Gilmore International Keyboard Festival on WUOT

Presented every two years and based in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival is internationally recognized as North America’s finest piano music festival. This 13-part radio series focuses on classical music at the 2014 Gilmore Festival, featuring artists such as Daniil Trifonov, Gilbert Kalish, Kirill Gerstein, as well as rising stars.

December 1  - Performers: Gilmore Festival Chamber Orchestra; Lori Sims, Gilbert Kalish, pianos
MOZART: Concerto No. 10 for Two Pianos and Orchestra, K. 265
Performer: Llŷr Williams, p.
BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata, Op. 14, No. 2
Performer: Stephanie Trick, piano
TRICK: Blues for Alfie

Civic Orchestra of Chicago on WUOT

Civic Orchestra of Chicago is a pre-professional training orchestra of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra founded in 1919 by Frederick Stock, then music director of the CSO. A signature initiative of the CSO’s Institute for Learning, Access and Training, the Civic Orchestra provides promising career-bound musicians a unique access to the musical resources of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and hands-on training experiences with the musicians of the CSO and some of today’s most sought-after conductors including CSO Music Director Riccardo Muti. 

These programs are subject to change.

December 1 - CONDUCTOR: Mei-Ann Chang SOLOIST: Emanuel Ax, piano
CHANG: Evolution of the Piano Concerto

Cory Turner edits and reports for the NPR Ed Team. He's led the team's coverage of the Common Core while also finding time for his passion: exploring how kids learn — in the classroom, on the playground, at home and everywhere else.

Before coming to NPR Ed, Cory was Senior Editor of All Things Considered. There he worked closely with the staff and hosts to make sure the right questions were asked of the right people at the right time. As the show's editor, Cory was its narrative custodian: story architect, correction czar, copy writer and polisher, guardian of the show's "voice," and the person by the phone when the hosts had an emergency question.

5:40 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Cellist Wesley Baldwin performs Boccherini's Cello Concerto in B-flat

The Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestra opened its 2014-2015 season this past weekend with a performance of Boccherini's Cello Concerto in B-flat Major, featuring cellist and UT professor, Wesley Baldwin.  A few days prior to the concert, Morning Concert host, Melony Dodson, talked with Wesley about this beloved concerto among cellists.  Also included in the conversation: Baldwin's love of teaching and a little bit about performances still to come this season.

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Science and Society
6:00 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

The Method: Peering Into Past Weather And Turning Tires Into Power

Credit National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Here in East Tennessee, our thoughts turn to sunny days and cool nights as autumn sets in. But you might be surprised to learn September is typically the peak month for tropical weather, including hurricanes. Today, meteorologists use all kinds of modern tools to track hurricanes from start to finish. University of Tennessee researcher Kelsey Scheitlin goes a different route.

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9:57 am
Tue September 23, 2014

Dialogue: Gay Marriage In Tennessee

Val Tanco, left, and Sophy Jesty with their daughter Emilia

Val Tanco and Sophy Jesty were married three years ago in New York, a state where their same-sex marriage is legally recognized.  Then they moved to Tennessee, a state where it’s not.  Their legal challenge to Tennessee’s gay marriage law is part of a national movement changing the conversation about

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10:22 pm
Sun September 21, 2014

What Do You Think?

WUOT is participating in a research project from the University of South Carolina, and we need your input. The study is designed to learn more about people who listen to NPR programs. Findings may help determine if a sense of community among listeners affects support for public radio, and can provide direction on how stations can be more involved in the communities we serve.

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3:20 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Grammy award-winning violinist and composer, Mark O'Connor, performs with the Oak Ridge Symphony

Mark O'Connor
Credit Jim McGuire

Mark O'Connor is widely regarded as one of the most versatile musicians of modern times. He is a violinist, fiddle champion, composer, educator, and, at least in the 70's, a rock star (as heard in The Dixie Dregs). His playing styles encompass virtually all genres, including bluegrass, jazz, classical, and name just a few.  But he also fuses those styles together in his own compositions and improvisations to create music that's entirely new, but distinctly American.

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6:43 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Engaging Arabia: Erin Darby and Robert Darby



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6:00 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Audit Finds Improvements, Shortcomings At Tennessee Department Of Corrections


Two years ago, an audit found that Tennessee Department of Corrections officers were turning in paperwork showing that they were conducting regular check-up visits to 82 parolees under their supervision.

The problem? The 82 parolees in question were dead.

Auditors also found that regular visits to living parolees weren't being conducted regularly, and there was no strong system for supervisors to keep tabs on officer parole visits.

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