Thanksgiving Holiday special: “Giving Thanks: A Celebration of Fall, Food, and Gratitude”.

November 26, 2020
 

Thursday November 26: Collectors’ Corner with Henry Fogel (CCF 20-36) PRE-EMPTED

Thanksgiving Special: Giving Thanks: A Celebration of Fall, Food, and Gratitude.

With music and stories for Thanksgiving, host John Birge creates a thoughtful, contemporary reflection on the meaning of the holiday. Classical music is the heart and soul of the original Giving Thanks. Between the music, no clichés about pilgrims and pumpkin pies. Instead, it's a contemporary celebration of the spirit of Gratitude. Whether your listeners are early in the kitchen, on the road to a family gathering, or relaxing after the feast, Giving Thanks provides the perfect atmosphere for Thanksgiving: the warmth of great music, and truly memorable words.  Michael Tilson Thomas (cond.), guest; Rita Dove (poet), guest; Ted Kooser (poet), guest

Traditional: We Gather Together --Boston Pops/John Williams

Grainger: Harvest Hymn - ASMF/Neville Marriner;     Michael Tilson Thomas on Beethoven

Beethoven: Symphony No. 6, “Pastoral”; Song of Thanksgiving --Michael Tilson Thomas

Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 5, 3rd mvt. -- Isaac Stern, violin

Michael Tilson Thomas on childhood Thanksgiving, and the Whistle Song

Gershwin: Promenade – Michael Tilson Thomas/LA Philharmonic

Monteverdi: Mass of Thanksgiving: Gloria-- Taverner Consort; Ted Kooser reads fr. “Winter Morning Walks”

Maria Schneider: Winter Morning Walks - Dawn Upshaw, soprano

Richard Strauss: Sonatina No. 2, “The Happy Workshop”: 2nd mvt --Netherlands Wind Ensemble

Mozart: Laudate Dominum -- Joshua Bell, violin; Rita Dove reads “For Sophie”

Bill Evans: Waltz for Debby -- Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano; Michael Tilson Thomas on turkeys

Alberto Ginastera: Dance of the Wheat -- New World Symphony/Michael Tilson Thomas

Michael Tilson Thomas on Thanksgiving dinner and grace

Copland: Appalachian Spring; Simple Gifts -- San Francisco Symphony/Michael Tilson Thomas

Brooklyn Rider on Beethoven’s Hymn of Thanksgiving

Beethoven: String Quartet No. 15, Op. 132: Heiliger Dankgesang -- Brooklyn Rider

From Jack Kerouac’s “The Dharma Bums,” Chartres Cathedral story; Psalm 104 -- Read by Charles Laughton

Traditional, arr. Stephen Paulus: We Gather Together --Dale Warland Singers


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These programs are partially sponsored by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

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