20/21

Hallowe’en Spooks

Eduardo Angulo

Eduardo Angulo

PROGRAM AIRS:

7 p.m., Tuesday, October 28

Host Joe Truskot explores the world of fantasy, terror, myths, legends, death, psychotic behavior and whew … witches, hobgoblins, and sepulchers. It’s an evening of music fit for the big event: Halloween.

What is Vaughan William’s Symphony No.5 doing in this ghoulish mess? Tune in and find out the connection or lack thereof.

Anatol Liadov Baba Yaga 1905
Charles Ives Hallowe’en 1924
George Whitefield Chadwick Hobgoblin 1907
Albert Roussel Spider’s Feast 1912
Eduardo Angulo Noche de alebrijes 2001
Jazeps Vitols Spriditis 1905
Bernard Hermann Psycho: A Suite for Strings 1961
Ralph Vaughan Williams Symphony No.5 1943
John Jeffrey Gibbens All Hallows 2013

Happy Birthday Andrzej

Andrzej Panufnik (1914-1991)

Andrzej Panufnik (1914-1991)

PROGRAM AIRS: 7 p.m., Tuesday, October 21, 2014

We are a month late in celebrating Polish composer Andrzej Panufnik’s 100th birthday. He was born in Warsaw on September 24, 1914 and died in Twickenham on the 27th of October, 1991. Queen Elizabeth had granted him a knighthood early that year. Panufnik is proving to be one of the great symphonists of the last half of the 20th century. Here’s the music, composition dates and performers for the broadcast.

Heroic Overture 1952 Jascha Horenstein, London Symphony Orchestra
Old Polish Music: Divertimento 1947 Mariusz Smolij, Polish Chamber Orchestra
Sinfonia sacra 1961 Andrzej Panufnik, Concertgebouw Orchestra
Rhapsody 1956 Robert Whitney, The Louisville Orchestra
Jagiellonian Triptych 1966 Mariusz Smolij, Polish Chamber Orchestra
Concertino for Timpani, Percussion and Strings 1974 Mark Stephenson, London Musici
Homage a Chopin 1966 Mariusz Smolij, Polish Chamber Orchestra
Sinfonia Mistica 1977 David Atherton, London Symphony Orchestra
Harmony 1989 Mark Stephenson, London Musici

Best of the Fest from 2014 Carmel Bach Festival

Paul Goodwin, artistic director, Carmel Bach Festival

Paul Goodwin, artistic director, Carmel Bach Festival

PROGRAM AIRS: 7 p.m., Tuesday, September 30

Two hours of the highlights from the 2014 Carmel Bach Festival includes music by Bach and lots of Italians. There’s opera, choral music, chamber music, and grand orchestra pieces. The entire program is narrated by Paul Goodwin.

Short and Long: Final Cabrillo, Shostakovich’s Leningrad Symphony

PROShostakovich Symphony No.7 001GRAM AIRS:

7 p.m., Tuesday, September 9

Two final programs from the 2014 Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music: Conference of Birds and In the Works.

Then, Dmitri Shostakovich’s war time symphony dedicated to the City of Leningrad and the people’s resistance and ultimate defeat of the Nazis. The work was composed while the Soviet Union was under siege.

Something very new by the very young and something monumental — the symphony is nearly 75 minutes long.

Contemporary Choral Music from the 2014 Carmel Bach Festival

PROGRAM AIRS:

7 p.m., Tuesday, September 2

Andrew Megill, associate conductor of the Carmel Bach Festival, leads the Bach Chorale in works by contemporary minimalist composers: John Tavener, Arvo Part, and Henryk Gorecki. The major work on the program is by David Lang.

Host Joe Truskot provides contrast with Igor Stravinsky’s Petroushka performed by Eugene Ormandy and The Philadelphia Orchestra and Garrick Ohlsson performing Samuel Barber’s Piano Sonata.

John Tavener

John Tavener

Mandolin Madness from Carmel Bach

PROGRAM AIRS:

7 p.m., Tuesday, August 26

Catharina and Mike bring down Sunset Center by stirring up so much affection for their mandolins. Don’t miss this popular and truly wonderful concert.

Remainder of the program includes additional music for guitar in the 20th century.

Catharina Lichtenburg and Mike Marshall, Mandolinist Extraordinaire

Catharina Lichtenburg and Mike Marshall, Mandolinist Extraordinaire

Catch FIRE

Composer John Adams

Composer John Adams

PROGRAM AIRS:

7 p.m., Tuesday, August 19

Marin Alsop conducts FIRE: a program from the 2014 Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music featuring John Adam’s Saxophone Concerto with Timothy McAllister. Also on the program are Gabriella Smith’s Tumblebird Contrails and Brett Dean’s Fire Music.

Joe Truskot completes the program with 20th century music written by female composers such as Barbara Harbach and Beth Anderson.

Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music: Hope

PROGRAM AIRS:

7 p.m., Tuesday, August 12

KUSP is pleased to bring you recordings from the 2014 Cabrillo Festival, Marin Alsop, music director. Tonight’s program is entitled HOPE and features Speranza, a new work by Mark-Anthony Turnage. The program also features TJ Cole: Megalopolis [West Coast Premiere] and Jennifer Higdon: Concerto 4-3 (Time for Three). The remainder of the program will feature music by female composers recently added to the KUSP classical music library, including works by Barbara Harbach and Libby Larson.

Mark-Anthony Turnage

Mark-Anthony Turnage

Organist Andrew Arthur at the Carmel Mission Basilica

PROGRAM AIRS:

7 p.m., Tuesday, August 5

Andrew Arthur, organist for the Carmel Bach Festival, performs an entire evening of organ music by Johann Sebastian Bach. Complementing the program will be the Organ Concerto of Francis Poulenc and several modern works for organ.

Organist Andrew Arthur

Organist Andrew Arthur

Concertos to Know

001PROGRAM AIRS:

7 p.m., Tuesday, July 15

Concertos continue to be one of the most popular musical forms in classical music. On 20♪21 we’ll listen to some creates at the beginning of the 20th century, in its middle, toward its end and into the new 21st century.

You’ll hear German guitarist Michael Troester perform Mexican composer Eduardo Angulo’s Second Guitar Concerto “El Alevin” as well as the massive piano concerto composed by Max Reger. It’s performed by Gerhard Oppitz with the Bamberg Symphony.

Donald Crockett offers a work from 2009 for solo viola and small ensemble. Edda Moser sings songs by Hans Werner Henze with help from members of the Berlin Philharmonic.

Daniel Barenboim leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Richard Strauss’ Duett-Concerttino for Clarinet, Bassoon, Strings and Harp written in 1947 and finally Alexander Sitkovetsky performs Polish composer Andrzej Panufnik’s violin concerto with his uncle Dmitry Sitkovetsky leading the New European Strings Chamber Orchestra. Joe Truskot hosts.