Enjoy these Thanksgiving Day specials from Classical 90.5:
Thanksgiving with Cantus (9am and 4pm): 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.
Giving Thanks with John Birge (10am and 8pm): With music and stories for Thanksgiving, host John Birge creates a thoughtful, contemporary reflection on the meaning of the holiday. We remember Dr. 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! Garrison Keillor reads “Minnesota Thanksgiving” by John Berryman, and to celebrate another poet with a centenary in 2014, Dylan Thomas reads his poem of praise “Fern Hill.” Also, Simple Gifts from Copland, a Simple Song from Bernstein, and lots of music about fall, food, and gratitude.