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‘All-Star Orchestra’

This music series pairs a familiar work with a contemporary symphonic piece from an American composer, through interviews and commentary with Gerard Schwarz. Tonight it’s Tchaikovsky’s “Fourth Symphony” and David Stock’s “Blast!” 10 p.m. Friday on KCTS (

Doug Knoop, Seattle Times staff or on Twitter @dougknoop

Also on Friday

“MLB Baseball,” 5 p.m. (ROOT): Seattle Mariners at Houston Astros (Live).

“Stroumboulopoulos,” 8 p.m. (CNN): George Stephanopoulos explores the worlds of art, pop culture, politics and sports with his in-depth interviews.

“America’s Next Top Model,” 9 p.m. (CW): A model is confronted; celebrity blogger Perez Hilton leads a challenge in which the models act as fashion correspondents; the models shoot a gender-bending fragrance commercial.

“Ghost Adventures,” 9 p.m. (Travel): A spirit attempts to operate on Nick inside the Tuolumne Hospital in Sonora, Calif.

“Alaskan Steel Men,” 10 p.m. (Discovery): The welders race around the clock to prepare Kodiak’s fishing fleet for the upcoming pollock season; master welder Dennis Butts and his crew try to repair a stranded fishing boat.

“John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show,” 11 p.m. (Comedy Central): Ron Funches; Mark Forward; Dan Soder.

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