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Hunting and gathering music for your Thanksgiving holiday? Check out our playlist.

Read Don't Forget The Music: A Well-Seasoned Thanksgiving Soundtrack

November 19, 2012 – Our suggestions for a Turkey Day playlist, brimming with American sounds.

Soprano Cheryl Barker (as Jenůfa) and tenor Peter Wedd (as Luca) sing in a production of Leoš Janáček's Jenůfa from Opera Australia.

Read Talk Like An Opera Geek: Wading Into The 20th Century

April 18, 2012 – Opera reinvents itself in the hands of innovative composers facing a new century.

A Damsel in Distress

Read Astaire, Burns, Allen In 'Distress' In London Town

November 15, 2011 – A 1937 Gershwin film features some of the brothers' best tunes and some delightful ensemble dances.


Gustavo Dudamel leads the L.A. Philharmonic and pianist Herbie Hancock in an all-Gershwin season opener.

Read L.A. Philharmonic Goes Gershwin In Opening Night Gala KUSC

September 26, 2011 – Hear the whole concert with superstar conductor Gustavo Dudamel and guest pianist Herbie Hancock. KUSC

Audra McDonald (left) and Norm Lewis play the title characters in a new and controversial take on Porgy and Bess.

Read 'Porgy And Bess': Messing With A Classic

August 21, 2011 – A new production of the classic Gershwin opera takes a surprisingly story-driven approach.


Michael Feinstein sings Gershwin, with strings.

Watch With Strings Attached: Michael Feinstein Sings Gershwin

July 28, 2011 – Watch what happens when the celebrated cabaret artist sings Gershwin with a string quartet.

Gordon Goodwin arranged "Rhapsody In Blue" for his Big Phat Band.

Read A Big, Phat 'Rhapsody In Blue'

June 10, 2011 – Jazz musician Gordon Goodwin has arranged George Gershwin's piece for his brassy Big Phat Band.


Judy Garland (right) sang "I Got Rhythm" in the 1943 movie version of the 1930s musical Girl Crazy.

Read Evolution Of A Song: 'I Got Rhythm' WBGO

February 9, 2011 – Little did George Gershwin know that his lovable song would evolve into something far greater. WBGO

Matt Haimovitz

Listen Matt Haimovitz And His Wayward Cello

November 9, 2010 – The classical cellist has meandered in many musical directions. This time, jazz with eight cellos.


Which composer would you choose to have dinner with?

Read Dead Composers At Your Dinner Table

November 5, 2010 – This week, we asked the question: which long-gone composer would make the perfect dinner guest.

Listen Marin Alsop's Shared Musical Roots

November 14, 2009 – The Baltimore conductor programs a season that explores cultural and musical connections.


Watch 'From The Top': 10 Years Of Classical Kids

September 6, 2009 – The radio showcase for young musicians celebrates by catching up with some of its illustrious alums.


Listen Rhapsody In Blue: Gershwin At His Greatest

June 30, 2009 – Leonard Bernstein performs American music with mid-century flair in this 1959 recording.


An attention-grabbing opening can be the key to a successful composition.

Listen Bold Beginnings: The Art Of The Opening Notes

January 5, 2009 – Hear Rob Kapilow discuss the ways composers can set a tone in their works' opening seconds.


American composer George Gershwin in 1925.

Listen A Languid Look Back To Gershwin's 'Summertime'

October 23, 2008 – Revisit the summer of 2008 by reveling in George Gershwin's languid, gently rocking "Summertime."


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