Monday, September 5
Start Labor Day with pieces by J.S. Bach, John Cage, and Amy Beach
Writer’s Almanac: Why Labor Day started & what it’s become
Tuesday, September 6
Music by Debussy, Paganini, and Beethoven
Composers Datebook: A "well-Krafted" concerto?
Writer’s Almanac: Henry James’ three ways to live
FEATURE The Rochester City School District dismissed 26 music teachers at the end of the 2010-2011 school year. Sixth grader Zaria Austin explains how this affects her, and Rochester Teachers' Association President Dr. Adam Urbanski discusses how the cuts affect students. Will some music teachers get re-hired this year?
Wednesday, September 7
Pieces by Cole Porter, Samuel Barber, and a Vivaldi violin masterpiece
Composers Datebook: Tallis' 40-voice birthday greeting
Writer’s Almanac: Police notes
FEATURE You’ll hear from a tenured music teacher who lost her job in a rural district (tentative)
Thursday, September 8
Music of Mozart, Dvorak, and Brahms
Composers Datebook: Davis? Davies? Or Mavis?
FEATURE – TREND WATCH Singer Allen Hopkins explains how folk music in Rochester has changed over the last forty years. (It’s the 40th anniversary of the Golden Link Society)
Friday, September 9
Pieces by Vaughan Williams, Hummel, and John Field
FEATURE This Sunday, American composer and conductor René Clausen will lead a choir and orchestra at Lincoln Center in MEMORIAL, a half hour work he wrote honoring the New York City victims of September 11, 2001. He explains how he set about crafting the work using an unusual, visionary technique.
Note: Brenda will join Bob Smith on 1370 Connection at noon us for a special program featuring both memories of 9/11 by performing and creative artists, and the thoughts of scholars including former U of R professor John Mueller (now of Ohio State University) and former Rochester Mayor and now senior RIT faculty member Bill Johnson on how we responded then, and what we learned.