Advent is a time of quiet contemplation and waiting. It's waiting for darkness to become light and for hopes to be realized. Throughout the centuries Advent has been observed musically in sacred and secular ways. Join Lynne Warfel for an hour of the most beautiful vocal music inspired by, and written for Advent.
In celebration of the holiday season, A Baroque Christmas in the New World brings you music from 17th- and 18th-century Mexico, Peru and Bolivia, including a cantata and three free-standing works by Sumaya — most of which comes from the only surviving manuscript in full-score in Sumaya's own hand.
The world-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir continues its tradition of great artistry this holiday season, with touching arrangements of familiar carols, and lesser-known melodies that are fast becoming the new classics. Julie Amacher hosts this annual favorite.
Mindy Ratner hosts a new edition of this holiday favorite, in celebration of Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. "Candles Burning Brightly" explores Chanukah foods and traditional activities - with plenty of music.
In the sixteenth-century, the splendor of the Renaissance blossomed across Italy as a new Holy Roman Empire stretched its wings from the Urals to the Atlantic. This special brings you wonderful sixteenth-century Christmas music from the Venetian world of Giovanni Bassano and Gioseffo Zarlino, moving westward to the Milan of Franchinus Gaffurius, and southerly to the Naples of Diego Ortiz. [Photo: http://bit.ly/2zCmjT2]
This is the time of year – a WUSF tradition - when we like to bring you the best new documentaries produced worldwide in a special two-hour program, Best of the Best: The Third Coast Festival Broadcast. The featured documentaries, all winners of the 17th annual Third Coast/Richard H.
Mike Cornette will help you wrap up your day of food and festivities with songs about food on All Night Jazz! 3 hours of music about food and drink to wind down from Thanksgiving dinner… from Horace Silver’s “Home Cooking,” Jack McDuff’s “Mellow Gravy,” and Thelonious Monk’s “Stuffy Turkey,” to Charlie Parker’s “Swedish Schnapps,” and Sarah Vaughan’s “Black Coffee!”
Join us for a contemporary celebration of gratitude, with classical music and stories of Thanksgiving. This year's special guests include world-famous chef Jacques Pepin, and his 13-year-old granddaughter, Shorey, with whom he co-authored his most recent book, "A Grandfather's Lessons." Francis Lam, new host of The Splendid Table, joins in as well with his recent, James Beard Award-winning Thanksgiving essay about immigrants.
Join Alison Young and members of the premier men's vocal ensemble, Cantus, for a conversation about sitting down with those we love, celebrating the blessings in our lives, about Thanksgiving music…and food.
The all-male ensemble will perform songs of gratitude, including "We Gather Together," "The 23rd Psalm," "Brothers, Sing On!" and "Wanting Memories."