SATURDAY, MAY 18TH
From the Top, with Christopher O'Riley
On today’s show, recorded in New Albany, Ohio (just outside Columbus), you’ll meet a teenage percussionist, flutist, pianist, and cellist. Chris joins a teenage mezzo-soprano and violist for a Song for Alto, Viola and Piano by Johannes Brahms.
Metropolitan Opera National Council Grand Finals Concert
Recorded at The Met on March 10th, and just released for broadcast, this concert is the culmination of a months-long process of competitions at the district, regional, and national level. It resulted in the naming of six winners in the 2013 National Council Auditions, the prestigious competition’s 60th anniversary. Each winner receives a cash prize, but even more importantly, winning represents important exposure that can launch a career. The winners were selected from ten finalists who performed arias on the Met stage with the Met Orchestra, conducted by Marco Armiliato. The Grand Finals Concert was hosted by renowned soprano, Sondra Radvanovsky, a 1995 National Council Auditions winner.
A Prairie Home Companion, with Garrison Keillor
The only live music and variety show aired nationwide today, A Prairie Home Companion is now in its 39th year of production. Every Saturday evening, A Prairie Home Companion features comedy sketches, music, and Garrison Keillor's signature monologue, "The News from Lake Wobegon."