The Arts Underground

Can you manage a tango? Or perhaps a waltz? The Arts Underground with Beth Norwood takes your mind places it didn't know it wanted to go.

This two-hour, free-form program seeks to delight the senses. You'll hear music from across time and space. A great fit for an afternoon party or other festive occasion.

The Arts Underground airs Saturday from 1-3pm ... or listen to a podcast below.

The Arts Underground (August 23, 2014) Hour 1

Saturday, August 23, 2014

The Arts Underground (August 23, 2014) Hour 2

Saturday, August 23, 2014

The Arts Underground "Music for Keyboard Instruments" (August 16, 2014) Hour 1

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Chordophones? Aerophones? Idiophones? Or all of the above?

The Arts Underground "Music for Keyboard Instruments" (August 16, 2014) Hour 2

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Chordophones? Aerophones? Idiophones? Or all of the above?

Arts Underground "Gypsy Music" (August 9, 2014) Hour 1

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Gypsophilia, Gipsyland, Tatiana Troyanos, Terry Klinefelter, I Giullari di Piazza, and other musicians stir up some wild gypsy fury.

Arts Underground "Gypsy Music" (August 9, 2014) Hour 2

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Gypsophilia, Gipsyland, Tatiana Troyanos, Terry Klinefelter, I Giullari di Piazza, and other musicians stir up some wild gypsy fury.

The Arts Underground "Pops and Scratches" (August 2, 2014) Hour 1

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Music from old phonograph records. Performances by Ethel Waters, Paco Pena, and Enrico Caruso, among others.

The Arts Underground "Pops and Scratches" (August 2, 2014) Hour 2

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Music from old phonograph records. Performances by Ethel Waters, Paco Pena, and Enrico Caruso, among others. 

The Arts Underground "Carmina Burana" (July 26, 2014) Hour 1

Saturday, July 26, 2014

About half of Carl Orff's 20th-century piece with this name, and then some of the original 13th-century songs that inspired Orff's piece.

The Arts Underground "Carmina Burana" (July 26, 2014) Hour 2

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Some of the original 13th-century songs of the Beurons, and then the rest of Carl Orff's Carmina Burana.

The Arts Underground "Feminism and the Bible with Dr. Jennifer Bird" (July 19, 2014) Hour 1

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Joseph Haydn's The Creation, Part 1 and Part 2, Scene 1. 

The Arts Underground "Feminism and the Bible with Dr. Jennifer Bird" (July 19, 2014) Hour 2

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Interview with Dr. Jennifer Bird, Biblical scholar, about her book, "Permission Granted: Taking the Bible into Your Own Hands." Also, The Creation of God by Dr. Emma Lou Diemer and Sara W. McDaris, and some of Dr. Diemer's Psalms for organ. Thanks to Reverend Ellin Jimmerson for the opportunity to interview Dr. Bird. 

The Arts Underground "House Music" (July 12, 2014) Hour 1

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Not what the younger set calls "house music." Tin Hat's Big Blue House, Diana Krall's The Girl in the Other Room, Beethoven's Consecration of the House Overture...all designed to make you feel right at home. A little of Stravinsky's Dumbarton Oaks, too, for fancy types.

The Arts Underground "House Music" (July 12, 2014) Hour 2

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Let's walk through an Anthropologie catalogue and "see" what it sounds like. We'll hear music of Erik Satie, Nina Simone, Claude Debussy, Regino Sainz de la Maza, Robert Johnson, Mr. Scruff (now THAT'S house music!), and others. A different kind of music for every room. Faites comme chez vous! 

The Arts Underground "Music for the Zodiac" (July 5, 2014) Hour 1

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Music inspired by the constellations of the Zodiac, including Mary Lou Williams' Zodiac Suite, George H. Russell's Birthstone Suite, and a jazzy collaboration featuring Cannonball Adderley and Rick Holmes. What's YOUR sign?

The Arts Underground "Music for the Zodiac" (July 5, 2014) Hour 2

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Music inspired by the constellations of the Zodiac, including Mary Lou Williams' Zodiac Suite, George H. Russell's Birthstone Suite, and a jazzy collaboration featuring Cannonball Adderley and Rick Holmes. What's YOUR sign?

The Arts Underground "Music to Give You the Wilis" (June 28, 2014) Hour 1

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Creepy ballet music by Paul Chihara (The Mistletoe Bride) based on a haunted house story from England. Music by noted murderer Gesualdo, and Andre Caplet's Fantastic Tale, inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death.

The Arts Underground "Music to Give You the Wilis" (June 28, 2014) Hour 2

Saturday, June 28, 2014

More creepy ballet music by Morton Gould and Adolphe Adam, including Fall River Legend (the story of Lizzie Borden) and selections from Giselle. 

The Arts Underground "Bach to the Future" (June 21, 2014) Hour 1

Saturday, June 21, 2014

This episode of The Arts Underground features a brand-new CD produced by John Carlin for Red Hot, with new arrangements inspired by music of J. S. Bach. 

The Arts Underground "Bach to the Future" (June 21, 2014) Hour 2

Saturday, June 21, 2014

This episode of The Arts Underground features a brand-new CD produced by John Carlin for Red Hot, with new arrangements inspired by music of J. S. Bach. 

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