Jeff Spurgeon

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Airs Friday, May 13, at 12 noon. This week on Carnegie Hall Live the Bach Collegium Japan takes the stage with music by Vivaldi, Bach, and Handel. Masaaki Suzuki conducts from the Harpsichord with soprano Joanne Lunn featured in two Bach Cantatas. Jeff Spurgeon and John Schaefer will host with special guest John Hockenberry.


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Airs Friday, May 6, at 12 noon. This week on Carnegie Hall Live the Saint Lawrence String Quartet will perform Haydn's String Quartet Op. 20, No. 5 in F minor; the Second Quartet by John Adams;  and Beethoven's String Quartet in C-sharp minor, Op. 131. The Saint Lawrence String Quartet features Geoff Nuttall & Owen Dalby, violins; Lesley Robertson, viola; and Christopher Costanza, cello. Jeff Spurgeon and John Schaefer will host.

Airs Thursday, June 18, at 11 p.m. On this week's Carnegie Hall Live we celebrate Great American Orchestras with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Riccardo Muti who will lead the orchestra in Mendelssohn's Meeresstille und glücklicheFahrt, Op. 27; Debussy's La mer; and the Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 43, The Divine Poem by Scriabin. Jeff Spurgeon will host and is joined by Isaac Mizrahi.


Airs Thursday, September 25 at 11 a.m. Archangelo is one of the newest Baroque ensembles in performance today featuring Jonathan Cohen is the founder and conductor as well as cellist and for this program he will also be featured on the Harpsichord. He is joined by solo violinist Alina Ibragimova, as well as soprano Katherine Watson, and baritone Nikolay Borchev. The will present J.S. Bach's Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in A Minor (BWV 1041), J. Christoph Bach's "Mein Freund ist mein" from the Cantata "Meine Freundin, du bist schön," Handel's Concerto Grosso in D Minor, Op. 6, No. 10; and Handel's Apollo e Dafne. Fred Child and Jeff Spurgeon will be your host for this presentation from Carnegie Hall Live.

Airs Thursday, August 28 at 11 a.m. The San Francisco Symphony under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas with guest soloist Jeremy Denk on piano will present Beethoven's Leonore Overture No. 3, Steven Mackey's Eating Greens, Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 25 in C Major, K. 503 and Aaron Copland's Symphonic Ode. Fred Child and Jeff Spurgeon will be your host for the encore broadcast.