Airs Monday, June 30 at 11 a.m. This week on our broadcast concert by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, composer and conductor John Adams will lead the orchestra his own works, Short Ride in a Fast Machine and Harmonielehre. He'll be joined on stage by violinist Andrés Cárdenes for the Violin Concerto in D Major by Igor Stravinsky and the concert will also feature Frank Zappa’s Dupree’s Paradise.
On this week's broadcast by the San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas leads the orchestra in Mozart's Symphony No. 35 in D Major "Haffner"; Ades' Polaris Voyage for Orchestra; Stravinsky's Petrouchka plus an Encore of Stravinsky's Scherzo a la Russe; and Prokofiev's Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 44.
Airs Saturday, August 17 at 12 noon. On this week's concert from the Cleveland Orchestra, Giancarlo Guerrreo leads the orchestra in Stravinsky's Petrouchka Ballet and Ravel's Rapsodie espagnole. Also on the program violinist William Preucil will be featured in the Violin Concerto No. 3 by Paulus.
Air Tuesday, August 13 at 11 a.m. The concert, which took place on May 2, 2013, marked the opening of one of the largest and most acclaimed performing arts centers in the world. The program features Valery Gergiev conducting the Mariinsky Orchestra and a host of renowned vocalists and instrumentalists including Anna Netrebco, Plácido Domingo, René Pape, Denis Matsuev, Leonidas Kavakos, the Mariinsky Children’s Chorus and many others and also features exclusive interviews gathered by producers with Gergiev and other key figures behind the creation of this celebrated new theater.
Airs Sunday, June 16 at 6 p.m. What a year was 1913! Many have called it the true beginning of 20th century culture. From New York, where the first large-scale show of modern art alarmed viewers, to Vienna and Paris, where music by Schoenberg and Stravinsky sparked audience riots --- it was a year of artistic upset and audience apoplexy! A hundred years later, WNYC’s Sara Fishko and guests tell the story of this Mad Modernist moment of sweeping change, and the ways in which it mirrors our own uncertain age.