Books Elise K. Kirk Books by Elise K. Kirk Elise K. Kirk has written books about: Arts & Entertainment Nonfiction Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Elise K. Kirk A President's Day Celebration February 21, 2005 Performance Today celebrates President's Day with selections from "the President's own," the U.S. Marine Band. They perform the overture to Leonard Bernstein's Candide, George Gershwin's Prelude No. 2 and "The Convention of Cordials, Wines and Whiskies." A President's Day Celebration Audio will be available later today. Elise Kirk's White House Music November 3, 2004 Musicologist Elise Kirk has been writing about music at the White House for more than a decade. She talks with PT Host Fred Child about the role of the President in the musical life of the America. Elise Kirk's White House Music Audio will be available later today.