SATURDAY, JUNE 29TH
From the Top, with Christopher O'Riley
Today’s show was recorded at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, China, with the talented students from the Great Wall International Music Academy. You’ll hear talented young musicians from the U.S. and China, and a famous Chinese folk composer’s piece played by the Great Wall Soloists.
Saturday Morning Classics, with Bill Maxwell
Lyric Opera of Chicago
Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. This glorious masterwork stands with The Ring as the ultimate test of singers, chorus, and orchestra. At its heart is a song contest that will transform the society in which it takes place, and the winner gets the ultimate prize – marriage to the peerless Eva. The legendary James Morris is Sachs, the wisest of the mastersingers, who mentors the young genius Stolzing, sung by Johan Botha. Amanda Majeski sings the role of Eva, and Sir Andrew Davis conducts.
The Metropolitan Opera, with Margaret Juntwait
A Prairie Home Companion, with Garrison Keillor
Live from the Tanglewood Music Festival in western Massachusetts. Every Saturday night, A Prairie Home Companion features comedy sketches, music, and Garrison Keillor's signature monologue, The News from Lake Wobegon.