Airs Thursday, July 12 at 8:00 p.m. Tune in to this episode to hear one of the most exciting young pianist in jazz, Gerald Clayton, performing with Hareesh Ragovan on bass and Justin Brown on drums at the 2010 Savannah Music Festival. The most common piano trio format in jazz has usually included a pianist, a bassist and a drummer. Communication between these three players is built around the talents they have amassed through extensive training, so that their reflexes are to the point where the music takes over on the bandstand.
Airs Tuesday, July 10 at 11:00 a.m. It's opening night for the gala 75th anniversary season of the Tanglewood Music Festival, the fabled grounds where Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote his "Tanglewood Tales". The Boston Symphony encores the exact program that Serge Koussevitzky conducted on August 5th, 1937: an All-Beethoven program featuring the Leonore Overture No. 3; the Symphony No. 6 ("Pastoral") and the Symphony No. 5. On the podium is Christoph von Dohnanyi, himself a Tanglewood fellow in 1952. Co-hosted by APM's Fred Child and the BSO's longtime "broadcast voice" Ron Della Chiesa.
Airs Monday, July 9 at 8:00 p.m. Chimps. Bonobos. Humans. We're all great apes, but that doesn’t mean we’re one happy family. Is this kind of cross-species co-habitation an utterly stupid idea? Or might it be our one last hope as more and more humans fill up the planet? This hour of Radiolab: stories of trying to live together. A chimp named Lucy teaches us the ups and downs of growing up human, and a visit to The Great Ape Trust in Des Moines, Iowa highlights some of the basics of bonobo culture (be careful, they bite).