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Kababayan: A Celebration of Filipino identity

May 17, 2022, 8:00 pm

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Vocal and Filipino music expert Dr. Joseph Legaspi shares a program exploring the traditional Filipino genre of love songs called Kundiman.

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Nicanor Abelardo: “Kung Hindi Man”
Joseph Legaspi, baritone; Benjamin Dia, piano

Unknown: “Jocelynang Baliwag”
Fiona de Vos, soprano; Armin Egger, guitar

Francisco Santiago: “Pakiusap”
Jose Mossesgeld Santiago, bass-baritone

Nicanor Abelardo: “¿Donde estas mi vida?”
Katrina Saporsantos, soprano; Benjamin Dia, piano

Nicanor Abelardo: “Bituing Marikit”
Abdul Candao, tenor; Mary Ann Baclao, piano

Nicanor Abelardo: “Naku… Kenkoy!”
Joseph Legaspi, baritone; Benjamin Dia, piano

Manuel Velez: “Sa Kabukiran”
Rachelle Gerodias, soprano; Raul Sunico, piano

Ryan Cayabyab: “Ang Bilis Namang Dumaan ng Panahon”
Rachelle Gerodias, soprano; Raul Sunico, piano

Constancio de Guzman: “Ang Tangi Kang Pag Ibig”
Megan Fletcher, soprano; John P Pendowski, piano

Lucio San Pedro: “Sa Ugoy Ng Duyan”
Amanda Neal, soprano and ukulele

Miguel Velarde, Jr.: “Lahat Ng Araw”
Nicole Besa, soprano; Jared Esguerra, tenor; John P Pendowski, piano

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Music and Conversation with Avi Avital

May 10, 2022, 8:00 pm

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The genre-defying Israeli mandolinist is the most sought-after soloist on his instrument and is also the muse of composers for new works for mandolin.

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All selections feature Avi Avital, mandolin & *mandola.

Avi Avital: Avi’s Song

Omer Avital, bass
Yonathan Avishai, piano
Avital Meets Avital
Deutsche Grammophon B0026723-02

Traditional Bulgarian: Bučimiš
Itamar Doari, percussion
Between Worlds
Deutsche Grammophon B0019758-02

Vittorio Monti: Csárdás
Arranged by Avi Avital and Richard Galliano
Richard Galliano, accordion
Between Worlds

Deutsche Grammophon B0019758-02

Ernest Bloch: Baal Shem: Three Pictures of Chasidic Life
II. “Nigun”
Arranged by Andreas N. Tarkmann
Simone Bernardini, violin
Amihai Grosz, viola
Zvi Plessner, cello
Klaus Stoll, double bass
Sacha Rattle, clarinet
Sarah Verrue, harp
Between Worlds
Deutsche Grammophon B0019758-02

*Ora Bat Chaim: Freilach Ron (Klezmer Improvisation)
Giora Feidman, clarinet
Richard Galliano, accordion
Klaus Stoll, double bass
Itamar Doari, percussion
Between Worlds
Deutsche Grammophon B0019758-02

Paul Ben-Haim (1897-1984): Sonata a Tre for Mandolin, Guitar, Harpsichord
I. Allegro aperto
Sean Shibe, guitar
Yizhar Karshon, harpsichord
Art of the Mandolin
Deutsche Grammophon 4838534

Avner Dorman: Concerto for Mandolin
Metropolis Ensemble
Andrew Cyr, conductor
Avner Dorman Concertos for Mandolin, Piccolo, Piano, and Concerto Grosso
Naxos 8.559620

Moshe Vilenski: Balada Al Maayan Ve’Yam (The Source and the Sea)
Arranged by Avi Avital and Omer Avital
Omer Avital, bass
Avital Meets Avital
Deutsche Grammophon B0026723-02

Omer Avital: Ballade for Eli
OmerAvital, bass
Yonathan Avishai, piano
Avital Meets Avital
Deutsche Grammophon B0026723-02

*Omer Avital: Zamzama
Omer Avital, bass
Yonathan Avishai, piano
Itamar Doari, percussion
Avital Meets Avital
Deutsche Grammophon B0026723-02

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Mother’s Day Requests

May 8, 2022, 5:00 pm

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Celebrate with us: submit your Mother’s Day dedications or requests, then tune in all day to hear your request on the air!

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A Tribute to Radu Lupu

May 3, 2022, 8:00 pm

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Hear the exceptional pianist Radu Lupu, who recently died at age 76, in some of his signature repertoire: concertos by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Robert Schumann.

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K. 491
Radu Lupu, piano; Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra: Riccardo Chailly, conductor
[Recorded in concert on May 2, 1991, at the Royal Concertgebouw, Amsterdam]

Robert Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54
Radu Lupu, piano; NDR Symphony Orchestra: Manfred Honeck, conductor
[Recorded in concert on May 20, 2005, at the Laeiszhalle, Hamburg]

These concert performances are made available through WFMT’s association with the European Broadcasting Union.

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Music and Conversation with Angèle Dubeau

April 19, 2022, 8:00 pm

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On the 25th anniversary of the Canadian string ensemble La Pietà with the group’s founder, violinist Angèle Dubeau.


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All selections performed by violinist Angèle Dubeau and La Pietà

Elena Kats-Chernin: Eliza’s Aria
Arranged by François Vallières & Angèle Dubeau
Elle
Analekta AN 2 8754

Antonio Vivaldi Concerto for Strings in G Minor, RV 156
Vivaldi Per Archi: Concertos for Strings
Analekta FL 2 3128

Philip Glass: The Hours Suite
Movement 1
Arranged by Michael Reisman
Philip Glass Portrait
Analekta AN 2 8727

Ludovico Einaudi: Experience
Arranged by François Vallières & Angèle Dubeau
Ludovico Einaudi Portrait
Analekta AN 2 8738

Max Richter: “Dona Nobis Pacem 2” from The Leftovers 
Max Richter Portrait
Analekta AN 2 8745

George Enescu: Romanian Rhapsody in A Major, Op. 11, No. 1
Transcribed for Strings and Piano by M. Rudd
Passion
Analekta AN 2 8724

Rachel Portman: Flight
Arranged by François Vallières & Angèle Dubeau
Elle
Analekta AN 2 8754

Caroline Shaw: Plan & Elevation
I. The Orangery
Arranged by François Vallières & Angèle Dubeau
Elle
Analekta AN 2 8754

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Journey to Freedom

April 12, 2022, 8:00 pm

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Solomiya Ivakhiv, the accomplished concert violinist, chamber musician, and educator, shares a highly personal playlist of works by composers from her native Ukraine.

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Music and Conversation with Dame Jane Glover

April 5, 2022, 8:00 pm

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A conversation with the legendary British conductor, author, and one of the foremost interpreters of 18th century music. In addition to numerous prestigious conducting assignments, Dame Jane Glover was music director of Glyndebourne Touring Opera (1981-1985), artistic director of London Mozart Players (1984-1991), Director of Opera at the Royal Academy of Music (2009-2016), and has served as music director of …

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Johann Sebastian Bach: “Brandenburg Concerto” No. 4 in G Major, BWV 1049
I. Allegro
Music of the Baroque
Nicholas Kraemer, conductor 

J.S. Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245
39. Chorus, “Ruht wohl, ihr heiligen Gebeine”
40. Chorale, “Ach Herr, lass dein lieb Engelein”
Music of the Baroque
Jane Glover, conductor

George Frideric Handel: Jephtha, HWV 70
Air, “Waft her, angels, through the skies”
Anthony Rolfe Johnson, tenor
Music of the Baroque
Thomas Wikman, conductor
Courtesy of the Richard and Judith Mintel Archives

J.S. Bach: Cello Suite No. 3 in C, BWV 1009
V. Bourrées
Paul Dwyer, cello
Bach Cello Suites: ODDS
Bear Machine Records

Handel: Dixit Dominus, HWV 232
II. “Virgam virtutis tuae emittet Dominus ex Sion”
Reginald Mobley, countertenor
Music of the Baroque
Nicholas Kraemer, conductor

Giovanni Gabrieli: Canzon septimi toni à 8 
Music of the Baroque
William Jon Grey, conductor

J.S. Bach arr. Gabriela Montero: Two-Part Invention in D minor
Gabriela Montero, piano
Bach and Beyond
EMI Classics 0946 3 64647 2

Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 101 “Clock” 
IV. Finale. Vivace.
Music of the Baroque
Jane Glover, conductor

J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244
39. Aria, “Erbarme dich, mein Gott”
Catherine Wyn-Rogers, mezzo-soprano
Robert Waters, violin
Music of the Baroque
Jane Glover, conductor

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 34 in C Major, K. 338
Music of the Baroque
Jane Glover, conductor

J.S. Bach: Mass in B minor
“Et resurrexit” from Credo
Music of the Baroque
Jane Glover, conductor

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Barbara Hannigan at the Philharmonie de Paris

March 29, 2022, 8:00 pm

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Hailed by Opera News as “one of today’s most astonishing artists,” Barbara Hannigan serves as conductor and soprano soloist in music by Stravinsky, Offenbach, and Weill.


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Igor Stravinsky: Pulcinella
Ballet in one act after Pergolesi, for soprano, tenor, bass and orchestra
Julia Dawson, mezzo-soprano
Ziad Nehme, tenor
Douglas Williams, bass-baritone
Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
Barbara Hannigan, conductor

Jacques Offenbach, arr. Manuel Rosenthal: Excerpts from Gaîté parisienne
1. Allegro brillante (from Mesdames de la Halle)
2. Polka (from Le Voyage dans la Lune)
8. Valse lente (from Orphée aux enfers)
10. Valse moderato (from La Belle Hélène)
11. Vivo (from La Vie parisienne)
23. Barcarolle (from Les Contes d’Hoffmann)
15. Allegro (Manuel Rosenthal)
16. Cancan (from Orphée aux enfers and Robinson Crusoé)
20. Allegro (from Orphée aux enfers)
21. Allegro (from Orphée aux enfers)
22. Vivo (from Orphée aux enfers)
Julia Dawson, mezzo-soprano
Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
Barbara Hannigan, soprano and conductor

Kurt Weill: Youkali
Weill: Lost in the the Stars (encore)
Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
Barbara Hannigan, soprano and conductor

From Hannigan’s Grammy Award-winning album Crazy Girl Crazy
George Gershwin, arr. Bill Elliot: Girl Crazy Suite
Ludwig Orchestra
Barbara Hannigan, soprano and conductor
Crazy Girl Crazy
Alpha ALPHA-293

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Celebrating Marin Alsop

March 25, 2022, 6:30 pm

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Each day in the week leading up to the premiere of the new Great Performances: The Conductor on WTTW, host Candice Agree will share five favorite recordings conducted by Marin Alsop.