Compassion in the Key of C

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And just like that we’re into 2013. Many people around the world take the occasion of the new year to replace unproductive habits with new opportunities and possibilities.

For the first show of the year, host Terrance McKnight presents a program that speaks to the ideal of generosity and compassion. The program features music and stories of composers and performers whose random acts of kindness and compassion continues to inspire us throughout this new year.



The Righteous Shall Be in Everlasting Remembrance

Arr. Wendell Whalum

Morehouse College Glee Club



In the Mist

Leos Janacek

Andras Schiff, piano



Romantic Pieces, Op. 75

Antonin Dvorak

Itzhak Perlman, violin

Samuel Sanders, piano




Will Marion Cook

Paul Robeson, bass-baritone

Lawrence Brown, piano



Kimono Dance

Robert Een

Robert Een, voice, cello, Chinese gong

Jeff Berman, lap dulcimer, vibraphone, marimba, percussion

Bill Ruyle, hammer dulcimer, Tibetan singing bowl



Harmonies Poetiques et Religieuses

Franz Liszt

Brigitte Engerer, piano


Salut d’amour, Op. 12

Edward Elgar

Itzhak Perlman, violin

Samuel Sanders, piano


Deep River

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

William Chapman Nyaho, piano




Variations on a theme by Paganini, Op. 35

Johannes Brahms

Claudio Arrau



Suite from “The River”

Edward K. Ellington

Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Neeme Jarvi