May 3rd, 2013
As the 2012-13 concert season winds down, KUSP OnSite will air the final programs from the Monterey Symphony, Santa Cruz Chamber Players, Ensemble Monterey, Santa Cruz Baroque Festival, New Music Works, Santa Cruz Symphony, and Chamber Music Monterey Bay.
Plans are underway to present concerts from the Carmel Bach Festival and the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music.
It’s been a great year of superb music brought to you by our listeners and fans. Thanks so much.
April 9th, 2013
Jean Louis Steuerman in front of the National Steinbeck Center, Salinas/Photo by Travis Geske/The Salinas Californian
PROGRAM AIRS: Fri., Apr. 12, 8 p.m.
Join host Joe Truskot for the March performance of the Monterey Symphony featuring pianist Jean Louis Steuerman. The program includes Max Bragado-Darman conducting a short work by Spanish composer Joaquin Rodrigo, Schubert’s Third Symphony and Beethoven’s Second Piano Concerto with Jean Louis Steuerman.
The remainder of the program will feature solo piano pieces recorded by Steuerman of music by Bach and Schoenberg.
March 1st, 2013
PROGRAM AIRS: Friday, Mar 1, 8 p.m.
Music by Bach, Schöenberg, and Messiaen
Artistic director, violin
Daniel Lewin, artistic director and violin
Erin Wang, cello
Michael Corner, clarinet
Helene Wickett, piano
This music explores the realms of the Divine in human consciousness. All three works share transcendent elements in their spiritual contexts, and often inspire the listener in ways that are beyond words.
The theme of Bach’s great C Major Fugue is taken from a reverential hymn “Come Holy Ghost.” Bach’s majestic interpretation of the theme implies a struggle between the spiritual and the human elements. Schöenberg’s Transfigured Night depicts human love on a profound and exalted level. He creates a passionate world in sound, where trust and communication enable love to flourish and prevail.
Messiaen wrote his Quartet For The End of Time while a prisoner in a World War II concentration camp. The quartet portrays a vision of the apocalypse in eight intense, religious meditations (movements) – all of which lead to the belief that THERE SHALL BE TIME NO LONGER.
February 21st, 2013
Program Airs: Friday, Feb.22, 8 p.m.
Join host Joe Truskot for the remarkable performance of the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio perform on the Chamber Music Monterey Bay Series.
Known the world over for their “…expressive and exhilarating interpretations” (Musical America), this trio continues to set the standard for performance of the piano trio literature. Their program will include the Central Coast première of a work by Richard Danielpour.
Mozart | Piano Trio in B-flat Major, K. 502
Danielpour | A Child’s Reliquary
Tchaikovsky| Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50
February 14th, 2013
PROGRAM AIRS: Friday, February 15, 8 p.m.
Join host Joe Truskot for the Santa Cruz Symphony performance under the baton of guest conductor Diane Wittry. You’ll hear Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring and Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto with Yoonie Han.
KUSP’s OnSite brings the concert hall to your living room.
February 2nd, 2013
PROGRAM AIRS: Fri, Feb.8 at 8
The Monterey Symphony under the baton of its music director Max Bragado-Darman will lead the orchestra’s strings in Antonin Dvorak’s famous Serenade for Strings plus two works by Spanish composers and Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.13 with pianist Anna Petrova.
KUSP OnSite host Joe Truskot will also add Dvorak’s Mass in D major to complete the broadcast.
January 20th, 2013
Join host Joe Truskot and SC Baroque Festival artistic director Linda Burman-Hall for the broadcast of last season’s final concert featuring emerging artists.
Broadcast takes place on KUSP OnSite, Friday, January 25, 8 p.m.
|Concert V: Emerging Artists Showcase (May 12, 2012)
The Baroque Festival’s Concert V features music of Bach and Mozart through the lens of evolution. Just as biological organisms have responded to changing environments over the millenia, music has reshaped over the centuries, in a continuous dialogue with its surroundings. The process of re-interpreting an existing work in fresh light extends back to the renaissance and probably beyond. Likewise the composing luminaries of the 19th century, such as Mendelssohn, Brahms, and Grieg, thought a little re-imagination of works by dinosaurs like Bach or Mozart could possibly make it more successful in the contemporary climate.This evening of music traces the evolution of some of the most beloved baroque and classical music. The youg men’s vocal ensemble Ragazzi Continuo renders world premieres of new chorale in the style of Bach, written by winners of the 2012 Bach Chorale Contest. Also featured on thi program is Edvard Grieg’ ‘gilded lily’ arrangement of a sonata by Mozart, performed by Vlada Volkova Moran and Tyler Hayford (pianos). A composer involved by Norwegian folk music of his time, Grieg himself persisted into the 21st century popular culture with hits like his ‘Peer Gynt Suite’ (reinterpreted by Duke Ellington) and ‘Morning Mood’ (played on the ‘Simpson’s’ and ‘Beavis and Butt-head’). In this concert we present his ‘evolved’ versions of two of Mozart’s piano sonatas to which Grieg added an entire second piano part. Some Purcell catches and their off-spring and more evolutionary surprises are in store.
Well-known and appreciated by Santa Cruz audiences, Vlada Volkova Moran is an accomplished performing artist and teacher on piano and organ. Since the age of 10, young pianist Tyler Hayford has participated and won in numerous competitions in California, and will be performing as Concerto Competition soloist with the Santa Cruz Youth Symphony later this month. Formed in 2010, Ragazzi Continuo is an emerging alumni ensemble from the critically-acclaimed Ragazzi Boys Chorus, and it has quickly become one of Northern California’s premier choirs. With well over a century of combined musical experience, the eight current members of Continuo perform a wide variety of music throughout the year for both private and public audiences. The Baroque Festival looks forward to showcasing this program of emerging young artists in a musical illustration of its 2012 season theme – ‘Evolution!’
January 10th, 2013
New Music Works performs the soundtrack from the film, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. The performance took place on October 26, 2012. The music was composed by Richard Marriott. Artistic director Phil Collins introduces the performance.
Host Chris Smith will complete the program with several of his favorite classical compositions.
That’s KUSP OnSite, Friday, January 11, 8-10 p.m.
December 31st, 2012
Saved from the 2012 Carmel Bach Festival, the January 4, 2013 KUSP OnSite broadcast features concertmaster Peter Hanson performing several of his favorite Italian (or Italian influenced) concertos. With his charming introductions, this performance was heralded as one of the best most enjoyable musical experiences of the 2012.
Host Joe Truskot will complete the broadcast with additional works which compliment the program.
Great music and a rare chance to revisit one of the area’s most popular Festivals.
December 22nd, 2012
- Vladimir Lande, Irina Kaplan, Bryan Young
The Poulenc Trio appeared at Sunset Center on December 1, 2012 as part of Chamber Music Monterey Bay’s concert season. This appealing ensemble’s versatility and artistry delighted the audience. Unfortunately, technical gliches rendered the recording unsuitable for broadcast. Fortunately, the Poulenc Trio’s cd contains most of the repertoire on the program.
In addition to being one of the world’s finest oboe players, Vladimir Lande is the music director of the St. Petersberg Philharmonic Orchestra, the Johns Hopkins Chamber Orchestra, and several other ensembles. His recording of music by the 20th century Polish-born, Russian residing composer Mieczslaw Weinberg was a gift for host Joe Truskot’s 20♪21 program. Weinberg’s music is nearly unknown in the West but was admired by his contemporary Dmitri Shostakovich.
That’s KUSP OnSite, 8 p.m. every Friday evening.