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Also this month: • IQ2: Too many people going to college? • The Kabbalah of Chanukah • A Latin American Christmas • Artist of the Month: Arthur Fagen . . . and more! Illustration by Monique Cagle

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Intelligence Squared November 2011 Vol. 59, No­­­­­­. 12

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It’s long been assumed a necessary step to reaching one’s full potential is going to college. But that idea is under fire.

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Student loan debt has surpassed credit card debt, unemployment for those with bachelor’s degrees is at an alltime high, and entrepreneurs such as the founders of Facebook and Microsoft prove that success is possible without a college diploma. But recent studies show that higher education is economically beneficial even to those whose jobs don’t require it. Is college the best way to ensure social mobility, or is America’s love affair with Grand Old Ivy unjustified? Tonight on Intelligence Squared panelists debate the motion, “Too many kids go to college.” Arguing for the motion: Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal and creator of the 20 Under 20 Thiel Fellowship, a mentoring program that provides $100,000 in grants towards building businesses in biotech, technology, finance, and education. Charles Murray, an author whose books include Losing Ground, The Bell Curve (with Richard J. Herrnstein), and Real Education: Four Simple Truths for Bringing America’s Schools Back to Reality. Arguing against the motion: Vivek Wadhwa, columnist for The Washington Post, founder of two software companies, a researcher on the globalization of R&D and innovation, and director of research at the Center for Entrepreneurship and Research Commercialization at Duke University. Henry Bienen, Northwestern University president emeritus and a member of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Economic Development and Planning Committee.

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Raymond Leppard: Economic Club A Life in Music of Indiana: Sundays at 9 p.m. Richard Haass

The Kabbalah of Chanukah

Conductor Raymond Leppard talks with longtime friend Rich Kleinfeldt about the stories and memories contained in his new memoir, Music Made Me. Leppard recounts colorful stories of exceptional experiences, and of friendships with remarkable people, which came together to form a formidable life in music. The series is woven around Leppard’s body of recording work as music director of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.

Jews around the world celebrate the eightday cycle of Chanukah—the “festival of lights”—at the darkest time of the year. For centuries, Jewish mystics have found deep spiritual meaning in every aspect of the holiday. The Kabbalah of Chanukah continues this tradition, exploring the holiday’s mystical treasures. The program weaves a tapestry of mystical tales, teachings from the Kabbalah, and Jewish sacred music from around the world. Cantor Richard Kaplan and Kabbalistic psychotherapist Estelle Frankel take you on a journey into music, stories, and teachings and the profound lessons of this festive time. In addition to being a cantor, co-host Kaplan is also a jazz virtuoso, and the music on the program comes from his life performances and from his recordings Life of the Worlds, and Tuning the Soul. He has performed professionally as a singer, songwriter, and pianist for more than 40 years.

December 4 Topics discussed: the Scott Expedition to the South Pole; Vaughan Williams on adding narration Vaughan Williams: Sinfonia antartica Roger Allam, narrator Dominique Labelle, soprano The Women of the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir December 11 Topics discussed: punting and singing on the Cam; Living at Earl’s Terrace with friends Peter Brook and Peter Shaffer, and writing the film music for The Lord of the Flies. Elgar: The Wand of Youth—Suite 2 Schubert: Symphony No. 3 Carmichael: Prayer and Cathedral Vision December 18 Topics discussed: a stint managing radar in the RAF, and creating the English Chamber Orchestra Chadwick: Noël Beethoven/Mahler (orchestration): String Quartet No. 11 in F Minor, Op. 65 (“Quartetto serioso”) Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Handel: Concerto Grosso, Op. 6, No. 11 English Chamber Orchestra December 25 Topic discussed: memories of tenor Peter Pears Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony, Op. 58

Sunday, December 11, 8 p.m. Dr. Richard Haass is president of the Council on Foreign Relations, an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher that provides resources for understanding foreign policy. Previously Haass was director of policy planning for the Department of State, where he was a principal adviser to Secretary of State Colin Powell. Confirmed by the U.S. Senate to hold the rank of ambassador, Haass also served as U.S. coordinator for policy toward the future of Afghanistan and U.S. envoy to the Northern Ireland peace process. For his efforts, he received the State Department’s Distinguished Honor Award. Haass’ extensive government experience includes serving as special assistant to President George H. W. Bush and senior director for Near East and South Asian affairs on the staff of the National Security Council. In 1991, he was awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal for his contributions to the development and articulation of U.S. policy during operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Before that he served in the Departments of State and Defense and was a legislative aide in the U.S. Senate. Dr. Haass was vice president and director of foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution, the Sol M. Linowitz visiting professor of international studies at Hamilton College, a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a lecturer in public policy at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and a research associate at the International Institute for Strategic Studies. A Rhodes Scholar, he holds a doctorate in philosophy from Oxford University.

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Sunday, December 18, 8 p.m.

He is also a teacher and ethnomusicologist. His extensive concert repertoire of Jewish music includes songs from Ashkenazic, Mizrachi, and Sephardic traditions, as well as original pieces, often based on ancient melodies and texts. Kaplan was born into a musical family and began singing professionally at age 14, fronting R&B bands in his native Los Angeles. While he was still in his teens, a friend opened up his musical horizons by playing him recordings from around the world, long before what later became known as “world music” had emerged as a viable marketing concept.

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A Latin American Christmas Sunday, December 25, 8 p.m. Get ready for some warm and sunny music of the season and a lot of good cheer from many lands south of the border and even south of the equator. A Latin American Christmas features music from Brazil, Mexico, Cuba, Venezuela, and more. Performers represent styles ranging from traditional folk singers to opera singers, and local favorites such as the ensemble El Taller from the Latin American Music Center at Indiana University, mezzo-soprano Yuriria Rodriguez, guitarists Espen Jensen and Guido Sánchez-Portuguez, the baroque ensemble L’Aura, and others. Annie Corrigan is your host, with commentary from conductor and Latin American Music Center Director Carmen Helena Téllez. “This special is unusual in its presentation of music well known in Latin America-but not so well known outside of Latino culture in the U.S.,” Téllez says. “The program helps bridge that gap, and brings some deeper insights into the lands and cultures that produced this repertoire. Listeners will find it fun and engaging, but also thoughtful and reflective—in its own way celebratory of a season which, where I come from, is as sunny and warm as the music.” A Latin American Christmas was produced in 2009 by WFIU in partnership with the IU Jacobs School of Music Latin American Music Center, and has been broadcast nationally. Join us for Christmas from lands where the holiday is often sunny and bright. Feliz Navidad!

Artist of the Month Featured WFIU’s featured performer for December Contemporary is Arthur Fagen, professor of music in orchestral conducting at the Indiana Composer University Jacobs School of Music. Arthur Fagen is a conductor of symphony and opera in Europe, Asia, South America and the United States with an opera repertory of more than 75 works. He is a regular guest at the prestigious opera houses, concert halls, and music festivals at home and abroad. Born in New York, he studied with Laszlo Halasz, Max Rudolf at the Curtis Institute and with Hans Swarowsky. Fagen has served as guest conductor at the Vienna State Opera, principal conductor in Kassel and Brunswick, and as chief conductor of the Flanders Opera of Antwerp and Ghent. He was assistant to Christoph von Dohnányi at the Frankfurt Opera and James Levine at the Metropolitan. Notable appearances include the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Staatsoper Berlin, Munich State Opera, New York City Opera, and orchestras including the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Tokyo Philharmonic, and Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. Recent productions include Turandot at the Atlanta Opera, Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Nice Opera, and engagements with the Israel Symphony Orchestra, Holland Sinfonia, Buenos Aires Philharmonic, Sicily and Rome’s Symphony Orchestras. Fagen has recorded Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsodies with the Staatskapelle Weimar, and Martinů’s six symphonies. His recent Naxos recording of Martinů’s piano concertos was awarded an Editor’s Choice by Gramophone magazine. WFIU will feature music performed by Arthur Fagen throughout the month of December.

An Earth Eats Christmas Wednesday, December 21, 7 p.m. ’Tis the season for holiday cooking, the Earth Eats way. An Earth Eats Christmas will give you ideas for making this year’s celebration the tastiest you’ve ever had. Chef Daniel Orr cooks the Christmas turkey and other dishes over an open fire, and Gretchen Sigmund-Marks demonstrates how she sets the dinner table for a feast. And don’t worry, vegetarians—we prepare a number of recipes that all guests will enjoy. This program of cooking and conversation include musical selections from Indiana musicians, making An Earth Eats Christmas a true home-grown production. Page 4 / Directions in Sound / December 2011

WFIU’s featured contemporary composer for December is David Ward-Steinman. A fluent pianist, improviser, and composer in both jazz and classical styles, WardSteinman’s eclectic compositional output often reflects the colorful sound worlds of popular and jazz music, electronic music, and music from other cultures. His works have been performed in all the major cities of the U.S. and on every continent except Africa and Antarctica. Ward-Steinman studied at Florida State University and the University of Illinois, where he received the Kinley Memorial Fellowship for foreign study. After receiving his doctorate he was a fellow at Princeton University. His teachers have included Darius Milhaud, Milton Babbitt, Aaron Copland, and Nadia Boulanger. Ward-Steinman was the Ford Foundation composer-in-residence for the Tampa Bay area of Florida, and he spent a year in Australia under a Fulbright Senior Scholar Award. His numerous commissions include those from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Joffrey Ballet, and most recently from the Singapore Wind ensemble. Ward-Steinman’s orchestral works have been performed by ensembles such as the Japan Philharmonic, San Diego Symphony, and Seattle Symphony. His music has been recorded on a number of labels including Harmonia Mundi. Ward-Steinman has written a book, Toward a Comparative Structural Theory of the Arts, a chapter in the 2011 book David Baker: A Legacy in Music, and co-written Comparative Anthology of Musical Forms. He was formerly composer-in-residence and distinguished professor of music at San Diego State University and is currently an adjunct professor of music at Indiana University. He celebrates his 75th birthday this year.

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Featured Classical Recordings Selections from each week’s featured recording can be heard throughout WFIU’s local classical music programming. A weekly podcast of our featured classical recordings is available through our Web site, wfiu.org, under the Podcasts link. December 5–11 Giovanni Valentini: Musiche Concertate 1619 (cpo 777 533-2) La Capella Ducale Musica Fiata Roland Wilson, director In 1619 Valentini’s Musiche concertate was published as his third book of madrigals, and by 1626, he was appointed court music director in Vienna, he had achieved more than just a personal career goal—his manner was identified with the imperial court style and occasionally inspired important imitators. December 12–18 Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass Live (CSO-Resound CSOR 901 1101) Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass Various conductors The brass section of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, long recognized for its power, dynamism and lyricism, takes center stage in this recording. The CSO Brass turns to works by Gabrieli, William Walton and J.S. Bach, as well as symphonic works arranged for brass and percussion by Silvestre and Prokofiev, and Percy Grainger’s masterpiece, Lincolnshire Posy.

December 19–25 Christmas with Cantus (Cantus CTS-1211) Cantus This latest CD by Cantus, one of America’s finest professional male vocal ensembles, features traditional carols such as “Do You Hear What I Hear,” “Carol of the Bells,” and “Noel Nouvelet,” Franz Biebl’s Ave Maria, and new Cantus arrangements. A collection of songs old and new that’s full of holiday cheer. December 27–January 1 Shuffle.Play.Listen. (Oxingale OX2019) Matt Haimovitz, cello Christopher O’Riley, piano

Broadcasts from the IU Jacobs School of Music Airs at 7 p.m. Mondays, 10 a.m. Tuesdays, and 3 p.m. Fridays December 5-11 VIVALDI—Recorder Concerto in a, RV 445; December 12-18 MENDELSSOHN—Rondo Capriccioso in E, Op. 14; Edward Auer, p. December 19-25 REED—A Christmas Celebration; Ray E. Cramer/IU Sym. Band; Singing Hoosiers

This 2-CD set unites adventurous cellist Matt Haimovitz with pianist Christopher O’Riley in a collaboration that blurs the boundaries between classical and pop music. The set’s title refers to listeners who mix Wagner with Lady Gaga on their iPods, moving between genres. CD1 features works by Janáček, Martinů and the score from Vertigo, while CD2 contains versions of pop/rock tunes by Radiohead, Cocteau Twins, John McLaughlin, and others.

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December 26-Jan 1 STRAUSS, JR.—DIE FLEDERMAUS; Overture: Imre Palló/IU Festival Orch.

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Profiles

The Radio Reader with Dick Estell

Sundays at 7 p.m. December 4 – Jerry Slocum Jerry Slocum is a historian, collector, and author specializing in mechanical puzzles. His personal collection contains more than 40,000 mechanical puzzles and 4,500 books, and is believed to be the world's largest. His Puzzles Old and New was the first comprehensive book to include all types of mechanical puzzles. Slocum founded the Slocum Puzzle Foundation, a non-profit organization that educates the public on puzzles. He has appeared on the The Tonight Show, in Martha Stewart Living, and The New York Times. Gena Asher hosts. December 11 – Yasir Suleiman Yasir Suleiman is a professor of Arabic studies at the University of Cambridge. He has published extensively on the Arabic language, on the cultural politics of the Middle East, and on the Arabic intellectual tradition. His research covers the cultural politics of the Middle East with special focus on identity, conflict, diaspora studies, and modernization. His many published works include Arabic, Self and Identity. In June he was named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire. Çiğdem Balım Harding, of IU’s Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, hosts. December 18 – Garry Trudeau Garry Trudeau is the creator of the Pulitzer-prize winning comic strip Doonesbury, which appears in more than 1,100 newspapers worldwide. He has also worked in television and theater, including writing and co-directing A Doonesbury Special, writing book and lyrics for the Broadway musical, Doonesbury; the off-Broadway musical Rap Master Ronnie; and HBO’s Tanner ‘88. Trudeau has been a columnist for The New York Times op-ed page, and later a contributing essayist for Time magazine. In recognition of his work about wounded warriors, he has been presented with the Commander’s Award for Public Service by the Department of the Army. December 25 – Bernard Rands & JD McClatchy Bernard Rands’ numerous compositions have been performed and recorded worldwide under conductors ranging from Barenboim and Maazel to Dohnanyi. Canti del Sole, premiered by Zubin Mehta and the New York Philharmonic, won the 1984 Pulitzer Prize in Music, and his Canti d’Amor, recorded by Chanticleer, won a Grammy Award in 2000. J. D. McClatchy has written six volumes of poetry and 13 librettos as well as a recent translation of seven Mozart librettos. Among his recent librettos are Lorin Maazel’s 1984, co-written with Thomas Meehan; Lowell Liebermann’s Miss Lonelyhearts; and Ned Rorem’s Our Town. Bernard Rands’ full-scale opera Vincent, based on the life and work of Van Gogh with a libretto by J. D. McClatchy, received its world premiere in April at Indiana University. Peter Jacobi hosts. (repeat) Page 6 / Directions in Sound / December 2011

The Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard Airing November 28 to December 28 James A. Garfield was one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president. Born into abject poverty, he rose to become a wunderkind scholar, a Civil War hero, and a renowned and admired reformist congressman. Nominated for president against his will, he engaged in a fierce battle with the corrupt political establishment. But four months after his inauguration, a deranged office seeker tracked Garfield down and shot him in the back. But the shot didn’t kill Garfield. The drama of what happened subsequently is a powerful story of a nation in turmoil. The unhinged assassin’s half-delivered strike shattered the fragile national mood of a country recently fractured by civil war. It left the wounded president as the object of a bitter behind-thescenes struggle for power—over his administration, over the nation’s future, and, hauntingly, over his medical care, while a team of physicians administered archaic treatments to disastrous effect. As his condition worsened, Garfield received help: Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, worked around the clock to invent a new device capable of finding the bullet. Meticulously researched, epic in scope, and pulsating with an intimate human focus and high-velocity narrative drive, The Destiny of the Republic brings to life one of the most harrowing and fascinating sagas in American history. Candice Millard is a former writer and editor for National Geographic. Her first book, The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey, was a bestseller and named one of the best books of the year by The New York Times, among others.

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WFIU News in 2011: Deeper, Timelier, More Compelling Two thousand eleven has been a year of changes and of expanded news coverage for our listeners and viewers. This year, WFIU merged its newsroom with sister station PBS. This put the WFIU and WTIU news operations together—creating a more efficient work environment, resulting in more compelling content for radio, TV, and our joint Web site. Another change has to do with the numerous new voices heard in our newscasts and features. Kyle Stokes and Ben Skirvin joined the WFIU/WTIU News Bureau this year as reporter-bloggers, covering the education beat as part of StateImpact Indiana. StateImpact is a pilot program among stations in eight states and NPR. As Indiana’s reporter-bloggers, Kyle and Ben are based at WFIU, but rove the state to collect stories about the effect of education policy on the lives of ordinary Hoosiers. The WFIU/WTIU newsroom serves as a hub for some of the only professional broadcast reporting in south-central Indiana. But it’s more than that—it’s also a lab for the reporters of tomorrow.

A new program enables IU School of Journalism graduate students to obtain a master’s degree in digital news. A recent renovation to our newsroom created more digital audio workstations, allowing more than a dozen staff and students to produce stories simultaneously. And this semester the newsroom will have more student interns than ever—about 60—passing through. The News Bureau’s expanded capacity has allowed us to devote more timely and substantial coverage than ever to this year’s stories of public concern: the Democratic walkout from the Statehouse; the ongoing controversy over I-69 construction; the opening of the B-Line Trail; the State Fair stage collapse; the development of a deer management program in Monroe County;

the disappearance of IU student Lauren Spierer. We’re especially proud of our on-thespot and long-form retrospective coverage of the lives of two notables who died this year: IU President John Ryan, and entrepreneur and philanthropist Bill Cook. This year has seen us offering a good deal of live breaking coverage: of the Bloomington mayoral primary debate in April, the tornado outbreak in May, elections in the spring and fall. We plan to be even more responsive in 2012, on our airwaves, in social media, and on the Web at indianapublicmedia. org.

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Individual Volunteers and Community Groups and Organizations Volunteers Jim Ackerman Art Sanctuary of Indiana Gena Asher Marni Bassichis Julia Bebeau Bloomington Early Music Festival Bloomington Rotary Club Bob Brookshire Kathryn Bruner Derek & Marilyn Burleson Joanna Butler Carol Campbell Becky Cape Carla Carson Alex Cartwright Sandy Churchill Bert Clemons Donna Cohen Andrew Conner Margaret Dalle-Ave Pam Davidson Jack Doskow Mary Ducette Cindy Duffy Dennis Duvali Amy Dyken & Bert Gilbert Sarah Endris David Everton Felicia Fellmeth Kris Floyd Anne Fraker Friends of Art Nancy Frost Laura Ginger Leslie Green Vera Grubb Alex Gul Libby Gwynn Mary Beth Haas Carol Hahn Kathleen Hartley

Don Heintzman Jim Hendrickson Jodi Hoagland Carl Horne IU Aikido Club IU Press IU Telecom Students IU Women’s Ultimate Frisbee-Calamity Jane Joyce Jordan-Peek Jay Kincaid Mary Kohen Nancy Krueger Yaël Ksander Gerald Marker Master Gardeners of Monroe County John McKay Patrick Medland Virginia Metzger Anna Pranger Quarryland Men’s Chorus Barbara Randall Mark Ronan Janet Rowland Marie Shakespeare Carol Shapiro Tom Shelton Ellen Simmons Ann Schepper Lynn Schwartzberg Amanda Smith Robert & Virginia Stockton Erin Sweany David Thrasher Bernard Waldhier Walking Women of Brown County Fran Weinberg WFIU Community Advisory Board Allen Winold Marianne Woodruff

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The Moth Radio Hour & Radiolab Sundays at 11 a.m. December 4 Christian McBride, a jazz bassist, is put to the test by his idol, Freddie Hubbard; a down-and-out comic considers ending it all until the universe sends him an unlikely sign; and writer Adam Gopnik details his daughter’s cosmopolitan imaginary friend.

Jazz Notes

Holiday Highlights

’Tis the season to be jazz-jolly, and our weekday afternoon Just You and Me hosts David Brent Johnson and Joe Bourne salute the spirit of the season throughout the month with holiday music both new and old, every weekday afternoon from 3:30 to 5. On Night Lights, we’ll celebrate the 80th birthday of world-renowned jazz educator, composer and performer David Baker with a two-part special, airing on Saturday, December 10 and Saturday, December 17 at 11 p.m.

Welcome Christmas

Radiolab December 11 Where Am I? This hour, Radiolab examines the bond between brain and body, and looks at what happens when it breaks. Author and neurologist Oliver Sacks tries to find himself using magnets, a neuroscientist uses an optical illusion to solve a century-old mystery that haunts some amputees, and pilots describe surviving out-of-body experiences while flying fighter jets. December 18 (So-Called) Life Biotechnology is making it easier to create new forms of life, but what are the consequences when humans play with life? We travel back to the first billion years of life on Earth, take a look at how modern engineers tinker with living things, and meet a woman who could have been two people. December 25 Stress Stress may save your life if you’re being chased by a tiger. But if you’re stuck in traffic, it may be more likely to make you sick. Dr. Robert Sapolsky takes us through what happens on our insides when we stand in the wrong line at the supermarket, and offers a few coping strategies: gnawing on wood, hitting something, and having friends. Plus the story of a singer who lost her voice, and an author stuck in a body that never grew up.

The chorus VocalEssence rings in the season with an all-new Welcome Christmas on Monday, December 19th at 8 p.m. A bouquet of French carols add a certain je ne sais quoi to this year’s concert, as the 32-voice Ensemble Singers perform favorites such as “O Holy Night,” “Angels We Have Heard on High” and “Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella” in their original French. A highlight will be the performance of the classic Christmas cantata So Hallow’d Is the Time by Stephen Paulus, scored for mixed chorus with string orchestra. The texts are drawn from English poets of the 17th and 18th centuries, including Shakespeare, Donne, and Milton. A Chanticleer Christmas

The programs draw on numerous interviews conducted for the new IU Press book David Baker: a Legacy in Music, and include music from the entire span of Baker’s career. If you miss the original broadcast, you can listen to the programs online at indianapublicmedia.org/ nightlights. Also check out the WFIU Web site for the book, where you can view videos, listen to recordings, and hear full-length interviews with Baker’s friends and colleagues, at indianapublicmedia.org/ davidbakerlegacy. Other Night Lights programs of note this month include “It’s Jazz, Charlie Brown: the Vince Guaraldi Story” (airing Dec. 3), “The Sound Of Christmas” (a 1960s holiday jazz homage airing on Christmas Eve) and “The New Year’s Eve Jam” (a jazz-and-spoken-word party). Our Friday evening program Afterglow also joins in the festive spirit, with programs featuring holiday music that’s exclusively modern, and holiday music that’s exclusively classic. Happy holidays from all of us here at WFIU, and best wishes for the coming year.

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On Wednesday, December 21st at 8 p.m., tune in for A Chanticleer Christmas, a celebration of the season as told through the glorious voices of Chanticleer, the twelve-voice San Francisco-based men’s choir. The program spans the globe and the centuries, from England in the 14th century to new arrangements of classic and contemporary carols. The St. Olaf Christmas Festival On Thursday, December 22nd at 7 p.m., WFIU presents the St. Olaf Christmas Festival, a service in song and word that is one of the oldest musical celebrations of Christmas in the United States. The festival includes hymns, carols, choral works, and orchestral selections celebrating the Nativity performed by the more than 500 student musicians who are members of five choirs and the St. Olaf Orchestra.

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State and Local news :06 after the hour 8:51 am : Marketplace Morning Report

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10:01 am : BBC News

Classical Music with George Walker

10:58 am : A Moment of Science 11:01 am : NPR News

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Radio Reader

The Destiny of the Republic continues to December 28

Ask the Mayor

Fresh Air

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Noon Edition

Fresh Air 2:01 & 3:01 pm : NPR News

Performance Today

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Just You and Me with David Brent Johnson

4:58 pm : A Moment of Science

5 5:04 & 5:33 pm : State and Local News

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Marketplace Classical Music

Artworks

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BP Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Ether Game

Live! At the Concertgebouw

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Song of America Harmonia (Early music)

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Fresh Air

Pipedreams

Sounds Choral

The Record Shelf

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Jazz Inspired The Big Bands Afterglow Beale Street Caravan

Classical Music Overnight

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Thomas Hampson’s Song of America, the 13-week series that reveals American classic song as a vibrant diary of the American experience, concludes with these episodes. (The December 22nd program is pre-empted for holiday programming.) December 1 “There Is No Gender in Music”

A perennial family event for the holidays, this Tchaikovsky ballet tells the story of young Clara, who receives from her mysterious godfather a toy soldier nutcracker. When she falls asleep with his gift in her arms, magical things start to happen. Quarryland Men’s Chorus These Holidaze Saturday, December 3, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, December 4, 4 p.m. First United Church, Bloomington The Quarryland Men’s Chorus brings you the joy, beauty, and sheer dazzle of the season with choral standards by Benjamin Britten, Gustav Holst, and Randall Thompson, plus a few seasonal numbers thrown in for fun. Bloomington Playwrights Project I Am Grock Opens Friday, December 2, 8 p.m. 107 W. 9th St., Bloomington The BPP’s commitment to staging new works continues with its Reva Shiner Comedy Award winner for this season, Amanda Rogers’ play about a therapist, her insanely dysfunctional family, and an opportunity of a lifetime gone surreally awry.

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This installment looks at the lives and songs of generations of American women composers. The program’s title is a quote by a featured composer, Elinor Remick Warren, who created more than 200 works, remaining active up until her death at age 91. Songs heard in the program include: “Ah, Love But A Day” from Three Browning Songs by Amy Marcy Beach, from a poem by Robert Browning. Deborah Voigt, soprano; Brian Zeger, piano. “Her Greatest Charm” from HalfMinute Songs by Carrie Jacobs-Bond. Jan DeGaetani, mezzo-soprano; Gilbert Kalish, piano. “Bucking Bronco” from Three Cowboy Songs by Libby Larsen. Louise Toppin, soprano; John O’Brien, piano. December 8 “Emily Dickinson: Letter to the World” The reclusive poet explored all of life’s emotions, and the hundreds of compelling settings of her poems—by composers from Ernst Bacon to André Previn to Ned Rorem—do so as well.

Songs heard on the program include: “Dear March, Come In” from Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson by Aaron Copland. Barbara Bonney, soprano; André Previn, piano “A Letter” from Four Dickinson Songs by Lee Hoiby. Jennifer Larmore, mezzosoprano; Antoine Palloc, piano. “Will there really be a ‘Morning’?” from Three Dickinson Songs by André Previn. Renée Fleming, soprano; André Previn, piano December 15 “Songs We’ve Always Sung” Aaron Copland’s Old American Songs have become recital standards, while traditional texts and tunes have attracted many other classical composers as well, including John Jacob Niles, George Crumb, and Jake Heggie. Songs include: “The Leather-Winged Bat” from Three Folk Songs arranged by Jake Heggie (traditional). Jennifer Larmore, mezzosoprano; Antoine Palloc, piano. “Shenandoah” arranged by Roger Ames (traditional). Thomas Hampson, baritone; Armen Guzelimian, piano. “Black is the Color of My True Love’s Hair” arranged by Cecil Sharp (traditional). John Langstaff, baritone; Sir Gerald Moore, piano. December 29 “Places That Sing To Us” There are places in the American landscape that are part of our collective consciousness, thanks to music. In this program, songs that have helped shape the way we see our country. Songs include: “My Native Land” by Charles Ives, lyrics adapted from Heinrich Heine. William Sharp, baritone; Steven Blier, piano. “A Life in the West” by Henry Russell, lyrics by George Pope Morris. Clifford Jackson, baritone; Peter Basquin, piano. “Home on the Range” by Daniel Kelley, arranged by David Wendel Guion, from a poem Dr. Brewster Higley. John Charles Thomas, baritone; orchestra conducted by Nathaniel Shilkret.

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Note: Daily listings are as complete as we can make them at press time, and we strive to provide full program information whenever possible. However, some programs do not provide us with information about their content. We include the titles of those programs as a convenience to our readers. For a complete list of WFIU’s schedule, see the program grid on pages 10 and 11.

1 Thursday 8:00 PM SONG OF AMERICA “There Is No Gender in Music” So said composer Elinor Remick Warren. In this program we look at the lives and songs of generations of American women composers. 9:00 PM HARMONIA Power to the People Long before the 18th century revolutions in France and America, and the 21st century “Arab spring” in countries such as Libya, Egypt, and Tunisia, people were questioning the establishment, and making decisions on their own for how they wanted their world to be. On Harmonia, we take a look at some musical manifestations of people taking their lives into their own hands.

2 Friday 8:00 PM JAZZ INSPIRED Drummer Dave Tull has provided rhythm for everyone from Chuck Magione and Michael Bublé, to Jack Sheldon and Family Guy creator Seth McFarlane. While Tull has also occasionally sung a tune or two with these groups and others, he has recently focused on performing his own lush melodies and often hilarious lyrics. Tull is a favorite among jazz musicians, who relish his spot-on laments of the sometimes ridiculous challenges jazz musicians face.

3 Saturday 12:30 PM METROPOLITAN OPERA HANDEL—Rodelinda Sensational in the 2004 Met premiere of Stephen Wadsworth’s much-heralded production, Renée Fleming reprises the title role. She’s joined by Stephanie Blythe and countertenor Andreas Scholl, and Baroque specialist Harry Bicket conducts.

8:00 PM HOMETOWN WITH TOM ROZNOWSKI Corner of 18th and Poplar 8:05 PM THE FOLK SAMPLER Loving Her Was Easy Easier than anything I’ve ever done 9:00 PM CELTIC CONNECTIONS New Releases Great new CDs keep getting released by Celtic musicians near and far, and we share some of the most memorable vocals and toe-tapping tunes in our monthly roundup of new releases.

4 Sunday 12:00 PM HARMONIA Holiday CD Sampler We’ve pulled together all the recently released holiday recordings that have been trickling into our studio to offer you a sample of what’s out there. We’ll hear from Theatre of Voices, Gloriae dei Cantores Schola, the ensemble Burgundian Cadence, the Choir of Westminster Cathedral, and more. Who knows—maybe you’ll discover a must-have for your wish list! 1:00 PM WITH HEART AND VOICE Advent 2 John the Baptist’s cry in the wilderness, “Prepare ye the way of the Lord” rings out as we hear music of preparation and anticipation. 7:00 PM PROFILES Puzzle collector Jerry Slocum

Izotov, oboe; David McGill, bassoon; Robert Chen, violin; John Sharp, cello) BERG—Violin Concerto (Frank Peter Zimmermann, violin) MAHLER—Symphony No. 4 in G Major (Klara Ek, soprano)

10:00 PM PIPEDREAMS A French Christmas Party In the countryside and city, a collection of old noëls in settings from three centuries.

6 Tuesday 10:00 PM SOUNDS CHORAL Masses of Anton Bruckner, Part 3 We conclude our series on the Masses of Bruckner with a performance of the Mass No. 3 in F minor, written when the composer was 44 years of age.

7 Wednesday 8:00 PM LIVE! AT THE CONCERTGEBOUW Jukka-Pekka Saraste/Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra Karita Mattila, soprano BARTÓK—Dance Suite SAARIAHO—Quatre instants SIBELIUS—Luonnotar SIBELIUS—Symphony No. 4

5 Monday 8:00 PM CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Bernard Haitink returns for a fall residency. HAYDN—Sinfonia Concertante (Eugene

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8 Thursday 8:00 PM SONG OF AMERICA Emily Dickinson: Letter to the World The reclusive poet explored all of life’s emotions, and the hundreds of compelling settings of her poems—by composers from Ernst Bacon to André Previn to Ned Rorem—do so as well.

8:00 PM HOMETOWN WITH TOM ROZNOWSKI Welcome Mat 8:05 PM THE FOLK SAMPLER Sea Of Heartbreak Cut adrift 9:00 PM CELTIC CONNECTIONS Old Favorites Favorite songs and medleys from the past four decades make up this collection of great Celtic music.

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9:00 PM HARMONIA Holiday CD Sampler We’ve pulled together all the recently released holiday recordings that have been trickling into our studio to offer you a sample of what’s out there. We’ll hear from Theatre of Voices, Gloriae dei Cantores Schola, the ensemble Burgundian Cadence, the Choir of Westminster Cathedral, and more. Who knows—you may discover a must-have for your wish list!

12:00 PM HARMONIA Beasts and Bestiaries Harmonia goes where the wild things are as we delve into music inspired by the beasts within. We’ll hear of crickets and cuckoos in songs of medieval and Renaissance Europe, a setting of Saint Francis of Assisi’s “The Canticle of the Creatures,” and a featured release inspired by medieval bestiaries. 1:00 PM WITH HEART AND VOICE Advent 3 Join Peter DuBois as we listen to Advent choral and organ music that includes the great prophecies proclaiming justice and mercy. 7:00 PM PROFILES Professor of Arabic studies Yasir Suleiman.

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8:00 PM JAZZ INSPIRED Academy Award-winning screenwriter Ron Nyswaner (Philadelphia) discusses the importance of music in his movies, and how often the score act as another character.

8:00 PM CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA French conductor Stéfane Denève makes his CSO debut. PROKOFIEV—Suite from The Love for Three Oranges PROKOFIEV—Violin Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 63 (Leonidas Kavakos) ROUSSEL—The Spider’s Feast RAVEL—Suite No. 2 from Daphnis and Chloe RAMEAU—Suite from Naïs (Frans Brueggen, conductor) 10:00 PM PIPEDREAMS For Unto Us Composers and performers from at home and abroad explore diverse compositions in celebration of the gift of Christmas.

10 Saturday 1:00 PM METROPOLITAN OPERA GOUNOD—Faust With Jonas Kaufmann in the title role, René Pape as the devil, and Marina Poplavskaya as Marguerite, Gounod’s classic retelling of the Faust legend couldn’t be better served. Tony Award-winning director Des McAnuff updates the story to the first half of the 20th century with a production that won praise in London last season. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts on the heels of his Don Carlo success.

13 Tuesday 10:00 PM SOUNDS CHORAL Gloria: Music of Karl Jenkins A popular choral composer in the U.K., Jenkins has written several large scale works. We’ll hear his Gloria and shorter pieces.

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14 Wednesday 8:00 PM LIVE! AT THE CONCERTGEBOUW Philippe Herreweghe/Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Miah Persson, soprano MOZART—Symphony No. 36, KV 425, Linz MOZART—Aria, Un moto di gioia, KV 579 MOZART—Ruhe sanft mein holdes Leben from Zaide, KV 344 MOZART—Misera, dove son? - Ah, non son…, KV. 369

15 Thursday 8:00 PM SONG OF AMERICA Songs We’ve Always Sung Aaron Copland’s Old American Songs have become recital standards, and traditional texts and tunes have attracted many other classical composers as well, including John Jacob Niles, George Crumb, and Jake Heggie.

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9:00 PM HARMONIA Beasts and Bestiaries Harmonia goes where the wild things are as we delve into music inspired by the beasts within. We’ll hear of crickets and cuckoos in songs of medieval and Renaissance Europe, as well as a setting of Saint Francis of Assisi’s “The Canticle of the Creatures,” and a featured release inspired by medieval bestiaries.

16 Friday 8:00 PM JAZZ INSPIRED Tony Award-winning actress Blythe Danner joins Judy Carmichael on stage at the Tanglewood Jazz Festival and connects with her early jazz roots. Danner was a jazz singer in college and discusses with Carmichael how jazz has continued to influence her acting career.

8:00 PM HOMETOWN WITH TOM ROZNOWSKI And Another One Upstairs 8:05 PM THE FOLK SAMPLER Merry Christmas Part One 9:00 PM CELTIC CONNECTIONS Celtic Kids Kids of all ages will enjoy some fun songs and lively tunes—if you can get them to put away the gadgets and listen to this week’s child-oriented program!

18 Sunday 12:00 PM HARMONIA Bad Boys of Renaissance England What do Tobias Hume, Carlo Gesualdo, and King Henry VIII have in common? Hear the answer to that question and more on this edition of Harmonia as we give you a lineup of musical bad boys from Renaissance England. Plus some Scottish music in our featured release Alas Poore Men. 1:00 PM WITH HEART AND VOICE Advent 4 The Angel Gabriel’s visit to Mary is the focus of this program for the Fourth Sunday of Advent. Join Peter DuBois as we listen to music old and new centering on the Visitation and Mary’s response. 7:00 PM PROFILES Cartoonist Garry Tredeau

19 Monday 17 Saturday 1:00 PM METROPOLITAN OPERA PUCCINI—Madama Butterfly Anthony Minghella’s breathtakingly beautiful staging returns with Liping Zhang as the tragic heroine. Robert Dean Smith sings the role of the faithless Pinkerton, and Plácido Domingo conducts.

8:00 PM WELCOME CHRISTMAS Long a favorite from their appearances on A Prairie Home Companion, the Minneapolisbased chorus VocalEssence rings in the season with an all-new Welcome Christmas. This hour of joyful holiday music is hosted for the thirteenth year by John Birge. 9:00 PM ROSE ENSEMBLE CHRISTMAS La Nochebuena: A Spanish Renaissance Christmas The Rose Ensemble reawakens the ancient with sacred songs and lively dances for the season from Renaissance Spain in this rhythmic and regal retelling of the Christmas story.

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10:00 PM PIPEDREAMS On Christmas Day Magical music both old and new adds immeasurably to the spirit of the Nativity Festival.

20 Tuesday 7:30 PM A CHANUKAH MUSICAL CELEBRATION The spirit of Chanukah, a holiday celebrating freedom’s triumph and spiritual rededication, is richly reflected in the folk melodies and songs from countries across the globe where Jews have lived and worshipped for centuries. Naomi Lewin hosts.

10:00 PM SOUNDS CHORAL All Hail Handel’s Messiah We honor this beloved masterwork with a compilation of fine recordings.

21 Wednesday 7:00 PM AN EARTH EATS CHRISTMAS Ideas for making this year’s Christmas meal, from Chef Daniel Orr and Gretchen Sigmund-Marks. Includes musical selections from Indiana musicians. 8:00 PM A CHANTICLEER CHRISTMAS A celebration of the season as told through the glorious voices of Chanticleer, the twelve-voice San Francisco-based men’s choir. The program spans the globe and the centuries, from England in the 14th century to new arrangements of classic and contemporary carols.

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9:00 PM ECHOES OF CHRISTMAS The Dale Warland Singers gave superb performances to listeners across the country for over 30 years and were acclaimed as America’s premier choir. Their signature holiday concert, beloved by public radio listeners nationwide, was the annual Echoes of Christmas program. Drawing upon the archive of their live performances, Dale Warland and host Brian Newhouse present selections of choral classics celebrating Christmas.

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1:00 PM METROPOLITAN OPERA DONIZETTI—La Fille du Régiment Nino Machaidze is Donizetti’s spunky heroine in Laurent Pelly’s witty production. Her Tonio is Lawrence Brownlee, who delivers all nine high Cs of his famous aria with aplomb, and Kiri Te Kanawa is the Duchess of Krakenthorp.

23 Friday 8:00 PM JAZZ INSPIRED Guitarist/vocalist Matt Munisteri talks about drawing on jazz and western swing for his unique approach to playing and composing.

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8:00 PM CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Bernard Labadie conducts a program of 18th century music. HANDEL—Organ Concerto No. 1 in G Minor (Richard Pare, organ) HANDEL—Organ Concerto No. 4 in F Major (Richard Pare, organ) HANDEL—Water Music (complete) MOZART—Symphony No. 39 in E-Flat Major, K. 543 10:00 PM PIPEDREAMS An Organist’s Yearbook The annual end-of-the-year reflection, with highlights from recent recordings, concert excerpts, prize-winning performances and more.

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22 Thursday 7:00 PM ST. OLAF CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL CONCERT A service in song and word that has become one of the nation’s most cherished holiday celebrations. The festival includes hymns, carols, choral works, and orchestral selections celebrating the Nativity and featuring more than 500 student musicians who are members of five choirs and the St. Olaf Orchestra. (two hours) 9:00 PM HARMONIA Seasonal Settings and Angelic Appearances Harmonia celebrates the holidays with seasonal settings and angelic appearances. We hear three renaissance composers’ takes on chants for Christmas and behold earthly visitations by angels bringing glad tidings. We conclude with a retelling of the Christmas story in our featured release by Theater of Voices and Ars Nova Copenhagen.

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10:00 PM SOUNDS CHORAL In a Quiet Place Looking ahead to the new year, we’ll have music designed to help us breathe, recoup, and start again. 8:00 PM HOMETOWN WITH TOM ROZNOWSKI Watch the Birdie 8:05 PM THE FOLK SAMPLER Merry Christmas Part Two 9:00 PM CELTIC CONNECTIONS A Celtic Christmas This week’s program showcases Christmas and seasonal music from England, Scotland, Ireland, and other western European and early American traditions.

25 Sunday 12:00 PM HARMONIA Seasonal Settings and Angelic Appearances Harmonia celebrates the holidays with seasonal settings and angelic appearances. We’ll hear three renaissance composers’ takes on chants for Christmas and behold earthly visitations by angels bringing glad tidings. We conclude with a retelling of the Christmas story in our featured release by Theater of Voices and Ars Nova Copenhagen. 1:00 PM WITH HEART AND VOICE A Christmas Celebration Jubilant music rings out as we celebrate Christmas Day on With Heart and Voice. Choirs, organs, brass and percussion herald this great day! 7:00 PM PROFILES Composer Bernard Rands and librettist J.D. McClatchy

28 Wednesday 8:00 PM LIVE! AT THE CONCERTGEBOUW Bernard Haitink/Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra MAHLER—Symphony No. 9

29 Thursday 8:00 PM SONG OF AMERICA Places that Sing to Us Thanks to music, there are places in the American landscape that are part of our collective consciousness. In this program, we listen to songs that have helped shape the way we see our country. 9:00 PM HARMONIA Dancing in the Court of the Sun King We ring in the New Year with French baroque dance music from the court of Louis XIV. Plus, secret voices from the Las Huelgas Codex on a featured release by Anonymous 4.

30 Friday 8:00 PM JAZZ INSPIRED Guitarist Howard Alden has been hailed as one of the greatest of his generation. He worked with Judy Carmichael in the early years of their careers and in this conversation, recorded on stage at the

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Ascona Jazz Festival in Switzerland, they play together again, and talk about his experience teaching Sean Penn to play the guitar for a Woody Allen movie.

Renée Fleming Returns to Rodelinda The Metropolitan Opera’s new production of Handel’s Rodelinda will be broadcast on WFIU December 3rd at 12:30 p.m. with Renée Fleming reprising the title role. In this interview, courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera and originally published in Playbill, Fleming explains what draws her to this particular work. When Rodelinda had its Met premiere in 2004, the production was created especially for you. Why did you want to do this opera at the Met?

31 Saturday 1:00 PM METROPOLITAN OPERA STRAUSS, JR.—Die Fledermaus An archival broadcast from January 20, 1951. Starring Marguerite Piazza, Charles Kullman, Patrice Munsel, Richard Tucker, Rise Stevens, John Brownlee, Paul Franke, Hugh Thompson, and Jack Gilford, and conducted by Eugene Ormandy

When I really looked closely at the Handel repertoire, this was one of the most interesting parts for me. First of all, how many times do I get to play a mother? As a soprano, it’s very rare. Secondly, she’s a powerful woman—her character wins the day. The response to the premiere was extraordinary. Yes, people loved it. I said to one of my daughters not long after, “What would you recommend as a first-time opera for another child?” And I was stunned when she said Rodelinda! [Laughing] I thought, “Right, okay. A Handel opera with thirty arias and no ensembles.” Are there special challenges to this kind of Baroque repertoire? What is the hardest part about singing Handel?

8:00 PM HOMETOWN WITH TOM ROZNOWSKI In Name Only 8:05 PM THE FOLK SAMPLER Review of 2011 Part One 9:00 PM CELTIC CONNECTIONS Best of 2011 Don’t miss this week’s roundup of some of the best Celtic albums of 2011, culminating in Bryan Kelso Crow’s selection of the Celtic Connections Album of the Year!

The coloratura—I’m not a specialist. People who sing this music all the time have a facility that I don’t. But I like to do things where I’m outside my comfort zone. Why—what do you get from that? I happen to enjoy doing things that are somewhere off the beaten track, because I’m interested in learning about repertoire, as well. And then it also comes down to the fact that I’m simply not someone who sings the bread-and-butter Italian repertoire. It’s never been right for me. So I have to choose things that I will enjoy, and very often that means stepping outside the standard repertoire.

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Tell me about producer Stephen Wadsworth’s approach to this piece. With a Handel opera, you really want to find what keeps the audience’s imagination and gets them involved in the story, and Stephen has done that. Not through any concept, but by telling the story in a powerful, romantic way. So many directors are more interested in creating conceptual worlds for Handel. But what Stephen proves in the way that he works is that, actually, this is good theater on its own terms. This will be your third time singing Rodelinda at the Met, after the premiere run and a revival in 2006. What are your expectations this time around? One thing that has always intrigued me is that you can sing a role for the first time and come back to it two or three or five or six years later, and it will be better, without you ever having looked at it or thought about it or done anything at all. It’s kind of like learning a language. I was just in Paris for five weeks, and I tried to brush up on my French. I probably won’t speak a word of it between now and the next time I go back, but I know that my French will be better then. And the same is true with singing.

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Year-End Giving Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose. – Helen Keller Your philanthropic generosity toward WFIU has made 2011 another year filled with the best news, cultural reporting, and music—both on-air and online. With your help we will continue that tradition into 2012. As you think about your year-end giving, you may find that a gift of appreciated stock is easy to complete and provides two distinct, important benefits: • A charitable income tax deduction equal to the stock’s full appreciated value • Avoidance of capital gains tax on the increase in the stock’s value Even though the markets have been exceptionally turbulent in recent years, appreciated securities continue to be a smart gift option to consider. A gift of appreciated stock can have greater overall tax savings than a gift of cash of equal value—because you can avoid a portion of capital gains tax with the charitable gift. When you make contributions to the organizations that are important to you before the end of the calendar year, please consider WFIU. Listener support is the heart and soul of WFIU and your year-end gift will help pay for the programs you enjoyed so much this year—and will continue to enjoy in 2012 and for years to come—thanks to you. If you are considering a gift of stock through the IU Foundation for the benefit of an IU organization, such as WFIU, please contact us so we can provide specific information and appropriate account numbers to complete your gift before the end of the year. You can contact the IU Foundation of Gift Planning at 800-558-8311 or call or email Nancy Krueger at 812-855-2935 or nkrueger@indiana.edu. As always, we encourage you to consult your financial advisor or attorney.

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W IU This month on WTIU television.

Do more than watch TV, experience it! This month WTIU will air a variety of specials—ranging from local topics such as Indiana Legends: Madam C.J. Walker to such national productions as Great Performances: Andrea Bocelli Live in Central Park and Straight No Chaser – Songs of the Decades: Holiday Edition. Laughter will fill your home on Saturday, December 3rd when WTIU presents VictorBorge: Comedy in Music. The program features recently re-discovered skits from The Andy Williams Show and The Perry Como Show, a classic performance from Dwight D. Eisenhower’s inaugural celebration, and touching, heartfelt stories by his five children. If you’re a fan of rock music, you’ll want to watch 60s Pop, Rock & Soul: My Music, featuring hits and favorites of the AM radio era. It airs Saturday, December 3rd at 8 p.m.; Monday, December 5th at 1 p.m.; and Wednesday, December 7th at 9 p.m. WTIU will have a limited number of tickets to see Joe Bonamassa at the Murat Theatre in Indianapolis on May 5th, 2012. Watch Joe Bonamassa: Live from the Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday, December 6th at 9:30pm or Saturday, December 10th at 8:30 p.m. to get your tickets. A WTIU member recently told us, “It makes me feel good to give to WTIU—an organization that provides so much for so many.” If you’re a fan of WTIU, be sure to tell your friends how good supporting public television makes you feel. Put it on Facebook, tweet it, or just tell someone in person why you love WTIU. Explore more at indianapublicmedia.org/support/tv

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Indiana Intern Indiana State University Indianapolis Early Music The Irish Lion Restaurant and Pub ISU Hulman Center IU Art Museum IU Auditorium IU Bloomington Continuing Studies IU Campus Bus Services IU College of Arts & Sciences IU Credit Union IU Credit Union—Investment Services IU Department of Theatre & Drama IU Campus Recreational Sports IU Division of Residential Programs & Services IU Friends of Art Bookshop IU Grunwald Gallery IU Jacobs School of Music IU Kelley School of Business IU Medical Sciences Program IU Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions IU Press IU School of Fine Arts IU University Information Technology Services IUB Early Childhood Educational Services Ivy Tech Community College J. L. Waters & Company Joie De Vivre | Medical Laughing Planet Café L. B. Stant and Associates Mallor | Grodner Attorneys Mann Plumbing Inc. Meadowood Retirement Center Meadowood Health Pavilion Midwest Counseling Center-Linda Alis Middleway House Mira Salon & Spa Monroe County History Center Musical Arts Youth Orchestra Nicki Williamson Counseling Oliver Winery Periodontics & Dental Implant Center of Southern Indiana Pictura Gallery Premier Ortho ProBleu Quality Surfaces Relish Rentbloomington.net

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Restore/Habitat for Humanity Ron Plecher-Remax Rose Hulman Performing Arts Series Rotary International 6580 Scholars Inn Bakehouse Shawnee Summer Theatre Showers Inn Bed & Breakfast Soma Coffee House and Juice Bar Saint Mary of the Woods College

Stardusters Music Terry’s Banquets & Catering The Venue Fine Arts & Gifts Traditions Catering Trojan Horse Restaurant Vance Music Center Village Deli World Wide Automotive Service Yarns Unlimited Youth Theatre

These community minded businesses support locally produced programs on WFIU. We thank them for their partnership and encourage you to thank and support them. Local Program Production Support Allen Funeral Home (Ask the Mayor-Bloomington) Bicycle Garage (Afterglow) Bloomingfoods Market & Deli (Earth Eats) The Bloomington Brewing Company (Just You and Me) Brown County Art Gallery (Classical Music with George Walker) Brown County Art Guild (Artworks) Café Django (Just You and Me) The District-MCSWMD (Ask the Mayor-Bloomington) Ferrer Gallery (Artworks) Goods for Cooks (Earth Eats) Dr. Howard and Associates (Artworks) Mark Adams, Financial Advisor (Classical Music with George Walker) Indiana Humanities Council (Moment of Indiana History) ISU/The May Agency (Community Minute) IU Kelley School of Business (Community Minute) (Just You and Me)

Lennie’s (Just You and Me) The Nature Conservancy (Journey with Nature) Periodontics & Dental Implant Center of Southern Indiana (Classical Music with George Walker) Pizza X (Just You and Me) Premier Ortho (Noon Edition) The Trojan Horse (Just You and Me) Vance Music Center (Classical Music with George Walker) Nationally Syndicated Program Support Christel DeHaan Family Foundation (Harmonia) Laughing Planet (Night Lights) Landlocked Music (Night Lights) Indiana University (A Moment of Science) The Oakley Foundation, Terre Haute (Hometown) Pynco, Inc., Bedford (A Moment of Science) (Harmonia) Soma Coffee House and Juice Bar (Night Lights)

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