Northwestern University School of Music series Music from Northwestern is resuming broadcast on WFMT-FM.

Comprising six one-hour programs, the series will air on consecutive Sundays at 4:30 p.m., beginning Sunday, October 2, and concluding Sunday, November 6. It is co-produced by Richard Van Kleeck, Director of Concert Activities for the School of Music and WFMT’s Kerry Frumkin, who serves as host.

The series will feature School of Music ensembles, faculty, students, as well as guest artists. Highlights include a performance of John Adams’ Gnarly Buttons, with the composer conducting the contemporary music ensemble; excerpts from the spring 2005 Rite of Strings festival including Saint-Saens "The Swan" with 65 cellos and five harps, and Bach’s Concert for Three Violins with faculty members Girardo Ribeiro, Blair Milton, and Roland Vamos. Also featured are performances by new faculty members Steve Cohen, clarinet, and DaXun Zhang, double bass.

Track Listings for WFMT Radio Series

PROGRAM #1 (Airing Sunday, October 2, 2005 at 4:30 p.m.)

Dimitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 4 in C minor, Opus 43 Opening of 1st Movement - Allegretto Poco Moderato (6:05)
NUSO, Victor Yampolsky conductor.

Jules Massenet: Meditation from "Thais" (5:11)
DaXun Zhang, string bass; Tomoko Kashiwagi, piano

Carl Maria von Weber: Allegro from Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in Bb, Op.34 (7:15)
Steve Cohen, clarinet; Akemi Takayama, violin; William Terwillger, violin; Amy Brandfonbrener, viola; Clyde Shaw, cello

Hector Villa Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 1 For Eight Cellos: Preludio (Modinha) (8:48)
Guest artist Carter Brey with seven NU students (1st solo by NU student Anna Burden, 2nd solo by Carter Brey)

Robert Schumann: Humoresque in Bb major, Op. 20 – Einfach
James Giles, piano

Brahms: Concerto in D sharp major: Adagio
Girardo Ribeiro, violin; Radio Philharmonie Hanover Des NDR, Miguel Graca Moura, conductor

Duke Ellington: "Caravan" (5:20)

Guest artists The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Brass Ensemble

PROGRAM #2 (Airing Sunday, October 9, 2005 at 4:30 p.m.)

Taken from the "An Evening with John Adams" at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, February 25, 2005

1. John Adams introduces his music and praises quality of his SOM experience and SOM players

2. John Adams: Gnarly Buttons
Contemporary Music Ensemble, conducted by John Adams; J. Lawrie Bloom, clarinet

3. Introductory remarks by Adams about Grand Pianola Music

4. John Adams: Grand Pianola Music (extended excerpt)
Symphonic Wind Ensemble, conducted by Mallory Thompson; Ursula Oppens and Sylvia Wang, pianos

PROGRAM #3 (Airing Sunday, October 16, 2005 at 4:30 p.m.)

1. Early English Madrigals Arranged for Brass Quartet
Barbara Butler, Charles Geyer, trumpets; Gail Williams, horn; Randall Hawes, bass trombone
This performance was taken from the September 19, 2005, Faculty Musicale Concert in Pick-Staiger Concert Hall.

2. Beethoven: Sonata in C sharp minor op. 27 no. 2 "Moonlight"
Guest Artist: Earl Wild, piano
Wild performed a recital at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall on Wednesday, October 19, 2005. This recording is from the recording Favorites from the Classics, Vol. 5: Beethoven's Greatest Hits.

3. Colin Matthews: Horn Concerto (2001) (Chicago Premiere)
Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Victor Yampolsky; Gail Williams, horn.
Recorded live at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall on June 3, 2005.

4. Shostakovich: Concerto no. 1, op.35, for Piano and Trumpet

  1. Allegretto
  2. Lento
  3. Moderato
  4. Allegro Con Brio

Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Victor Yampolsky; Susan Chou (student), piano; Mathew Muckey (student), trumpet;
Susan Chou was a winner of the 2005 School of Music Concerto Competition.

PROGRAM #4 (Airing Sunday, October 23, 2005 at 4:30 p.m.)

1. Early English Madrigals arranged for Brass Quartet (6:44)
Barbara Butler, Charles Geyer, trumpets; Gail Wiliams, horn; Randall Hawes, bass trombone
This performance ws taken from the September 19, 2005 Faculty Musicale concert in Pick-Staiger concert Hall.

2. Bach: Suite No. 4 - Overture (3:24); Bach: Suite No. 4 - Minuets 1 & 2 (3:12)
Northwestern University Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Robert Hasty
Recorded at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, April 28, 2005

3. Mahler: Symphony #5 - Adagietto (9:42)
Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra Strings, conducted by Victor Yampolsky
Recorded April 9, 2005 at the Rite of Strings Festival's "Monster String concert"

4. Bob Becker: Mudra for solo tenor drum and percussion (10:23)
Michael Burritt, prepared tenor drum; students Sean Connors, Kevin Kosnik, Dario Osorio and Peter Zlotnick, percussion.
Recorded September 19, 2005, from the Faculty Musicale Concert at Pick-Staiger.

5. Saint-Saens: Fantasie for Violin and Harp Op. 123 (12:05)
Recently graduate Lillian Wang, violin; current student Benjamin Melsky, harp.
Recorded April 8, 2005, as part of the Student Prelude performances as part of the 2005 Rite of Strings Festival.

6. Saint-Saens: The Swan (3:00)
Performed by 65 NU celli and 5 harps; conducted by NU cello professor Hans Jørgen Jensen. Recorded April 9, 2005, at the Rite of Strings Festival

PROGRAM #5 (Airing Sunday, October 30, 2005 at 4:30 p.m.)

1. Michael Daugherty: Niagara Falls (9:45)
Northwestern University Symphonic Band, conducted by Ryan Nelson

2. The Aids Quilt Songbook
Recorded May 5, 2005

  • William Bolcom: Vaslav's Song (2:49)
    Student Ryan O'Mealey, baritone (student of Bruce Hall); Rachel Chao, piano
  • Ricky Ian Gordon: I Never Knew (4:22)
    Ryan O'Mealey, baritone; Rachel Chao, piano
  • Fred Hersch: blues for an imaginary valentine (4:02)
    Ryan O'Mealey, baritone; Rachel Chao, piano
  • Chris DeBlasio: Walt Whitman In 1989 (3:56)
    Ryan O'Mealey, baritone; Rachel Chao, piano

3. Vaclav Nelhybel: Scherzo Concertante (3:11)
Gail Williams, horn; Mary Ann Covert, piano

4. Stanislaw Moniuszko (1819-1872): "Szumia jodly na gor szczycie" (The pines tremble on the mountain) from Halka (6:01)
Andrzej Stec, tenor; Richard Boldrey, piano
Recorded May 9, 2005, in Lutkin Hall

5. Mark Schultz: Flaming like the wild roses (6:36)
Contemporary Music Ensemble, conducted by Victor Yampolsky
Recorded October 20, 2005

6. Jeffrey Guitierrez: Everyday (7:22)
NU Jazz Quintet
From "The Art of Conversation" CD
Jeffrey Guitierrez, tenor sax; Terris Ransom, trombone; Aaron Kotler, piano; Geoffrey Kraly, bass; Kobie Watkins, drums

PROGRAM #6 (Airing Sunday, November 6, 2005 at 4:30 p.m.)

  • Victor Yampolsky
  • James Giles
  • Gail Williams
  • Randall Hawes
  • Robert Hasty
  • Hans Jensen
  • Richard Boldrey