As music director of Weekend Edition Sunday, Ned Wharton, shown at left with NPR's Liane Hansen, supervises music continuity for the show, keeps tabs on what's new and noteworthy in the music world and produces many of the artist features heard on our program.
June 20, 2004
For this Father's Day edition of Director's Cuts, Ned Wharton highlights two artists with well-known musical dads who are blazing their own trails, establishing their own unique brand of music.
Emilie Bernstein's Story of M Emilie Bernstein is the daughter of film and television soundtrack composer Elmer Bernstein, known for hundreds of scores, from The Magnificent Seven to Ghostbusters. Emilie, who's been orchestrating her father's music for more than a decade, is establishing herself as an indie rocker with her grooving and atmospheric group, Story of M. Their CD is titled These Little Crimes.
Peter John Stoltzman
Son of Grammy-winning clarinetist Richard Stoltzman, pianist Peter John Stoltzman's music takes its cue from jazz and improvised music. A CD of his original music called Cycles is available through his website, petersstoltzman.com. The father-son duo often perform together on stage, and an upcoming CD of clarinet and piano music is in the works.