Peninsula Performances

Fridays at 8pm (repeats Tuesdays at 1pm)

Highlighting musical talent from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, this program features recorded performances from large music ensembles, chamber groups and soloists.

Peninsula Performances will return in the second quarter of 2018!  While production takes place, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival and Spoleto Chamber Music programs will air beginning January 5th, 2018 at 8pm/9pm ET.  Thank you for your support of the arts on Public Radio 90!

Fall 2017 Series:

·        10/06 – Best of 2016-17 (Highlights)

o   NMU Symphonic Band

§  Malcolm Arnold, arr. Paynter: Little Suite for Brass Band, No. 1, Op. 80

§  Jules Massenet: Meditation (from ‘Thais’)

§  John Barnes Chance: Incantation and Dance

§  Klaus Badelt: Pirates of the Caribbean

o   Pine Mountain Music Festival 2017 UPStarts!

§  W. A. Mozart: Ein Madchen oder Weibchen (from ‘The Magic Flute’)

·        P.J. Uhazie, baritone

§  Carlisle Floyd: The Trees on the Mountain (from ‘Susannah’)

·        Maggie Wang, soprano

§  Gabriel Faure: Fantasie

·        Catherine Nevala, flute

§  J. S. Bach: Sarabande from Suite 1 / Courante from Suite 3

·        Ricky Vermeulen, viola

o   NMU Orchestra

§  Gioachino Rossini: William Tell Overture

§  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Overture

o   NMU Choirs

§  Morten Lauridsen: Lux aeterna

·        10/13 – NMU Orchestra

o   Robert W. Smith: The Tempest

o   George Frederick McKay: Symphonic Miniature

o   Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, arr. Dacao: 1812 Overture

o   Georges Bizet: The Toreadors (from ‘Carmen’ Suite No. 1)

o   Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: The Dance of the Tumblers (from ‘The Snow Maiden’)

o   Traditional, arr. Smith: O Holy Night

o   Hans Zimmer, arr. Wassam: Gladiator

o   J. S. Bach, arr. Isaac: Cantata No. 147 (Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring)

o   Michael Kamen, arr. Philippe: Band of Brothers Suite for Orchestra

o   Jacques Offenbach: Orpheus in the Underworld Overture

·        10/20 – Marquette Choral Society

o   Joseph Haydn: ‘Seasons’ Oratorio (Archive LP Recording)

·        10/27 – Halloween Compilation

                           o   NMU Wind Ensemble – James Barnes: Ritual (from “Pagan Dances”)

o   Dr. Flaherty, trumpet – Richard Peaslee: Nightsongs

o   NMU Orchestra – Robert W. Smith: Into the Storm

o   Pine Mountain Music Festival UPStarts 2017 Concert (P.J. Uhazie, baritone) – William Bolcom: Song of Black Max (from “Cabaret Songs”)

o   NMU Orchestra – Jacques Offenbach: Orpheus in the Underworld

o   NMU Guest Artist Recital, Rodrigo Via – Luciano Berio: Sequenzia IXb

o   Marquette City Band – Andrew Lloyd Webber: Selections from ‘Phantom of the Opera’

o   NMU Symphonic Band – Hans Zimmer: Pirates of the Caribbean

o   Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra & Friends – Sir Edward Elgar: Cello Concerto, Op. 85 in E minor

·        11/3 & 7:  Marquette City Band / Highlights from NMU Music Dept. Senior Recitals

o   MQT City Band – Recorded Feb. 2016

§  Aino Olander: The Superiorland March

§  Nino Rota: Love Theme (A Time For Us) from “Romeo and Juliet” – Arr. John Cacavas

§  Arthur Prior – Thoughts of Love – Arr. Charles J. Roberts

§  Leonard Bernstein – West Side Story – Arr. W.J. DuThoit

§  Harold Arlen – Over the Rainbow from “The Wizard of Oz”­ – Arr. Warren Barker

§  Percy Grainger – Selections from Lincolnshire Posy

§  James Horner – Titanic (My Heart Will Go On) – Arr. Richard Sausado

§  Andrew Lloyd Webber – Phantom of the Opera – Warren Barker

§  John Philip Sousa – Venus March

o   Senior Recitals – Audra Hagen, Recorded Mar. 2016 / Robert Strieter, Recorded Nov. 2015

§  Audra Hagen, saxophone

·        J.S. Bach – Cello Suite No. 1, arr. for saxophone

·        Paule Maurice – Tableaux de Province

§  Robert Strieter, euphonium

·        Mike Forbes – Capriccio

·        Astor Piazzolla – Café 1930

·        Anthony O’Toole – Scarborough Variations

·        David Gillingham – Blue Lake Fantasies – IV. Ancient Air

·        Bert Appermont – The Green Hill

·        11/10 & 14: Two NMU Percussion Ensemble Performances

o   NMU Percussion Ensemble (1) – Recorded Apr. 19th, 2017

§  [Names of pieces unknown] – Various pieces including the sounds of claps, sandwich bags, marimbas, and a South American Samba

o   NMU Percussion Ensemble (2) – Recorded Apr. 14th, 2012

§  Leroy Anderson – Fiddle Faddle

§  Eustasio Rosales – Bolero

§  Henry Cowl – Ostinato Pianissimo

§  James A. Strain – Running

§  Chris Crockerel – Clap Happy

§  Carol Butz – Percussion for Five

§  Christopher Rouse – Ogoun Badris

§  Bela Fleck – Stomping Ground – Arr. Victor Wooten

·        11/17 & 21: Two Marquette Choral Society Performances – Ev’ry Time I Feel The Spirit / Sure On This Shining Night

o   MCS Spirituals – Recorded Spring 2010

§  William L. Dawson, arranger

·        Songs: Ev’ry Time I Feel the Spirit; I Wanna Be Ready; Swing Low, Sweet Chariot; Soon I Will Be Done; There is a Balm in Gilead; Ain’ta That Good News; Hail Mary; Steal Away; Mary Had a Baby; Ezekiel Saw Da Wheel

§  Horace Clarence Boyer – We Are Climbing Jacob’s Ladder

§  R. Nathaniel Dett – Listen to the Lamb

§  Doris Wesley Bettis – Stop By, Lord

§  Jester Hairston – Angels Rolled De Stone Away

o   MCS Shining Night Highlights – Recorded Apr. 2017

§  Jean Sibelius – Six Songs, Op. 86

§  Finnish Folk Song – Water Under Snow is Weary – Arr. Harri Wessman

§  Jean Sibelius – Ukko the Firemaker

§  Samuel Barber - Sure on this Shining Night – Arr. Morten Lauridsen

·        11/24 & 28: NMU Open Mind Ensemble / NMU Harp Ensemble

o   Open Mind Ensemble – Recorded Mar. 2012

§  Will Offermans – Voices of Nagasaki

§  Cindy McTee – Stepping Out, Mvt. 1

§  Patapio Silva – Primeiro Amor

§  Zequinha de Abreu – Tico-Tico no Fuba

§  Cindy McTee – Stepping Out, Mvt. 2

§  Alan Hovhaness – The Spirit of Ink

§  Cindy McTee – Stepping Out, Mvt. 3

§  Simon Desorgher – Full Steam Ahead

§  Jean-Michel Damase – Flute Quartet - Andantino

§  Dr. Lila Lustig – The Falls

§  Michael Coulin – Caderas (The Hips)

o   Harp Ensemble – Recorded Mar. 2012

§  Frank Voltz – Strolling Through the Strings

§  Traditional – A Butterfly Jig – Arr. Kim Robertson & Laura Zaier

§  Traditional – Arran Boat Song - Arr. Kim Robertson & Laura Zaier

§  Traditional – Buzzy Chanter - Arr. Kim Robertson & Laura Zaier

§  Alfredo Rolando Ortiz – Habanera Gris

§  Alphonse Hasselmans – La Petite Berceuse

§  Alphonse Hasselmans – La Source

§  William Mahan – Warm Sienna

§  Sergei Rachmaninoff – 18th Variation – Arr. Shari Pack

§  Jean Sibelius – Finlandia – Arr. Shari Pack

§  Susan McDonald – Koto in the Temple

§  Traditional – When Johnny Comes Marching Home / Yankee Doodle – Arr. D. Reese Orbacher

§  Deborah Henson Conant – Baroque Flamenco

§  Sy Miller & Jill Jackson – Let There Be Peace on Earth – Arr. Rogene Louse

·       12/1 & 5: Visiting Artists: Vienna Strauss Ensemble & Detroit Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet (Archive Performances)

o   Vienna Strauss Ensemble – Recorded 1992-3

§  Johann Strauss II – Rosen aus dem Suden

§  Franz Lehar – Danilo’s Aria (from “The Merry Widow”)

§  Franz Lehar – Mein Lippen, sie kussen so heiss (from “Giuditta”)

§  Friedrich Gossec – Gavotte

§  Franz Lehar – Ich bin verliebt (from “Schon ist die veldt”)

§  Max Oscheit – Im Ziegeunerlager

§  Franz Lehar – Dein ist mein Ganzes Herz

§  Johann Strauss II – Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka, Op. 214

§  Emmerich Kalman – Tanzen mocht’ ich (from “Die Csardasfurstin”)

§  Johann Strauss II – The Blue Danube

§  Johann Strauss II – Radetzky March

o   Detroit Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet – Recorded 1992-3

§  Samuel Scheidt – Canzona Bergamasca

§  J. S. Bach – The Art of the Fugue – Contrapunctus No. 9 in C minor

§  John Cheetham – Scherzo

§  Scott Joplin – Easy Winners

§  Tom Turpin – Harlem Rag

§  Claude Debussy – Girl with the Flaxen Hair, arranged for brass by John Sanborn

§  John Coutier – Brass Quintet

§  Leonard Bernstein – Suite from “West Side Story”

§  Fats Waller – Ain’t Misbehavin’

§  Hoagy Carmichael – Georgia

§  George Gershwin – Fascinatin’ Rhythm

§  W. C. Handy – St. Louis Blues, arranged for brass quintet by the DSOBQ

§  John Philip Sousa – The Washington Post

·       12/8 & 12: 2016 NMU Choirs

o   NMU Choirs – Recorded Feb. 2016

§  University Choir

·       Spiritual – Music Down in My Soul, arr. Moses Hogan

·       Shaker Song – Peace, arr. Kevin Siegfried

§  Arts Chorale

·       Hans Leo Hassler – Verum Caro Factum Est

·       Claudio Monteverdi – Si, chio vorrei morire

·       Jacques Arcadelt – Il dolce bianco sino

·       Orlando di Lasso – Matona mi acara

§  Combined Choirs

·       W. A. Mozart – Missa Brevis K. 194 in D Major – Kyrie

·       Georg Frederick Handel – Ombra mai fu (from “Serse”)

·       Gilbert and Sullivan – Sorry for her lot who loves too well (from “HMS Pinafore”)

o   NMU Choirs – Recorded Apr. 2016

§  University Choir

·       Emma Lou Diemer – A Spring Carol

·       W. A. Mozart – Missa Brevis K. 194 in D Major

·       Eric William Barnham – Sweetheart of the Sun

·       American Folk Song – Homeward Bound, arr. Jay Althouse

·       W. A. Mozart – In Men Who Feel Love (from “Die Zauberflote”)

§  Arts Chorale

·       Johannes Brahms – Quartets, Op. 92 (O schone Nacht / Spatherbst)

·       Erics Essendahls – Northern Lights

·       Traditional Spiritual – Hold On

·       Stephen Paulus – The Road Home

·       12/15 & 19: Cantatas in the Cathedral

o   Marquette Choral Society – Recorded Dec. 2017

§  Benjamin Britten – St. Nicolas Cantata

§  Arthur Honegger – Une Cantate de Noel

·       12/22 & 26: Marquette Choral Society Double Feature

o   Floyd’s Favorites – Recorded Mar. 2001

§  Giuseppi Verdi – Pater Noster

§  Eugene Butler – Come, Peace of God

§  Martin Shaw – With a Voice of Singing

§  Sergei Rachmaninoff – Ave Maria (from the All Night Vigil), arr. Winifred Douglas

§  W.A. Mozart – Lacrymosa (from Requiem Mass)

§  W.A. Mozart – Laudate Dominum (from Solemn Vespers and Confessions)

§  Johannes Brahms – How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place (from the German Requiem)

§  Randall Thompson – Ye Shall Have a Song (from The Peaceable Kingdom)

§  Houston Bright – Sacred Songs for the Night (for Women’s Chorus)

§  English Sea Chanty – A’Roving (for Men’s Chorus), arr. Alice Parker / Robert Shaw

§  John Rutter – Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind (from When Icicles Hang)

§  Trad. Spiritual – Hold On, arr. Jester Hairston

§  Robert Decormier – Dance, Gal, Give Me the Banjo, arr. Eric Weisberger

§  Peter Ludkin – The Lord Bless You and Keep You

o   Marquette Choral Society Carols – Recorded Dec. 2015

§  Daniel Pinkham – Christmas Cantata

§  Stephen Paulus – Three Nativity Carols

§  Kenneth Leighton – Hymn of the Nativity

§  Traditional Carols, arranged by David Willcocks

·       God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

·       O Come All Ye Faithful

·       Unto Us Is Born A Son

·       The First Noel

·       Hark the Herald Angels Sing

·       12/29 & 1/2/18: NMU Wind Ensemble / Symphonic Band Double Feature

o   NMU Wind Ensemble/Symphonic Band – Recorded Mar. 2017

§  Wind Ensemble

·       John Wasson – American Fanfare

·       Percy Grainger – Ye Banks and Braes O’ Bonnie Doon

·       Claude T. Smith – Fantasia for Alto Saxophone

§  Symphonic Band

·       C.S. Grafulla – Washington Grays March

·       Claude T. Smith – Emperata Overture

·       Girolamo Frescobaldi – Toccata

·       Ralph Vaughn Williams – Sea Songs

·       Norman Dello Joio – Scenes from the Louvre

o   NMU Wind Ensemble/Symphonic Band – Recorded Apr. 2017

§  Wind Ensemble

·       Percy Grainger – Spoon River

·       John Zdechlik – Psalm 46

·       Norman Dello Joio – Satiric Dances

§  Symphonic Band

·       Malcolm Arnold – Little Suite for Brass Band, No. 1, Op. 80, arr. J.P. Paynter

·       Jules Massenet – Meditation (from “Thais)

·       John Barnes Chance – Incantation and Dance

·       Klaus Badelt – Pirates of the Caribbean