romantic

FILIPINO AMERICAN LIVES
Harana: The Search for the Lost Art of Serenade

 

Florante, a classically trained guitarist returns to the Philippines after 12 years of absence, to rediscover the music of harana, a long forgotten tradition where men sing under the window at night to declare their love for a woman, and discovers three of the last surviving practitioners.

 

Rick Steves Special:
A Symphonic Journey

 

Rick Steves teams up with the Cascade Symphony Orchestra for a musical journey that begins in the United States, and touches down in seven different European countries. The special celebrates music’s power to stir the patriotic soul. Rick utilizes his extensive knowledge of European history and culture to help set the context for each piece. The orchestra performs a selection of stirring 19th-century anthems by Romantic-era composers, including Grieg, Smetana, Strauss, Berlioz, Elgar, Wagner and Verdi.