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A Thanksgiving Treat!

Brahms, Beethoven, Mozart

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!  This week’s radio show, The Joy of the Orchestra with the LaGrange Symphony’s Richard Prior, highlights Brahms, Beethoven, and Mozart on Tuesday, November 24th, 2020 at 7:30 PM on WELR (Eagle 102.3 FM).  This episode will bring great performances to the table from the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Thanksgiving is a special time when we reflect on our blessings.  Here we salute Brahms, Beethoven and Mozart who have made incredible contributions to our musical heritage for which we are very thankful.  As we celebrate Thanksgiving this week, we also savor the wonderful flavor of these great works by three legends.  Enjoy!

What will we hear this week?

The London Philharmonic Orchestra performing Mozart’s Overture to his opera, The Magic Flute, David Parry conducting.
Variations on a Theme by Brahms, with the St. Anthony Variations performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Marin Alsop.
Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 in C Major in a performance with Simon Rattle, conducting the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.

How to Participate

Listen with a radio or online Tuesdays at 7:30 PM.  The station is WELR (Eagle 102.3 FM).  On your radio, simply tune to that frequency 102.3 FM.  If you want to listen online (with your computer or smart device) this station can be accessed HERE, or via a handy button on the LaGrange Symphony’s website homepage (  This button is gold in color and says “LISTEN LIVE HERE”.  Read more about our 2020-2021 Season HERE.

About the Weekly Radio Show

The Joy of the Orchestra with the LaGrange Symphony’s Richard Prior is a weekly radio show airing every Tuesday night at 7:30 PM on WELR (Eagle 102.3 FM).  Maestro Richard Prior gives insight into different music each week.  These featured works are from live performances by the LaGrange Symphony and by other notable Orchestras. This LSO radio show will run until Mid-December.

Posts about Previous Radio Show Episodes are listed below.

Week 8: Rachmaninov’s Second Symphony in E minor

Week 7: Sounds of Drama – Star Wars, Star Trek, The Dambusters and more

Week 6: A Little (Election) Night Music – Mozart

Week 5: Sounds of Dance – Piazzolla, Ravel, Marquez, Copland

Week 4: Planets – Holst (Episode 2 re-aired)

Week 3: Women in Music – Boulanger, Mendelssohn, Price

Week 2: Planets – Holst

Week 1: Bernstein, Mozart, Beethoven

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