September 1st, 2014
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.
August 17th, 2014
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]
August 10th, 2014
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
July 31st, 2014
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
Marin Alsop, music director, Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music
July 23rd, 2014
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.
July 13th, 2014
Paul Goodwin, Music Director, Carmel Bach Festival
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.
July 8th, 2014
Steinway Concert Grand D
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.
March 9th, 2014
Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)
Friday, March 14, 8 p.m.
Host Robin Whitehouse presents Max Bragado-Darman conducting the Monterey Symphony in its February performance. The program includes two selections from Carl Nielsen’s Aladdin, Dvorak’s Eighth Symphony, and Prokofiev’s Second Piano Concerto featuring Korean pianist Kun Woo Paik.
We’ll complete the broadcast with complimentary works pulled from KUSP’s extensive library.
March 7th, 2014
Friday, March 7, 8 p.m.
KUSP’s On Site celebrates the grand piano in recital. We’ll hear 23 pianists, many of whom have performed in the Monterey Bay area. They include John O’Conor, Dubravka Tomsic, Tatiana Nikolayeva, Louis Lortie, Oxana Yablonskaya, Emile Naoumoff, Jean Louis Steuerman, Oliver Kern, Alicia de la Rocha and many others.
Music includes a Ballade by Brahms, a Bagatelle by Beethoven; Polonaises and Etudes by Chopin; dances by de Falla, Shostakovich, Liadov, and Ravel; Sonatas by Scarlatti, Prokofiev, and Mozart.
Joe Truskot and Robin Whitehouse host.
February 23rd, 2014
Friday, Feb.28, 8 p.m.
Daniel Stewart conducts the Santa Cruz Symphony in Mahler’s Songs of a Wayfarer featuring baritone Yunpeng Wang, Wagner’s Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde, and selections from Sergei Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet.
Sorry for any confusion, but the program will be aired on this date, and Joe Truskot and Robin Whitehouse will be on board to host the program.
You won’t want to miss a performance that excited so many people!