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Mozart's Attic Thanksgiving Night 10:00 PM

Amy Beach
Amy Beach

We've got a program of music written not-so-far-from Plymouth Rock this Thursday night.

William Billings was one of the foremost composers around the time of the revolution, Horatio Parker and Daniel Pinkham were organists at two of Boston's venerable old churches. Charles Ives was the quintessential Connecticut Yankee, and Amy Beach came from Henniker, New Hampshire, to become one of the most widely-performed composers of her day. Alan Hovhaness soaked up the music of Armenian immigrants in Watertown, and Worcester's John Adams is one of the foremost minimalist composers working today.

Plus, in a Mozart's Attic annual tradition, we'll give you the recipe for Nathalie Irene's Turkey Tetrazzini -- it's better than Mama Sramberg's Cranberry Sauce

Originally from central Massachusetts, Jay has called the Space Coast home for more than 30 years. He began his association with WFIT in the late '90s as a dumpster diver for office furniture in response to a broadcast plea for a new chair from a frustrated disc jockey. (WFIT has come a long way since.)