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Modern Times
with Alan Chapman

(Saturdays, 10pm-Midnight)

Alan Chapman invites you to join him in exploring great musical works from the past 100 years. Modern Times features music by acknowledged classical masters as well as emerging composers of merit, from Arnold Schoenberg to Gavin Bryars, Erich Korngold to Toru Takemitsu.

Saturday, February 6, 10pm

A TRIO OF PULITZERS

Wagner: Concerto for Flute, Strings and Percussion (1998; 1999 Pulitzer)
Wolfe: Anthracite Fields (2014; 2015 Pulitzer)
Moravec: Tempest Fantasy (2003; 2004 Pulitzer)

Saturday, February 13, 10pm

FEATURING A THRICE GRAMMY-NOMINATED RECORDING

Amargos: Northern Concerto (2005) [2007 Grammy composition nominee]
Karpman: Ask Your Mama (2009) [three 2016 Grammy nominations]
    1. Dedication (4:17) #57312
    6. Blues in Stereo (5:11) #57317
    8. Gospel Cha-Cha (10:59) #57319
   10. Ask Your Mama (6:48) #57309
   12. Jazztet Muted - Show Fare, Please (17:03) #57311
Wyner: Piano Concerto "Chiavi in Mano" (2005) [2010 Grammy composition nominee]
Carter: Boston Concerto (2002) [2007 Grammy composition nominee]
Messiaen: La Constellation du Sagittaire (1991)

Saturday, February 20, 10pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MR. ADAMS (b. 2/15/1947)

Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine (1986) 
Adams: Harmonielehre (1985)
Adams: Hoe-Down (Mad Cow (1998) 
Adams: Shaker Loops (1978) 
Adams: City Noir (2009)

Saturday, January 30, 10pm

PHILIP GLASS (b. 1/31/1937)
Glass: The Voyage: Mechanical Ballet (1992)
Glass: Symphony No. 2 (1994)
Glass: Einstein on the Beach: Knee Play 5 (1976)
Glass: Concerto for Saxophone Quartet (1995) 
Glass: Koyaanisqatsi: Koyannisqatsi, Organic, Cloudscape, Resource (1983) 
Glass: Mad Rush (1979)

Past Programs:

 

Saturday, January 23, 10pm

MUSIC SINCE 2000

Corigliano: Phantasmagoria on "The Ghosts of Versailles" (2000) 
Moravec: The Time Gallery (2000)
Kaipainen: Concerto for Horn and Orchestra, Op. 61 (2001)
Salonen: Insomnia (2002) (21:11) #574

Saturday, January 16, 10pm

IN MEMORY OF BOULEZ

Zappa: The Perfect Stranger (1984) 
Boulez: Le marteau sans maître (1954)
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring (1969 Boulez recording)
Boulez: Notations (1945)
Webern: Im Sommerwind (1904)

Saturday, January 9, 10pm

MUSIC OF THE NINETIES

Dorman: Piano Concerto (1995)
Kancheli: Magnum Ignotum (1994)
Larsen: Symphony Number Three: Lyric (1995)
Pelecis: Nevertheless (1993)
Zwilich: Violin Concerto (1998)

Saturday, January 2, 10pm

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY, JENNIFER HIGDON (b. 12/31/1962)

Higdon: Zaka (2003)
Higdon: Violin Concerto (2009; 2010 Pulitzer)
Higdon: blue cathedral (1999)
Higdon: Percussion Concerto (2005)
Higdon: City Scape  (2002)

Saturday, December 26, 10pm

A TWENTIETH CENTURY CHRISTMAS

Torke: December (1995)
Bartók: Romanian Christmas Carols (1915)
Lutoslawski: Twenty Polish Christmas Carols (1946; 1985; 1990)
Dello Joio: Variations on an Original Christmas Tune
Martinu: Merry Christmas 1941 (1941)
Hanson: Two Yuletide Pieces for Piano (1920)
Victor Hely-Hutchinson: A Carol Symphony (1920s)

Saturday, December 19, 10pm

ANOTHER EVENING OF CONCERTOS

Rouse: Concert De Gaudí for Guitar and Orchestra (1999)
Stravinsky: Violin Concerto (1931)
Augusta Read Thomas: Meditation for Trombone and Orchestra
Hovhaness: Lousadzak - Concerto for Piano and Strings (1944)
Albert: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra (1991)

Saturday, December 12, 10pm

AN EVENING OF CONCERTOS

Meyer: Concerto for Double Bass (1993)
Wagner: Concerto for Flute, Strings and Percussion (1998; 1999 Pulitzer)
Bartok: Piano Concerto No.1 (1926)
Knussen: Horn Concerto, Op. 28 (1994)
Dutilleux: Cello Concerto (1970)
Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra: Game of Paris (1944)

Saturday, December 5, 10pm

GOLIJOV's 55th (b. 12/5/1960)

Golijov: Last Round (1996)
Golijov: "La Pasión Según San Marcos" (2000)
Golijov: Tenebrae (2002) (12:56) #37585

Saturday, November 28, 10pm

FROM THE THIRTIES

Chavez: Sinfonia India (1936)
Berg: Violin Concerto (1935)
Bartok: Six Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm (1930s)
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 4 (1936)

Saturday, November 21, 10pm

PIECES WE HAVEN'T HEARD IN A WHILE

Stravinsky: Octet (1923)
Lieberson: Neruda Songs (2005)
Messiaen: Two Preludes (from Eight Preludes) (1929)
Bernstein: Serenade (after Plato's "Symposium") (1954)
Ruders: Piano Concerto No. 2 (2009-2010)

Saturday, November 14, 10pm

AARON COPLAND (b. 11/14/1900)

Copland: El Salon Mexico (1936)
Copland: Our Town (1940)
Copland: Billy the Kid: Suite (1938)
Copland: Piano Quartet (1950)
Copland: Appalachian Spring (1944)
Copland: The Heiress: Suite (1950)
Copland: Clarinet Concerto (1948)

Saturday, November 7, 10pm

FROM THE SEVENTIES

Harbison: Violin Concerto (1980; rev. 1987)
Adams: Shaker Loops (1978)
Rzewski: Coming Together (1971)
Rodrigo: A la busca del mas alla (1976)
Glass: Einstein on the Beach: Knee Play 5 (1976)
Piazzolla: Concierto para bandoneon (1979)

Saturday, October 31, 10pm

HALLOWEEN PARTY!

Aarre Merikanto: Largo misterioso (1930)
HK Gruber: Frankenstein!! (1978)
Volans: Leaping Dance (1996)
Daugherty: Metropolis Symphony (1993)
HK Gruber: Aerial - Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra (1999)

Saturday, October 24, 10pm

EAST AND FURTHER EAST

Ligeti: Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet (1953)
Gorecki: Symphony No. 2 "Copernican" (1972)
Yoshimatsu: The Age of Birds, Op. 25 (1986)
Shchedrin: Old Russian Circus Music (1989)
Zhou Long: Da Qu (1991) (21:22)

Saturday, October 17, 10pm

NEW WORLDS

Glass: The Voyage: Mechanical Ballet (1992)
Schoenberg: Variations for Orchestra, Op. 31 (1928)
Dallapiccola: Variations for Orchestra (1954)
Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite (1920)
Messiaen: Chronochromie (1960)
Adams: Nixon in China: Act I, Scene 1 (1987)

Saturday, October 10, 10pm

TAKEMITSU (10/8/1930) - RAUTAVAARA (10/9/1928)

Rautavaara: Cantus Arcticus (1972)
Takemitsu: From Me Flows What You Call Time (1990)
Rautavaara: Piano Concerto No. 2 (1989)
Takemitsu: I Hear the Water Dreaming (1987)
Takemitsu: Londonderry Air (19--)
Rautavaara: Symphony No. 2 (1957)

Saturday, October 3, 10pm

STEVE REICH (b. 10/3/1936)

Reich: Variations for Winds, Strings and Keyboards (1979)
Brouwer: El Decamerón Negro (1981)
Reich: Megamix (remixed 2006)
Bright Sheng: Concertino for Clarinet and String Quartet (1994)
Reich: The Desert Music (1984)

Saturday, September 26, 10pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DMITRI! (9/25/1906)

Shostakovich: Festive Overture (1953)
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1 (1925)
Shostakovich: Tahiti Trot (1927)
Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8 (1960)
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 (1953)

Saturday, September 19, 10pm

CONCERTO NIGHT

Shchedrin: Concerto for Orchestra #1 "Naughty Limericks" (1963)
Ginastera: Harp Concerto (1956)
Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2 (1935)
Hanson: Piano Concerto in G (1948)
Glass: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra (2001)

Saturday, September 12, 10pm

ARVO PÄRT (b. 9/11/1935)

Pärt: Tabula rasa (1977)
Pärt: Kanon pokajanon: Ode IX (1977)
Pärt: Spiegel im Spiegel (1978)
Pärt: Symphony No. 3 (1971)
Pärt: Como cierva sedienta (1998)
Pärt: Summa (1992)

Saturday, September 5, 10pm

JOHN, JOAN AND OTHER AMERICANS
(JOHN CAGE b. 9/5/1912 - JOAN TOWER b. 9/6/1938)

Tower: Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman #1 (1986)
Tower: Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman #2 (1989)
Tower: Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman #3 (1991)
Cage: The Seasons (1960)
Tower: Concerto for Orchestra (1991)
Cage: Sonatas II, III and V for Prepared Piano (1946-8)
Zwilich: Violin Concerto (1998)
John Mackey: Breakdown Tango (2000)
Tower: Made In America (2004) [2008 Grammy winner]

Saturday, August 29, 10pm

PIECES WE HAVEN'T HEARD IN A WHILE

Weir: Piano Concerto (1997) 
Lutoslawski: Symphony No. 3 (1972 - 1983) 
Part: Wallfahrtslied (Pilgrim's Song) (1984)
Dorman: Mandolin Concerto (2006)
Schoenberg: String Quartet No. 3 (1927)
Golijov: Lullaby and Doina (2001)

Saturday, August 22, 10pm

LEONARD BERNSTEIN (b. 8/25/1918)

Bernstein: Candide Overture (1956)
Bernstein: Symphony No. 1 "Jeremiah" (1942)
Bernstein: West Side Story: Symphonic Dances (1960)
Bernstein: Candide: Glitter and Be Gay (1956)
Bernstein: Symphony No. 2 "The Age of Anxiety" (1949, rev. 1965)
Bernstein: On the Waterfront: Symphonic Suite (1954)

Saturday, August 15, 10pm

TAN DUN (b. 8/18/1957)

Tan Dun: Eight Memories in Watercolor (1978)
Tan Dun: Bitter Love from Peony Pavilion (1998)
Takemitsu: And then I knew 't was wind (1992)
Tan Dun: Symphony 1997: Song of Peace
Takemitsu: Night Signal - Signals from Heaven II (1987)

Saturday, August 8, 10pm

GIYA KANCHELI'S 80TH (b. 8/10/1935)

Kancheli: Symphony No. 4 (In Memory of Michelangelo) (1975)
Kancheli: Magnum Ignotum (1994)
Kancheli: Symphony No. 5 (1977)
Kancheli: Exil: Psalm 23 (1994)
Kancheli: Night Prayers (1995)

Saturday, August 1, 10pm

A SYMPHONIC EVENING

Stravinsky: Symphonies of Wind Instruments (1920)
Berio: Sinfonia for Eight Voices and Orchestra (1968)
Martinu: Symphony No. 6 "Fantaisies symphoniques" (1953)
Vasks: "Voices" Symphony for Strings (1991)
Diamond: Symphony No. 4 (1945)

Saturday, July 25, 10pm

MORE MUSIC SINCE 2000

Yoshimatsu: Cello Concerto, Op. 91 "Centaurus Unit" (2003)
Glass: Concerto Fantasy for Two Timpanists and Orchestra (2000)
Golijov: Ayre (2004)
Tan Dun: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (selections) (2000)

Saturday, July 18, 10pm

MUSIC SINCE 2000

Rzewski: Pocket Symphony (2000)
Unsuk Chin: Double Concerto (2002)
Whitacre: Sleep (2000)
Higdon: Concerto for Orchestra (2002)
Ruders: Piano Concerto No. 2 (2009-2010) (2012 Grammy nominee)

Saturday, July 11, 10pm

BASTILLE DAY (7/14)

Honegger: Pacific 231 (1924)
Messiaen: Quartet for the End of Time (1941)
Poulenc: Les animaux modeles (1942)
Boulez: Le marteau sans maître (1954)

Saturday, July 4, 10pm

CELEBRATING THE FOURTH

Ives: Variations on "America"
Barber: Knoxville: Summer of 1915 (1947)
Bernstein: Divertimento for Orchestra (1980)
Ives: Symphony No. 2
Gershwin: Concerto in F (1925)
Ives: "Holidays" Symphony: Fourth of July

Saturday, June 27, 2015

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ESA-PEKKA! (b. 6/30/1958)

Revueltas: La noche de los Mayas: Night of Revelry (1939)
Salonen: Gambit (1998)
Salonen: Foreign Bodies (2001)
Salonen: L.A. Variations (1996)
Salonen: Giro (1982; revised 1997)
Salonen: Wing on Wing (2004)
Salonen: Insomnia (2002)

Saturday, June 20, 10pm

MUSIC OF THE NINETIES

Adams: Slonimsky's Earbox (1996)
Tavener: Tears of the Angels (1995)
Kernis: Second Symphony (1992)
Higdon: blue cathedral (1999)
Volans: Leaping Dance (1996)
Rautavaara: Angel of Light (Symphony No. 7) (1994)

Saturday, June 13, 10pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, IGOR! (b. 6/17/1882)

Stravinsky: Greeting Prelude (1955)
Stravinsky: Petrouchka (1910-11)
Stravinsky: Tango (1940)
Stravinsky: Apollo (1928)
Stravinsky: Movements for Piano and Orchestra (1959)
Stravinsky: Concerto in D (1946)
Stravinsky: L'histoire du soldat: Suite (1919)

Saturday, June 6, 10pm

THE FABULOUS FIFTIES

Martinu: Nonet (1959)
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 (1953)
Varese: Poeme electronique (1958)
Martin: Violin Concerto (1951)
Milhaud: Divertissement in Three Parts (1958)

Saturday, May 30, 10pm

CONCERTO NIGHT (AND KORNGOLD'S BIRTHDAY)

Korngold: Violin Concerto (1945) 
Rautavaara: Piano Concerto No. 2 (1989)
Plau: Concerto for Tuba and Strings (1990) 
Shchedrin: Concerto for Orchestra #2 "The Chimes" (1968) 
Prokofiev: Symphony-Concerto for Cello and Orchestra (1951)

Saturday, May 23, 10pm

PIECES WE HAVEN'T HEARD IN A WHILE

Francaix: Concertino (1932) (Francaix b. 5/23/1912)
Bartok: The Miraculous Mandarin (1918-1924)
Schoenberg: Suite, Op. 29 (1926)
Glass: Concerto for Saxophone Quartet (1995)
Adès: Living Toys (1993)

Saturday, May 16, 10pm

Lou Harrison's birthday (5/14/1917) and a look at the 70s

Harrison: Suite for Violin and American Gamelan (1973)
Sallinen: Chamber Music II (1976)
Lutoslawski: Mi-parti (1976)
Part: Tabula rasa (1977)
Adams: Common Tones in Simple Time (1979)
Harrison: Serenade (1978)

Sunday, May 9, 10pm

MUSIC OF THE THIRTIES

Weill: The Seven Deadly Sins (1933)
Hindemith: Quartet for Clarinet, Violin, Cello and Piano (1938)
Harris: Symphony No. 3 (1939)
Poulenc: Nocturne No. 1 (1930)
Poulenc: Nocturne No. 3 (1934)
Poulenc: Nocturne No. 7 (1935)
Poulenc: Nocturne No. 8 (1938)
Shostakovich: Jazz Suite No. 2 (1938)

Saturday, May 2, 10pm

ELLEN TAAFFE ZWILICH (b. 4/30/1939)

Zwilich: Symphony No. 1 (1983) [1983 Pulitzer Prize]
Zwilich: Concerto Grosso (1985) 
Zwilich: Symphony No. 3 (1992) 
Zwilich: Concerto for Trumpet and Five Players (1984) 
Zwilich: Symphony No. 4 "The Gardens" (2000) 
Zwilich Trombone Concerto (1988)

Saturday, April 25, 10pm

MICHAEL DAUGHERTY (b. 4/28/1954)

Daugherty: Bizarro (1993) 
Daugherty: Fire and Blood (2003) 
Daugherty: Philadelphia Stories (2001)
Daugherty: Deus Ex Machina (2007) [2011 Grammy winner]
Daugherty: Metropolis Symphony: V. Red Cape Tango (1993) 

Saturday, April 18, 10pm

THE 5-H CLUB

Harbison: The Most Often Used Chords (1993) 
Higdon: Violin Concerto (2009; 2010 Pulitzer) 
Harris: Quintet for Piano and Strings (1940)
Hovhaness: Evening Song (1945) 
Harrison: Suite for Violin and American Gamelan (1973) 

Saturday, April 11, 10pm

PIECES WE HAVEN'T HEARD IN A WHILE

Takemitsu: From Me Flows What You Call Time (1990)
Judith Weir: Piano Concerto (1997)
Praulins: The Nightingale (2011) [2013 Grammy nominee]
Martinu: Cello Sonata No. 3 (1952)
Rodrigo: A la busca del mas alla (1976)

Saturday, April 4, 10pm

LET'S TRAVEL

Colin McPhee: Tabuh-Tabuhan (1936)
Adams: The Dharma at Big Sur (2003)
Moravec: Tempest Fantasy (2003; 2004 Pulitzer)
Steffen Schleiermacher: Twelve Soundscapes inside the Piano (2000)
Reich: Nagoya Marimbas (1994)
 

Saturday, March 28, 10pm

AN EVENING OF CONCERTOS

Kimmo Hakola: Clarinet Concerto (2001)
Ades: Violin Concerto "Concentric Paths" (2005)
Schoenberg: Piano Concerto, Op. 42 (1942)
Dorman: Piccolo Concerto (2001)
Kraft: Concerto for Percussion Soloists and Orchestra (1964)

Saturday, March 21, 10pm

BARTOK (b. 3/25/1881)

Bartok: Romanian Folk Dances (1917)
Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra (1944)
Bartok: String Quartet #3 (1927)
Bartok: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta (1936)
Bartok: Divertimento (1939)

Saturday, March 14, 10pm

PI DAY (A TRIBUTE TO GREECE)

Theofanidis: Visions and Miracles (1997)
Partch: Two Studies on Ancient Greek Scales (1946)
Partch: Pollux (1952)
Hovhaness: The Garden of Adonis (1971)
Bernstein: Serenade (after Plato's "Symposium") (1954)
Adams: Phrygian Gates (1978)
Bloch: Suite Modale (1957)

Saturday, March 7, 10pm

ALL THAT JAZZ

Bernstein: Prelude, Fugue and Riffs (1949)
Krenek: Jonny Spielt Auf (Part I) (1927)
Krenek: Jonny Spielt Auf (Part II) (1927)
Milhaud: La creation du monde (1923)
Milhaud: Three Rag-Caprices (1922)
Antheil: A Jazz Symphony (1925)
Chick Corea: The Adventures of Hippocrates (2004)

Saturday, February 28, 10am

MUSIC SINCE 2000

Corigliano: Phantasmagoria on "The Ghosts of Versailles" (2000)
Moravec: The Time Gallery (2000)
Kaipainen: Concerto for Horn and Orchestra, Op. 61 (2001)
Salonen: Insomnia (2002)

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