Airs, Monday, March 26 at 11:00 a.m. Carnegie Hall Live: Bach's St. John Passion - Just before Holy Week, this top-flight Canadian ensemble with an international cast of soloists performs one of Bach's crowning religious works.
Airs Thursday, March 22, at 8 p.m. Eric Reed is a powerful, daring and elegant pianist who was blessed with perfect pitch and a desire to play piano for audiences. As a child prodigy raised in the Baptist church, he eventually found his true calling in performing ballads, blues and 4/4 swing, and has since become one of the finest instrumentalists in jazz today. This episode features Reed in a variety of performances at the Savannah Music Festival.
Airs Tuesday, March 20 at 9:00 p.m. Lately, the alto saxophonist Miguel Zenón has been listening to some of his parents' favorite music. That is, he's adapted a handful of classic popular songs from his native Puerto Rico for his jazz quartet. And on his forthcoming album Alma Adentro, he even contracted his friend Guillermo Klein to write backing arrangements for a 10-piece woodwind section. Lush and verdant — like the tropical isle which inspired them — the charts see a rare public performance at Newport's central Quad Stage. Recorded live at the Newport Jazz Festival on Sunday, August 7.
Airs Monday, March 19 at 11:00 a.m. August in Vermont is perfect on the idyllic shores of Lake Champlain. Bed and breakfasts abound in the natural beauty of the Vermont woods, and musicians have understandably chosen this spot for the home of the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival. Located only a five minute drive from Burlington, Lake Champlain offers a retreat for the world-weary and allows musicians to fully recharge their batteries before giving electrifying performances. Learn more here: http://www.lccmf.org/
The final scene of Mussorgsky’s “Khovananshchina.”
Credit Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera
Airs Saturday, March 17 at 12:00 noon. The 2011-12 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Mussorgsky’s Khovanshchina, conducted by Kirill Petrenko and featuring an acclaimed Russian, Georgian, and Ukrainian cast. Anatoli Kotscherga makes his network debut as Ivan Khovansky, the leader of a conspiracy against Peter the Great, with Misha Didyk as his son, Andrei.