Music (again), TV and PBS

The footballs games shown on local TV today were both stinkers (Raiders and 49ers), so I spun around the dial looking for something to catch my fancy.

I found something much better than that.

PBS (with assistance from the SF orchestra and KQED) has a fabulous series called Keeping Score. Aaron Copland’s life and music are explored. It was immediately followed by a Keeping Score performance where:

Michael Tilson Thomas leads the San Francisco Symphony in Aaron Copland’s “Appalachian Spring,” selections from Igor Stravinsky’s “The Firebird” and a full performance of Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring.”

I completely enjoyed listening to this while working around the house this afternoon. Don’t miss watching it when it’s broadcast on a PBS station near you.

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One response to “Music (again), TV and PBS

  1. But…but the 49ers won!!! I am so discouraged with them we didn’t click over until the game was underway, just in time to see Seattle score. Oops. Then later we clicked over again. Just in time to see Seattle score. We think we may be jinxing them.

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