Celebrate Thanksgiving with WHRO FM
- Written by Wayla Chambo
- Category: Featured - Radio
- Published: 15 November 2021
As we count our blessings this Thanksgiving, we are grateful as always for the richness that classical music brings to our lives, and for the opportunity to share that music with you every day on WHRO FM. Tune in for a warm and joyful Thanksgiving soundtrack with your favorite WHRO hosts, along with these special programs:
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Giving Thanks: A Celebration of Fall, Food, & Gratitude from American Public Media
Giving Thanks with host John Birge shares music and stories that reflect the meaning of gratitude, in a contemporary, thoughtful celebration of the spirit of the holiday. This year, Stanley Tucci joins our Thanksgiving table to talk about his new book Taste: My Life Through Food, a memoir about food, family, and life; Naomi Shihab Nye shares her poems celebrating her Palestinian-American heritage, and our shared humanity; and music from Eric Whitacre, Bach, Copland and more complete the scene.
3 - 4 p.m.
Every Good Thing from American Public Media
On Thanksgiving, host Andrea Blain and classical music fans from all around the country take some time to give thanks and celebrate one of life's most meaningful gifts: music. It's Every Good Thing — an hour of stories and music to celebrate Thanksgiving.
6 - 7 p.m.
Thanksgiving with The American Sound – Seed and Soil from Classical 101, WOSU Public Media
Thanksgiving has always been closely tied to the land, as a celebration of gratitude for abundant harvest. This Thanksgiving, join host Jennifer Hambrick for an hour of glorious American music that celebrates America’s beautiful and bountiful land. “The Pasture” from Randall Thompson’s lovely choral work Frostiana takes you back to the soil, and movements from Mark O’Connor’s Americana Symphony bring you breathtaking views of America’s wide-open spaces. Then flow along the traditional Deep River and Shenandoah to a grateful end with Jennifer Higdon’s uplifting Amazing Grace for string quartet.