Airs Sunday, November 24 at 6 p.m. Famous names and voices wrestle with grief and memory; they provide intimate details on JFK the man, the president and father. Listeners will hear from JFK colleagues who were with him during his first political race in 1946, until his last days in office. Never-before-broadcast memories from JFK's confidantes recorded just after the assassination. Hosted by legendary journalist Robert MacNeil.
Airs Monday, November 25 at 11 a.m. This week on the San Francisco Symphony broadcast Pablo Heras-Casado will lead the orchestra in concert of Stravinsky, Ravel, Dallapiccola, Falla and Schumann. He'll be joined on stage by pianist Khatia Duniatishvili and flamenco singer Marina Heredia. The concert opens with the Concert in E-flat Major for Chamber by Stravinsky and then Khatia Duniatishvili will be featured in Ravel's Piano Concerto in G Major. Music by Dallapiccola follows with his Piccola musica notturna and the Manuel de Falla's El amor brujo featuring flamenco singer Marina Heredia. The concert will close with Schumann's Symphony No.l, Op. 38, Spring.
Airs Saturday, November 23 at 12 noon. Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen is the perfect blend of words, action, music and drama into a "total work of art." It was the ultimate goal of Richard Wagner and nothing less than a complete revolution in theater. Wagner's vision became reality against all odds at his own festival in the Bavarian town of Bayreuth in 1876. Since then, only his own works have been performed there. The complete "Ring" premiered at the first Bayreuth Festival, and each new production has attracted the world's attention. The 2013 rendition by stage director Frank Castorf and conductor Kyrill Petrenko can be expected to generate controversy, as have productions in the past – following Wagner's own exhortation to "create something new."
This week, the third in this operatic cycle with Siegfried starring tenor Lance Ryan as Siegfried with sopraono Catherine Foster as Brünnhilde, baritone Wolfgang Koch as the Wanderer, tenor Burkhard Ulrich as Mime, baritone Martin Winkler as Alberich, bass Sorin Coliban as Fafner, contralto Nadine Weissmann as Erda and soprano Mirella Hagen as the The Forest Bird.
Airs Friday. November 22 at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we feature music by Cloud Control, Nick Brumley, and Matt The Electrician, with Blues at the Bottom by Etta Baker, Kieren Kane, Xavier Rudd and a little Buddy & Julie Miller for fun. On the concert hour, Dave Mallett takes the stage, and on Be Quite and Play the Music, it really is just a short, short time.
Airs Thursday, Thursday, November 21 at 8 p.m. At the turn of the 20th century when the mandolin became popular in America, a man named Orville Gibson changed its shape and marketability. What had primarily been a fad instrument would soon fall into the hands of players that would forever alter its musical direction. This edition of the Savannah Music Festival Live is the second of two programs featuring a concert from our 2010 festival that included mandolin virtuosos Mike Marshall, Chris Thile and Caterina Lichtenberg, with special guest Sarah Jarosz.