All-Star Orchestra Previous Broadcasts

Mysterious Mountain (Episode #304H)

KQED Life: Sun, Sep 24, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Hovhaness - Symphony # 2 "Mysterious Mountain". The most celebrated work by the iconic composer of the Pacific Northwest. A mystical mediation on the magnificence of nature. Sir Eugene Goossens et al - Jubilee Variations. This will be a world-premiere TV recording of this unpublished 1944 work created by ELEVEN great composers: Goossens, Aaron Copland, Deems Taylor, Howard Hanson, Walter Piston, William Schuman, Roy Harris , Anis Fuleihan, Bernard Rogers, Ernest Bloch, and Paul Creston.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Sep 25, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

British Enigmas (Episode #303H)

KQED Life: Sun, Sep 17, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Elgar - Enigma Variations. Secret, "enigmatic" portraits of the composer's friends, each with great individuality Britten - Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra The perennial family favorite that showcases - one by one - all the instruments in the orchestra. The perfect introduction to classical music.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Sep 18, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

Northern Lights (Episode #302H)

KQED Life: Sun, Sep 10, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Sibelius - Symphony #2. A pinnacle of Nordic Romanticism - grand, expansive melodies and searing harmonies; fire and ice.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Sep 11, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

Russian Treasures (Episode #301H)

KQED Life: Sun, Sep 3, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Mussorgsky/Ravel - Pictures at an Exhibition. The beloved orchestral showpiece: a series of unforgettable musical portraits, with a roof-raising finale "The Great Gate of Kiev." Prokofiev - Romeo and Juliet - excerpts from the ballet The dramatic selection will include: Capulets and Montagues, the Dance of the Knights, Portrait of Young Juliet, Scene at the Ball, the Fight, and The Death of Tybalt.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Sep 4, 2017 -- 1:00 AM
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