Music, Stories, And Turkey Triage: Thanksgiving Day Special Programs On NWPB
The Splendid Table’s Turkey Confidential: The annual Thanksgiving call-in show! Francis Lam takes calls and comes to the rescue of cooks, kitchen helpers and dinner guests during the biggest cooking day of the year.
This year’s special guests include Pati Jinich, Kenji Lopez, Baker Cheryl Day, and David Chang and Priya Krishna, co-authors of the new book Cook at Home: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Recipes (And Love My Microwave). Thanksgiving Day, NPR News service, 9-11 AM
Giving Thanks: Music and stories that reflect the meaning of gratitude. Giving Thanks sounds the way Thanksgiving feels: inviting, warm, and festive. No clichés about pilgrims and pumpkin pies. Instead, it’s a contemporary, thoughtful celebration of spirit of the holiday. Special guests include Stanley Tucci and Naomi Shihab Nye. Music from Eric Whitacre, Bach, Copland and more complete the scene. Thanksgiving Day, NPR and Classical music service 9-11 AM, 8-10 PM
Every Good Thing: Join classical music fans from around the country as they give thanks and celebrate one of life’s most meaningful gifts: music.
Listeners nationwide share stories about their favorite classical music pieces. Thanksgiving Day, NPR and Classical music service, 3-4 PM
BOOK REVIEW: Chasing Chopin: A Musical Journey Across Three Centuries, Four Countries, And A Half-Dozen Revolutions
LaFarge’s Chopin journey began with an email to the creator of the video game “Frederic: The Resurrection of Music” during the 200th anniversary year of Chopin’s birth. An amateur pianist, she wanted to explore the game’s use of Chopin’s iconic “funeral march.” Of course, like all explorers, she couldn’t stop there. Continue Reading BOOK REVIEW: Chasing Chopin: A Musical Journey Across Three Centuries, Four Countries, And A Half-Dozen Revolutions
Can singing in harmony fix our broken world? If you’ve sung in a chorus, perhaps you’ve felt it can. You’re not alone. Watch this presentation by the award-winning ensemble The King’s Singers, making the case for the choral community’s duty to help heal our fractured societies. It’s from the Chorus America Virtual Conference in 2020. Continue Reading A Study By Chorus America Struck A Chord With The King’s Singers
If you find yourself asking, “Who is Florence Price?” you’re not alone. Which is why that’s the title of a lively new book for and by young readers. Continue Reading BOOK REVIEW: Who Is Florence Price? Young Musicians Tell The Story Of A Girl And Her Music