LISTEN: The Pacifica Quartet On Performing Complete Quartet Cycles And Touring The Northwest
The Grammy-winning Pacifica Quartet is known for their advocacy of contemporary music and for their acclaimed performances of complete quartet cycles by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Shostakovich, and Elliott Carter. The Indiana University-based quartet visited Moscow, Idaho in January 2020 for a week of concerts, outreach events and master classes.
What’s it like to take on the daunting task of performing and recording one composer’s complete set of quartets? On January 23, classical music host Anjuli Dodhia spoke to violist Mark Holloway and cellist Brandon Vamos.
Turn on your radio, pour a cup of tea, cozy up to a warm fire, and enjoy uplifting music, heartwarming stories and inspiring performances to celebrate the season.
Here’s a list of special programs coming your way throughout the month of December. Continue Reading Special Holiday Radio Programs on NWPB: December and New Year’s Day
Thanksgiving is a time of gratitude. For food, family, friends, and for the first stewards of this land we call America: Indigenous Tribes. This Thanksgiving and Native American Heritage Day, join NWPB for music and stories that reflect the meaning of tradition and gratitude. Continue Reading Special Holiday Radio Programs On NWPB: Thanksgiving and Native American Heritage Day 2023
This week, we are saying goodbye to longtime classical music host Gigi Yellen. For more than ten years, Gigi has delighted NWPB listeners with music and commentary, and contributed to many more projects and initiatives. You can read or listen to her work on the Music and Culture page. We wish Gigi a happy retirement, and all the best on her next chapter. Gigi sat down with Anjuli Dodhia to reflect on her career and her time at NWPB. Continue Reading Gigi Yellen Reflects On Her Time At NWPB