All that wrath and a bunch of chips

Superbowl advertisers turned to classical composers to help them sell carbonated beverages (with Rossini's William Tell Overture), a new TV series (cue Carl Orff's Carmina Burana), cars (via John Williams' The Empire Strikes Back) and bright orange chips which may not be the healthiest thing for you or your dog.  In my opinion, the juxtaposition of Verdi's Requiem with a slow-motion, runni

With Heart and Voice ® Program 1113

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 12:01am - 11:59pm

As we observe the Third Sunday in Lent, we’ll hear several settings of the psalm of the day, Psalm 121, “I will lift up my eyes to the hills,” which has been wonderfully set by composers from the US and abroad.


With Heart and Voice ® Program 1112

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 12:01am - 11:59pm

Our journey through the season of Lent continues, with music based on psalm texts of devotion and introspection.  We also will hear music about Mary, in observance of the Feast of the Annunciation later in the week.


With Heart and Voice ® Program 1111

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 12:01am - 11:59pm

Lent is the season of forty days leading up to Easter, and is marked by fasting, penance and preparation. We’ll hear music for this solemn season from composers old and new.


With Heart and Voice ® Program 1110

Sun, 03/06/2011 - 12:01am - 11:59pm

The Last Sunday after Epiphany is celebrated in many churches as the Feast of the Transfiguration – the vision of the glory of Christ on the mountaintop before the season of Lenten devotion. Tune in for glorious music from the Renaissance to the 20th century.


With Heart and Voice ® Program 1109

Sun, 02/27/2011 - 12:01am - 11:59pm

English poet George Herbert is traditionally commemorated on February 27, and this week we’ll hear settings of some of his texts, including excerpts from Ralph Vaughan Williams’s Five Mystical Songs.


With Heart and Voice ® Program 1108

Sun, 02/20/2011 - 12:01am - 11:59pm

A Festival of Praise will feature music for choirs, organ and brass by John Rutter, Giovanni Gabrielli and others.


With Heart and Voice ® Program 1107

Sun, 02/13/2011 - 12:01am - 11:49pm

This week it’s a celebration of Black History Month, with spirituals and other sacred music by African American composers, including Adolphus Hailstork and William Grant Still.


With Heart and Voice ® Program 1106

Sun, 02/06/2011 - 12:01am - 11:59pm

This week on With Heart and Voice, we’ll drive the cold, dark winter away with music on the theme of light, including works by Henry Purcell, Herbert Sumsion, Charles MacPherson and Larry King.


On A Personal Note on WXXI-TV

Wed, 09/21/2011 - 10:00pm

The relationship between very young and gifted classical pianists and their art is explored in this perceptive documentary.

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