KUSP On-Site

Monterey Symphony performs Dvorak’s Eighth Symphony

Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)

Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)

PROGRAM AIRS:

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.

The Concert Grand Piano

Johannes Brahms

Johannes Brahms

PROGRAM AIRS:

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.

Santa Cruz County Symphony: Mahler – Wagner – Prokofiev

Daniel Stewart

Daniel Stewart

PROGRAM AIRS:

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!

Trio Cavatina sends a Valentine!

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Friday, February 14, 8 p.m.

Join host Robin Whitehouse for this performance by Trio Cavatina with violist Samuel Rhodes. Romantic music for a romantic evening on a romantic day. Oh perfect is that?

Program includes:
Beethoven | Piano Trio in E-flat Major Op. 1, No. 1
Copland |  Quartet for Piano and Strings
Brahms |  Piano Quartet in C minor, Op. 60

Santa Cruz Chamber Players

Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)

Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)

PROGRAM AIRS:

Friday, Feb.7, 8 p.m.

Host Robin Whitehouse presents music from the Santa Cruz Chamber Players. The artistic director for the concert was pianist Michael  Tierra. The program includes works by Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Mahler and Dvorak. It also features an original Rhapsody by Michael’s son, Chetan Tierra.

The highlight of the program is Antonin Dvorák’s brilliant masterpiece Piano Quintet, Op 8.

Morganstern Trio performs Mendelssohn & more

Morgenstern Piano TrioPROGRAM AIRS:

Friday, Jan.24, 8 p.m.

The Morganstern Trio performs music by Haydn, Boulanger, Mendelssohn, and Ravel on the Chamber Music Monterey Bay series at Sunset Center, Carmel.

“A sigh went skating on nocturnal ice.” It has long been known that the poetry of Christian Morgenstern is filled with music. However, it was not until the 90th anniversary of the poet’s death before a chamber music ensemble decided to name themselves after him.

Ravel | Piano Trio in A minor
Haydn |  Piano Trio Hob. XV:26 in F-sharp minor
Boulanger |  “D’un matin de printemps”
Mendelssohn |  Piano Trio in C minor, Op.

Daniel Stewart conducts Beethoven’s Fifth

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Friday, January 17, 8 p.m.

The Santa Cruz County Symphony’s new conductor Daniel Stewart conducts three gems from the orchestral repertoire: Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite, Shostakovich’s First Cello Concerto featuring Austin Huntington, and Beethoven’s Monumental Symphony No.5.

Hosts Joe Truskot and Robin Whitehouse introduce the works and present complimentary music to complete the program.

 

Peter Hanson and Concertos from the 2013 Carmel Bach Festival

Peter Hanson, concertmaster of the Carmel Bach Festival

Peter Hanson, concertmaster of the Carmel Bach Festival

PROGRAM AIRS:

8 p.m., Friday, January 10

Robin Whitehouse fills in for the vacationing Joe Truskot for this popular main stage program from the 2013 Carmel Bach Festival. The program contains several violin concertos by Johann Sebastian Bach and his contemporaries including Handel, Telemann, Muffat and Vivaldi.

Peter Hanson, concertmaster of the Carmel Bach Festival leads you through the program with witty and insightful commentary. The selection of music shows of the high performance standard of the Festival and the response from the audience.

KUSP OnSite is a weekly broadcast of classical music performances from around the Monterey Bay.

 

Spinning baroque disques

Linda Burman Hall

Linda Burman Hall

PROGRAM AIRS:

8 p.m., Friday, January 3

Join host Joe Truskot and Santa Cruz Baroque Festival artistic director Linda Burman-Hall for two hours of music performed by artists from Festivals past and future.

Eine kleine Straussfest

Johann Strauss, Jr. (1825-1899)

Johann Strauss, Jr. (1825-1899)

PROGRAM AIRS:

Friday, December 27, 8 p.m.

KUSP OnSite takes a break from its broadcasts of local performances for Eine kleine Straussfest.

You’ll hear Tales of the Vienna Woods, On the beautiful blue Danube, Roses from the South, and lots of great fun.

So pop the cork on a bottle of champagne and dance the evening away. OK, can’t dance? The music will make you sway back and forth.