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The Thrill of La Chasse

Viscount Weymouth's Hunt: Mr Jackson, the Hon. Henry Villiers and the Hon. Thomas Villiers, with Hunters and Hounds John Wootton 1733-6

Viscount Weymouth’s Hunt: Mr Jackson, the Hon. Henry Villiers and the Hon. Thomas Villiers, with Hunters and Hounds
John Wootton 1733-6

PROGRAM AIRS:

8 p.m., Friday, Nov.28

Joe Truskot presents a special holiday broadcast of The Hunt. It was a popular sport and a popular musical theme. Light-hearted and grand, it connected composers from Bach to Elgar. Performers include Peter Schreier conducting Edith Matthis, Arlene Auger, Theo Adam in Bach’s Hunting Cantata. It’s the one with “Sheep May Safely Graze.” The Amadeus Quartet performs Mozart’s String Quartet in B flat Major, K.458 “The Hunt.” Elgar’s Nimrod Variation from the Enigma Variations. And much more, Tally Ho!

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Franck Le Chasseur maudit
Schubert Dr Alpen jager
Stamitz Symphony in D major, “La Chasse”
Berlioz Royal Hunt and Storm, Les Troyens
Bach Hunting Cantata
Elgar Nimrod
Weber Huntsmen’s Chorus, Der Freishutz
Mozart String Quartet in B flat major, K.458 Hunt
Strauss, Jr. At The Hunt Polka, Op.269
MacDowell From Puritan Days, New England Idyls

Piano Hour

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

PROGRAM AIRS: 8 p.m., Friday, November 21

Joe Truskot hosts two hours of music for the concert grand piano including Mozart’s Piano Sonata in A major performed by legendary German pianist Ingrid Haebler. The concerto for this program is Saint-Saens Second featuring Dubravka Tomsic and the Ljubljana Symphony Orchestra with Anton Nanut conducting. Spend your evening with quality classical music on KUSP OnSite.

Beethoven Eroica Variations, Op.35 Tatiana Nikolayeva
Griffes Three Tone-Pictures, Op.5 Garrick Ohlsson
Rachmaninoff Corelli Variations, Op.42 Oxana Yablonskaya
Ravel Une barque sue l’ocean Jean-Philippe Collard
Saint-Saens Piano Concerto No.2 in G minor, Op.22 Dubravka Tomsic
Mozart Piano Sonata in A major, K.331 Ingrid Haebler
Mendelssohn Song Without Words, Op.38 No.6 John O’Conor
Mendelssohn Song Without Words, Op.62 No.1 John O’Conor
Mendelssohn Song Without Words, Op.67 No.4 John O’Conor

The Music Makers

Edward Elgar

Edward Elgar

PROGRAM AIRS: 7 p.m., Tuesday, November 18

Sir Edward Elgar’s The Music Makers was one of his last orchestral works and with it the famous British composer quotes melodies he created in the past with original compositions. Yes, Nimrod from the Enigma Variations is set to words and sung by contralto Linda Finnie.

Edward Elgar The Music Makers 1912
Bela Bartok Piano Concerto No.3 1945
Alexander Glazunov Symphony No.8 in E flat major, Op.83 1906
Eric Moe Strange Exclaiming Music 2004
Carter Pann Slolam 2000

Music for Flute and Harpsichord from the Carmel Bach Festival

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8 p.m., Friday, September 5

Robin Carlson Peery, flute and Yuko Tanaka, harpsichord perform individual compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach for their unaccompanied instruments and a Carl Philippe Emanuel Bach Sonata for Flute and Harpsichord.

Host Robin Whitehouse returns to complete the program with complimentary music.

 

DREAM takes you to another place

Nadia Salerno-Sonnenberg

Nadia Salerno-Sonnenberg

PROGRAM AIRS:

8 p.m., Friday, August 22

Performance from the 2014 Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music with Marin Alsop leading the orchestra and Nadia Salerno-Sonneberg featured soloist.

Stacy Garrop: Thunderwalker
Clarice Assad: Dreamscapes (Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin)
Michael Daugherty: Fallingwater (Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin)
Detlev Glanert: Three Songs without Words  [U.S. Premiere]

Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music – Time for Three

PROGRAM AIRS:

8 p.m., Friday, August 15

KUSP presents Time for Three in recital at the Cabrillo Festival. This program contains a delightful and virtuosic performance by these three young and energetic musicians featuring a diverse range of genres from classical to blue grass and just plain funk. It’s a delightful evening of terrific music.

Time for Three

Time for Three

Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music – Carmel Bach Festival

August and September contain performances from these two great summer festivals. Please check the home page www.kusp.org for specifics. Hosts will add complimentary music to complete the programs. These concerts contain a wealth of music covering nearly all musical genres and periods. Thanks for listening.

Cabrillo’s First Program Airs, 7 p.m., Friday, August 1,

A Live Broadcast of Opening Night from Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium hosted by Robert Pollie and Bonnie Jean Prebsch.

Paul Goodwin, artistic director, Carmel Bach Festival

Paul Goodwin, artistic director, Carmel Bach Festival

Marin Alsop, music director, Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music

Marin Alsop, music director, Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music

Opening Night: 2014 Carmel Bach Festival

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PROGRAM AIRS:

8 p.m., Friday, July 25

Artistic director Paul Goodwin leads the Carmel Bach Festival Orchestra, Chorus, and Soloists in Johann Sebastian Bach’s Magnificat in D, a Symphony by C.P.E. Bach, a commissioned work by Caroline Shaw, and Vivaldi’s Gloria. The opening concert took place on Saturday, July 19. The Magnificat, Caroline Shaw’s piece and an additional work of Bach’s are performed without interruption.

The program opens the 2014 Carmel Bach Festival with its unifying theme: Bach and the Italians.

Best of the Fest: 2013 Carmel Bach Festival

Paul Goodwin, Music Director, Carmel Bach Festival

Paul Goodwin, Music Director, Carmel Bach Festival

PROGRAM AIRS:

8 p.m., Friday, July 18

Last year’s Carmel Bach Festival had a focus on the French music and its influence on Bach. Join us for a repeat airing of the Best of the Fest, edited down to a two hour show without losing one note of music. The program includes very fine performances which are unavailable anywhere else but KUSP OnSite.

The Festival opens on Saturday, July 19 and this is our tribute to the hard work of Paul Goodwin, the soloists, musicians and chorus members.

Joe Truskot hosts.

We’re Back and ready for Bach

Steinway Concert Grand D

Steinway Concert Grand D

PROGRAM AIRS:

Friday, July 11, 8 p.m.

Heaps of apologies for the hiatus in posts.  The new computer has finally linked up with the KUSP website and we are ready to bring you details of upcoming performances from the 2014 Carmel Bach Festival which starts on July 19 and the 2014 Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music which begins Friday, August 1 with a live broadcast of the opening performance.

We will begin our broadcasts of these two great festivals with the Best of the Fest performance from 2013 with Carmel Bach Festival music director Paul Goodwin leading the festival orchestra and chorus.

As a musical interlude, Joe Truskot hosts an evening of music for the grand piano. We’ll hear John O’Conor, Dubravka Tomsic, Jean Louis Steuerman, Benjamin Frith — all artists working today as well legendary masters such as Lazar Berman, Sviatoslav Richter, Tatiana Nikolayeva and many others. The music will be by Chopin, Beethoven, Brahms, de Falla, Mendelssohn, Liszt, and Schoenberg.

So spend your Friday evening tuned in to KUSP 88.9FM.