December 26, 2013 - January 1, 2014

Dec 23, 2013

Here are MTPR program highlights for December 26, 2013 – January 1, 2014

THURSDAY- December 26, 2013

9:05 a.m.   Morning Classics – Brahms: Cello Sonata #2 in F major, Op. 99; Stenhammar: String Quartet #6 in D minor, Op. 35; Mozart: Two Piano Sonatas: k. 279 in C major and k. 280 in F major; Grieg: Klokkeklang, Op. 54 #6 and Old Norwegian Melody with variations, Op. 51

1:05 p.m   A Season’ Griot 2013, stories and music in celebration of Kwanzaa

2:06 p.m.    Jazz Sessions - A variety of jazz tunes and styles with Terry Conrad

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 – Alyson Hagy, author of the novel “Boleto”

FRIDAY – December 27, 2013

9:05 a.m.  Morning Classics – Chopin: Piano Sonata #2 in Bb minor, Op. 35; Bozza: Caprice for trumpet and piano; Janacek: Violin Sonata, JW VII/7; Dohnanyi: String Quartet #1 in A major, Op. 7; Suk: Fantasy in G minor, Op. 24

SATURDAY- December 28, 2013

11:00 a.m.  Metropolitan Opera – Puccini’s Tosca

4:00 p.m.  Radiolab – BLISS – Stories of striving, grasping, tripping, and falling for happiness, perfection, and ideals

6:00 p.m.  The Plant Detective with Beth Judy – “Myrrh”

6:02 p.m.  A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor

SUNDAY- December 29, 2013

8:00 a.m.  The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center– Baroque Mix

11:10 a.m.  Front Row Center – The MTPR weekly arts interview

11:20 a.m.  The Food Guys - “Breakfast Cereal” (repeat 8-19-12)

11:30 a.m.  Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me - The “oddly informative” NPR news quiz show – with Peter Sagal and Carl Kassell

12:25 p.m.   Field Notes – Information about the flora and fauna of western and central Montana by the Montana Natural History Center

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.  The San Francisco Symphony— Michael Tilson Thomas conducts music of Liszt, Ligeti, Tchaikovsky, Michael Tilson Thomas

MONDAY- December 30, 2013

9:05 a.m.  Morning Classics – Grieg:  Ballade in G minor; Grieg: Norwegian Peasant Dances, Op. 72; Brahms: String Quartet #1 in C minor, Op. 51 #1; Giovanni Giuliani: Harp Sonata #1 in C major; Nielsen: Symphony #4 – The Inextinguishable

1:00 p.m.    Alternative Radio – Naomi Klein, Shock Doctrine (lecture)

7:30 p.m.  Musical year in review special 

TUESDAY – December 31, 2013

9:05 a.m.  Morning Classics – Schubert: Impromtus for piano, D. 899, Op. 90; Saint-Saens: Romance in C major, Op. 48 for violin and piano; Beethoven: Symphony #9 in D minor, Op. 125

11:00 am    New Year’s Eve Freeforms with Michael Marsolek

1:00 p.m.  Home Ground Radio with Brian Kahn

1:30 p.m.  Musician’s Spotlight – Bill Payne – One of the founding members of the legendary rock band Little Feat, keyboardist Bill Payne visits with John Floridis backstage at the Top Hat Lounge in Missoula.

04:00 pm    The Pea Green Boat with Annie Garde

7:30 p.m.  This American Life

8:30 p.m.  Capitol Steps New Year’s Edition of  “Politics Takes a Holiday”

9:30 p.m.  All In Time - The clock ticks; the moon waxes; the autumn leaves turn crimson. Time is as ubiquitous as it is elusive. Guided by science and science fiction, All In Time traverses the timeless mystery of time itself.  An award-winning work of sound art by Sarah Boothroyd.

11:00 p.m.  New Year's Eve with John Myers

WEDNESDAY- January 1, 2014

09:00 am       Special New Year’s Day programming – “New Year’s Day Live From Vienna”      

11:00 am       Freeforms – With Howard Kingston – new music for a new year.

1:00 p.m.  Boston Baroque Gala First Day Concert 2014 - Champagne, Concertos…and Coffee! Martin Pearlman leads Boston Baroque, a “period-instrument” orchestra in a festive All-Bach New Year’s Day concert live from Sanders Theatre in Harvard Square. Featuring the Brandenburg Concertos No. 3 & No. 4 and the Coffee and Wedding Cantatas.