Studs interviews John Eliot Gardiner about his career in baroque music and his background and interests. Studs announces that Gardiner is performing at Orchestra Hall in Chicago. Gardiner explains the instruments that his group uses and how they are different and capture the original sounds of pieces. He also describes the history and time period of baroque music. Gardiner explains various pieces that the choir performs such as Handel's "Israel in Egypt" and Henry Purcell's "King Arthur." The musical numbers are removed from this edited version of the original recording.
Musicians Jerry Fuller, Jeff Bradetich, and Judi Bradetich discuss their careers and recently released works such as Fuller's Songs, Dances and Fantasy, and Bradetich's latest work, Broadway for All the Hear. Pieces from both of these works are performed during the interview, including Broadway pieces from Cabaret, West Side Story, and music highlighting the double bass's sounds.
Interviewing the Cambridge Buskers, Michael Copley (flute and recorders) and Dag Ingram (accordion).
Discussing the book "The New Grove Dictionary of American Music". They talk about American music and musicians of all kinds and from different periods. Includes Charles Ive's song "At the River" sung by Cleo Laine in the middle of the program.
Barbara Hendricks discusses her career, music education, and opera. Includes a clip of Jennie Tourel's voice.