Mendelssohn

Aired Thursday, January 21, at 12 noon Kermit Poling spoke with pianist Stanislav Khristenko and Dr. Lester Senter Wilson, Executive Director of the Wideman International Piano Competition, about this weekend's 65th Anniversary Celebration of the Wideman Piano Competition. Saturday's concert features pianist Stanislav Khristenko in the Piano Concerto No. 2 by Shostakovich and then pianist Tomer Gewirtzman will perform the Piano Concerto in A minor by Grieg. The concert concludes with the world premiere of the Symphony No. 1 (“Shreveport Symphony”) by Kermit Poling.

Airs Monday, January 11, at 1 p.m. This week on the Cleveland Orchestra guest conductor James Gaffigan will be joined by soprano Yulia van Doren and the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus for a performance of the Cantata No. 199, “Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut” by J.S. Bach. She will also be featured in the Brahms' Song of Destiny and the concert will close with the Symphony No. 5, the “Reformation” symphony by Felix Mendelssohn.

Aired Friday, November 20, at 11 a.m. Kermit Poling spoke with Music Director Michael Butterman and guest violinist William Hagen about the next concert by the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra featuring Mr. Hagen in the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto along with Haydn's Sinfonia concertante for oboe, bassoon, violin and cello with SSO players Matt Albert, violin; Ruth Drummond, cello; Theresa Zale Bridges, oboe; Ann Shoemaker, bassoon. Beethoven's Symphony No. 8 will round out the program.

Airs Monday, July 27, at 1 p.m. This week on the San Francisco Symphony, Alexander Barantschik will conduct and will be the soloist in Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in D minor. Mozart's Divertimento in F major for Strings will open the concert and we'll hear the Melodia--Libertango by Astor Piazzolla featuring Seth Asarnow on the bandoneón. The concert concludes with an archived performance of the Symphony No. 2 by Brahms.

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.

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