STREAMING LIVE: Holiday Classics

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  • Holiday programmingHoliday Programming
    Read about Classical MPR's 2014 holiday programming, including on-air specials, events and more!
  • Pavel KolesnikovRegional Spotlight: Pavel Kolesnikov
    Pavel Kolesnikov's performance of the C-minor Fantasy for piano by Mozart is an extra treat for this Thanksgiving Day afternoon.
  • CantusThanksgiving with Cantus
    Cantus, one of the premiere men's vocal ensembles, talk with host Alison Young about the holiday, music and food. This year's special presentation will focus on gratitude for nourishment and all that surrounds us.
  • Autumn leavesGiving Thanks: A celebration of fall, food, and gratitude
    With music and stories for Thanksgiving, host John Birge creates a thoughtful, contemporary reflection on the meaning of the holiday. For 2014, two great poets join us at the table. We remember Maya Angelou, and she shares her Thanksgiving blessing and memories. Nikki Giovanni reads food poems from her new book, and recalls the Thanksgiving she got kicked out of college.
  • Classical Notes: Unexpected yet welcome music for traveling

    Thanksgiving week is one of the year's busiest travel periods in the United States. What music will accompany your journey? For those traveling by air, you might even encounter live music in an airport.


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