We have the music for the perfect Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Beginning on Thursday, join us for a particularly American flavor with music by American composers from Copland to Bernstein to John Alden Carpenter. There will also be a family celebration with some of the great names in music, including the Bachs, the Strauss family, father and son Mozart and more!
Thomas Hampson hosts another show in this fascinating American music series. AaronCopland’s Old American Songs have become recital standards, but traditional texts and tunes have attracted many other classical composers, including John Jacob Niles, George Crumb, and Jake Heggie. It's Songs We've Always Sung, Sunday, from 5 to 6 pm on Song of America.
The reclusive poet Emily Dickinson explored all of life’s emotions, and there are hundreds of compelling settings of her poems by composers from Ernst Bacon to André Previn to Ned Rorem. Hear some of them Sunday, October 28th, 5 to 6 pm as Thomas Hampson presents this acclaimed Song of America installment - Emily Dickinson, Letter to the World.
"There Is No Gender In Music," said composer Elinor Remick Warren. Tune in as host Thomas Hampson looks at the lives and songs of generations of American women composers, including Amy Beach, Florence Price, and Carrie Jacobs-Bond. Sunday, October 13th, 5 to 6 pm.