Half of the residents of Manhattan live alone, a fact that was recently highlighted by the mayor's invitation to developers to design a "micro apartment" no bigger than 300 square feet.
Even so, most people thrive on some form of community, and the music on this show celebrates partnerships and togetherness. There's a wedding song, a tribute to marriage and words spoken from a crowded New York prison cell.
If you live alone by choice then this show celebrates that impulse through the lens of relationships, marriage and sounds associated with having others in your space. Host Terrance McKnight revels in both worlds; perhaps it's balancing the two that's most healthy.
Greg Pliska: Wedding Song
Gowanus Radio Orchestra
Tomasso Albinoni: Adagio for Strings in G Minor
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Frederick Rzewski-Coming Together
Traditional- Let Us Break Bread Together
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Sir Alexander Gibson, conductor; Jessye Norman, Soprano;
Patrick Burke- All Together Now
Englebert Humperdinck: Marriage Against Their Will Overture No. 2
Bamberg Symphony; Karl Anton Rickenbacher, conductor
Maurice Ravel: Sonata for Violin and Cello
Nigel Kennedy, Violin; Lynn Harrell, Cello
Aaron Copland: Old American Songs: The Boatman’s Dance
National Gallery Vocal Ensemble
Igor Stravinsky: Les Noces (The Wedding)
Slovak Philharmonic Chorus; Eotvos, conductor
Terry Riley: The Cusp of Magic: Royal Wedding
Kronos Quartet; Wu Man, pipa
Judd Greenstein: Folk Music