Happy Father’s Day from WFMT
WFMT honors fatherhood this weekend with opera, film music, and one artist’s journey to connect with his late dad. View an online photo exhibition (below) of musical dads and their children and grandchildren, including Richard Wagner, Gustav Mahler, Jean Sibelius, Sergei Prokofiev, and Richard Strauss.
Larry Johnson offers a program on fathers in operatic arias on this week’s edition of Arias and Songs.
Candice Agree features music from the 1961 father-themed film A Raisin in the Sun which starred Sidney Poitier and the late Ruby Dee during the 8:00 am hour on Sunday, June 15 – Father’s Day.
Sunday at 6:00 pm, WFMT presents the award-winning special Songs My Father Taught Me starring cellist Lynn Harrell. This is the story of a cello soloist’s journey to know his late father, a successful opera singer. In this personal account, cellist Lynn Harrell describes and demonstrates at the cello how listening to his father’s recordings made him a better player.