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For Immediate Release:

April 29, 2006

May 1-31, 2006 - 98.7WFMT Program Highlights

Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin
Monday, May 1 through Friday, May 5 at 7 pm
This week's topic: Dvorak

Live from WFMT
Monday, May 1 at 8 pm
Flutist Shanna Gutierrez pianist Gerald Rizzer, perform music by Poulenc, Mozart, Martin, Jolivet, Wilder and Mike Mower, live from the Levin Performance Studio.

Live from the Cultural Center: A Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert
Wednesday, May 3 at 12:15 pm
Violinist Yang Liu and pianist Ihsuan Tsai.

First Ladies of Music with Virginia Eskin
Wednesday, May 3 at 9 pm
Featuring recordings by American women composers 1880-1920.

The New York Philharmonic This Week
Thursday, May 4 at 8 pm
Mstislav Rostropovich conducts with violinist Maxim Vengerov in Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No. 1 and Symphony No. 10.

A Voice for the Silenced with James Conlon
Thursday, May 4 at 10 pm
Ravinia's music director discusses and plays music by artists who were victims of the Holocaust.

Live from PianoForte Chicago
Friday, May 5 at 12:15 pm
The Fazioli Salon Series presents violinist Yang Liu and pianist Ihsuan Tsai in traditional Chinese music. 

Music in Chicago
Friday, May 5 at 8 pm
The University of Chicago Presents the Berlin Academy for Ancient Music in a concert of music by Handel, Vivaldi, Bach and Geminiani.

Live from the Met Sponsored by LaSalle-Series Finale
Saturday, May 6 at 11:30 am
Handel's Rodelinda with soprano Renee Fleming in the title role.
Patrick Summers conducts the Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra in
this final Met radio broadcast of the 2005-06 season.

The Seattle Symphony in Concert-First in a Series (weekly, same time for 13 weeks)
Saturday, May 6 at 5 pm
Gerard Schwarz conducts with cellist Lynn Harrell in the world premiere
performance of Shafer Mahoney's Sparkle, Richard Strauss' Don Quixote
and Brahms' Symphony No. 4 in e.

Folkstage hosted by Rich Warren
Saturday, May 6 at 8 pm
Canadian folk music artist Garnet Rogers-live from the Levin
Performance Studio.

Writers on the Record with Victoria Lautman
Sunday, May 7 at noon
Recorded April 30 at Lookingglass Theatre, host Victoria Lautman talks
with Jay McInerney about The Good Life

Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin
Monday, May 8 through Friday, May 12 at 7 pm
This week's topic: Child's Play

Live from WFMT
Monday, May 8 at 8 pm
Host Kerry Frumkin welcomes six artists from the Midsummer's Music
Festival.

Live from the Cultural Center: A Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert
Wednesday, May 10 at 12:15 pm
Pianist Alon Goldstein performs live from Preston Bradley Hall.

First Ladies of Music with Virginia Eskin
Wednesday, May 10 at 9 pm
On the theme of Impressionism and Ragtime, Virginia Eskin presents
music by France's Lili Boulanger and Germaine Tailleferre, Mississippi
River Suite by African-American composer Florence Price and a group of
piano rags.

The New York Philharmonic This Week
Thursday, May 11 at 8 pm
Sir Colin Davis conducts with tenor Ian Bostridge and violinist Glenn
Dicterow in Berlioz' Les Nuits d'Été and Mozart's Serenade in D,
Haffner, for violin & orchestra.

Live from PianoForte Chicago
Friday, May 12 at 12:15 pm
The Fazioli Salon Series presents soprano Michelle Areyzaga, Welz
Kauffman  and Kuang-Hoo Huang in music by Chicago composer Lita Grier.

Music in Chicago
Friday, May 12 at 8 pm
The University of Chicago Presents Tragicomedia and Concerto Palatino
conducted by Stephen Stubbs. Hear Monteverdi's Il Vespro della Beata
Vergine.

Opera Stage-First in a series
Saturday, May 13 at 12:30 pm
Verdi's A Masked Ball with Salvatore Licitra and Michele Crider. Robert
Bass conducts the Collegiate Chorale and St. Luke's Orchestra.

The Seattle Symphony in Concert
Saturday, May 13 at 5 pm
Gerard Schwarz conducts with tuba player Chris Olka in music by
Kodalyand Tchaikovsky plus Jones's Tuba Concerto. 

The Henry Mancini Institute: A Life in Music
Sunday, May 14 at 3:30 pm
Patrick Williams hosts this look at a most unusual summer festival and
training ground for emerging instrumentalists and composers in all
musical genres. Includes conversations with conductor Esa-Pekka
Salonen, record producer Phil Ramone and the late trumpeter Doc
Severinsen.
 
Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin
Monday, May 15 through Friday, May 19 at 7 pm
This week's topic: Homage

Live from WFMT
Monday, May 15 at 8 pm
Fulcrum Point New Music Project directed by Stephen Burns, live from
the Levin Performance Studio.

Live from the Cultural Center: A Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert
Wednesday, May 17 at 12:15 pm
Trio di Colore (clarinet, viola, piano)

First Ladies of Music with Virginia Eskin
Wednesday, May 17 at 9 pm
Featuring music from the 1920s by Marion Bauer, Manna-Zucca (Augusta
Zuckerman), Ruth Crawford Seeger and Rebecca Clarke.

The New York Philharmonic This Week
Thursday, May 18 at 8 pm
Lorin Maazel conducts with soprano Angela Gheorghiu in a program of
opera and ballet music by Rossini, Catalani, Cilea, Mascagni, Verdi and
others.

Live from PianoForte Chicago: The Fazioli Salon Series
Friday, May 19 at 12:15 pm
The Fazioli Salon Series presents Sylvia Wang.

Live from NEIU
Friday, May 19 at 8 pm
Soprano Erin Wall in recital, hosted by WFMT's Carolyn Paulin, live
from Northeastern Illinois University.

Opera Stage
Saturday, May 20 at 12:30 pm
Puccini's Girl of the Golden West with Andrea Gruber, Jose Cura and
Mark Delavan. Antonio Pappano conducts the Royal Opera House Orchestra.

The Seattle Symphony in Concert
Saturday, May 20 at 5 pm
Gerard Schwarz conducts with pianist John Lill in Dvorak's Slavonic
Dances, Op. 46 and Op. 72, Bartok's Music for Strings, Percussion and
Celesta and Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor.

Folkstage hosted by Rich Warren
Saturday, May 20 at 8 pm
Cosy Sheridan and T.R. Ritchie in a live concert from WFMT's Levin
Performance Studio.

Live from Lookingglass Theatre: Writers on the Record with Victoria Lautman
Sunday, May 21 at noon
Victoria's guest is Peter Carey, author of  Theft.

Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin
Monday, May 22 through Friday, May 26 at 7 pm
This week's topic: Piano Concerti

Live from WFMT
Monday, May 22 at 8 pm
The Orion Ensemble-live from WFMT's Levin Performance Studio.

Live from the Cultural Center: A Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert
Wednesday, May 24 at 12:15 pm
Pianist Sodi Braide performs live from Preston Bradley Hall.

First Ladies of Music with Virginia Eskin
Wednesday, May 24 at 9 pm
Songs by Alma Mahler plus songs and chamber music by two composers who
were victims of the Nazi Holocaust-Ilse Weber and Viteslava Kapralova.

The New York Philharmonic This Week
Thursday, May 25 at 8 pm
Sir Colin Davis conducts with soprano Soile Isokoski and pianist
Mitsuko Uchida in music by Mozart and Sibelius.

Live from PianoForte Chicago: The Fazioli Salon Series
Friday, May 26 at 12:15 pm
The Fazioli Salon Series presents students of James Giles from
Northwestern University.

Music in Chicago
Friday, May 26 at 8 pm
Hear a concert by the Elgin Symphony.

From the Metropolitan Opera: Joseph Volpe Farewell Gala
Saturday, May 27 at noon
Featuring guests from around the world of opera.

The Midnight Special with Rich Warren
Saturday, May 27 at 9 pm
In observance of Memorial Day and in response to many requests, Rich
will replay his 2004 presentation of Edgar Lee Masters' Spoon River
Anthology, the poems interspersed with music.

From Lincoln Center: A 30th Anniversary Celebration
Sunday, May 28 at 3 pm
The acclaimed series Live from Lincoln Center celebrates 30 years on
the air with highlights from past concerts, operas, recitals and
ballets. Also telecast on WTTW11.

Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin
Monday, May 29 through Friday, June 2 at 7 pm
This week's topic: Under the Hood II

FOR MEMORIAL DAY
Monday, May 29 throughout the day and evening
Music and readings to commemorate Memorial Day, including at 8 pm,
Copland's A Lincoln Portrait, narrated by Yolanda King. Paul Freeman
conducts the Chicago Sinfonietta.

Live from the Cultural Center: A Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert
Wednesday, May 31 at 12:15 pm
Violinist Berent Korfker and pianist Sander Sittig perform live from
Preston Bradley Hall.

First Ladies of Music with Virginia Eskin
Wednesday, May 31 at 9 pm
On the theme of International Viewpoint, hear music by Schonthal,
Vivian Fine, Miriam Gideon. Bacewicz, ER Warren and Marga Richter.

 

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