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2020 BROADCAST SERIES PROGRAM INFORMATION

PROGRAM 1: Masur Takes the Reins

Released September 22, 2020

Recorded September 13-15, 2019
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Ken-David Masur, conductor
Nicolas Namoradze, piano

Wagner
Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Schumann
Concerto in A minor for Piano and Orchestra, Opus 54

Detlev Glanert
Brahms-Fantasie, Heliogravure für Orchester

 R. Strauss
Suite from Der Rosenkavalier, Opus 59 (1945 version)

 

PROGRAM 2: Hadelich Performs Sibelius

Released September 29, 2020

Recorded September 20 & 21, 2019
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Ken-David Masur, conductor
Augustin Hadelich, violin

Kaija Saariaho
Ciel d’hiver

Sibelius
Concerto in D minor for Violin and Orchestra, Opus 47

Tchaikovsky
Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Opus 36

 

PROGRAM 3: Sounds of Spain

Released October 6, 2020

Recorded October 4-6, 2019
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Jun Märkl, conductor
Jorge Federico Osorio, piano

Chabrier
España

Falla
Nights in the Gardens of Spain for Piano and Orchestra

Bizet/Ed. Hoffmann
Suite No. 1 from Carmen

Rimsky-Korsakov
Capriccio espagnol, Opus 34

Ravel
Boléro

 

PROGRAM 4: All Beethoven

Released October 13, 2020

Recorded November 1-2, 2019
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Ken-David Masur, conductor

Beethoven
Symphony No. 1 in C major, Opus 21

Recorded February 29 - March 1, 2020
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Gemma New, conductor
Anthony Marwood, violin

Beethoven
Concerto in D major for Violin and Orchestra, Opus 61

Recorded November 1-2, 2019
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Ken-David Masur, conductor

Beethoven
Symphony No. 2 in D major, Opus 36

 

PROGRAM 5: Mahler & Mendelssohn

Released October 20, 2020

Recorded June 28-29, 2019
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Fabien Gabel, conductor
Simone Lamsma, violin

Mendelssohn
Concerto in E minor for Violin and Orchestra, Ous 64

Mahler
Symphony No. 1 in D major

 

PROGRAM 6: Mozart’s Requiem

Released October 27, 2020

Recorded September 29-30, 2017

Edo de Waart, conductor

Ives
The Unanswered Question

Recorded September 21-22, 2012

Edo de Waart, conductor
Milwaukee Children’s Choir
Marco Melendez, director
Milwaukee Symphony Chorus
Lee Erickson, director

 John Adams
On the Transmigration of Souls 

Recorded November 22-24, 2019

Yaniv Dinur, conductor
Mary Wilson, soprano
Clara Osowski, mezzo soprano
Evan LeRoy Johnson, tenor
Peixin Chen, bass
Milwaukee Symphony Chorus
Cheryl Frazes Hill, director

Mozart/Sussmeyer
Requiem, K. 626

 

PROGRAM 7: GERSHWIN!

Released November 3, 2020

Recorded September 22-23, 2017

Jeffrey Kahane, conductor
Jeffrey Kahane, piano

Milhaud
La Création du monde, Opus 81

Gershwin
Concerto in F major for Piano and Orchestra

Rachmaninoff
Symphonic Dances, Opus 45

 

PROGRAM 8: Adams and Nielsen

Released November 10, 2020

Recorded September 25 & 26, 2015

Edo de Waart, conductor

Adams
The Chairman Dances, Foxtrot for Orchestra

Recorded February 20 & 21, 2016

Anu Tali, conductor
Sonora Slocum, flute

Nielsen
Concerto for Flute and Orchestra

Recorded September March 27-30, 2014

Edo de Waart, conductor
Timothy McAllister, saxophone

Adams
Saxophone Concerto

Recorded October 30 & 31, 2015
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Edo de Waart, conductor

Nielsen
Symphony No. 5, Opus 50

 

PROGRAM 9: MASUR CONDUCTS MENDELSSOHN

Released November 17, 2020

Recorded February 22 & 23, 2020
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Ken-David Masur, conductor
Orion Weiss, piano

Mendelssohn
Trumpet Overture in C major, Opus 101

Beethoven
Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major for Piano and Orchestra, Opus 19

Gabrieli/Ed. Block
Canzon Septimi Toni à 8 (No. 2)

Gabrieli/Ed. King
Canzon Primi Toni

Gabrieli/Ed. King
Canzona per sonare No. 2

Michele Dall’Ongaro
La primavera

Mendelssohn
Symphony No. 4 in A major, Opus 90, “Italian”

 

PROGRAM 10: PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION

Released November 24, 2020

Recorded January 17 & 18, 2020
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Ken-David Masur, conductor
Sergei Babayan, piano

Shostakovich
Festive Overture, Opus 96

Schnittke
(K)ein Sommernachtstraum ((Not) a Midsummer Night’s Dream)

Mussorgsky/Orch. Gorchakov
Pictures at an Exhibition

 

PROGRAM 11: JOYCE YANG RETURNS

Released December 1, 2020

Recorded January 24-26, 2020
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Stefan Asbury, conductor
Joyce Yang, piano

Rimsky-Korsakov
Russian Easter Overture, Opus 36

Tchaikovsky
Concerto No. 1 in B-flat major for Piano and Orchestra, Opus 23

Prokofiev
Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Opus 44

 

PROGRAM 12: Johannes Moser Returns

Released December 8, 2020

Recorded January 31 & February 1, 2020
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Edo de Waart, conductor
Johannes Moser, cello

Shostakovich
Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major for Cello and Orchestra, Opus 107

Rachmaninoff
Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Opus 27

 

PROGRAM 13: BEETHOVEN’S FIFTH

Released December 15, 2020

Recorded March 14, 2020
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Peter Oundjian, conductor
Todd Levy, clarinet

 Rachmaninoff
The Isle of the Dead, Opus 29

Debussy
Première rapsodie for Clarinet and Orchestra

Bernstein/Orch. Ramin
Clarinet Sonata, for solo clarinet and chamber ensemble

Beethoven
Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Opus 67

 

ABOUT THE SERIES

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s 13-week Broadcast Series launches its 50th season in 2020, making this annual program the longest continuous national broadcast series of any American orchestra. Produced by WFMT in Chicago, the series reaches over 3.8 million listeners each year through more than 183 subscriber stations across the country, in 32 states including 38 of the top 100 national markets.