Playlist for Saturday, December 2, 2023
12:00 - 7:00 am
7:00 - 11:00 am
With News at 7:00 am; "Saturday Morning Listener's Choice" at 8:00 am; and "Soundtrack" at 9:00 am.
Trio Fiammifero, Trio Lumina, the Lake Zurich High School Symphony Orchestra, and the Calcifer String Quartet. Mellits: "Tapas", 1st mvt. Beethoven: "Ghost" Trio, 1st mvt; Giddens: "At the Purchaser's Option"; Esmail: "The Voyage", 3rd & 4th mvts; Prokofiev: String Quartet No. 1, 1st mvt; Puccini: "Crisantemi"; Haydn: "Emperor" Quartet, 1st mvt.
12:00 - 4:00 pm
From LA Opera
Giddens & Abels's "Omar"
James McCorkle (Omar); Amanda Lynn Bottoms (Fatima); Daniel Okulitch (Johnson/Owen); Jacqueline Echols (Julie); Barry Banks (Auctioneer/Taylor); Deepa Johnny (Eliza); Briana Hunter (Katie Ellen); Norman Garrett (Abdul); Alan Williams (Abe); Ashley Faatoalia (Amadou) Cedric Berry (Olufemi); Patrick Blackwell (Suleiman); Jermaine McGhee (Principal Dancer); LA Opera Chorus and Orchestra; Kazem Abdullah, conductor. Sung in English.
Saturday Afternoon Music with Jan Weller
Maria Callas: The Enduring Icon
An exclusive documentary memoir celebrating Maria Callas on the 100th anniversary of her birth. Hosted by Jon Tolansky with commentary from Mirella Freni, Sir Edward Downes, Nicola Rescigno, and Maria Callas herself.
Music from Catalonia. USA-born pianist Mac McClure developed a strong relationship with Catalonia and the Catalonian music scene. This week, Elbio Barilari will feature a selection of his solo piano recordings as well as vocal and chamber recordings by Joan Comellas, Joaquim Casssadó, Federic Mompou, and other Catalonian composers.
Chicago's Delmark Records 70th anniversary show with singer/harmonica maestro Jimmy Burns, Tony Palmer and Jon McDonald in an acoustic blues set designed just for the Levin Performance Studio.
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Another train ride! Thanks to listener requests for railroad songs, we're getting back on board.