Monday Nights at 8 pm

The Los Angeles Philharmonic with Gustavo Dudamel

This week features the world premiere of Joseph Pereira's Threshold which makes use of a new instrument found in the ceramic tile section of a home improvement store.

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Celebrating Bernstein at 100

Enjoy our Tribute to the Legendary Composer, Conductor, Educator and Pianist

Our hosts will be bringing you music all week featuring Leonard Bernstein on the podium, at the piano and as composer.

Exploring Music - Weeknights at 7 pm

This week: A visit to the 6th annual Tucson Desert Song Festival to celebrate Leonard Bernstein at 100, with performances of Candide, Mass, the Kaddish Symphony and more
Enjoy world-class performances by the students of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia Wednesdays at noon, with an encore broadcast Mondays at 10 pm.

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Tuesday at 8 pm

Riccardo Muti leads violin soloist Annie-Sophie Mutter in Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D Major. Other works include Penderecki's The Awakening of Jacob, Schumann's Symphony No. 2 & Ravel's Bolero.

Between the Keys always finds Jed taking the listener on a creative and unique musical journey. Enjoy this program Tuesdays at 10 pm.

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The Minnesota Orchestra will play one of its most important gigs of the year this month — at the Regina Mundi Catholic Church in Soweto, South Africa. In doing so, it will become the first major U.S. orchestra to visit that city. The performance is part of a year of celebrations recognizing the centennial of Nelson Mandela's birth. It makes sense for the orchestra to play in the community central to the freedom struggle which brought down apartheid.

Chris Lee

A Tempo this Saturday (8/18 at 7 pm) concludes its conversation with Barbara Haws, archivist and historian for the New York Philharmonic, who is retiring this month after 34 years in the position. Haws next plans to pursue her Doctorate at Oxford, focusing on Ureli Corelli Hill, who founded the Philharmonic in 1842.

Host Rachel Katz will speak with Haws about some of the Philharmonic's iconic leaders, including Gustav Mahler and Leonard Bernstein, as well as her plans to study Hill's diary and what can tell us about music and musicians in 19-century America.

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Barbara Haws is retiring this month after 34 years as Archivist of the New York Philharmonic, and this Saturday (8/11) on A Tempo, host Rachel Katz will speak with Haws about what attracted her to this role, some of the historical highlights she has come across, and her accomplishments, including the digitization of much of the collection's materials to make them accessible online. Tune in Saturday at 7 pm. (Part two of this conversation will air next week.)

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