Take a fresh look at the enigmatic story of a young American hiker named Chris McCandless, the accomplished son of successful middle class parents, who was found dead in an abandoned bus in the Alaskan wilderness and became the subject of the best-selling Jon Krakauer book and Sean Penn-directed movie Into the Wild. McCandless’ letters, released for the first time, as well as new and surprising interviews, probe the mystery that still lies at the heart of a compelling story that has become part of the American literary canon.
Cleveland Orchestra: Blossom Festival Concert
Hans Graf, conductor ; *Jeffrey Kahane, piano
RAVEL: “La Valse”
*MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 25
STRAUSS, J. JR.: Waltzes and Polkas; Blue Danube Waltz
STRAUSS, J. SR.: Radetzky March
SCHOENBERG: Ten Early Waltzes. Franz Welser-Most, conductor
With music and stories for Thanksgiving, host John Birge creates a thoughtful, contemporary reflection on the meaning of the holiday. We remember Dr. Maya Angelou, and she shares her Thankgiving blessing and memories. Nikki Giovanni reads food poems from her new book, and recalls the Thanksgiving she got kicked out of college! Also, Simple Gifts from Copland, a Simple Song from Bernstein, and lots of music about fall, food, and gratitude. For listeners in the kitchen, on the road, or relaxing after the feast, Giving Thanks provides the perfect atmosphere for Thanksgiving: the warmth of great music, and truly memorable words.
The show will be repeated at 10 am Friday, Nov. 28.
Relive treasured moments from Downton Abbey’s first four seasons and get a tantalizing preview of what’s in store for the Crawleys and the staff in Season 5. Video clips, cast interviews and behind-the-scenes footage help answer some burning questions: Is Lady Mary ready for romance? Did Mr. Bates kill Mr. Green? What will become of Edith’s baby? Carson and Mrs. Hughes — will they or won’t they? Celebrate the joys, triumphs and intrigue taking place at Downton Abbey — upstairs and down. Bernadette Peters hosts.
Watch a preview:
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Bach: Ricercar in Six Voices from Musical Offering, BWV 1079. Jupiter String Quartet; Mark Holloway, viola; Andreas Brantelid, cello
Bach (arr. Dmitry Sitkovetsky): Fifteen Sinfonias for Violin, Viola, and Cello, BWV 787-801
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, violin; Yura Lee, viola; Dane Johansen, cello
Bach: Concerto in C minor for Oboe, Violin, Strings, and Continuo, BWV 1060R. Stephen Taylor, oboe; Erin Keefe, violin solo; Ani Kavafian, violin; Sean Lee, violin; Mark Holloway, viola; Colin Carr, cello; Anthony Manzo, double bass; Kenneth Weiss, harpsichord
Spoleto Chamber Music Festival
Schubert: String Quintet in C Major, D. 956. Brentano String Quartet; Alisa Weilerstein, cello;
Schubert: Die Forelle (The Trout), D. 550. Tyler Duncan, baritone; Inon Barnatan, piano