Monday, September 10

Two conductors in the listening area of GPB Columbus station WJSP have their say on Midday Music. First, Columbus Symphony Orchestra music director George Del Gobbo tells us about the up-and-coming violinist who performs Brahms with them Saturday - Michi Wiancko. (Ticket info here or here.)

Then, Auburn Community (/University) Orchestra conductor Howard Goldstein explains who all plays in that group. We hear them play a snippet of Respighi, and Goldstein introduces the Finzi concerto that new Auburn University clarinet faculty David Odom performs with them Sunday at 3:00. (The concert, at AU's Jule Collins Smith Museum, is free, but tickets must be reserved: 334-887-2832.)

Later this week on Midday Music . . .

  • Tuesday: George Del Gobbo, Columbus Symphony music director, introduces Beethoven's joyous and rhythmic Seventh Symphony.
  • Wednesday: Hear about the Augusta Symphony's season opener from music director Donald Portnoy. Also, tidbits on the Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival from the executive director of the Greater Augusta Arts Council, Brenda Durant.
  • Thursday: Russell Wells of WSVH Savannah is guest host, with music suitable for the Jewish New Year. (WSVH's September playlists are here.)
  • Friday: Alan Cooke at WACG Augusta plays listener requests. (Playlist here.)
Meanwhile, here's today's playlist:

11 AM
  • Handel: Trio Sonata in F major, Op. 2/4. Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble (Philips 412 595)
  • Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major. Hilary Hahn, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Marriner (Sony 89649)

12 N
  • Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances: Suite 1. Orpheus Chamber Orch (DG 437 533). Suite 2, mvt 1. Auburn Community Orch, Goldstein (private recording)
  • Finzi: Clarinet Concerto in C minor. Alan Hacker, English String Orch, Boughton (Nimbus 5101)
  • Tchaikovsky: Cherevichki: Russian Dance and Cossack Dance. State Sym Orch, Svetlanov (Melodiya 411-412)
1 PM
  • Mozart: Serenade in E-flat for winds, K. 375. Holliger, Pellerin et al. (Philips 420 183)
  • Holst: Hammersmith. North Texas Wind Sym, Corporon (Klavier 11070)
  • Schuman, W.: Circus Overture. Seattle Sym, Schwarz (Naxos 8.559254)