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Exploring Music
Weeknights, 7 p.m., VPR Classical

Bill McGlaughlin's in-depth knowledge of and deep passion for classical music, along with his enthusiasm, imagination, and spontaneity, guide you through a new musical theme each week on Exploring Music. Each five-program series builds off a single theme ranging from composer biographies to explorations of various cultures, musical styles, and time periods.

Some of the program's themes have included Maiden Voyage: Early Compositions by Great Composers, Shakespeare and Music, week-long retrospectives on the music of Ravel, Schubert, Richard Strauss, Berlioz, Corigliano, Mozart, and Rachmaninoff, and holiday themes such as Christmas and the Cantatas of J. S. Bach.

Throughout the week's journey, Bill guides you deep into the music with care and enthusiasm. He gives historical context, illustrations at the piano, and provides a special insight that only a top-notch musician, conductor, broadcaster, and composer could.

>> Visit the Exploring Music website for more detailed program information.