With Thanksgiving at hand, memories of holidays past begin to fill our minds. Over the river and through the woods. Friends, family, and groaning boards of food. Telling and retelling stories. And more food. It’s that second helping that makes Thanksgiving so special.
So WRTI, an old friend, and one you consider family, will be offering second helpings throughout Thanksgiving Day...just for you. Each hour a favorite composer will be featured twice to warm and comfort you.
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!
Spend the Thanksgiving holiday with WRTI as we page through the Great American Songbook to celebrate one of the great American holidays! From Gershwin and Porter compositions to tunes that the jazz giants made standard, these great pieces will be the perfect companion to your Thanksgiving feast. You'll hear the greatest singers and bandleaders of jazz along with contemporary arrangements of these popular tunes.
We'll kick off the festivities at 6 pm on Thanksgiving and continue through Saturday morning. Join us as we give thanks for great music!