An amazing woman, a fish without a bicycle

Sylvie Beaudette, Artistic Director of the Women in Music Festival, tests your knowledge of women composers and performers as a celebrity guest host of the daily Mystery Piece at 6:40 a.m.  Find the answers in our playlists.



It's lovely to spend mornings with you, listening to great recordings from the WXXI library, NPR news, arts features, and . . .
 
The Composers Datebook airs at 7:20 a.m.
The Writer’s Almanac airs at 8:20 a.m.
WXXI Arts Features air around 8:40 a.m. 

Here's what's coming your way this week . . .

Monday, March 25

We'll start the morning with a visit to the Isle of Man, the glittering sights and sounds of the big city, and hot, desert sands from the soundtrack to Lawrence of Arabia.  Plus, we’ll hear from renowned poet Maya Angelou, who appears Monday night at R.I.T. (Edited 3/25: this event has been postponed until April due to a winter storm.)

The Composers Datebook offers creepy opera: Beeson's "Lizzie Borden"

Garrison celebrates the birthday of the feminist writer and activist who said, "A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle."

Tuesday, March 26

There’s an elusive line between dreaming and waking in Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun by Claude Debussy. You’ll also hear Gershwin’s high-energy Variations on” I Got Rhythm,” and something new from the WXXI library.   

On the Composers Datebook, Philip Glass in Rome

Garrison marks the birth anniversary of poet Robert Frost.

Wednesday, March 27

Where is spring? Wake with songs tinged with summer, a dream of cherry blossoms, and a hot, dusty trip down the Grand Canyon Trail.

On the Composers Datebook, Haydn in Vienna

On the Writer’s Almanac, imagine a sight to cause astonishment and bliss.

Thursday, March 28

Greet a new day with shimmering, exotic music from La Peri, a ballet about a man's encounter with a fairy.  Our celebration of women in music includes pieces by Joni Mitchell, Rebecca Clarke, and Julia Perry.   

On the Composer’s Datebook, Beethoven in Vienna

Friday, March 29

It’s almost the weekend!  Launch into Friday with happy music by Mozart, Beethoven, and the color and energy of Respighi’s Ancient Airs and Dances.  

On the Composers Datebook, a tour of Bright Sheng's "Silent Temple"

FEATURES   Two composers’ newest art songs link them with the past.  Lindsay Warren Baker and Amanda Jacobs explain in a preview of the songs’ debut at the Women in Music Festival during a Noontime Concert in Sproull Atrium, Miller Center, at the Eastman School of Music.  Hear our entire conversation online.   

We’ll also hear from Ossia’s  International Composition Prize Winner, whose music will be heard for the first time Friday night at 8:00 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall.

 Have a great week.

~ Brenda