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12:00pm

Sat August 15, 2015
LA Opera

LA Opera: John Corigliano's The Ghosts of Versailles

The Ghosts of Versailles
Craig Henry LA Opera

Airs Saturday, August 15, at 12 noon. This week from the LA Opera they conclude their Figaro Unbound series with a performance of John Corigliano's The Ghosts of Versailles conducted by James Conlon and directed by Darko Tresnjack. This production stars Victoria Livengood as the Woman with Hat, Kristinn Sigmendsson as Louis XVI, Scott Scully as the Marquis, Patricia Racette as Marie Antoinette, and special guest artist Patti Lapone as Samira.

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9:00pm

Fri August 14, 2015
Caravan

Caravan: Chris Smither Live at the Fur Peace Ranch Part One

Chris Smither
Press Image Chris Smither

Airs Friday, August 14 at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll listen to some tracks from Ben Folds Five, Myshkin's Ruby Warbler, and Mia Dyson as well as some vintage cuts from Neil Young and Victoria Williams. We'll have Blues by Buddy Flett, Etta Baker, Bobby Rush, and Chris Belleau and a splash of Zydeco from Beau Jocque and The Zydeco Hi Rollers. On our concert hour we'll hear from Chris Smither ... Live at the Fur Peace Ranch and in the third hour we'll be Chasing the Westing Sun.

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12:00pm

Fri August 14, 2015
Regional Symphony

Special: Mendelssohn at 200 and Yefim Bronfman plays Schumann, Beethoven, Prokofiev and Paganini.

Emerson String Quartet

Airs Friday, August 14, at 12 noon

Mendelssohn at 200 

When great musicians play together over an extended period of time, they gradually develop a cohesive sound that could have only come about through many years of intensive musical partnership.  In this episode, we listen to the music of Felix Mendelssohn performed by the Emerson String Quartet and the Beaux Arts Trio during the Savannah Music Festival.   

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9:00pm

Thu August 13, 2015
Jazz Night In America

Jazz Night In America: SFJazz Salutes Joe Henderson & Ali Jackson celebrates Max Roach

Joe Henderson
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Airs Thursday, August 13 at 9 p.m. SFJazz tackle the music of tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson. This episode of Jazz Night in America features interviews with the band on their personal connections with Henderson and we hear highlights from our first concert recorded at at new SFJazz Center. The current line-up of the SFJazz Collective features alto saxophonist Miguel Zenón, tenor saxophonist David Sánchez, vibraphonist Warren Wolf, trumpeter Avishai Cohen, trombonist Robin Eubanks, pianist Edward Simon, bassist Matt Penman and drummer Obed Calvaire.

Max Roach: bepop pioneer, drum innovator, social activist, teacher, and so much more. He blazed a path for jazz that burns brightest today in his former student Ali Jackson. Jackson -- himself a multi-hyphenate as percussion wizard, composer, and arranger – studied under Roach after meeting him at twelve. Many years later, Jackson pays tribute to his mentor with an all-star ensemble. This exclusive one-night celebration of Roach was captured by Jazz Night In America.

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8:00pm

Thu August 13, 2015
Savannah Music Festival

Savannah Music Festival: Ruthie Foster Live

Airs Thursday, August 13, 8 p.m. As a singer whose live performances are a musical patchwork of contemporary Americana styles, Texas born Ruthie Foster is a unique artist in our time. She has created a repertoire that is seamlessly evocative of the life she lives, which comes out of the Baptist Church and the soul of southern Texas. Tune in to hear Ruthie Foster's performance at the Charles H. Morris Center in Savannah. 

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