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February 27 - March 5

Here are MTPR program highlights for February 27 – March 5, 2014

THURSDAY- February 27, 2014

9:05 a.m.   – Morning Classics – Bach: Two Sinfonias for Piano, #4 in D minor and #5 in Eb major; Pärt-Passacaglia, Vivaldi: Concerto in F major, RV 551, for 3 Violins; Beethoven: String Quartet in E minor, Op. 59 #2; Hummel: Piano Trio in Eb major, Op. 12; Haydn: Symphony #91 in Eb major

1:00 p.m   Civil Rights in America – a special hosted by Charles Dutton

2:06 p.m.    Jazz Sessions - A variety of jazz tunes and styles with Terry Conrad

4:00 p.m.    The Pea Green Boat with Annie Garde – a show for children of all ages

7:30 p.m.  The Write Question – Alexandra Fuller, author of Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness, her third memoir

FRIDAY – February 28, 2014

9:05 a.m.  Morning Classics – Albeniz: Iberia, Book 3, for Piano; Jacques Bondon: Swing #1 for Flute and Harp; Astor Piazzola: Café 1930; D’Indy: Souvenirs, Op. 52 for orchestra; Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Selections from 24 Caprichos de Goya for guitar; Ravel: String Quartet in F major, arranged for wind quintet

SATURDAY- March 1, 2014

11:00 a.m.  Metropolitan Opera – Borodin’s Prince Igor

4:00 p.m.  Radiolab – “Sleep” – Birds and bees do it, yet science still cannot answer the question of why we need sleep.  What does it do for us and what happens when we go without it?

6:00 p.m.  A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor

SUNDAY- March 2, 2014

8:00 a.m.  Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center – Hungarian Masters

11:10 a.m.  Front Row Center – The MTPR weekly arts interview

11:20 a.m.  The Food Guys - “Whole Fruit vs. Fruit Juice”

11:30 a.m.  Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me - The “oddly informative” NPR news quiz show – with Peter Sagal and Carl Kassell

12:25 p.m.   Field Notes – “Moose in Montana”

4:00 p.m.  TED Radio Hour - A journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions, and new ways to think and create

7:00 p.m.  The San Francisco Symphony— Stéphane Denève conducts music of Berlioz, Saint-Saëns, Roussel, Stravinsky, Prokofiev

MONDAY- March 3, 2014

9:05 a.m.  Morning Classics  – Julian Cochran: 3 Piano Selections; Silvestrov: Two Pieces; Davidson: Blue Curve of the Earth; Maria Schneider: Winter Morning Walks; Bridge: Cello Sonata in D minor, H. 125; Holst: Symphony in F major, Op. 8 “The Cotswolds”

1:00 p.m.    Alternative Radio - Sonia Nazario – The Courage of Immigrants

7:30 p.m.    You Must Remember This – With Allen Secher

TUESDAY – March 4, 2014

9:05 a.m.  Morning Classics  – Rossini: Sins of Old Age, Vol. 7, for Piano; Respighi: The Birds; Mozart: Flute Quartet in D major, k. 285; Mercadante: Flute Concerto #2 in E minor, Op. 57

11:00 am    Freeforms with Michael Marsolek

1:00 p.m.  Home Ground Radio with Brian Kahn

1:30 p.m.  Musician’s Spotlight – Mike Dawes took a look at the hit song “Somebody That I Used To Know” and turned it into a finger style guitar masterpiece recording and video.  Two million YouTube hits later the world is finding out more and more about this disciple of the two-handed, fret-tapping, percussive style of playing guitar.

7:30 p.m.  This American Life

8:30 p.m.  Reflections West  – Tammy Elser reflects on the grand tradition of morning coffee, Montana style, which may lack the frills, but is loaded with nostalgia.  She pairs her thoughts with a poem by Navaho poet Luci Tapahonso.

WEDNESDAY- March 5, 2014

9:00  a.m.  Morning Classics - Schumann: Album für die Jugend,; Albumblatt für Klavier: Ahnong; Saint-Saëns: String Quartet #1 in E minor, Op. 112; Farrenc: Sextet in C minor, Op. 40; D’Indy: Symphony on a French Mountain Air

1:00 p.m.  Moyers and Company – A weekly series of smart talk and new ideas aimed at helping make sense of our tumultuous times through the insight of America’s strongest thinkers

1:30 p.m.  MAKERS: The Women Who Make America – PBS documentary about how women took to the streets to transform society and the role of women in that society
8:30 p.m.  What I Like About Jazz - Features small group jazz from 1950 to now

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