Airs Monday, July 30 at 11:00 a.m. Moab, Utah borders two of the nation’s most spectacular national parks – Canyonlands and Arches. Naturally, the local Moab Music Festival takes advantage of the incredible landscape and moves performances directly into the gorgeous red-rock country. The signature event of this festival is a concert series that unites classical chamber music and the beauty of nature – the series actually takes place inside a grotto carved by the Colorado River. Concert goers climb into boats, tour the river and find themselves inside the magical space where chamber music fills what critics call God’s version of Carnegie Hall.
Airs Saturday, July 28 at 2:00 p.m. Join us for a new season of concerts from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, celebrating its 40th season as one of the world’s leading performing arts festivals. Artistic director Marc Neikrug and broadcast host Kerry Frumkin will take you through 13 weeks of world class chamber performances. This week we feature Clara Schumann' s Three Romances for Violin and Piano, Op.22 with Jessica Lee on violin and Inon Barnatan on piano. Then we'll hear Dvorak's Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81 with Kuok-wai Lio as the pianist joined by the Shanghai Quartet.
Airs Saturday, July 28 at 3:00 p.m. Join us for Part two of an exploration of the piano music of Rachmaninoff with commentary by Valery Gergiev, Alexander Toradze, Gianandrea Noseda and Joseph Horowitz. All performances on this program are live except for Rachmaninoff's 1929 performance. In this hour we'll hear Rachmaninoff's Sonata No. 1 with Sean Botkin as pianist and Rchmaninoff's Duets, Op.11 with Vakhtang Kodanashvili and Edisher Savitski as pianists.
Airs Thursday, July 26 at 8:00 p.m. Tune in for a 2010 Savannah Music Festival performance by one of bluegrass music's most accomplished ensembles, the Del McCoury Band. When you think of American roots music, one of the most distinct styles is bluegrass. Bill Monroe once characterized the genre of music he helped create as: "Scottish bagpipes and old-time fiddlin'. It's Methodist and Holiness and Baptist. It's blues and jazz, and it has a high lonesome sound. It's plain music that tells a good story. It is played from my heart to your heart, and it will touch you. Bluegrass is music that matters."
Airs Saturday, July 21 at 2:00 p.m. Join us for a new season of conert programs from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, celebrating its 40th season as one of the world’s leading performing arts festivals. Artistic director Marc Neikrug and broadcast host Kerry Frumkin will take you through 13 weeks of world class chamber performances. This week we open the season with music by Haydn and Beethoven. The Orion String Quartet plays Haydn’s String Quartet in d, Op. 76, No. 2, Quinten, and then the piano trio Opus One featuring Ida Kavafian, violin; Peter Wiley, cello; Anne-Marie McDermott will performs Beethoven's Piano Trio in Eb, Op.70, No. 2.