WSVH/WWIO FEATURED PROGRAMS FOR JULY, 2005



A Children's Issues Forum

Friday, July 1, at 3:00 pm, and Sunday, July 3, at 10:00 am

A roundtable discussion, recorded at the GPB studios in Atlanta. Child advocates from across Georgia speak about child abuse and neglect and situations surrounding child sexual exploitation.


The Heart of Song: Renée Fleming

Friday, July 1, at 9:00 pm

Renowned soprano Renée Fleming fulfills a life-long dream and reveals herself to be a great jazz singer as well, performing classic American songs. We'll also hear her in a personal and insightful conversation with Fred Hersch, in this special program for the July 4th weekend.
(Pre-empts first hour of The Jazz Spot)


NPR World of Opera

Saturday, July 2, at 1:30 pm

Verdi: Jerusalem
On the heels of Ridley Scott's summer hit Kingdom of Heaven, it's Giuseppe Verdi's version of a Crusader epic -- a musical cousin of his earlier opera, I Lombardi. Paolo Olmi conducts the Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra and Choir in a production from the spectacular acoustic of Amsterdam's Concertgebouw.
Nelly Miricioiu (Helene); Julian Gavin (Gaston); Julian Konstantinov (Roger); Mark Rucker (Count of Toulouse); Anna Cheirichetti (Isaure); Andrew Greenan (Adhemar de Monteil); Paul Austin Kelly (Raymond)


Music Americana

Saturday, July 2, at 8:00 pm - New time!

Dick Wallace hosts this locally produced folk show, now heard each week, statewide. Playlists are available at the Music Americana archive page.


The Green Island

Saturday, July 2, at 9:00 pm - New time!

Harry O'Donoghue hosts this locally produced Celtic music program. Playlists are available at the Green Island archive page.


From the Top

Sunday, July 3, at 1:00 pm

From the Top is in beautiful Rockport, Maine, as guests of the renowned Bay Chamber Concerts Series. The show will feature three students, all from the same high school in Maine, as well as a horn player from Texas and a clarinetist from California.


Studio GPB Sessions

Thursday, July 7 at 8:00 pm, and Sunday, July 10, at 10:00 pm

Guitar quartet Los Romeros perform music by Torroba, Villa-Lobos, Boccherini, and more.
(Replaces Atlanta Symphony, which ended its season)


Intelligence Reform: Have We Gone Far Enough?

Friday, July 8, at 3:00 pm, and Sunday, July 10, at 10:00 am

A talk by US Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.), a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, at the Atlanta Press Club.


NPR World of Opera

Saturday, July 9, at 1:30 pm

Salieri: L'Europa Riconosciuta
Salieri's L'Europa Riconosciuta -- "Europe Recognized" -- was the opera performed in 1778 to inaugurate Milan's Teatro alla Scala, the now-legendary opera house. Recently, La Scala underwent an extensive renovation and re-opened with that same opera. The production was one of the key events in the 2004-05 musical season. Riccardo Muti conducts.
Diana Damrau (Europa); Désirée Rancatore (Semele); Genia Kühmeier (Asterio); Daniela Barcellona (Isseo); Giuseppe Sabbatini (Egisto)


Music Americana

Saturday, July 9, at 8:00 pm - New time!

Dick Wallace hosts this locally produced folk show. Playlists are available at the Music Americana archive page.


The Green Island

Saturday, July 9, at 9:00 pm - New time!

Harry O'Donoghue hosts this locally produced Celtic music program. Playlists are available at the Green Island archive page.


From the Top

Sunday, July 10, at 1:00 pm

From the Top's special highlights episode gathers some of the favorite guest artist moments from the past couple of seasons. Audiences will be transported to the Kennedy Center where star violinist Midori joined three young performers to play Haydn's Gypso Rondo from the Piano Trio in G Major. Edgar Meyer, the man who has single-handedly redefined the double bass for classical music, performs one of his own compositions with a young pianist, and listeners will hear a mini master class conducted by one of the legends of classical music, the late great Isaac Stern, who appeared on the show in the spring of 2001.


Studio GPB Sessions

Thursday, July 14 at 8:00 pm, and Sunday, July 17, at 10:00 pm

Violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and pianist Anne Marie McDermott perform music by Fauré, Schubert, and Beethoven.


The Highlands in the Lowlands: The Scots of Coastal Georgia

Friday, July 15, at 3:00 pm, and Sunday, July 17, at 10:00 am

Dr. W. Todd Groce, executive director of the Georgia Historical Society, presents a lecture recorded at Independent Presbyterian Church in Savannah.


NPR World of Opera

Saturday, July 16, at 1:30 pm

Handel: Imeneo
The first of five productions from the Glimmerglass summer festival in Cooperstown, New York. Handel's oddly affecting opera features a love "quadrangle." A young woman is engaged to one man, but bound to the man her little sister is in love with. This production gives us an ingenious take on a truly off-beat comedy. William Lacey conducts.
Amanda Pabyan (Rosmene); John Tessier (Imeneo); Michael Maniaci (Tirinto); Craig Phillips (Argenio); Megan Monaghan (Clomiri)


Music Americana

Saturday, July 16, at 8:00 pm - New time!

Dick Wallace hosts this locally produced folk show. Playlists are available at the Music Americana archive page.


The Green Island

Saturday, July 16, at 9:00 pm - New time!

Harry O'Donoghue hosts this locally produced Celtic music program. Playlists are available at the Green Island archive page.


From the Top

Sunday, July 17, at 1:00 pm

This show, hosted by the Thorton School of Music at the University of Southern California, marks From the Top's Los Angeles debut. Several young musicians from California are featured, including a 17-year-old violinist playing music of Tchaikovsky; a 10-year-old pianist who performs Haydn; and the Chamber Singers of the Los Angeles Children's Choir. We'll also hear a 17-year-old trumpet player from Jacksonville, Florida, and a 14-year-old cellist from Massachusetts.


Studio GPB Sessions

Thursday, July 21 at 8:00 pm, and Sunday, July 24, at 10:00 pm

Catrin Finch, Royal Harpist to HRH the Prince of Wales, performs music by Bach, Hindemith, Granados, and more.


John Brown, Abolitionist

Friday, July 22, at 3:00 pm, and Sunday, July 24, at 10:00 am

Cultural biographer David S. Reynolds talks about his recent book, John Brown, Abolitionist: The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights (Alfred A. Knopf, 2005). From the Atlanta History Center.


NPR World of Opera

Saturday, July 23, at 1:30 pm

Leoncavallo: I Pagliacci
Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana
Our Glimmerglass sojourn continues with the classic pairing of "Cav" and "Pag," the "greatest hits" of their respective composers. As one critic has said, "Both still find art and truth in their rather violent tales of rural life and bigger-than-life passions, all awash in a sea of grand melody." Stewart Robertson conducts.
Pagliacci: John McMaster (Canio); Marie Plette (Nedda); Ned Barth (Tonio); Ray Fellman (Silvio); Nicholas Phan (Beppe)
Cavalleria: Eugenie Grunewald (Santuzza); Keith Ikaia-Purdy (Turiddu); Josepha Gayer (Lucia); Brian Montgomery (Alfio); Heather Johnson (Lola)


Music Americana

Saturday, July 23, at 8:00 pm - New time!

Dick Wallace hosts this locally produced folk show. Playlists are available at the Music Americana archive page.


The Green Island

Saturday, July 23, at 9:00 pm - New time!

Harry O'Donoghue hosts this locally produced Celtic music program. Playlists are available at the Green Island archive page.


From the Top

Sunday, July 24, at 1:00 pm

This episode of From the Top comes to you from the biennial Convention MENC: The National Association of Music Education in Minneapolis. You'll hear a young baritone from Fort Worth, Texas, singing Schubert and a teenage ensemble from Chicago playing the "Andante Cantabile" from Schumann's Piano Quartet. Also, we'll discuss that venerable American teenage institution the High School Prom with the young trumpeter on today's show -- and you'll find out why wearing a powder blue tux is a bad, bad idea.


Lifeline to Health

Wednesday, July 27, at 1:00 pm

Our monthly call-in program featuring health and fitness news and feature stories on timely health issues, particularly as they relate to ethnic minorities and medically under-served populations in Georgia. Hosted by Carol Snype Crawford, Executive Director of Georgia's Office of Minority Health. For more details, and to listen to past shows, visit the Lifeline to Health website. The call-in number for the program is 1-800-360-1799.
(Pre-empts third hour of Midday Music)


Studio GPB Sessions

Thursday, July 28 at 8:00 pm, and Sunday, July 31, at 10:00 pm

The St. Lawrence String Quartet performs music by Golijov and Ravel, including Ravel's string quartet in F major.


Stewardship of the Ocean and Coastal Environments

Friday, July 29, at 3:00 pm, and Sunday, July 31, at 10:00 am

A talk at the University of Georgia by retired Vice Admiral Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Jr., Undersecretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, and Administrator of NOAA.


NPR World of Opera

Saturday, July 30, at 1:30 pm

Bennett: The Mines of Sulphur
A 1960s British hit rediscovered by Glimmerglass Music Director Stewart Robertson for this standout production from Cooperstown. The dark story combines an amoral pair of lovers with a mysterious troop of actors, in a play-within-a-play with a mysterious, perhaps supernatural ending. Stewart Robertson conducts.
Brandon Jovanovich (Boconnion); Beth Clayton (Rosalind); Kristopher Irmiter (Braxton/Sherrin); James Maddalena (Tovey); Dorothy Byrne (Leda); Brian Anderson (Fenney); Michael Todd Simpson (Tooley); Caroline Worra (Jenny); Andrew Gorell (Trim)


Music Americana

Saturday, July 30, at 8:00 pm - New time!

Dick Wallace hosts this locally produced folk show. Playlists are available at the Music Americana archive page.


The Green Island

Saturday, July 30, at 9:00 pm - New time!

Harry O'Donoghue hosts this locally produced Celtic music program. Playlists are available at the Green Island archive page.


From the Top

Sunday, July 31, at 1:00 pm

From the Top visits with the La Jolla Musical Society for an All-California show on the sunny Pacific Coast, recorded at Mandeville Auditorium on the campus of the University of California, San Diego. Performers include violist Whittney Thomas, age 17, performing music of Schubert; pianist Sarina Zhang, age 8, playing a Chopin waltz; violinist Eugene Ugorski, 14; guitarist Mason Fish, 17; and clarinetist Yao Guang Zhai, age 18.


Cover to Cover

Sunday, July 31, at 8:00 pm, and Sunday, August 7, at 10:00 am

Powder Springs author Joshilyn Jackson is St. John Flynn's guest this month to talk and take listener calls about her debut novel, Gods in Alabama (Warner Books, 2005). When Arlene Fleet left home for college up North, she made three promises to God: never again to lie, fornicate, or return to her hometown of Possett, Alabama. For a decade, she has kept these promises, but when her high school nemesis arrives on her Chicago doorstep, Arlene worries that God may be forcing her back to the South, step by unwilling step. The toll-free number to call to take part in the program is 1-866-RADIO GA (1-866-723-4642).



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