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Join Big Car staff artist, Elliot Thornton, for an exploration of classical instrumentation, composers, performers, and the history of the musical threads that bind us all across space and time.


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Original air date: March 13, 2019 on 99.1 WQRT-LP Indianapolis

This week, as we reflect on the slow tempo of winter, we'll make wishes for the coming spring of classical instrumentation, composers, performers, and the musical threads with the British WW1 veteran and composer, Ernest Moeran(pictured), Yiming Zhang, Graminy, Symphony of the Air, and many others.

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Original air date: March 6, 2019 on 99.1 WQRT-LP Indianapolis

This week, I woke up shivering and looked out to a cold clear indianapolis sky and focused for a long time on one spot until star after star deeper in space appeared before me. The doorway to awe had opened and with the musical works of Víkingur Ólafsson, Philip Glass, Cui Junzhi, the Mēla Guitar Quartet, and more perhaps the door will open for you as well.

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Original air date: February 20, 2019 on 99.1 WQRT-LP Indianapolis

This week, we will feel #warmth in our minds while strolling through #cold and #grey as we experience the sounds of An Ki-Ok, The Illinois State University Wind Symphony, William Yuon, The Korean Folk Music Ensemble, and many more.

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Original air date: February 13, 2019 on 99.1 WQRT-LP Indianapolis

This week, we will #quest for musical #treasures in far off lands only to find our own #reflection and a sense of #unity across space and time in the performances of Tunde Jegede, the Limpopo Choristers, Giuliano Sorgini, The Banza Ensemble, and many others.

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Original air date: February 6, 2019 on 99.1 WQRT-LP Indianapolis

We will find ourselves in the #ether, the #breath, the #whistle in our exploration of classical instrumentation. This week we'll hear the #theremin music of Clara Rockmore, Lidiya Kavina, and Caroline Eyck along with poetry and tunes to bring focus to the #air around you.

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Original air date: January 23, 2019 on 99.1 WQRT-LP Indianapolis

Bow together to the poems of Mary Oliver. We'll also enjoy the music of 📸Heleen Hulst, Takao Nishisaki, Lie Dehai, the Yereven Chamber Choir, Lacy Genevieve, and more.

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Original air date: January 16, 2019 on 99.1 WQRT-LP Indianapolis

This week, ft. a piece by Trio Coriolis -> Yellow, Haydn Trio Eisenstadt -> Green, Beethoven ->Red, and many other #colors on these grey winter days.

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Original air date: January 9, 2019 on 99.1 WQRT-LP Indianapolis

This week it's a peek at the #beginning featuring the 9th-century pieces in omnem terram and The Chants from the Cistercian Vaults. Bring on the #old #medieval #music

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Original air date: January 2, 2019 on 99.1 WQRT-LP Indianapolis

It's all about Classical guitarists this week, with Andreas Segovia, Heike Mathiesen, Ana Vidovic, William Kanengiser, and more.

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Original air date: December 26, 2018 on 99.1 WQRT-LP Indianapolis

A circle of raga music by John Mayer, composer of fusions of Hindustani and Western classical forms from the 1950s to 2000s; Ukrainian Borys Lyotoshynsky's Piano Trio No 1 written in 1922; Volga Boatmen, a 100+ y.o. Russian Folk Song; and even some Andrew Bird, from the I Want to See Pulaski at Night album.

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Original air date: December 19, 2018 on 99.1 WQRT-LP Indianapolis

Brigitte Engerer, Leo Kottke, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, and more.

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Original air date: December 12, 2018 on 99.1 WQRT-LP Indianapolis

Russian-American violinist, Jascha Heifetz; Uruguayan composer, Fabini; British cellist Jacqueline du Pré, Indiana native totalist composer, Lois V Vierk, and more.