Airs Monday, April 15 at 11 a.m. This week Juraj Valcuha takes the podium to lead the orchestra in Maurice Ravel’s Suite from Mother Goose and Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances; The Steven Stucky’s Spirit Voices will feature Evelyn Glennie as percussionist.
Airs Monday, December 3 at 11:00 a.m. This week on Summer Stages, The Simpsons, Dolly Parton and Rachmaninoff. It's not the most obvious mix but the Westminster Choir makes it work. Hear them performing from the Spoleto Festival USA on Summer Stages from Classical Public Radio! Some of the featured works include Weelkes' In Excelsis Deo; Esenvalds' The Long Road; Kreek's Taaveti laul Nr. 104 (Psalm 104); Elder's Seven Last Words from the Cross; Crabtree's From Five Romantic Miniatures from the Simpsons; and the Westminster Choir with Christopher Costanza, cello perform Tavener's Svyatí.
Airs Saturday, August 11 at 3:00 p.m. Join us for Part four 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: Piano Concerto No. 3 with Alexander Toradze as the pianist and the Mariinski Theatre Orchestra under Valery Gergiev. We close the hour with Rachmaninoff's Etude Tableau in E Minor, Op. 39 featuring pianist Vakhtang Kodanashvili.