10350352_10204241033937274_1486714468437152204_nDJ host Joe Miller writes:

String quartet rock stars, Brooklyn Rider, will be performing at Hahn Hall on Thursday, January 22, and THE CLASSICAL NOW will gear up for that event during the next two weeks with selections from their wide-ranging, rigorous, new, world music collaborations, as on the 2008 album “Silent City” with Iranian Kamancheh player Kayhan Kalhor.

The 86th anniversary of the birth of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is Wednesday of this week, and we’ll hear a rare recording of a casual interview of King by radioman Studs Terkel when both were visiting the bedside of gospel singer Mahalia Jackson during an illness in 1964; and we’ll cap the interview with a couple songs by Jackson.

10898033_1599314260298400_4197849399066398121_nThis week is also the death anniversary of the great 19th century American songwriter, Stephen Foster. We’ll listen to several artists, including arrangements by Phyllis E. Zimmerman sung by Canticle Choir.

That’s this Monday, January 12, 6am – 8am on THE CLASSICAL NOW. 91.9 KCSB-FM Santa Barbara, and streaming live at www.kcsb.org.