We’ll ring in the official start of summer on the next Fretworks program with banjo player extraordinaire Bela Fleck and his arrangement of J. S. Bach’s Prelude from the Violin Partita No. 3, a dazzling piece for any instrument. For a calmer musical experience, guitarist David Leisner will have American composer Lou Harrison’s lovely Serenade.
This Saturday at 7pm on Classical 101 on Fretworks, we’ll hear from guitarist Jason Vieaux’s brand new recording with music of Francesco Tarrega, and Antonio Carlos Jobim and Stanley Myers’ lovely Cavatina from The Deer Hunter.
Contemporary American composer Michael Daugherty is 60 years old today. To celebrate the occasion, this evening on Symphony @ 7, we’ll have music that’s faster than a speeding baton and able to leap tall octaves in a single bound, the Superman comics-inspired Metropolis Symphony will be our featured offering.
This week on Fretworks, the standard six-string Spanish classical guitar is featured on all of our musical selections with some solo pieces as well as various ensemble combinations.
On our next Fretworks broadcast, the exciting young Chinese guitarist Xuefei Yang will play music of Johann Sebastian Bach from her CD of Bach concertos arranged for guitar and string quartet.
On Saturday evening at 7 on Classical 101, the next Fretworks will include a mandolin orchestra, the International Mandolin Academy Orchestra. They are an ensemble made up of musicians from Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, Holland, Japan, and Canada. They’ll play a Samba by contemporary composer Stefano Squarzino.
Does the trend toward buying and eating local have you yearning to set up a homestead and live off the land? If so, you’re not alone. Millions of others in the U.S. are with you, seeking out farmer’s markets to pick up where our backyard gardens leave off. Celebrate Old Farmers day on The American Sound, Saturday at 6 pm on Classical 101.