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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, 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, 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 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 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)

Past Programs:

 

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)

Saturday, February 21, 10pm

THE NIGHT BEFORE THE OSCARS: LET'S GO TO THE MOVIES

Herrmann: Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
Ligeti: Lux Aeterna (1966)
Copland: Music for Movies (1942)
Tan Dun: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (selections) (2000)
Bernstein: On the Waterfront: Symphonic Suite (1954)
Corigliano (b. 2/16/38): Altered States: Three Hallucinations (1980)
Prokofiev: Lieutenant Kije Suite (1934)

Saturday, February 14, 10pm

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

Adams: The Chairman Dances (1985)
Adams: Shaker Loops (1978)
Adams: Harmonium (1980)
Adams: Dogjam (1994)
Adams: Pavane: She's So Fine (1994)
Adams: Stubble Crotchet (1994)
Adams: Grand Pianola Music (1982)

Saturday, February 7, 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 31, 10pm

PHILIP GLASS TURNS 78
(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)

Saturday, January 24, 10pm

PIANO SPECIAL
Shostakovich: Piano Sonata No. 1, Op. 12 (1926)
Powell: Duplicates: A Concerto for Two Pianos (1990; 1990 Pulitzer)
Carter: Piano Sonata (1946)
Tveitt: Piano Concerto No. 4, "Northern Lights" (1949)
Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 7 (1942)

Saturday, January 17, 10pm

PIECES WE HAVEN'T HEARD IN A WHILE
Volans: String Quartet No. 2 "Hunting : Gathering" (1987) (24:02) 
Adams: Harmonielehre (1985) (40:17) 
Szymanowski: Songs of a fairy-tale princess  (1933) (9:48) 
Previn: Variations on a Theme by Haydn (1988) (18:09) 
James Primosch: Dream Journal (1996) (20:47)

Saturday, January 10, 10pm

SOURCES OF INSPIRATION
Unsuk Chin: Rocana (2008) (20:53) #37741 [inspired by beams of light]
Part: Tabula Rasa (1977) (25:43) #13494 [inspired by the sound of bells]
Mackey: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral (2005) (30:34) #37742 [inspired by skiing]
Arild Plau: Concerto for Tuba and Strings (1990) (17:54) #36862 [inspired by a quest for what is simple and honest]
Crumb: Echoes of Time and the River (1967; 1968 Pulitzer) (18:33) #33300 [inspired by time]

Saturday, January 3, 10pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, FRANCIS! (Poulenc b. 1/7/1899)
Poulenc: Concerto for Two Pianos (1932) (18:27) 
Poulenc: Gloria  (1959-60) (23:18) 
Poulenc: Sextet (1932-9) (18:22) 
Poulenc: Babar the Elephant (1940-5) (27:16) 
Poulenc: Improvisation #7 (1933) (2:18) 
Poulenc: Improvisation #15 (1959) (3:01) 
Poulenc: Les Biches (1923) (19:53) 

Saturday, December 27, 10pm

JENNIFER HIGDON (b. 12/31/1962)
SILVESTRE REVUELTAS (b. 12/31/1899)

Revueltas: La noche de los Mayas: Night of Revelry (1939) (5:26)  
Higdon: blue cathedral (1999) (12:11)   
Higdon: Concerto for Orchestra (2002) (35:10)  
Revueltas: String Quartet No. 1 (1930) (10:24)  
Higdon: Zaka (2003) (12:52)  
Higdon: City Scape  (2002) (30:57)  
Revueltas: Ocho X Radio (1933) (5:11)  

Saturday, December 20, 10pm

A TWENTIETH CENTURY CHRISTMAS
Torke: December (1995) (9:00) 
Bartók: Romanian Christmas Carols (1915) (11:05)   
Lutoslawski: Twenty Polish Christmas Carols  (1946; 1985; 1990) (40:03)  
Dello Joio: Variations on an Original Christmas Tune (17:53)  
Martinu: Merry Christmas 1941 (1941) (3:59)  
Hanson: Two Yuletide Pieces for Piano (1920) (5:18)  
Victor Hely-Hutchinson: A Carol Symphony (1920s) (24:41)  

Saturday, December 13, 10pm

A SYMPHONIC EVENING
Stravinsky: Symphonies of Wind Instruments (1920) (8:41) 
Hovhaness: Symphony for Metal Instruments (1963) (20:41) 
Weill: Symphony No. 2 (1934) (26:35) 
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 15 (1971) (44:32) 
Antheil: A Jazz Symphony (1925) (11:45) 

Saturday, December 6, 10pm

GOLIJOV's BIRTHDAY (b. 12/5/1960)
Bartok: Six Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm (1930s) (9:12)  
Golijov: Ayre (2004) (40:00)  
Golijov: The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind (1994) (32:06) 
Golijov: "La Pasión Según San Marcos" (part 2) (31:20) (2000)

Saturday, November 29, 10pm

TEACHERS AND STUDENTS
Higdon: Violin Concerto (2009; 2010 Pulitzer) (31:49) 
Schoenberg: Variations for Orchestra, Op. 31 (1928) (23:05) 
Berg: Lyric Suite (1927) (30:02) 
Bridge: The Sea: Moonlight (1911) (5:47) 
Britten: Peter Grimes: Four Sea Interludes (1945) (16:20) 
Schoenberg: Six Little Piano Pieces (1911) (5:20) 

Saturday, November 22, 10pm

FROM THE NINETIES
Theofanidis: Visions and Miracles (1997) (15:31) 
Volans: This is How it is (1996) (9:20) 
Adams: Violin Concerto (1993) (33:38) 
Crockett: Celestial Mechanics (1990) (17:00)  
Rautavaara: Angel of Light (Symphony No. 7) (1994) (37:56) 

Saturday, November 15, 10pm

COPLAND (b. 11/14/1900)
Copland: Rodeo: Hoe-Down (1942) (4:26) 
Copland: Billy the Kid: Suite (1938) (19:32) 
Copland: Piano Quartet (1950) (20:46) 
Copland: Appalachian Spring (1944) (25:21) 
Copland: Symphony No 3 (1946) (43:19) 

Saturday, November 8, 10pm

MUSIC OF THE EIGHTIES
Daugherty: Strut (1989) (5:47) 
Kernis: Symphony in Waves (1989) (38:25) 
Brouwer: El Decamerón Negro (1981) (13:01) 
Zappa: The Perfect Stranger (1984) (12:43) 
Lutoslawski: Symphony No. 3 (1972 - 1983) (31:27) 
Martin Wesley-Smith: For Marimba and Tape (1983) (10:55) 

Saturday, November 1, 10pm

BEFORE WE PUT AWAY THE HALLOWEEN COSTUMES
Aarre Merikanto: Largo misterioso (1930) (4:04) 
HK Gruber: Frankenstein!! (1978) (31:48) 
Volans: Leaping Dance (1996) (8:43) 
Daugherty: Metropolis Symphony (1993) (42:23) 
HK Gruber: Aerial - Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra (1999) (25:46) 

Saturday, October 25, 10pm

IVES (b. 10/20/1874) AND ROREM (b. 10/23/1923)
Ives: Three Places in New England (19:13) 
Rorem: Symphony No. 1 (1950) (22:07) 
Ives: Sonata No. 2 "Concord Sonata" (1919) (44:01)  
Rorem: Eagles (1958) (8:30) 
Rorem: Sunday Morning (1977) (19:28) 

Saturday, October 18, 10pm

CONCERTO NIGHT
Ginastera: Harp Concerto (1956) (24:34)  
Amargos: Northern Concerto (2005) (26:13) (2007 Grammy nominee)
Knussen: Horn Concerto, Op. 28 (1994) (12:18) 
Harbison: Violin Concerto (1980; rev. 1987) (26:20) 
Bartok: Piano Concerto No. 3 (1945) (24:07) 

Saturday, October 11, 10pm

TORU TAKEMITSU (b. 10/8/1930) - EINOJUHANI RAUTAVAARA (b. 10/9/1928)
Rautavaara: Piano Concerto No. 2 (1989) (22:06) 
Takemitsu: Quatrain (1975) (16:50) 
Rautavaara: Cantus Arcticus (1972) (19:20)  
Takemitsu: Quotation of Dream (16:03)
Rautavaara: Symphony No. 2 (1957) (21:21) #27430
Takemitsu: And then I knew 't was wind (1992) (12:42)
Takemitsu: Londonderry Air (3:47)

Saturday, October 4, 10pm

LOOKING EASTWARD
Shchedrin: Old Russian Circus Music (1989) (24:05)
Takashi Yoshimatsu: The Age of Birds, Op. 25 (1986) (19:49)
Ligeti: Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet (1953) (11:49) 
Takemitsu: From Me Flows What You Call Time (1990) (35:55) 
Zhou Long: Da Qu (1991) (21:22)

Saturday, September 27, 10pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DMITRI! (b. 9/25/1906)
Shostakovich: Festive Overture (1953) (6:16)  
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1 (1925) (34:42)  
Shostakovich: Tahiti Trot (1927) (3:30)  
Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8 (1960) (20:14) 
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 (1953) (48:20) 

Saturday, September 20, 10pm

MUSIC OF THE NINETIES 
Adams: Slonimsky's Earbox (1996) (13:21) 
Kernis: Second Symphony (1992) (26:13) 
Tavener: Tears of the Angels (1995) (13:35) 
Valentin Silvestrov: Symphony No. 6 (1994-5) (52:24)
Between The Notes: Tangerine Dance (1997) (7:52) 

Saturday, September 13, 10pm

ARVO PÄRT (9/11/1935)
Pärt: Tabula rasa (1977) (32:11) 
Pärt: Kanon pokajanon: Ode IX (1977) (10:36) 
Pärt: Spiegel im Spiegel (1978) (10:28)
Pärt: Symphony No. 3 (1971) (23:59) 
Pärt: Como cierva sedienta (1998) (31:17)
Pärt: Summa (3:43) (1992) 

Saturday, September 6, 10pm

EIGHTY YEARS OF CHAMBER MUSIC
Prokofiev: Quintet for Ob, Cl, Violin, Viola and Bass, Op. 39 (1927) (19:38) 
Kernis: String Quartet No. 2 (1997) (35:53) 
Crumb: Voice of the Whale (1971) (21:53)
Reza Vali: Calligraphies (1999) (12:40) 
Rebecca Clarke: Viola Sonata (1919) (23:32) 

Saturday, August 30, 10pm

LABOR DAY WEEKEND DANCE PARTY
Adams: Dogjam (1994) (2:29) 
Stravinsky: Firebird (complete 1910 version) (47:34)  
Bartok: Six Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm (1930s) (9:12)  
Antheil: Ballet Mecanique (1924) (15:57)  
Glass: Dance No. 2 (1979) (24:25)  
Adams: The Chairman Dances (1985) (12:26)  

Saturday, August 23, 10pm

LEONARD BERNSTEIN (b. 8/25/1918)
Bernstein: Candide Overture (1956) (4:08)  #15000 Bernstein: Symphony No. 1 "Jeremiah" (1942) (25:34)  
Bernstein: On the Waterfront: Symphonic Suite (1954) (19:29) 
Bernstein: Candide: Glitter and Be Gay (1956) (5:44)  
Bernstein: Symphony No. 2 "The Age of Anxiety" (1949, rev. 1965) (36:41) 
Bernstein: West Side Story: Symphonic Dances (1960) (20:54) 

Saturday, August 16, 10pm

THE CHINESE-AMERICANS, WITH A BIRTHDAY GREETING TO TAN DUN (b. 8/18/1957)
Tan Dun: Eight Memories in Watercolor (1978) (14:35) 
Zhou Long: The Rhyme of Taigu (2003) (11:42) 
Bright Sheng: Never Far Away (2008) (23:47) 
Tan Dun: Peony Pavilion: Can It Be True (1998) (5:06) 
Tan Dun: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (selections) (2000) (14:59)  
Bright Sheng: Concertino for Clarinet and String Quartet (1994) (18:04)  
Tan Dun: Symphony 1997: Song of Peace (Prelude - MANKIND - Lullaby - Song of Peace) (23:01) 

Saturday, August 9, 10pm

GIYA KANCHELI (b. 8/10/1935)
Kancheli: Symphony No. 4 (In Memory of Michelangelo) (1975) (25:12) 
Kancheli: Magnum Ignotum (1994) (22:14) 
Kancheli: Symphony No. 5 (1977) (25:29) 
Kancheli: Exil: Psalm 23 (1994) (18:04) 
Kancheli: Night Prayers (1995) (22:28) 

Saturday, August 2, 10pm

AN EVENING OF CONCERTOS
Meyer: Concerto for Double Bass (1993) (16:55)  
Wagner: Concerto for Flute, Strings and Percussion (1998; 1999 Pulitzer) (24:25) 
Weir: Piano Concerto (1997) (16:37)  
Gruber: Aerial - Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra (1999) (25:46) 
Dutilleux: Cello Concerto (1970) (28:56)

Saturday, July 26, 10pm

FROM LATIN AMERICA
Revueltas: Ocho X Radio (1933) (5:11) 
Golijov: Ayre (2004) (40:00) 
Chavez: Sextet for Piano and Strings (1919) (31:08) 
Revueltas: La noche de los Mayas (1939) (29:47) 
Piazzolla: Histoire du Tango - Café 1930 (1986) (7:23)

Saturday, July 19, 10pm

SEVERAL CITIES AND A BIT OF COUNTRY
Donald Grantham: Houston Strokes (2003) (11:53) 
Carter: Boston Concerto (2002) (16:51) 
Kaljo Raid: Stockholm Symphony (No. 2) (1946) (36:46) 
Reich: City Life (1995) (23:11) 
Rodrigo: Concierto Pastoral (1978) (24:37) 

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