Mandolin player Chris Thile performs his own composition Ad Astra per Alas Porci on the May 17th broadcast. Christopher Scott Thile is an American musician, best known as the mandolinist and a vocalist for the progressive acoustic trio Nickel Creek.
5/3 Ravel: La Valse Golijov: Violin Concerto Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 (Leonidas Kavakos, v; The Philadelphia Orchestra; Yannick Nezet-Seguin, cond)
5/10 Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 and 9 (West-Eastern Divan Orchestra; Daniel Barenboim, cond; Westminster Choir College; Joe Miller, cond)
5/17 Bernstein: Suite for Small orchestra from Trouble in Tahiti Thile: Mandolin Concerto Ad Astra per Alas Porci Welch/Rawlings: My Dear Someone Bach: Gigue Needham: When We Forget Copland: Appalachin Spring Suite (Chris Thile, mand; Orpheus Chamber Orchestra)
5/24 Scarlatti/Shostakovich: Pastorale and Capriccio for Winds, Brass and Timpani Shostakovich: Chamber Symphony Prokofiev: Overture on Hebrew Themes Korngold: Violin Concerto (Steven Copes, v; Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra; Rossen Milanov, cond)
5/31 Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3, Symphony No. 6 and 5 (Boston Symphony Orchestra; Christoph von Dohnanyi, cond)