SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1ST
From the Top, with Christopher O'Riley
Recorded at the Palace Theatre in Greensburg, today’s show features a 12-year-old pianist from Pittsburgh, Ariana Chiu, playing one of Aaron Copland’s most playful pieces; 14-year-old harpist Sophia Lee, from Wexford, playing a prelude and dance by Marcel Tournier; a string quartet from Illinois which won the Junior Division in the nation’s most prestigious chamber music competition; and more.
Saturday at the Opera
Giacomo Puccini: Madama Butterfly. Antony Minghella’s powerfully dramatic production returns, with Amanda Echalaz making her Met debut as Cio-Cio-San. Rising tenor Bryan Hymel sings Pinkerton, Elizabeth DeShong is Suzuki, and Scott Hendricks sings the role of Sharpless. Philippe Auguin conducts.
A Prairie Home Companion, with Garrison Keillor
Live from Saint Paul, Minnesota, with comedienne Paula Poundstone and the bluegrass band Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver. Every Saturday night, A Prairie Home Companion features comedy sketches, music, and Garrison Keillor's signature monologue, The News from Lake Wobegon.