Classical 91.5 Celebrates Thanksgiving with Special Holiday Programming

(Rochester, N.Y.) - Whether you're in the kitchen cooking your holiday feast or at the dinner table enjoying that meal with family and friends – Classical 91.5 has just the mix of beautiful music for your Thanksgiving Day festivities on Thursday, November 23rd.

Thanksgiving Day specials on Classical 91.5

Giving Thanks: A Celebration of Fall, Food & Gratitude at 8:00AM
Host John Birge presents a contemporary celebration of the spirit of gratitude through the warmth of great music and memorable words, with special guest chef Jacques pepin and his 13-year-old granddaughter Shoret with whom he co-authored his most recent book, "A Grandfather's Lessons." Also joining the show this year in the host of The Splendid Table, Francis Lam with his recent James Beard Award-winning Thanksgiving essay about immigrants.

Thanksgiving with Cantus at 1:00PM
Host Alison Young sits down with men's vocal ensemble Cantus for a conversation about Thanksgiving music, food and those we love to celebrate the blessings in our lives.

Every Good Thing at 5:00PM
Co-hosts Valerie Kahler and Steve Seel help us explore the music for which we give thanks, including a range of performances from Jay Unger's Thanksgiving Waltz to Aaron Copland's Simple Gifts as well as other inspiring music and stories.

Giving Thanks to Music at 6:00PM
Opera singer Marilyn Horne, Executive Producer of Latino USA Maria Hinojosa, dancer and choreographer Jessica Lang, Principal clarinet of the NYPO Anthony McGill and Avery Fisher Career Grant winning flutist Demarre McGill share the profound value that classical music has had in their lives.

Echoes Acoustic Thanksgiving airs the day after Thanksgiving, November 24 at 10:00PM
This warm and inviting soundscape for Thanksgiving presents acoustic instrumental and vocal music by special guests.


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