Starting at 6:00 a.m. with NPR news, hear bird song, inspiring music, and features. It’s Color Mystery Week. The daily mystery piece airs at 6:40, the Composers Datebook at 7:20, The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor at 8:20.
Monday, October 1
Brenda offers performances from violinist James Ehnes, singer Julie Andrews, pianist Vladimir Horowitz, and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. On the Composers Datebook, Curtis celebrates with a Higdon commission. On the Writers Almanac, find out why a respected librarian demanded that the Library of Congress’ imposing bronze doors be left standing wide open.
City newspaper music writer Paloma Capanna offers you a fall guide to upcoming classical music performances in Rochester, including her thoughts on upcoming highlights from the new season of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.
Tuesday, October 2
Start the day with music by Mozart, Respighi, and Philip Sousa. On the Composers Datebook, Laurel and Hardy and Shield. Garrison Keillor offers a divine poem by Wallace Stevens.
Wednesday, October 3
You’ll hear the Rochester Pops, the Minnesota Orchestra, and pianist Jon Nakamatsu, playing Brahms. On the Composers Datebook, Copland's "Duo"
Thursday, October 4
Brenda presents works by Beethoven, Vivaldi, and Irving Berlin. On the Composers Datebook, Korngold makes a Snowman.
You’ll meet the filmmaker Michael Ricucci of Terra Rising Records, who’s working on a national documentary featuring the Music Therapy & Expressive Arts program at the Hochstein School of Music & Dance. He spent thirteen hours filming director Maria Battista-Hancock and other therapists with their students, and you’ll find out why he's coming back to Rochester to film even more in late fall.
Friday, October 5
Hear outstanding recordings from Yo-Yo Ma, Brooklyn Rider, and pianist Brian Preston. On the Composers Datebook, the New York Philharmonic takes to the air.