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Grand Teton Music Festival
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Airs Thursday, May 21, 2020, at 1 p.m. Join us again for the final concert from the Grand Teton Music Festival under music director Donald Runnicles. On this concert we feature American composers Slonimsky’s Earbox by John Adams, the Violin Concerto, Op. 14 by Samuel Barber, and the final movement from the Symphony No. 3 by Aaron Copland.

Airs Monday, November 4, 2019, at 1 p.m. The Cleveland Orchestra 2019 season continues on Red River Radio with maestro Vinay Parameswaran leading the The Cleveland Youth Orchestra in the Tragic Overture by Brahms, the Chairman Dances by John Adams, and the Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 73 by Brahms.

Airs Monday, September 16, 2019, at 1 p.m. The Cleveland Orchestra 2019 season continues on Red River Radio with Guest Conductor John Adams opening and closing the concert with two of his own works. We'll hear his Short Ride in a Fast Machine and the Cleveland Orchestra premiere of Scheherazade.2 featuring violinist Leila Josefowicz. In between Aaron Copland's Quiet City and Appalachian Spring.

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Airs Monday, June 24, 2019, at 1 p.m. In this week's episode, violinist Leila Josefowicz joins Michael Tilson Thomas and the symphony for a new concerto based on an ancient story but with a contemporary sensibility. Also featured will be music from an epic Shakespearean ballet that won Michael Tilson Thomas and the symphony their first Grammy award together.

Musical Content:
John Adams: Scheherazade 2
Sergei Prokofiev: Selections from Romeo and Juliet, Opus 64
Maurice Ravel: La Valse

San Francisco Symphony Onstage
Stefan Cohen / SFS

Airs Monday, June 24, 2019, at 1 p.m. In this week's episode, violinist Leila Josefowicz joins Michael Tilson Thomas and the symphony for a new concerto based on an ancient story but with a contemporary sensibility. Also featured will be music from an epic Shakespearean ballet that won Michael Tilson Thomas and the symphony their first Grammy award together.

Musical Content:
John Adams: Scheherazade 2
Sergei Prokofiev: Selections from Romeo and Juliet, Opus 64
Maurice Ravel: La Valse

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Airs Friday, june 29, 2018, at 12 noon. This week on the Regional Symphony Broadcast we present the opening concert from the 42nd season of the Shreveport Summer Music Festival. The concert features Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Elegie from Serenade for String Orchestra, Shaker loops by John Adams, the Violin Concerto #2 by Philip Glass with violinist Holly Mulcahy, and Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring Suite with original instrumentation. Leonard Kacenjar and Kermit Poling conduct.

Airs Monday, September 18, 2017, at 1 p.m. The San Francisco Symphony continues its season of broadcast concerts this week when baritone Thomas Hampson joins conductor Michael Tilson Thomas for three works by Stravinsky, including his Divertimento, the Circus Polka, and the complete score to the ballet Petrushka, and the concert opens with his Scènes de ballet. Also on this concert, music by John Adams and his work "The Wound Dresser."

Airs Monday, January 9, 2017 , at 1 p.m. On this week's broadcast concert by the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra Pablo Heras-Casado will take the podium, joined by violinist Joshua Bell for a performance of the Violin Concerto in D major by Tchaikovsky in a concert that opens with two Chamber Symphonies, the Chamber Symphony by John Adams and the Chamber Symphony No. 1 by Schoenberg. The program also features music director Michael Tilson Thomas leading the orchestra in the Suite from A Quiet Place by Leonard Bernstein.

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Airs Friday, May 6, at 12 noon. This week on Carnegie Hall Live the Saint Lawrence String Quartet will perform Haydn's String Quartet Op. 20, No. 5 in F minor; the Second Quartet by John Adams;  and Beethoven's String Quartet in C-sharp minor, Op. 131. The Saint Lawrence String Quartet features Geoff Nuttall & Owen Dalby, violins; Lesley Robertson, viola; and Christopher Costanza, cello. Jeff Spurgeon and John Schaefer will host.

Airs Monday, January 18, at 1 p.m. This week on the Cleveland Orchestra cellist Alisa Weilerstein will be the soloist in the Sir. Edward Elagar's Cello Concerto. Measetro Giancarlo Guerrero will also lead the orchestra in the Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten by Arvo Pärt and the concert concludes with Harmonielehre by John Adams.