SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14TH
From the Top, with Christopher O'Riley
Today’s show was recorded at the historic Plaza Theater in El Paso, Texas. An extraordinary 13-year-old clarinetist performs the Concertino, Op.26, by Carl Maria von Weber, and a charming 11-year-old harpist plays the music of Reinhold Gliere. Also, a 19-year-old organist treats us to a performance on the Mighty Wurlitzer.
The Metropolitan Opera, with Margaret Juntwait
Giuseppe Verdi: Falstaff. An undisputed master of Verdi’s final comic masterpiece, James Levine conducts Robert Carsen’s acclaimed production, the first new Met Falstaff since 1964. Ambrogio Maestri sings the role of the blustery Sir John Falstaff, opposite a marvelous ensemble cast.
A Prairie Home Companion, with Garrison Keillor
Live from The Town Hall in New York City with special guests, soprano Maria Jette and composer/ orchestrator/producer/multi-instrumentalist Lee Blaske. Every Saturday night, A Prairie Home Companion features comedy sketches, music, and Garrison Keillor's signature monologue, The News from Lake Wobegon.