be Chasing the Westing Sun.
Aired Friday, May 9 at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with Gloria C. Gipson, The Executive Director of the Theatre of the Performing Arts of Shreveport along with Larry Pierson, owner of the Larry Pierson School of Music and the Project Coordinator for this celebration, Leon Anderson, the Director of Jazz Studies program at Florida State University, Bassist Brandon Robertson and pianist Brendan Polk, about the 12th Annual Yazzy Youth Celebrating Jazz Concert with “A Salute to Quincy Jones” as this years theme.
Airs Thursday, May 8 at 8 p.m. For many people, college is a place to study subjects that will prepare you for the next step in life, as well as a time to create new friendships. Such was the case for Woody Platt, Mike Guggino, Graham Sharp and Charles Humphrey, who began playing music together in 1999 while studying at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Fourteen years later and with the addition of one more musician, the five members of the Steep Canyon Rangers have become known as one of the finest bluegrass ensembles in our time.
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.