March 27-April 2

Mar 24, 2014

Here are MTPR program highlights for March 27 – April 2, 2014

THURSDAY- March 27, 2014

9:05 a.m.   – Morning Classics  – William Vincent Wallace: Selections for Piano; W. A. Mozart: Symphony #30 in D major, K.186-6; Felix Mendelssohn: String Quartet in Eb major, Op. 44 #3; Michael Haydn: Concerto for Flute in D major and Concertino for Trumpet in D major

1:00 p.m   An Intelligence Squared Debate on the motion “Does the president have the constitutional power to target and kill U.S. citizens abroad?”

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 – Kim Fu, author of the novel For Today I Am A Boy

FRIDAY – March 28, 2014

9:05 a.m.  Morning Classics – Giuliani: Allegretto, Op. 98 #4 and Andantino, Op. 98 #7 both for Guitar Solo; 2 Rondos, Op. 68 for Piano and Guitar; Andrew York: Quiccon; Asenjo: Gleanings from Lafcadio Hearn’s World; Granados: Selections from Goyescas; Piazzola: Tangos for Violin, Brass, and Percussion Quintet

SATURDAY- March 29, 2014

11:00 a.m.  Metropolitan Opera – Bellini’s La Sonnambula

4:00 p.m.  Radiolab – “Dinopocalypse” – We all know what happened to the dinosaurs, right?  This episode turns the clock back 66 million years ago to tell a story of cataclysmic destruction and survival.

6:00 p.m.  A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor

SUNDAY- March 30, 2014

8:00 a.m.  Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center – Mendelssohn & Dvorak, Music for Strings

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

11:20 a.m.  The Food Guys - “Vanilla”

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 – “Mammal Insulation”

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 – David Robertson conducts music of Rossini, Chopin, Dvorák, and Beethoven

MONDAY- March 31, 2014

9:05 a.m.  Morning Classics  – F.J. Haydn: Piano Sonata #44 in Eb major; Franz Schubert: Notturno, D. 897 and Quartetsatz, D. 703; Anton Bruckner: Symphony #9

1:00 p.m.    Alternative Radio - Bryan Stevenson – Justice for Some

7:30 p.m. Songwriters Summit – Guy Clark, Joe Ely, John Hiatt, and Lyle Lovett are four singer-songwriters who straddle folk and country music.  On this program, they share some of their favorite new songs and old standards, slipping in a few tributes to the city of Los Angeles, home of the Disney Concert Hall
TUESDAY – April 1, 2014

9:05 a.m.  Morning Classics  – Eduard Franck: Piano Trio in Eb major, Op. 22; Mozart: A Musical Joke, KV. 552; Haydn: Allegro di Molto and CPE Bach: Solfeggietto, both for Viola & Piano; César Franck: Ballade, Op. 9 and Fantasy on Two Polish Folk Songs, Op. 15; Hans Pfitzner: Cello Concerto in A minor

11:00 am    Freeforms with Michael Marsolek

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

1:30 p.m.  Musician’s Spotlight – Robben Ford – This blues and jazz singer, songwriter, interpreter and guitarist extraordinaire, makes his first appearance on show. He reflects on his career and the critical choices he made to set himself on the path to a highly acclaimed and respected 30-year career.

8:30 p.m.  Reflections West  – Doug Midgett reflects on the legacy of agricultural ghost towns—a by product of the boom and busts of the homesteading era.  He pairs his thoughts with a poem by Gwendolyn Haste

WEDNESDAY- April 2, 2014

9:00  a.m.  Morning Classics - Clementi: Piano Sonata in F minor, Op. 13 #6;  Beethoven: String Quartet in Eb major, Op. 127; Bach: Lute Suite in E minor, BWV 996; Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra

1:00 p.m.  Moyers and Company – A weekly series of smart talk and new ideas aimed at helping make sense of our tumultuous times through the insight of America’s strongest thinkers
8:30 p.m.  What I Like About Jazz - Features small group jazz from 1950 to now