This Week’s Topic
December 18: Aisle Seat Christmas – From Charlie Brown to Harry Connick Jr., Megan Hilty to Home Alone, Billy Porter to Prancer, today’s episode has holiday favorites as well as festive new music that you’ve likely never heard before! Grab some cocoa and settle in with the family for performances from films, classical composers, television, and Broadway that are certain to put you in a Christmassy mood.
December 11: Sagittarius – Were you born between November 22 and December 21? You’re a Sagittarius, and in excellent company… sharing your star sign are Ludwig van Beethoven, Scott Joplin, Jean Sibelius, Giacomo Puccini, Randy Newman, and Hildegard of Bingen. Julie shares works from these composers and related music on this week’s episode!
December 4: We Write Letters – It’s an episode to write home about today on Aisle Seat with Julie Schuster! December 7th is National Letter Writing Day, so on this episode, Julie features pieces that were described in letters by their composers, Broadway songs about writing letters from musicals like She Loves Me and Hamilton, and movie music from films where letters feature prominently in the plot, such as Atonement and 84 Charing Cross Road.
November 27: Music Therapy – Julie celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Music Therapy program at Maryville University in this special edition of Aisle Seat, which features interviews with Crystal Weaver, the Director of Music Therapy, and Peter Henderson, the Artist-in-Residence and Associate Professor of Music, as well as selections of music chosen by music therapy students at Maryville.
November 20: Thankful – It’s an Aisle Seat Thanksgiving! Hear songs of gratitude from Annie Get Your Gun and Godspell, classical music (including the piece Ludwig van Beethoven called his “Holy song of thanksgiving of a convalescent to the Deity”), tunes from Holiday Inn and Toy Story, soundtrack music from “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” and more.