Classical KUSC



The Evening Program with Jim Svejda

Weeknights 7:00 - Midnight

Highlights for the week of May 4th

Monday, May 4, 9 p.m.: Eugene Ormandy leads the Philadelphia Orchestra, Rutgers University Choir and baritone Harve Presnell (William H. Macy’s father-in-law in Fargo, Nicholas Cage’s father-in-law (“Big Ed”) in The Family Man, and General George C. Marshall in Saving Private Ryan) in the classic 1960 recording of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana.

Tuesday, May 5, 9 p.m.: In what may be the most nearly-perfect of all Mahler recordings, George Szell leads the Cleveland Orchestra and soprano Judith Raskin in the Fourth Symphony.

Wednesday, May 6, 9-11 p.m.: A visit from the legendary American guitarist Christopher Parkening.

Thursday, May 7, 10 p.m.: During an hour of new Mendelssohn recordings, Sir John Eliot Gardiner leads the London Symphony in a live performance of the Reformation Symphony.

Friday, May 8, 10 p.m.: In a live, commercially unavailable performance, Fritz Reiner leads the Chicago Symphony in a scorching interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony.

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