SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3RD
Harmonia, with Angela Mariani
We're exploring the Black Death and its influence in the lives of composers from the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and beyond. Plague plagued Europe for centuries, and we'll hear music by composers whose lives were upended or cut short by the dread disease. And we'll play a rare recording of Marc-Antoine Charpentier's Pestis Mediolanensis (The Plague of Milan) as our featured release.
Sunday Baroque, with Suzanne Bona
Japan observes Culture Day, a national holiday celebrating the cultural arts, each year on this date. This morning’s show will feature some of the outstanding Japanese musicians and ensembles performing baroque music.
Sunday at the Symphony
Giancarlo Guerrero conducts John Adams’ Short Ride in a Fast Machine, Copland’s Billy the Kid Suite, and Gershwin’s An American in Paris. Plus, banjo superstar Bela Fleck is soloist in his own concerto, The Imposter.
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, with Jim Cunningham
Manfred Honeck conducts Tchaikovsky’s vibrant Symphony #4 and Composer of the Year (2012-13) Mason Bates’ Mothership. Principal Clarinet Michael Rusinek is soloist in Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto. He’ll play the basset clarinet in the first performance in Pittsburgh of this work on the instrument for which it was composed.