Classical Live: Liszt at 200

October 17, 2011

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Liszt 200th anniversary

October 22, 2011: start at 7:00 PM

Marc-Andre Hamelin, piano

We light 200 candles for 'the pianist's pianist'! Superstar Marc-Andre Hamelin will perform an all-Liszt recital in a one-hour anniversary special.
Performance Today's Fred Child hosts

Liszt: Waldesrauchen

Liszt: Fantasy and Fugue on Bach

Liszt: Sonata in B minor


September 27, 2011: start at 9:00 PM

LA Philharmonic

Artists Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Herbie Hancock, piano

The charismatic Dudamel opens his third season as Music Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic with a dazzling program. His special guest is pianist Herbie Hancock, who'll play Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue and one-of-a-kind jazz improvs.
Brian Newhouse hosts and Brian Lauritzen co-hosts.

Concert Program
Gershwin: Cuban Overture
Gershwin: An American in Paris
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue

September 7, 2011: start at 10:00 PM

San Francisco Symphony

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Itzhak Perlman, violin
Lang Lang, piano

Celebrate the San Francisco Symphony's Centennial! Michael Tilson Thomas conducts one of America's greatest orchestras with superstars Itzhak Perlman and Lang Lang.
Julie Amacher, host

Concert Program
Copland - Billy the Kid Ballet Suite
Liszt - Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major
Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto in E minor, Opus 64
Britten - The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

Last Night of the Proms

September 10, 2011: start at 1:00 PM, Brian Newhouse, host

BBC Symphony Orchestra
BBC Symphony Chorus
Edward Gardner conductor
Lang Lang piano
Susan Bullock soprano

The world's biggest classical music festival wraps with a bang! Join us live from London for this event that stops the UK in its tracks. Lang Lang plays glittering Liszt, and the Brits bring out the noisemakers for this serious and silly don't-miss-it concert.

Concert Program
Sir Peter Maxwell Davies - Musica benevolens (Musicians Benevolent Fund commission: World Premiere)
Bartok - The Miraculous Mandarin - suite
Wagner - Gotterdammerung - Immolation Scene
Liszt - Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major

Chopin - Grande Polonaise brillante, Op. 22
Grainger - Mo nighean dubh (My Dark-Haired Maiden)
Britten - The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
Rodgers - The Sound of Music - 'Climb ev'ry mountain' (arr.Jackson)
Rodgers - Carousel - 'You'll never walk alone' (arr. Jackson)
Elgar - Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D major ('Land of Hope and Glory')
Arne - Rule Britannia
Parry - Jerusalem (orch. Elgar)
Traditional - The National Anthem

More information is available on the BBC Proms page and APM's Classical Live™ page

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