Airs Monday, June 30 at 11 a.m. This week on our broadcast concert by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, composer and conductor John Adams will lead the orchestra his own works, Short Ride in a Fast Machine and Harmonielehre. He'll be joined on stage by violinist Andrés Cárdenes for the Violin Concerto in D Major by Igor Stravinsky and the concert will also feature Frank Zappa’s Dupree’s Paradise.
Airs Sunday, June 29 at 6 p.m. Millennials—growing up with revolutionary technology and entering adulthood in a time of recession—have recently been much maligned. Are their critics right? Is this generation uniquely coddled, narcissistic, and lazy? Or have we let conventional wisdom blind us to their openness to change and innovation, and optimism in the face of uncertainty, which, in any generation, are qualities to be admired? Arguing for the motion: Binta Niambi Brown, Lawyer, Startup Advisor & Human Rights Advocate andW.
Airs Saturday, June 28 at 12 noon. Join us this Saturday at noon for the next production from the Lyric Opera of Chicago as they present Dvořák's Rusalka featuring Ana María Martínez in the title roll with Brandon Jovanovich as the Prince, Jill Grove as Jezibaba, Ekaterina Gubanova as the Foreign Princess, and Eric Owens as Vodnik. Sir Andrew Davis will lead the Lyric Opera Chors and Orchestra in the production directed by Sir David McVicar.
Airs Friday, June 27 at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we new tracks Willie Nelson, Patty Griffin, The Mercy Brothers, and Buddy Flett plus blues from Neal Pattman, Taj Mahal, Little Pink Anderson and Ray Bonneville. Then in our concert hour we'll hear some tight four part harmonies from The Trishas, recorded Live at the Divide and in our final hour we'll walk in The Black Cat's Footsteps with cuts by Ulla Pirttijarvi, Anouar Brahem, Richard & Linda Thompson, Bill Miller, Gemma Hayes and Beth Orton.
Airs Thursday, June 26 at 8 p.m. A Savannah Music Festival production entitled "African Interplay" features music from Bob Sadin performed by the Lionel Loueke Ensemble, and began with an enchanting set by kora player Ballake Sissoko and cellist Vincent Segal. When people hear the term "chamber music", more often than not they think of a form of Classical music from the European tradition written for a small number of instruments.