Here are MTPR program highlights for August 28 – September 3
THURSDAY- August 28, 2014
9:05 a.m. Morning Classics - Smetana: Characteristic Pieces, Op. 3, also Sketches, Op. 5; Zemlinsky: Zwei Satze (1927) for string quartet; Selections by Anerio and Pacelli, performed by The Sixteen; Tchaikovsky: Symphony “Pathetique” # 6 in B minor, Op.74
1:00 p.m The Science of Smart - The first of a four week series from American Radioworks. Program one looks at some of the big ideas coming out of brain science and the researchers who are unlocking the secrets of how the brain acquires and holds on to knowledge
2:06 p.m. Jazz Sessions - A variety of jazz tunes and styles with Terry Conrad and special guest Jon Jackson.
4:00 p.m. The Pea Green Boat with Annie Garde – a show for children of all ages
7:30 p.m. The Write Question – Pulitzer-prize winning author Richard Ford talks about his novel ‘Canada’
FRIDAY – August 29, 2014
9:05 a.m. Morning Classics – Ravel: Introduction and Allegro for harp, winds and string quartet; Tomasi: Cinq Dances Profanes et Sacrees for wind quintet; Saint-Saens: Six Etudes, Op 52 for piano; Koetsier: Ballade for english horn and piano, Op. 90; Lalliet: Fantasie Originale for english horn and piano; Milhaud: Le Train Blue
7:30 p.m. Lee Ritenour and Friends – Recorded live at the Crown Guitar Festival two days ago, jazz-fusion luminary Lee Ritenour commands the stage with his high octane team of John Beasley, keyboards, Abe Laboriel, bass and Sonny Emory, drums – and some surprise guest artists as well.
SATURDAY- August 30, 2014
11:00 a.m. San Francisco Opera – Tosca by Giacomo Puccini
4:00 p.m. Radiolab -- “Loops” – the strange things that emerge when something happens, then happens again, and again, and again…
SUNDAY- August 31, 2014
8:00 a.m. Santa Fe Chamber Music – Beethoven: Quintet for Piano and Winds in E-Flat Major, Op. 16; Erwin Schulhoff: Sextet for Strings
11:10 a.m. Front Row Center – The MTPR weekly arts interview – Joy French and Rachel Oliver speak with Michael Marsolek about the season opening concert of Bare Bait Dance from Missoula.
11:20 a.m. The Food Guys - “Green Beans”
11:30 a.m. Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me - The “oddly informative” NPR news quiz show – with Peter Sagal
12:25 p.m. Field Notes – “Ravens at Play”
4:00 p.m. TED Radio Hour - A journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions, and new ways to think and create
7:00 p.m. Chicago Symphony Orchestra – Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin; Debussy: La boîte a joujoux; Ravel: Pavanne pour une infant défunte; Falla: El amor brujo; Ravel: Rapsodie Espagnole: Chabrier: Espaňa. Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado
MONDAY- September 1, 2014
9:05 a.m. Morning Classics – Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man; O’Connor: Appalachian Waltz; Larsen: Barn Dances for flute, clarinet and piano; Grofé: Grand Canyon Suite; Barber: Excursions, Op. 20, also Ballade, Op. 46; Gallagher: Sinfonietta
1:00 p.m. Alternative Radio - with host David Barsamian
7:30 p.m. You Must Remember This with Allen Secher - In the 40s, Frank Sinatra was as big as the Beatles, as big as Elvis, as big as any contemporary rock star. Tonight we explore Sinatra's early career.
TUESDAY – September 2, 2014
9:05 a.m. Morning Classics with Susan Israel – Mozart: Piano Sonata in D major, K. 284; Weber: Quintet for clarinet and Strings, Op. 34; Boccherini: 2 Cello Sonatas in C – G.6 and G.17; Clementi: Symphony #2 in D major
11:00 am Freeforms with Michael Marsolek
1:00 p.m. Home Ground Radio with Brian Kahn
1:30 p.m. Musician’s Spotlight with John Floridis – The Infamous Stringdusters - This Grammy-nominated, bluegrass expansion group says, "Dismiss labels. Forget trying to fit into a scene. Be true and play your songs."
7:30 p.m. This American Life – With Ira Glass
8:30 p.m. Reflections West – Philip Burgess reflects on the historical fad of penny postcards shares cards written by two Montana homesteading sisters
WEDNESDAY- September 3, 2014
9:05 a.m. Morning Classics - Zelenka: Sonata #2 for 2 oboes, bassoon and continuo; Arensky: Piano Trio #1 in D minor, Op. 32; Tchaikovsky: Children’s Album for piano; Rimsky-Korsakov: Sadko – Musical Picture, also Suite from Mlada1:00 p.m. Moyers and Company
1:25 p.m. Living on Earth Extra – the public radio environmental news magazine
8:30 p.m. What I Like About Jazz - Features small group jazz from 1950 to now