SATURDAY, MARCH 30TH
From the Top, with Christopher O'Riley
Today’s show comes from sunny Tucson, Arizona. An 11-year-old violinist from New York City, a Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist, plays Debussy with Chris. We’ll also hear a 17-year-old guitarist from Tucson play the Grand Overture by Mauro Giuliani, and a 16-year-old trumpeter from Peru, now studying at the Interlochen Arts Academy, play Gershwin.
The Metropolitan Opera, hosted by Margaret Juntwait
Giuseppe Verdi: La Traviata. Soprano Diana Damrau tackles Verdi’s eternal heroine for the first time at The Met in Willy Decker’s inspiring production. Plácido Domingo expands his repertoire to sing the baritone role of Germont, Violetta’s tormentor. Tenor Saimir Pirgu sings Alfredo, her naïve lover. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts.
A Prairie Home Companion, with Garrison Keillor
Tonight’s is a show from the archives, done at the Town Hall in New York City. Every Saturday night, A Prairie Home Companion features comedy sketches, music, and Garrison Keillor's signature monologue, The News from Lake Wobegon.