Thanksgiving

Traveling may be on hold, and the gathering of friends and family may not be around the usual table this year, but no matter where you are and what you’re feasting on, WRTI’s Thanksgiving Day soundtrack is your perfect companion.

Stay tuned to WRTI all day as we share classical music that’s sure to keep you calm and focused as you stuff that bird or keep Uncle Doug from “testing out” dessert before dinner. Set the table with Mark Pinto from 6 to 10 AM, and then Bliss Michelson takes over from 10 AM to 2 PM as you’re warming up those sweet potatoes. Just in time for the guests, we’re serving up four hours of Thanksgiving specials to create the perfect musical backdrop for your gathering.

November 25, 2019. While Thanksgiving is an American holiday, composers from different countries and cultures have been using music to express gratitude and thanks for centuries.  Our album of the week is the compilation album, Give Thanks: Classical Music for Thanksgiving.

Family, friends, and food are part of our Thanksgiving memories. This year, WRTI makes sure we save room for Second Helpings!

A Classical Thanksgiving with WRTI

Nov 22, 2012

We have the music for the perfect Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Beginning on Thursday, join us for a particularly American flavor with music by American composers from Copland to Bernstein to John Alden Carpenter.  There will also be a family celebration with some of the great names in music, including the Bachs, the Strauss family, father and son Mozart and more! 

Spend the Thanksgiving holiday with WRTI as we page through the Great American Songbook to celebrate one of the great American holidays!  From Gershwin and Porter compositions to tunes that the jazz giants made standard, these great pieces will be the perfect companion to your Thanksgiving feast.  You'll hear the greatest singers and bandleaders of jazz along with contemporary arrangements of these popular tunes.

We'll kick off the festivities at 6 pm on Thanksgiving and continue through Saturday morning. Join us as we give thanks for great music!