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Autumn Arrives In New Orleans

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The season of Autumn arrives in New Orleans — officially — at 3:02pm on September 22.
And, as we get ready for the crunching of leaves, the wearing of sweaters, and the carving of pumpkins, Classical 104.9 FM is musically ready, with a selection of “seasonal” gems to accompany the cooler temperatures!

Edvard Grieg: “In Autumn” Overture


The acclaimed pianist Lang Lang plays Lu Wencheng’s “Autumn Moon on a Calm Lake”

Joshua Bell and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields: “Autumn” from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons (Opening Movement)


The “Autumn Bacchanale” from The Seasons by Alexander Glazunov

Lang Lang returns, with “October” from Tchaikovsky’s The Seasons

Jessye Norman sings the evocative “September” from Richard Strauss’ Four Last Songs

And, finally, violinist Anne Akiko Meyers visits “Autumn in New York”

Plus, a Spotify playlist:

James served as Classical Music Host and Music Director for WWNO from 1999-2007. He relocated to Atlanta with several WWNO staff members after Katrina, and, in 2007, he accepted a position as Music Director at KVNO in Omaha, Nebraska, where he coached young announcers, programmed, and hosted classical music until 2010.