Classical Live - Spring For Music

May 14, 2011

Spring for Music

Tune in this month for Classical Live™ broadcasts

Spring for Music, a new and innovative festival of concerts by North American symphony and chamber orchestras presented annually at Carnegie Hall to broad music-loving audiences, is being presented through a unique marketing structure built around adventurous and creative programs. The festival is designed to allow chosen orchestras to showcase their artistic philosophies through distinctive and creative programming in one of the world's most competitive musical environments.

Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 7 p.m. on Classical MPR stations

Orchestre Symphonique De Montreal
Kent Nagano, music director
"The Evolution of the Symphony"

Giovanni Gabrieli: Excerpts from Symphonia Sacrae for brass
Johann Sebastian Bach: Sinfonias 1 to 5 (for keyboard)
Anton Webern: Symphony, Op. 21
Johann Sebastian Bach: Sinfonias 8 & 9 (for keyboard)
Igor Stravinsky: Symphonies of Wind Instruments (1920)
Johann Sebastian Bach: Sinfonias 11, 12, &15 (for keyboard)
Angela Hewitt, Piano
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5


Friday, May 6, 2011 at 7 p.m.

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra "The New Brandenburgs"

 Aaron Jay Kernis: Concerto with Echoes
 Melinda Wagner: Little Moonhead
 Sir Peter Maxwell Davies: Sea Orpheus
 Christopher Theofanidis: Muse
 Stephen Hartke: A Brandenburg Autumn
 Paul Moravec: Brandenburg Gate

Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 7 p.m.

Toledo Symphony
Stefan Sanderling, music director

Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 6

Andre Previn/Tom Stoppard: Every Good Boy Deserves Favor
Director: Cornel Gabara
Cast: Pete Cross - Alexander
David de Christopher - Ivanov
Yazan "Zack" Alquadi - Sasha
Kevin Hayes - Colonel
Benjamin Pryor - Doctor
Pamela Tomasetti - Teacher
New York City premiere of full orchestra version

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 7 p.m.

Albany Symphony
David Alan Miller, music director

George Tsontakis: Let the River be Unbroken
"The Spirituals Project:"

John Harbison: "Ain't goin' to study war no mo'"
Donal Fox: "Hear de' lams a-cryin'"
Bun Ching Lam: "Sometimes I feel Like a Motherless Child"
Tania Leon: "Didn't my Lord Deliver Daniel"
Daniel Bernard Roumain: "Harvest"
Kevin Beavers: "Deep River"
Richard Adams: "Stan' Still, Jordan"
Stephen Dankner: "Wade in de' Water"
Copland: Appalachian Spring - complete ballet

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 7 p.m.

Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Jaap van Zweden, music director

Steven Stucky: August 4, 1964
Indira Mahajan, soprano
Kristine Jepson, mezzo
Vale Rideout, tenor
Rod Gilfry, baritone
Dallas Symphony Chorus (prepared by Don Krehbiel)
New York premiere

Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 9 p.m.

Oregon Symphony
Carlos Kalmar, music director
Charles Ives: The Unanswered Question

John Adams: The Wound-Dresser

Sanford Sylvan, baritone
Benjamin Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 4

Friday, May 13, 2011 at 7 p.m.

Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Igor Stravinsky: Concerto in D for Strings

Maria Schneider: Carlos Drummond de Andrade Stories
for soprano and chamber orchestra
SPCO Commission
Maria Schneider, conductor
Dawn Upshaw, soprano

Bela Bartok: Five Hungarian Folk Songs
(arranged by Richard Tognetti)
Dawn Upshaw, soprano
Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 104 "London"

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