KDFC presents Bay Area Mix

Introducing Bay Area Mix! 
KDFC has created a new show that highlights our outstanding Bay Area groups. KDFC arts producer, Jeffrey Freymann and Ray White team up to share with you the immediacy of the many live performances that are going on all around us in a relaxed and fun way.

Sunday, February 15

With a 'choral' theme, (and two works that had the composers at the piano for their premieres) we'll hear music from the 2014 Ojai North! Festival (which beginning this year will be known as Ojai At Berkeley), the Santa Rosa Symphony, and Cappella SF this week. Beethoven's 'Fantasy' that was the precursor to his Ninth Symphony, a symphonic treatment of themes from Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, and two contemporary works for unaccompanied choir by Anders Hillborg and Arvo Pärt. You'll be able to listen to the program starting on February 16th at our On-Demand page.

Hillborg: Mouyayoum
Pärt: Bogoroditse Devo
Cappella SF, Ragnar Bohlin

Beethoven: Fantasy for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra, Op. 80 ('Choral Fantasy')
Jeremy Denk, piano; The Knights; Ojai Festival Singers (Cal Performances/Ojai North!)

Gershwin: "Catfish Row" Symphonic Suite from Porgy and Bess
Santa Rosa Symphony, Bruno Ferrandis

Bay Area Mix, February 2015

Sunday, January 18

This Sunday, we'll hear from Georgian pianist Khatia Buniatishvili, playing Chopin from a San Jose recital presented by the Steinway Society, a 'Catch a Rising Star' performance by soloist Kenneth Renshaw and the California Symphony of Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto, plus Voices of Music offers a trumpet sonata by Biber that might really be a concerto. 

You'll be able to listen to the program for two weeks starting on the 19th at our on-demand page.

Biber: Sonata IV in C Major for Trumpet and Strings
Voices of Music, John Thiessen, baroque trumpet

Chopin: Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 35
Khatia Buniatishvili

Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
California Symphony, Donato Cabrera; Kenneth Renshaw, violin

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Sunday, December 21

On the next Bay Area Mix, it's a Chanticleer Christmas - with performances from this year's tour, recorded in concert earlier this month at St. Ignatius Loyola Church on the upper east side of New York City. From their traditional opening, with a mood-setting plainchant, to carols and songs from the Renaissance, plus works reimagined by contemporary composers, and the favorite by Franz Biebl that's come to be a signature holiday tune for Chanticleer, his Ave Maria. We'll also hear from highlights of past years as well. You'll be able to stream the show for two weeks, as of December 22nd, by going to our on-demand page.
From this year's program: 
Virga Jesse floruit     - Plainsong
O Virgo virginum     - Josquin Desprez
Sã qui turo zente pleta     - Anon., 17th C. Portuguese
There is no rose of such vertu     - Fredrik Sixten
Molitva ('Prayer') from Tsar Fyodor Ioannovich     - Georgy Sviridov
Die Stimme des Kindes     - Jaakko Mäntyjärvi
Un flambeau, Jeanette, Isabelle!     - Trad. Provençal, arr. Hugh Keyte/Andrew Parrott
Jul, jul, strålande jul     - Gustaf Nordqvist
Fum, fum, fum!     - Trad. Spanish/Catalan, English text/arrangmenet by Ken Malucelli
Ave Maria     - Franz Biebl

 And from last year's:
Hark, the Herald Angels Sing!     - Charles Wesley
Quelle est cette odeur agreeable?     - Trad. French
I Saw Three Ships     - Trad. English
The Three Kings     - Healy Willan


Sunday, November 16

This week, we'll feature a Clarinet Concerto that Benjamin Britten was going to write for Benny Goodman - but was never able to finish... That task fell to composer Colin Matthews, who worked with Britten, and is the Chairman of the Britten Estate. It's played by Brenden Guy, the clarinetist and organizer of the concert series 'Curious Flights', along with Alasdair Neale leading the Curious Flights Symphony Orchestra. Plus, there's a Mozart performance from Stockton's University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music by the Alexander String Quartet, and the New Century Chamber Orchestra shows another side of film composer Miklos Rozsa in a concert from last season.

You'll be able to stream the show for two weeks as of Monday, November 17 by going to our on-demand page.

Rozsa: 'Allegro Giusto' from the Concerto for String Orchestra, Op. 17
New Century Chamber Orchestra

Mozart: String Quartet #23 in F Major, K.590
Alexander String Quartet

Britten/Colin Matthews: Movements for a Clarinet Concerto
Brenden Guy, clarinet
Curious Flights Symphony Orchestra, Alasdair Neale  

Bay Area Mix, November 16, 2014

Sunday, October 19, 8pm

There are two concertos - including the world premiere performance of a Double Concerto - and some nimble dancing on this week's show... Voices of Music plays Bach; Mitchell Sardou Klein and the Peninsula Symphony are joined by composer and clarinet soloist Jonathan Russell, and cellist Nathan Chan for the premiere; Donato Cabrera leads the California Symphony in music by Borodin from their season opener last month, and a barn-burning rendition of the Blue Danube courtesy of the Anderson & Roe piano duo, from a concert with the Steinway Society of the Bay Area. If you want to see the duo play live, they're going to be at the Green Music Center's Weill Hall Friday, October 24th at 7:30.

You can stream the show for two weeks, beginning at midnight on Sunday, October 19 by going to our on-demand page.

J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
Voices of Music

Jonathan Russell: Double Concerto for Cello, Clarinet and Orchestra (World Premiere performance)
Peninsula Symphony, Mitchell Sardou Klein; Nathan Chan, cello; Jonathan Russell, clarinet

Borodin: Polovtsian Dances
California Symphony, Donato Cabrera

Strauss/Anderson & Roe: Blue Danube Fantasy
Greg Anderson, Elizabeth Joy Roe

Bay Area Mix - October 19, 2014

Sunday, September 21, 8pm

We'll hear from from this summer's Ojai North! Festival with a performance by pianist Jeremy Denk that combines the music of Janacek and Schubert; Cappella SF has a pair of contemporary choral works; Cypress String Quartet will play some of their namesake pieces by Antonin Dvorak; and a Fantasy for flute and Orchestra by Gabriel Fauré played by the Vallejo Symphony and soloist Melanie Keller.

Fauré: Fantaisie for Flute and Orchestra in E minor, Op. 79
Vallejo Symphony, David Ramadanoff; Melanie Keller, flute

Janacek: On an Overgrown Path (selections)
Franz Schubert: Dances
Jeremy Denk, piano (Ojai North! Festival 2014)
Janacek: Andante - Book II:1
Schubert: D.366, No. 12, 10, 11
Janacek: A Blown-Away Leaf - Book I:2
Janacek: They Chattered Like Swallows - Book I:5
Schubert: D.780, Moments Musicaux No. 4   
Janacek: Come With Us! - Book I:3
Janacek: Vivo - Book II:4
Schubert: D.780, Moments Musicaux No. 5
Janacek: Words Fail! - Book I:6
Schubert: D.790, German Dance No. 3
Schubert: D.734, Viennese Ladies' Ländler No. 10
Schubert: D.925 Grazer Galopp
Janacek: Allegro - Book II:5

Dvorak: Cypresses (#8, 7, 11)
Cypress String Quartet

Eric Whitacre: Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine
David Conte: O Sun
Cappella SF, Ragnar Bohlin

(Closing music: Schubert: D.779 Valses Senimentales No. 13 - Jeremy Denk )

Bay Area Mix for September 21, 2014

Sunday, July 20, 8pm

We celebrate the summer festival season this week, with performances from last year's Music@Menlo and Midsummer Mozart festivals (both of which are underway this weekend with new programs) - plus the way the Santa Rosa Symphony  began its special benefit concert at the end of the season (a concert which featured the return of Music Director Emeritus Jeffrey Kahane as piano soloist in a pair of concertos.) You can stream the show beginning at midnight on Sunday, July 20 by going to our on-demand page.

Weber: Overture to Oberon
Santa Rosa Symphony, Bruno Ferrandis

Schumann: Andante and Variations for Two Pianos, Two Cellos, and Horn
Music@Menlo (Concert 1, 2013) Derek Han, Gloria Chien (piano); David Finckel, Laurence Lesser (cello); Kevin Rivard (horn)

Mozart: Wind Serenade in C Minor, K. 388
Midsummer Mozart Festival (Concert from July 19, 2013)

KDFC's Bay Area Mix for July 20, 2014

Sunday, May 18, 8pm

On the next Bay Area Mix, a Brahms motet from the new choir called Cappella SF; the Peninsula Symphony and soloist Taylor Eigsti play a jazzy Rhapsody in Blue, some late Haydn from the St. Lawrence String Quartet, and some sprightly works from the 17th Century by Voices of Music.  You'll be able to stream the show here beginning midnight Sunday, May 18.

Brahms: Warum ist das Licht Gegeben  (Motet, Opus 74)
Cappella SF, Ragnar Bohlin

Haydn: String Quartet in D, Op. 71, No. 2
St. Lawrence String Quartet in a  Stanford Live performance

Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Peninsula Symphony, Mitchell Sardou-Klein
Taylor Eigsti, piano

Falconieri: Folia
Playford: Paul's Steeple
Voices of Music

Sunday, March 16, 8pm

On this edition of Bay Area Mix, Suite for Lower Strings... Bach-inspired music by Clarice Assad as played by the New Century Chamber Orchestra; a Monteverdi motet by Chanticleer, "Stabat Virgo Maria" from their Serenissima concert at Mission Dolores Basilica; and Joana Carneiro and Berkeley Symphony play Sergei Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances. Follow the links to get more information about New Century Chamber Orchestra and Chanticleer's upcoming performances together from the 20th to the 25th of March, and to see Berkeley Symphony's upcoming schedule.

Bay Area Mix Episode 4

Sunday, January 19, 8pm

Tune in Sunday, January 19, 8pm for the next installment of Bay Area Mix, when the Santa Rosa Symphony and conductor Bruno Ferrandis play Alberto Ginastera's ballet suite Estancia, then the California Symphony and Donato Cabrera (in his 'audition' concert from this Spring, before being named Music Director) play Prokofiev's Symphony No. 5. 

Bay Area Mix Episode 3

Sunday, November 17, 8pm

Tune in Sunday, November 17, 8pm for the second installment of Bay Area Mix featuring Marin Symphony and Quartet San Francisco playing the world premiere of Jeremy Cohen’s Concerto Carnevale for String Quartet and Orchestra. Also, Valinor Winds performs with Benjamin Britten’s Movement for Wind Sextet  -  part of the “A Britten Celebration” concert presented by Curious Flights. And you'll hear New Century Chamber Orchestra play Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll.

Sunday, September 15, 8pm

Our first show included a Berkeley Symphony performance of Beethoven’s Seventh, plus a few selections from Chanticleer’s last concert of this past season (the “Serenissima” program of Venetian Renaissance works) and a Handel curtain raiser by the New Century Chamber Orchestra.


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