Classical Music Highlights

From WSHU's daytime and evening classical programs, Kate Remington and Lauren Rico give you a heads-up on some of the best music they've selected.

Colin McPhee found a world of inspiration away from cold Canadian winters when he visited Indonesia. You can hear it in his Nocturne for Orchestra, which he wrote there.

Tonight violinst and composer Mark O'Connor pays tribute to an iconic genre of American music in his String Quartet No. 2, Bluegrass.

Today we'll enjoy music with a real sense of place: the Acadian Dances Virgil Thomson included in his score for the 1948 documentary, Louisiana Story.

Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony encompases a perfect day in the countryside, from shedding worries upon arrival to a fierce little storm, which blows over quickly. We'll enjoy it tonight.

Instead of bringing back physical souvenirs of his travels, William Grant Still savored memories of the music he heard. Today we'll enjoy his Panama Dances.