Saturday Classics with Rolf Charlston, 6:30 to 11 am
Straight Ahead with Jeff Duperon, 6 to 9 pm
Jazz Through the Night, 9 pm to 6 am
You're in store for a very romantic Valentine's Day when you tune in or listen online on February 14th. Join Rolf and Jeff for classical and jazz tunes that will warm your heart; keep listening throughout the night and you'll hear some of our hosts' favorite music for romance.
Author Carole Boston Weatherford joins Jeff to discuss her new book, Becoming Billie Holiday, a fictional verse memoir. The world knew the famous jazz singer and songwriter (1915-1959) as Billie Holiday, but her name at birth was Eleanora Fagan. Neglected by her parents, abused by a neighbor, and sent to reform school, she scrubbed marble steps, drank bootleg liquor, smoked, worked in a brothel, and then found her voice--all before leaving Baltimore
This week Jill Pasternak's guest is pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet. He performed on the 2008 Oscar-nominated score for the film <em>Atonement</em> by composer Dario Marianelli. He's also released an album featuring Camille Saint-Saens' Piano Concertos Nos. 2 and 5 with L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romand, conducted by Charles Dutoit.
Robin Meloy Goldsby may have been destined for show business. She had the requisite musical roots –- her father, Bob Rawsthorne, played drums for the PBS program Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood. She also had the early childhood experiences: Through her dad's involvement in Pittsburgh show business, she had the opportunity to act and play piano in various local productions.
Violinist David Kim was named Concertmaster of The Philadelphia Orchestra in 1999. Born in Carbondale, Illinois in 1963, Kim started playing the violin at the age of three, began studies with the famed pedagogue Dorothy DeLay at the age of eight, and later received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from The Juilliard School. In 1986, he was the only American violinist to win a prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow.