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Anne Akiko Meyers with Lisa Flynn


Tuesday’s Guest Host broadcast with Anne Akiko Meyers delivers all things violin—Lisa Flynn chats with this international soloist who plays on two violins by Antonio Stradivari and a Guarneri del Gesu. Through the recordings they’re sharing, it’s clear all three instruments sound magnificent. What’s more subtle is the differences between the instruments; their distinct personalities, which is what makes a conversation between Meyers and Lisa Flynn (also an active violinist) so fascinating.

Anne Akiko Meyers is Guest Host on Tuesday from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. She is in town to perform the Chicago premiere of Mason Bates’s Violin Concerto, a work she co-commissioned with the Pittsburgh Symphony.

Meyer’s chief collaborator in the Bates Concerto has been conductor Leonard Slatkin, who conducted the work’s premiere. Slatkin and Meyers have recorded the concerto with the London Philharmonic, a release that’s due in the fall.

Hear Anne Akiko Meyers play the Mason Bates Violin Concerto with Leonard Slatkin conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra through Saturday, April 19th.

On deck at WFMT

Leonard Slatkin will step into the broadcast studio and take up the role of Guest Host (he’s actually a well-seasoned radio personality) from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm on Tuesday, April 15, 2014.



Beethoven: Symphony No 5 in C minor, Op 67, 1st movement
Chicago Symphony Orchestra / Fritz Reiner

Duke Ellington: It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)
Duke Ellington Band

Beethoven: 2nd movement from Violin Concerto in D, Op 62
David Oistrakh, violin; French National Radio Orchestra / André Cluytens

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons, Spring
Anne Akiko Meyers, violin; English Chamber Orchestra / David Lockington

Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending
Anne Akiko Meyers, violin; Philharmonia Orchestra / Andrew Litton

Bach: Two-Violin Concerto in D minor, BWV 1043, 2nd movement
Anne Akiko Meyers, violins; English Chamber Orchestra / Steven Mercurio

Vivaldi: Three-Violin Concerto in F major, R 551
Anne Akiko Meyers, violins; English Chamber Orchestra / David Lockington

Arvo Pärt: Passacaglia
Anne Akiko Meyers, violin; English Chamber Orchestra / David Lockington

Somei Satoh: Birds in Warped Time II
Anne Akiko Meyers, violin; Li Jian, piano

Harold Arlen: Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Judy Garland


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