Holiday en Harmonia: Easter <div><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Airs Thursday, April 17 at 1 p.m.&nbsp;</span></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An hour-long program of early music, celebrating the Christian holidays around Easter. Choral music from the times and lands of the Pre-Baroque era is all about endless layers upon layers of the richest of human and vocal harmonies. From the Renaissance through the baroque, music for Holy Week and Easter Sunday will be explored, in addition to a new release by </span>Rinaldo<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Alessandrini's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Concerto </span>Italiano<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp;Hosted by Angela </span>Mariani<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></div><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:00:00 +0000 42679 at Harmonia: Easter The Passover Story with the Western Winds <p><strong>Airs Monday, April 14 at 1 p.m.&nbsp;</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Renowned actor Theodore Bikel and The Western Wind, America's pre-eminent vocal ensemble, present 25 eclectic selections that, along with an inspiring narration, serve as musical documentary of Passover. Music includes Hebrew folk melodies, classical European liturgical music, ancient Sephardic chants, Klezmer-style improvisations, and traditional songs from the Seder. This program is designed for listeners of any religious background and provides a good introduction to a holiday whose lessons of redemption and faith are universal. "The music is an eclectic compilation of songs and compositions from many sources reflecting the tremendous diversity of Jewish cultures. Selections include Hebrew folk melodies, classical European liturgical music, ancient Sephardic chants, Klezmer-style improvisations, and traditional songs from the Seder, including the 'adopted' song of slavery, the Negro spiritual "Go Down Moses"--all sung with the superb musicianship and zest that are hallmarks of Western Wind performances."</span></p><p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:00:00 +0000 42672 at The Passover Story with the Western Winds New Year's Day from Vienna 2014 <p><strong>Airs Wednesday, January 1 at 10 a.m.&nbsp;</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Get ready to pop the New Year's Day champagne! &nbsp;The Vienna Philharmonic presents its annual salute to the waltz on New Year's Day 2014. &nbsp;The orchestra has invited Daniel Barenboim to welcome 2014 by conducting the annual &nbsp;New Year's year's concert, honoring his 25 years of musical collaboration with the orchestra, and his efforts to bring peace to the world through music. &nbsp;Hear the hit tunes of the Strauss family and others &nbsp;– polkas, gallops and waltzes, live from the Musikverein, on New Year's Day from Vienna! Hosted by Laura Carlo.</span></p><p> Wed, 01 Jan 2014 16:00:00 +0000 38165 at New Year's Day from Vienna 2014 Toast Of The Nation 2013 <div><strong>Airs Tuesday, December 31 at 8 p.m.&nbsp;</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Toast of the Nation 2013-14 will make New Year's Eve stops in Boston, Washington DC, New York, Chicago, Denver and the Monterey Jazz Festival! Wed, 01 Jan 2014 02:00:00 +0000 38164 at Toast Of The Nation 2013 A Season's Griot 2013 <p><strong>Airs Thursday, December 26 at 9 p.m.&nbsp;</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"A Season's Griot" is public radio's only nationally syndicated Kwanzaa program. Hosted by acclaimed storyteller Madafo Lloyd Wilson, this annual one-hour special captures the tales and traditions of African-American and African peoples. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 03:00:00 +0000 38027 at A Season's Griot 2013