Celebrating Walt Whitman at 200
The Classical Network pays tribute to the great American poet Walt Whitman on the Bicentennial of his birth. Walt Whitman was born on this date in Huntingdon, New York, 200 years ago; he died in Camden, New Jersey, in 1892.
America’s national poet has inspired literally hundreds of musical responses. We’ll liven up your Friday afternoon with choral works, orchestral pieces, and songs. Join host Ross Amico at a special time, from 12 to 4 p.m., for a playlist of tributes to “the bard of democracy.”
And tune in Saturday night at 7:30 pm for a live performance of Bernard Herrmann's radio play "Whitman" by PostClassical Ensemble from the National Cathedral in Washington DC, with David Osenberg as your host, along with historian and PostClassical co-founder Joseph Horowitz, PostClassical Music Director Angel Gil-Ordonez and Exploring Music host Bill McGlaughlin.