This original play is based on the life of freed slave William Wells Brown. The performance was recorded live in June 2010 and stars Mirron E. Willis as Wells Brown and features Barbara Rosenblat along with a multi-voice cast.
Christmas is here! WNIJ is sharing some unique holiday traditions. WNIJ staff member, Austin Cliffe, shares his family's recipe for glogg, a fiery Scandinavian drink.
We also reached out to listeners to hear about some of their ways of celebrating the season. One that stood out was from Cathy Christensen. Every year, her family carries out tradition by exchanging an old pair of socks.
On this final Sunday of the year, Sunday Baroque host Suzanne Bona will review some of the best recordings of 2012, including a last chance to audition selections from the Sunday Baroque Holiday Gift List. Join us Sunday, December 30th from 7am to 10am on Classical WNIU, 90.5.
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. Join us Sunday, December 2nd at 5pm on Classical WNIU, 90.5.
The holiday season doesn't have to be stressful! Sunday Baroque will offer cheery seasonal music to create a festive spirit - baroque Christmas Concertos, carols, and other special treats to help you get into the right frame of mind. Whether you're relaxing, preparing for guests to arrive or finishing (starting?) your shopping, it's the perfect holiday soundtrack! Join us Sunday, December 16th from 7am to 10am on Classical WNIU, 90.5.
With help from the folks at Echoes, we orchestrate a winter landscape in sound, with no carols or Christmas songs, just a glistening expanse of evocative music to carry you through the longest night of the year, from Loreena McKennitt, R. Carlos Nakai, Jeff Johnson & Brian Dunning, Klaus Schulze, the Mediaeval Baebes and John Luther Adams, and more. Join us Thursday, December 20th at 10pm on 89-5, WNIJ.
A celebration of the season as told through the glorious voices of Chanticleer, the 12-voice San Francisco-based men's choir. The program spans the globe and the centuries - from England in the 1300s to new arrangements of classics and contemporary carols. Join us Tuesday, December 18th at 9am on Classical WNIU, 90.5.
Ira Glass and Company put their unique spin on stories for the holiday season, the way only This American Life can. Join us Friday, December 21st at 7pm or Saturday, December 11th at 11am on 89.5, WNIJ.