NDPR: Baseball & Brahms 11.27.20

Friday, November 27, 2020 – What do Brahms and baseball have in common? For cellist and Minot State University music professor Dr. Erik Anderson, they have a lot in common. For him, it all starts with deep listening. On this Day of Listening, a retail-free alternative to Black Friday, Anderson shares his love of ball and Brahms. 

Backstage at an October talk-show where we were both guests, a conversation with Ashley Thornberg inspired this interview on baseball, music, and how important the observer is in defining an experience. The surface presents the same sights and sounds, but so many details tend to lie hidden in plain sight (sound!). Many thanks to Ashley for revisiting this idea, which grew out of car-ride conversations with my graduate cello professor, Yehuda Hanani.

11.27.20 3pm & 7pm CST, then posted for streaming


Bach in Cincinnati

Excited to join the Bach Ensemble of St. Thomas and their director Carlton Monroe for two concerts this weekend.

On Friday evening, a 30-35 minute exploration of joy, using the cello suites and two Miniatures from the set of eleven written by my son, Erik Mychal Anderson (b.1995), will be followed by selected cantata arias with the Bach Ensemble Young Artists and an elegant, warm sonata in Bb for cello and harpsichord by Vivaldi.

On Sunday, the cantata BWV 154 is placed back in its liturgical context in a service that will also feature the C major bassoon concerto by JF Fasch.

More info at: https://bachensemble.org/