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Christmas with Philip Aaberg (No. 906)

First Aired Thursday, December 19, 2013

Philip Aaberg performs original holiday music and spirited Christmas favorites on 11th & Grant. Pristine silences and melodic expanses paint an audible portrait of the sweeping Montana landscape.

11th and Grant

Christmas with Philip Aaberg

Rating: TV-G

Philip Aaberg performs holiday music.

Philip Aaberg brings his original holiday music and spirited Christmas favorites to 11th & Grant, infused with his expressive sound. The holidays are a special time for Aaberg. β€œThe Christmas Eve of my childhood was full of wildness and excitement, wonder and reverence, peace and awe. Music was a huge part of that. The traditional carols in this recording live on for a very good reason, and I tried to re-imagine the melodies and go deeply into the lyrics to make them live anew.”

Although classically trained, Philip celebrates many traditions with his compositions. He weaves strains of blues and bluegrass as well as rock and new music throughout his melodic tapestries. Besides playing piano with the Boston Pops and participating in the Marlboro Chamber Music Festival, Philip has appeared with Peter Gabriel, Elvin Bishop, and the Doobie Brothers.