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Live from the Grand Teton Music Festival – A National Radio Broadcast

Underwriting by Barbara & John Vogelstein

In 2018 and 2019, the Grand Teton Music Festival presented a national radio series to further share its breathtaking music with audiences around the country. With delightful tales and musical anecdotes from his storied career, Donald Runnicles served as host the of the program, called Live from the Grand Teton Music Festival.

The second season of Live from the Grand Teton Music Festival, a production of Classic Digital Syndications, is available now on PRX and from the Classic Digital Syndications website. The series consists of 13 one-hour programs, which are available free of charge to your favorite station.

S1 Episode 1: The Grand Teton Music Festival
Vaughan Williams

Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis
Donald Runnicles, conductor

Aaron Jay Kernis

For Love of the Mountains
Donald Runnicles, conductor

Stravinsky

Suite from The Firebird
Donald Runnicles, conductor


 

S1 Episode 2: American Musical Architecture
Jennifer Higdon

All Things Majestic
Donald Runnicles, conductor

Aaron Jay Kernis

Musica Celestis
Donald Runnicles, conductor

Gershwin

Rhapsody in Blue
Jeremy Denk, piano
Donald Runnicles, conductor


 

S1 Episode 3: Celestial Mysteries
Holst

The Planets
Utah Symphony Women’s Chorus
Barlow Bradford, director
Donald Runnicles, conductor


 

S1 Episode 4: The Natural England
Britten

Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes
Donald Runnicles, conductor

Vaughan Williams

Symphony No. 3 “Pastoral”
Donald Runnicles, conductor


 

S1 Episode 5: Mahler Scherzos
Mahler

Symphony No. 1 in D major – II. Kräftig bewegt, doch nicht zu schnell
Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor – III. Scherzo, Kräftig, nicht zu schnell
Symphony No. 6 in A minor – II. Scherzo (Wuchtig)
Symphony No. 9 – III. Rondo-Burleske
Donald Runnicles, conductor


 

S1 Episode 6: Berio and Beethoven
Berio

Folk Songs (selections)
Kelley O’Connor, mezzo-soprano
Donald Runnicles, conductor

Beethoven

Symphony No. 7 in A major
Donald Runnicles, conductor


 

S1 Episode 7: Wagner in the Concert Hall
Wagner

Prelude to Die Meistersinger
Donald Runnicles, conductor

Excerpts from Der Ring des Nibelungen
Christine Brewer, soprano
Donald Runnicles, conductor


 

S1 Episode 8: Classical Montage

Haydn

Symphony No. 100 in G major, Hob. 100 “Military” – I. Adagio-Allegro
Nicholas McGegan, conductor

Beethoven

String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, op. 95 “Serioso”
Jeff Thayer, violin
Jennifer Ross, violin
Joan DerHovsepian, viola
Daniel Laufer, cello

W.A. Mozart

Piano Concerto No. 9 (“Jeunehomme”) – III. Rondo: Presto
Garrick Ohlsson, piano
Donald Runnicles, conductor

Schubert

Symphony No. 9 in C major, D. 944 – IV. Finale: Allegro vivace
Edo de Waart, conductor

S1 Episode 9: Showpieces
Glinka

Overture from Ruslan and Ludmila
Cristian Macelaru, conductor

Enescu

Romanian Rhapsody No. 1 in A major
Cristian Macelaru, conductor

Saint-Saëns

Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor, op. 61
Joshua Bell, violin
Donald Runnicles, conductor

Massenet

Méditation from Thaïs
Joshua Bell, violin
Donald Runnicles, conductor


 

S1 Episode 10: France and Russia
Poulenc

Concerto for Two Pianos in D minor
Christina and Michelle Naughton, piano
James Feddeck, conductor

Shostakovich

Symphony No. 1 in F minor
Donald Runnicles, conductor


 

S1 Episode 11: The Northern Lights
Sibelius

Finlandia
Donald Runnicles, conductor

Violin Concerto in D minor
Augustin Hadelich, violin

Symphony No. 5 in E-flat major, op. 82 – III. Allegro molto
Osmo Vänskä, conductor


 

S1 Episode 12: Rhythm
Tchaikovsky

Capriccio Italien, op. 45
Donald Runnicles, conductor

Kareem Roustom

Ramal
Donald Runnicles, conductor

Rachmaninoff

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Behzod Abduraimov, piano
Osmo Vänskä, conductor


 

S1 Episode 13: Brass Spotlight
Mahler

Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor – I. Trauermarsch. In gemessenem Schritt.
Donald Runnicles, conductor

Bruce Broughton

Fanfares, Marches, Hymns, Finale
Festival Brass Ensemble
Michael Mulcahy, conductor

Respighi

Pines of Rome
Donald Runnicles, conductor

Season 2

S2 Episode 1: The Jupiter
Vaughan Williams

The Lark Ascending
Nurit Bar-Josef, violin
Donald Runnicles, conductor

W.A. Mozart

Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551 “Jupiter”
Donald Runnicles, conductor


 

S2 Episode 2: Orchestral Showpieces
Tchaikovsky

Slavonic March, op. 31
Donald Runnicles, conductor

Respighi

Fountains of Rome
Donald Runnicles, conductor

Bernstein

Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Donald Runnicles, conductor


 

S2 Episode 3: Composer Spotlight – Kareem Roustom
Kareem Roustom

Ramal
Donald Runnicles, conductor

Kareem Roustom

Selections from String Quartet No. 1 “Shades of Night” (World Premiere)
Angela Fuller Heyde, violin
Marta Krechkovsky, violin
Susan Gulkis Assadi, viola
Charae Krueger, cello

Brahms

String Sextet No. 2 in G major, op. 36 – I. Allegro non troppo
Julian Rachlin, violin
Marta Krechkovsky, violin
Sarah McElravy, viola
Joan DerHovsepian, viola
Daniel Laufer, cello
Charae Krueger, cello


 

S2 Episode 4: Two Great Artists
Shostakovich

Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major, op. 107
Johannes Moser, cello
Donald Runnicles, conductor

R. Strauss

Vier letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs)
Renée Fleming, soprano
Edo de Waart, conductor


 

S2 Episode 5: Titan
Mahler

Symphony No. 1 in D major “Titan”
Donald Runnicles, conductor


 

S2 Episode 6: Two Famous Adagios
Barber

Adagio for Strings, op. 11
Julian Rachlin, conductor

Tchaikovsky

Symphony No. 5 in E minor, op. 64
Donald Runnicles, conductor


 

S2 Episode 7: Classic Americana and a World Premiere

Bernstein

Overture from Candide
Stéphane Denève, conductor

Sean Shepherd

Melt (World Premiere)
Donald Runnicles, conductor

Gershwin

Piano Concerto in F
Kirill Gerstein, piano
Stéphane Denève, conductor

S2 Episode 8: A Fantastic Symphony
Berlioz

Symphonie fantastique, op. 14
Stéphane Denève, conductor


 

S2 Episode 9: Made in America
Korngold

Violin Concerto in D major, op. 35
Nicola Benedetti, violin
Donald Runnicles, conductor

Aaron Jay Kernis

Invisible Mosaic III
Jerry Hou, conductor

John Williams

Theme from Schindler’s List
Nicola Benedetti, violin
Donald Runnicles, conductor


 

S2 Episode 10: A Symphony That Changed Everything
Beethoven

Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, op. 55 “Eroica”
Donald Runnicles, conductor


 

S2 Episode 11: Two Great Soloists
Saint-Saëns

Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, op. 33
Maja Bogdanovic, cello
Cristian Macelaru, conductor

Rachmaninoff

Piano Concerto No. 1 in F-sharp minor, op. 1
Daniil Trifonov, piano
Jerry Hou, conductor


 

S2 Episode 12: Rachmaninoff’s Second Symphony

Rachmaninoff

Symphony No. 2 in E minor, op. 27
Donald Runnicles, conductor


 

S2 Episode 13: The Three Bs

J.S. Bach

Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050 – I. Allegro
Jeannette Sorrell, harpsichord

Brahms

Violin Concerto in D major, op. 77 – II. Adagio & III. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace
James Ehnes, violin
Donald Runnicles, conductor

Beethoven

Symphony No. 9 in D minor, op. 125 “Choral” – VI. Presto—Allegro ma non troppo—Vivace—Adagio cantabile
Tamara Wilson, soprano
Elizabeth Bishop, mezzo-soprano
Dimitri Pittas, tenor
Nathan Berg, bass-baritone
National Collegiate Chorale of Scotland
Christopher Bell, director
Donald Runnicles, conductor

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