The DeKalb Municipal Band marks 160 years with a concert of holiday music Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Egyptian Theatre. Proceeds from the concert go to the Palmer Family Music Education Fund. Kirk Lundbeck succeeded the band’s longtime leader, the late Dee Palmer, as director three years ago. WNIJ's Guy Stephens spoke with Lundbeck recently about the concert and the anniversary.
GS: Most people think of the band as a summer band. So why a holiday concert?
WNIJ is pleased to present our collection of holiday specials throughout December. Each week you'll hear from the people you've come to know and love and we'll introduce you to some new voices along the way. Tune in and enjoy!
Tinsel Tales 3 - Sunday, December 14 - 6:00 p.m. and Thursday, December 25 10:00 a.m.
This program features stories from the NPR archives that touch on the meaning of Christmas. David Sedaris, Bailey White, John Henry Faulk – these and others NPR voices, past and present, tell stories of the season. Hosted by Lynn Neary
Originally published on Sat December 6, 2014 4:09 pm
11 min 44 sec
Don't ask the members of the Dublin Guitar Quartet to play the time-honored classics of the Spanish repertoire. They might play traditional Spanish style classical guitars, but they're not your standard guitar ensemble. The Dubliners are strictly devoted to contemporary music. They've been commissioning new pieces and adapting others for both acoustic and electric guitars since 2002, when the group formed at the Dublin Conservatory of Music and Drama.
Tune in to WNIU this season for a hand picked selection of holiday specials.
Advent Voices, Sunday, December 7, 10:00 a.m.
Advent is a time of quiet contemplation and waiting. It's waiting for darkness to become light and for hopes to be realized. Throughout the centuries Advent has been observed musically in sacred and secular ways. Join Lynne Warfel for an hour of the most beautiful vocal music inspired by and written for Advent.
Candles Burning Brightly, Sunday, December 14, 10:00 a.m.
For the past few years, member station Q2 in New York City has been enlisting listeners in a thought-provoking year-end poll. Forget the best music of the last year — what are the very best compositions of the last century?
Originally published on Thu November 27, 2014 8:10 am
The words of the Stabat Mater come from an ancient Latin text describing Mary weeping at the cross over her son, Jesus. While the Catholic poem has been set to music by many — from Vivaldi to Arvo Pärt — three contemporary composers have put their own spin on the old verses.
Alissa Firsova was born in Moscow, but has lived in England since she was 4.