Airs Monday, May 28 at 8:00 p.m. The greatest mysteries all have a shadowy figure at the center-someone who sets things in motion and holds the key to how the rest of the story unfolds. In epidemiology, this central character is known as Patient Zero-the case at the heart of an outbreak. This hour, Radiolab hunts for Patient Zeroes from all over the map. We start with the story of perhaps the most iconic Patient Zero of all time: Typhoid Mary. Then, we dive into a molecular detective story to pinpoint the beginning of the AIDS, and we re-imagine the moment the virus that caused the global pandemic sprang to life. After that, we're left wondering if you can trace the spread of an idea the way you can trace the spread of a disease. In the end, we find ourselves faced with a choice between competing claims about the origin of the high five.
Airs Monday, May 28 at 1:00 p.m. Join the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir as they honor those who sacrificed all for their nation in the musical tribute to our fallen soldiers. The choir will perform Gently Raise the Sacred Strain, Homeward Bound, Rock-A My Soul in the Bosom of Abraham, Bound for the Promised Land, Down to the River to Pray, Amazing Grace, God Be with You Till We Meet Again, My Country, 'Tis of Thee, God Bless America, Who Are the Brave?, America the Beautiful, Hymn to the Fallen, and On This Day.
Airs Monday, May 28 at 11:00 a.m. Quaint cottages dot the enchanted coastline here, fresh seafood abounds and the classical music is top notch. Cape Cod hosts one of the finest classical music festivals on the east coast each summer since 1979. Called “a triumph of quality,” by the New York Times, the festival features three weeks of chamber music throughout Cape Cod during August and has a well established Composer-in-Residence Program. Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival has fostered a bevy of musical talent over the years, including Dawn Upshaw, Yo-Yo Ma and Joshua Bell.
Airs Sunday, May 27 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. He was a genius who was trusted with national secrets, but made no effort to conceal his own. Simon Templeman stars as brilliant mathematician Alan Turing, the man who cracked the German Enigma code and enabled the Allies to win World War II. But Turing was to find that the country he saved cared less about his genius and more about his sexual orientation. With Sheelagh Cullen, Kenneth Danziger, Peter Dennis, Samantha Robson, Orlando Seale, W. Morgan Sheppard, and Andre Sogliuzzo. Written by Hugh Whitemore. Directed by Rosalind Ayres.
Airs, Saturday, May 26 at 12:00 noon. “I have won power…but there is no happiness in my tortured soul.” - Boris It’s one of the most searing lyric dramas of all time, featuring arguably the greatest bass role ever created. The magnificent Ferruccio Furlanetto is Boris, who’s haunted by the specter of the child he murdered to become Czar, surrounded by whispers and enemies, and threatened by a pretender to his throne. And not only that — his people are starving. The score radiates all the grief and grandeur that was Czarist Russia, with thrilling music for the huge chorus. But this masterwork is extraordinary in its intimacy, too — revealing Boris as both the public and the private man, as it peels open the psyche of a tormented ruler who succumbs to his own guilty conscience. In a stunning fusion of singing and acting, Ferruccio Furlanetto simply is Boris. “Whether in private demonstrations of power, private fragility, or final collapse, he is the intense center of a monumental tragedy.” Der Standard, Vienna. Lyric favorites Andrea Silvestrelli and Raymond Aceto, two resplendent voices, join Mr. Furlanetto in this opera that boasts not just one but three great bass roles. The celebrated Czech tenor Štefan Margita is Shuisky, the Czar’s duplicitous advisor.