Arts Underground

What is art, and what can we learn from it? On Arts Underground, host Sarah Williamson explores all different forms of creativity and skill, such as the art of love, war, charisma, food, and comedy. Bringing you the stories and lessons behind art, while taking the time to stop and smell the roses that are the classics. 

The Arts Underground airs Saturday from 2-3 PM ... or listen to a podcast below.

The Arts Underground "Music Meeting 2009" (Feb. 15, 2014) Hour 2

Friday, February 14, 2014

Highlights from the 2009 Music Meeting Festival in the Nijmegen, featuring fusion pieces from a long lineup of international musicians. This year's festival included groups and soloists from the Netherlands, Venezuela, the US, Brazil, Mali, Israel, Turkey, Great Britain, Denmark, Morocco, Madagascar, Scotland, Ethiopia, Vietnam, Japan, China, India and Italy. 

The Arts Underground "Music Meeting 2009" (Feb. 15, 2014) Hour 1

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Highlights from the 2009 Music Meeting Festival in the Nijmegen, featuring fusion pieces from a long lineup of international musicians. This year's festival included groups and soloists from the Netherlands, Venezuela, the US, Brazil, Mali, Israel, Turkey, Great Britain, Denmark, Morocco, Madagascar, Scotland, Ethiopia, Vietnam, Japan, China, India and Italy. 

The Arts Underground "Gemini Composers" (Feb. 8, 2014) Hour 2

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Music by composers born under the sign of Gemini on the Arts Underground today, including but not limited to Stravinsky, Wagner, Gounod, Miles Davis, Robert Schumann and Sir Edward Elgar. You might want to listen to this show twice. Or listen with someone else. Or just grow another head and listen with both heads at the same time ... either way, whatever works. 

The Arts Underground "Gemini Composers" (Feb. 8, 2014) Hour 1

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Music by composers born under the sign of Gemini on the Arts Underground today, including but not limited to Stravinsky, Wagner, Gounod, Miles Davis, Robert Schumann and Sir Edward Elgar. You might want to listen to this show twice. Or listen with someone else. Or just grow another head and listen with both heads at the same time ... either way, whatever works. 

The Arts Underground "Music for Chinese New Year" (Feb. 1, 2014) hour 1

Saturday, February 1, 2014

On this week's Arts Underground we'll hear music especially for the Chinese New Year or Lunar New Year, which in ancient mythology is the Year of the Green Horse this time around and should be an energizing year for all. We'll hear music by Tan Dun from Symphony 1997 Heaven Earth Mankind, featuring cellist Yo-Yo Ma and the Imperial Bells Ensemble of China. We'll also hear performances by Wu Man, Li Jinwen, and the Ying Quartet. Happy Chinese New Year to you! (hour 1)

The Arts Underground "Music for Chinese New Year" (Feb. 1, 2014) hour 2

Saturday, February 1, 2014

On this week's Arts Underground we'll hear music especially for the Chinese New Year or Lunar New Year, which in ancient mythology is the Year of the Green Horse this time around and should be an energizing year for all. We'll hear music by Tan Dun from Symphony 1997 Heaven Earth Mankind, featuring cellist Yo-Yo Ma and the Imperial Bells Ensemble of China. We'll also hear performances by Wu Man, Li Jinwen, and the Ying Quartet. Happy Chinese New Year to you! (hour 2)

The Arts Underground "Music Meeting 2007" (Jan. 25, 2014) Hour 1

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Musicians from many countries, including Mali, Ghana, Egypt, Indonesia, the U.S., Germany, The Netherlands, Brazil, Spain, France, the U.K., Poland, Italy and Cuba, combine genres and make new musical creations at Music Meeting 2007 in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Genre-busting at its best!

The Arts Underground "Music Meeting 2007" (Jan. 25, 2014) Hour 2

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Musicians from many countries, including Mali, Ghana, Egypt, Indonesia, the U.S., Germany, The Netherlands, Brazil, Spain, France, the U.K., Poland, Italy and Cuba, combine genres and make new musical creations at Music Meeting 2007 in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Genre-busting at its best!

The Arts Underground "Music Meeting 2011" (Jan. 18, 2014) Hour 1

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Music Meeting happens in the Netherlands every year in the spring. Musicians from all over the world come to participate in this festival. They bring prepared pieces, but interesting jam sessions among musicians who have perhaps never even met often spring up. This week on the Arts Underground, we'll hear highlights from the 2011 Music Meeting. Enjoy! 

The Arts Underground "Music Meeting 2011" (Jan. 18, 2014) Hour 2

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Music Meeting happens in the Netherlands every year in the spring. Musicians from all over the world come to participate in this festival. They bring prepared pieces, but interesting jam sessions among musicians who have perhaps never even met often spring up. This week on the Arts Underground, we'll hear highlights from the 2011 Music Meeting. Enjoy! 

The Arts Underground "Tribal Music" (Jan. 11, 2014) Hour 1

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Tribally exotic music on this episode The Arts Underground, featuring piano pieces by Claude Debussy, some of the klezmer magic of Giora Feidman, and works by Beats Antique from their album, Blind Threshold. Also we'll hear some really ancient music of Andalusia, from the year 800 or thereabouts, performed by Atrium Musicae of Madrid. 

The Arts Underground "Tribal Music" (Jan. 11, 2014) Hour 2

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Tribally exotic music on this episode The Arts Underground, featuring piano pieces by Claude Debussy, some of the klezmer magic of Giora Feidman, and works by Beats Antique from their album, Blind Threshold. Also we'll hear some really ancient music of Andalusia, from the year 800 or thereabouts, performed by Atrium Musicae of Madrid. 

The Arts Underground "7 and 7" (Jan. 4, 2014) Hour 1

Saturday, January 4, 2014

This episode of The Arts Underground gets the New Year off to a lucky start with selections on the theme of "7", including the Royal Philharmonic's performance of Beethoven's 7th Symphony and variations on its Allegretto movement. You'll also hear selections from Yuri Honing's "Seven." Aired January 4th, 2014. 

The Arts Underground "7 and 7" (Jan. 4, 2014) Hour 2

Saturday, January 4, 2014

This episode of The Arts Underground gets the New Year off to a lucky start with selections on the theme of "7", including the Royal Philharmonic's performance of Beethoven's 7th Symphony and variations on its Allegretto movement. You'll also hear selections from Yuri Honing's "Seven." Aired January 4th, 2014.

The Arts Underground "Stories of the Season" (Dec. 21, 2013) Hour 1

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Stories by Truman Capote (our version here produced by Byron and Gloria Tidwell), Sara McDaris, Dylan Thomas, and Iola Brubeck. Music by Dave Brubeck and Dr. Emma Lou Diemer.

The Arts Underground "Stories of the Season" (Dec. 21, 2013) Hour 2

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Stories by Truman Capote (our version here produced by Byron and Gloria Tidwell), Sara McDaris, Dylan Thomas, and Iola Brubeck. Music by Dave Brubeck and Dr. Emma Lou Diemer.

The Arts Underground "Baroque and Blue" (Dec. 14, 2013) Hour 1

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Baroque and Blue? So are we! And on this version of The Arts Underground, that's what we'll hear...baroque concerti for Xmas by Corelli, Manfredini, Tartini and Pez...jazzy music for Xmas by Vince Guaraldi...a wonderful vocal ensemble singing a combination of winter songs and blues...Claude Bolling's Baroque and Blue from one of his jazz suites...and even Elvis's Blue Christmas. It all goes together on The Arts Underground. 

The Arts Underground "Baroque and Blue" (Dec. 14, 2013) Hour 2

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Baroque and Blue? So are we! And on this version of The Arts Underground, that's what we'll hear...baroque concerti for Xmas by Corelli, Manfredini, Tartini and Pez...jazzy music for Xmas by Vince Guaraldi...a wonderful vocal ensemble singing a combination of winter songs and blues...Claude Bolling's Baroque and Blue from one of his jazz suites...and even Elvis's Blue Christmas. It all goes together on The Arts Underground. 

The Arts Underground "Django and the Tango, Part 2" (Dec. 7, 2013) Hour 1

Friday, December 6, 2013

More music from gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt and tango superstar Carlos Gardel.

The Arts Underground "Django and the Tango, Part 2" (Dec. 7, 2013) Hour 2

Friday, December 6, 2013

More music from gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt and tango superstar Carlos Gardel.

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