KDFC presents Bay Area Mix

Bay Area Mix
is KDFC's 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.

March 19, 2017

Take the A Train with Chanticleer and New Century Chamber Orchestra as they presented their first joint concert a few years ago with a medley of tunes by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. Then there's Peter (and his Grandfather, the duck, the bird, the cat) and the Wolf, in a solo piano performance by Alexander Ghindin through the Steinway Society of the Bay Area. And Schumann's Piano Quintet rounds out this month's program, from the Valley of the Moon Music Festival. You can listen to the show again, starting on March 20th at our On-Demand page.

Ellington/Strayhorn: Medley (arr. Clarice Assad) 
Chanticleer, New Century Chamber Orchestra

Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf
Alexander Ghindin, piano (Steinway Society of the Bay Area)

Schumann: Piano Quintet, Op. 44
Valley of the Moon Music Festival
Monica Huggett, Carla Moore, violin; Jodi Levitz, viola; Tanya Tomkins, cello; Eric Zivian, fortepiano

February 19, 2017

Familiar Brazilian music arranged for strings, an early string quartet by Shostakovich, and the quintessentially American Rhapsody in Blue on this edition of Bay Area Mix...New Century Chamber Orchestra plays Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 by Heitor Villa-Lobos, as arranged by Clarice Assad; we'll hear the Alexander String Quartet, in a performance from a Friends of Chamber Music concert at the University of the Pacific in Stockton; and Charlie Albright solos with the California Symphony for the Gershwin. You can listen to the show again, beginning on February 20th at our On-Demand page.

Villa-Lobos (arr. Assad): Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5
New Century Chamber Orchestra

Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 2 in A Major
Alexander String Quartet

Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
California Symphony, Donato Cabrera; Charlie Albright, piano

Bay Area Mix - February 19, 2017

January 15, 2017

There's morning music from Haydn, a medley of Beatles songs arranged for quartet, and Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini on this edition of Bay Area Mix. The Vallejo Symphony Orchestra and their new Music Director, Marc Taddei led off their season in October with Haydn's sixth symphony; Quartet San Francisco played songs from the B side of 'Abbey Road' at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music; and Jon Kimura Parker joined Bruno Ferrandis and the Santa Rosa Symphony at the Green Music Center's Weill Hall for the Rachmaninoff. You can listen to the show again, beginning on January 16th at our On-Demand page.

Haydn: Symphony No. 6 in D Major, 'Morning'
Vallejo Symphony Orchestra, Marc Taddei

Lennon/McCartney (arr. Jeremy Cohen): Abbey Road Medley
You Never Give Me Your Money
Sun King
Mean Mr. Mustard
Polythene Pam
She Came in Through the Bathroom Window
Golden Slumbers
Carry That Weight
Her Majesty
Quartet San Francisco (Jeremy Cohen, Matthew Szemela, vn; Chad Kaltinger, vla; Andres Vera, vc)

Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
John Kimura Parker, piano; Santa Rosa Symphony, Bruno Ferrandis

Bay Area Mix - January 15, 2017

December 18, 2016

Chanticleer returns to Bay Area Mix, with the program that they've been presenting on tour across the country, and in the homestand of concerts they're giving back in the Bay Area: 'A Chanticleer Christmas.' They sing in Carmel, Sacramento, San Francisco and Berkeley from the 13th to the 18th, then Santa Clara on the 22nd before they end in San Francisco at St. Ignatius on the 23rd. You'll be able to listen to the program again by visiting our On Demand page beginning on Monday the 19th. 
Trad. German, arr. R.L. Pearsall: In dulci jubilo
Giovanni Maria Nanino: Hodie nobis caelorum rex
Jacob Clemens non Papa: Pastores loquebantur
Charles Ives: A Christmas Carol
Trad. Polish, arr. David Willcocks: Infant holy, infant lowly (Cortez Mitchell,      
     countertenor soloist)
Trad. French, arr. Joseph Jennings/Matthew Oltman: Noël nouvelet  (Chris        
      Albanese, tenor soloist)
Francisco Guerrero: A un niño llorando  (Adam Ward, countertenor soloist)
Jaakko Mäntyjärvi: Staffan var en stalledräng
Trad. Catalán, arr. Noah Greenberg: E la don don  (Matthew Knickman, baritone,
     Chris Albanese, tenor)
Trad. American, arr. Joseph Jennings: It Came Upon a Midnight Clear  (Andrew Van
     Allsburg, tenor soloist)
Charles Beaudrot: Courtesy  (Kory Reid, countertenor soloist)
Steven Sametz: Gaudete! (from Two Medieval Lyrics)
Franz Biebl: Ave Maria  (Brian Hinman, Andrew Van Allsburg, Matthew        
     Knickman, solo trio)
Arr. David Willcocks/William Llewellyn: I Saw Three Ships
Arr. Reginald Jacques: The Holly and the Ivy
Franz Gruber, arr. Gene Puerling: Silent Night

Bay Area Mix, December 20, 2015

November 20, 2016

Tonight, a pair of performances: from the Steinway Society, early Beethoven as played by Alexander Korsantia, winner of the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition; then a Sibelius symphony from the young players of the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra. You can listen to the show again for a month, beginning November 21, by going to our On-Demand page.

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 4 in E-flat Major, Op. 7
Alexander Korsantia (Steinway Society - Bay Area)

Sibelius: Symphony No. 6
San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra, Donato Cabrera

Bay Area Mix - November 20, 2016

October 16, 2016

Works from Russia tonight, as Donato Cabrera leads the California Symphony in Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade in a 2014 performance from the Lesher Center in Walnut Creek... but before that, Alexander Ghindin plays Tchaikovsky and Lyadov in recital for the Steinway Society. You can listen to the show again for a month, beginning October 17 by going to our On-Demand page.

Tchaikovsky: Dumka - Russian Rustic Scene
Lyadov: Barcarolle
Alexander Ghindin, piano (Steinway Society - Bay Area)

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade
California Symphony, Donato Cabrera

KDFC's Bay Area Mix - October 16, 2016

September 18, 2016

The new season of Bay Area Mix begins with a slow and steady crescendo, as Berkeley Symphony plays Bolero from the concert that opened their last season. Then it's a special performance recorded at Washington DC's Library of Congress by the Del Sol String Quartet, which plays music by Ruth Crawford (Seeger) written in 1931. We'll end with a Santa Rosa Symphony performance of a Chopin piano concerto, led by Bruno Ferrandis, and featuring their former music director Jeffrey Kahane as soloist. You can listen to the show again for a month beginning September 19 by going to our On-Demand Page.

Ravel: Bolero
Berkeley Symphony, Joana Carneiro

Ruth Crawford (Seeger): String Quartet 1931
Del Sol String Quartet  (Benjamin Kreith, Rick Shinozaki, violins; Charlton Lee, viola; Kathryn Bates, cello

Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2
Santa Rosa Symphony, Bruno Ferrandis; Jeffrey Kahane, piano

Bay Area Mix - September 18, 2016

June 19, 2016

Before we go on a summer hiatus, there's music from the Green Music Center's Weill Hall, as James Ehnes and Orion Weiss play Dvorak from a March recital; Dmitri Alexeev plays Schumann in San Jose, through the Steinway Society; and Joana Carneiro and the Berkeley Symphony unravel Elgar's beloved Variations... You can listen to the show again for a month beginning on June 20th at our On-Demand Page.

Dvorak: Sonatina in G Major, Op. 100
James Ehnes, violin; Orion Weiss, piano
Green Music Center

Schumann: Arabeske in C Major, Op. 18
Dmitri Alexeev
Steinway Society of the Bay Area

Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 ('Enigma')
Berkeley Symphony, Joana Carneiro

Bay Area Mix - June 19, 2016

May 15, 2016

This month we've got a familiar (if a bit seasonally inappropriate) concerto by Vivaldi, courtesy of Voices of Music; a sneak peek at the recently announced Music Director for Vallejo Symphony, Marc Taddei, from a concert he led them in this January, with guest soloist, baritone Hadleigh Adams singing music of Beethoven; Strauss for six from Music in the Vineyards, and two selections from a February concert by the New Century Chamber Orchestra that guest concertmaster Daniel Hope programmed in honor of the hundredth birthday year of his mentor, Yehudi Menuhin. You can listen to the show again for a month starting May 16 at our On-Demand Page.

Vivaldi: "Winter" from The Four Seasons
Voices of Music, Cynthia Freivogel, violin

Beethoven (arr. Weingartner): "An die ferne Geliebte"
Vallejo Symphony, Marc Taddei; Hadleigh Adams, baritone

Richard Strauss: Sextet from the opera Capriccio
Music in the Vineyards
Aaron Boyd, Arnaud Sussmann, violin; Pierre Lapointe, Michael Adams, viola; Dane Johansen, Austin Huntington, cello

Bechara El-Khoury: Unfinished Journey - In Memoriam Yehudi Menuhin
Toru Takemitsu: Nostalghia for Solo Violin and Strings
New Century Chamber Orchestra, Daniel Hope, guest concertmaster

Bay Area Mix - May 15, 2016

Sunday, April 17

The up-and-coming generation of Bay Area musicians are on display this week, with three selections from the San Francisco Girls Chorus, who were joined by members of the New York-based early music ensemble TENET for their season opening concert; then we'll hear Ann Schein play Chopin from a Steinway Society recital in San Jose from 2014; and wrapping things up will be the members of the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra playing Schubert from just a month ago, under the baton of Donato Cabrera, who'll be stepping down as their conductor after their final concert of the season on May 15.  You can listen to the show again for a month starting April 18 at our On-Demand Page.

Chiara Margarita Cozzolani: O dulcis Jesu
Chiara Margarita Cozzolani: Domine ad adjuvandum
Luigi Rossi: O si quis daret concentum
San Francisco Girls Chorus, Valerie Sainte-Agathe

Chopin: Polonaise Fantaisie, Op. 61
Steinway Society of the Bay Area
Ann Schein, piano

Schubert: Symphony No. 5
San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra, Donato Cabrera

Bay Area Mix - April 17, 2016

Sunday, March 20

Redwood Symphony's Brahms helped get the schoolyear and their 2015-16 season off to a good start, and there's Haydn for three, courtesy of the Valley of the Moon Music Festival in a performance from the Green Music Center's Schroeder Hall. Then another 'three' work - Kurt Weill's suite of music from the Threepenny Opera, played by the California Symphony. This edition of Bay Area Mix comes to a close with some stormy weather from Cappella SF, and a choral depiction of a rainstorm. You can hear the show again for a month, starting on March 21, at our On-Demand Page.

Brahms: Academic Festival Overture
Redwood Symphony, Eric Kujawsky

Haydn: Trio in G Major
Valley of the Moon Chamber Music Festival
Elizabeth Blumenstock, violin; Tanya Tomkins, cello; Eric Zivian, fortepiano

Weill: Little Threepenny Music
California Symphony, Donato Cabrera

Eric Whitacre: Cloudburst
Cappella SF, Ragnar Bohlin

Bay Area Mix - March 20, 2016

Sunday, February 21

The San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra opens this edition of KDFC's Bay Area Mix, with music by Berlioz, followed by a "rhapsodic" chamber work by Herbert Howells, from a concert by presented by Curious Flights, celebrating music by English composers. We'll wrap up with a concerto by Shostakovich, which the Berkeley Symphony included in their season opening concert a few years ago, with guest cellist Johannes Moser. You'll be able to hear the show again for a month, starting on Monday the 22nd, by visiting our On-Demand page

Berlioz: March to the Scaffold and Dream of a Witch's Sabbath from Symphonie Fantastique
San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra, Donato Cabrera

Howells: Rhapsodic Quintet, Op. 31
Brenden Guy, clarinet; One Found Sound Quartet (Curious Flights)

Shostakovich: Cello Concerto
Berkeley Symphony, Joana Carneiro; Johannes Moser, cello

Bay Area Mix - February 21, 2016

Sunday, January 17

The Fremont Symphony Orchestra makes its Bay Area Mix debut, with a Rimsky-Korsakov performance from last year's Valentine's Day concert; then the Cypress String Quartet plays the last of Beethoven's 'middle period' quartets, his opus 95, known as 'Serioso'; and there's a Santa Rosa Symphony Mozart performance that helped kick off their season this October, played by twins Christina and Michelle Naughton. You'll be able to hear the complete show again by visiting our On-Demand page beginning on Monday the 18th. 

Rimsky-Korsakov: The Young Prince and Princess from Scheherazade
Fremont Symphony Orchestra, Jason Klein, guest conductor

Beethoven: String Quartet No. 11 in F minor (Serioso)
Cypress String Quartet

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 10 for Two Pianos and Orchestra
Santa Rosa Symphony, Bruno Ferrandis; Christina and Michelle Naughton, piano

Bay Area Mix - January 17, 2016

Sunday, December 20

Chanticleer returns to Bay Area Mix, with the program that they've been presenting on tour across the country, and in their homestand of concerts they've given back in the Bay Area: 'A Chanticleer Christmas.' Their final (mostly sold out) performances of the program are in Santa Clara and Carmel, ending on the 23rd. You'll be able to listen to the program again by visiting our On Demand page beginning on Monday the 21st. 

Anon: Rorate caeli desuper
William Byrd: Rorate caeli desuper
Andrea Gabrieli: Quem vidistis pastores?
Franz Biebl: Ave Maria
Gustav Holst: This have I done for my true love
John Tavener: Village Wedding
John Tavener: Today the virgin
Trad: Riu, riu chiu (Basque)
Trad: Quelle est cette odeur agreable? (French)
Samuel Scheidt/J.S. Bach: O Jesulein Suss
Joseph Jennings, arr: Medley of Spirituals
Trad: The First Nowell  (English)

Bay Area Mix, December 20, 2015

Sunday, November 15

Michael Daugherty's cello concerto based on the works of writer Ernest Hemingway had its West Coast premiere at the season-opening concert by Redwood Symphony in September... We'll hear that performance, along with the Flying Dutchman overture by Wagner, played by the California Symphony, and a trio of Liszt's song transcriptions from a Steinway Society recital by pianist Dmitri Alexeev. You can listen to the show again for a month, starting on November 16th at our On Demand page.

Schubert/Liszt: "Der Müller und der Bach" (The Miller and the Brook) from Die Schöne Müllerin
Schubert/Liszt: "Aufenthalt" from Schwanengesang
Liszt: "Die Loreley"
Dmitri Alexeev, piano (Steinway Society - The Bay Area)

Wagner: Overture to The Flying Dutchman
California Symphony, Donato Cabrera

Michael Daugherty: Tales of Hemingway for Cello and Orchestra
   Big Two-Hearted River
   For Whom the Bell Tolls
   The Old Man and the Sea
   The Sun Also Rises
Redwood Symphony, Eric Kujawsky; Jonah Kim, cello

Bay Area Mix - November 15, 2015

Sunday, October 18

A bit of Americana this month, with the Cypress String Quartet playing a work by Dvorak inspired by a visit to the heartland of the United States; the Santa Rosa Symphony and guest conductor Michael Christie perform a cowboy ballet suite; plus Cappella SF offers a set of choral pieces by Estonian composer Arvo Part. You can listen to the show again for a month, starting tomorrow at our On Demand page.

Part: Seven Magnificat Antiphons
Cappella SF, Ragnar Bohlin

Dvorak: String Quartet No. 12 in F Major, 'American'
Cypress String Quartet

Copland: Billy the Kid Suite
Santa Rosa Symphony, Michael Christie

Bay Area Mix - October 18, 2015

Sunday, September 20

The return to the concert season kicks off with the California Symphony, playing a Ravel classic that helped open last season... There's a Mendelssohn trio played on period instruments from this summer's inaugural Valley of the Moon Music Festival... and Khatia Buniatishvili in a Steinway Society of the Bay Area recital, playing music by Igor Stravinsky. You'll be able to listen to the show beginning Monday the 21st for a full month, by visiting our On-Demand Page.

Ravel: Bolero
California Symphony, Donato Cabrera

Mendelssohn: C minor Fortepiano Trio
Monica Huggett, violin; Tanya Tomkins, cello; Eric Zivian, fortepiano
Valley of the Moon Music Festival

Stravinsky: Three Movements from Petrushka
Khatia Buniatishvili, piano
Steinway Society of the Bay Area

 Bay Area Mix - September 20, 2015

Sunday, June 21

Before we take a bit of a break for the Summer, there's music from the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra, which is just about to leave for a European tour, and also a chamber music performance with a bit of wine country ambience... a Brahms piano quartet from the Music in the Vineyards Festival, which will be returning this year at the very end of July.  You can listen to this show for two weeks, beginning Monday the 22nd by visiting our On-Demand Page

Mason Bates: Garages of the Valley
San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra, Donato Cabrera

Brahms: Quartet No. 1 in G minor for piano and strings, op. 25
Music in the Vineyards Festival (2013)
Erin Keefe, violin; Jonathan Vinocour, viola; Robert DeMaine, cello; Wei-Yi Yang, piano

Bay Area Mix - June 21, 2015

Sunday, May 17

There are two Santa Rosa Symphony performances on this week's BAM... George Gershwin evokes the rhythms of Havana in his Cuban Overture, and Osvaldo Golijov commemorates a lost friend in Mariel for Cello and Orchestra (with soloist Maya Beiser). There's also the West Coast premiere of a quartet by Sam Adams, as played at Stanford by the St. Lawrence String Quartet, and Khatia Buniatishvili taking on Ravel's La Valse in a Steinway Society recital performance. You can listen to this show for two weeks beginning Monday the 18th by visiting our On-Demand Page.

Gershwin: Cuban Overture
Santa Rosa Symphony, Bruno Ferrandis

Golijov: Mariel for Cello and Orchestra
Santa Rosa Symphony, Bruno Ferrandis; Maya Beiser, cello

Sam Adams: String Quartet in Five Movements
St. Lawrence String Quartet

Ravel: La Valse
Khatia Buniatishvili

Bay Area Mix for May 17, 2015

Sunday, April 19

Two of the best-known works of classical music surround a Kodaly String Quartet and a Ligeti Etude on this week's show. The Midsummer Mozart Festival performance of the Serenade for Strings in G Major - better known as Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - kicks things off, and the California Symphony finishes the hour with the whirling dervish of 'In the Hall of the Mountain King.'  The Alexander Quartet played in Stockton, and Jeremy Denk's performance was from the Ojai North! Festival in 2014. (This season it's going to be re-named Ojai At Berkeley) You'll be able to listen to the show for two weeks as of April 20th at our On-Demand page.

Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Midsummer Mozart Festival, George Cleve

Kodaly: String Quartet No. 2, op. 10
Alexander String Quartet

Ligeti: Etude, Book 1, No. 2  'Cordes a vide'
Jeremy Denk, piano, from 2014 Ojai North! Festival

Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No. 1
California Symphony, Donato Cabrera

Bay Area Mix, April 19 2015

Sunday, March 15

It's two performances, by three ensembles this week - a Brahms masterpiece played by the Berkeley Symphony, led by Joana Carneiro, and an astounding arrangement of Kurt Weill's 'Mack the Knife' by Clarice Assad for the New Century Chamber Orchestra and Chanticleer, from a joint concert that they gave last season called 'Atlantic Crossing.' You'll be able to listen to the program starting on March 16th at our On-Demand page.

Brahms: Symphony No. 2
Berkeley Symphony, Joana Carneiro

Weill/Brecht: Mack the Knife (arranged by Clarice Assad)
New Century Chamber Orchestra, Chanticleer

Bay Area Mix - March 15, 2015

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

Bay Area Mix 150118

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 [email protected] 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
[email protected] (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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