Airs Wednesday, December 18 at 2 p.m. This special presents the classic Christmas arrangements and original music by Leroy Anderson. It is hosted by conductor Leonard Slatkin and the composer's son Kurt Anderson, and features recorded performances of Leroy Anderson¿s Christmas Music with Leonard Slatkin conducting the BBC Concert Orchestra, and Leroy Anderson conducting his Pops Concert Orchestra. Listeners will also hear Leroy Anderson talking about how he wrote some of his famous Christmas music and what Christmas means to him.
Airs Monday, July 1 at 11 a.m. Leonard Slatkin takes the podium this week for Prokofiev’s Suite from Cinderella and Steven Stucky’s Son et lumiere. Pianist Stephen Hough joines maestro Slatkin on stage for Camille Saint-Saens’ Piano Concerto No. 5, the “Egyptian.”
Airs Monday, March 25 at 11 a.m. Leonard Slatkin take the podium to lead this weeks concert by the Pittsburgh Symphony in Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus and the Flower Clock by Jean Francaix’s. The concert also features Benjamin Britten’s The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra.