Enjoy classical music, a little news, and a window into the arts to ease you into the day.
Your Mystery Piece will be an Ancient (or Not So Ancient) Dance – a multiple choice early morning quiz -- at 6:40. Brenda Tremblay hosts from six until ten.
Wednesday, August 9
In celebration of the Gateways Festival, we’ll enjoy recordings of works by African-American composers including Florence Price, Ulysses Kay, and Michael Abels. You’ll hear Dido’s Lament, arguably the saddest piece of music ever written, and Bach’s sixth Brandenburg concerto, full of dancing rhythms and sweet dialogue. Plus the Bee Gees. Really. (Anderson & Roe play a classical interpretation of “Stayin’ Alive.”)
Thursday, August 10
On the playlist: a Tosca fantasy, troubled water, and Dawson’s Negro Folk Symphony. You’ll hear old favorites (Stewart Goodyear playing Beethoven’s “Waldstein” piano sonata, for example) and also experience fresh new music by emerging composer Jessie Montgomery. Paul Freeman conducts the Chicago Sinfonietta. Kathleen Battle sings Bach.
Friday, August 11
Wake up with Kearstin Brown!