Classics, favorites and Brand New Discoveries!

September 4, 2021, 8:55 am

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Claude Monet. Stacks of Wheat (End of Summer). 1890/91. The Art Institute of Chicago.

Something for everyone on this first Saturday in September!

Chicago Tribune film critic Michael Phillips treats us to music as familiar as an old friend, Aaron Copland’s Our Town.

Gaming maven Greg Broderick reminds us why we love the gentle guardian spirit, Ori.

Maggie makes us endure a Hawaiian Hitchcock thriller, and then eases the anxiety with classics by Leonard Bernstein and Brian Easdale.

Lots to enjoy as we say Goodbye to Summer!

Playlist

Aaron Copland: Our Town piano suite performed by Eric Parkin.

Gareth Coker: Ori and The Blind Forest/Riding The Wind, Gareth Coker with flutist Rachel Mellis.

Cristobal Tapia de Veer: a suite from the 2021 HBO series, The White Lotus.

Leonard Bernstein: On The Town/Some Other Time, mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter, and the composer conducting the New York Philharmonic in Three Dance Episodes from On The Town.

Brian Easdale: The Red Shoes/Ballet Suite (1948) Kenneth Alwyn conducting The Philharmonia.