About the Program

This one-hour classical music special will look at classical music through the lens of the achievements of composers and musicians who continued to work into their later years.

This is a unique celebration of classical music by and for people who have been fortunate to live into their ‘senior’ years - a positive and sometimes surprising look at the power of classical music in the context of older age.


One hour

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Preview audio available: July 20, 2021
Playlist Available: August 3, 2021
Promo spot available: August 3, 2021
Program and rundown available: August 3, 2021


Broadcast Window

August 3, 2021 - August 31, 2021

Broadcast Rights

Affiliate stations may carry this program multiple times before September 1, 2021. The program must be carried in its entirety. No excerpting is permitted. Simulcast streaming rights are available for this program. Prior to carrying this program, stations must contact their American Public Media Station Relations Representative.

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Andrea Blain

Andrea Blain was born and raised in the Midwest, but lived in Northern Ireland for years, working as a freelance musician, teacher and journalist. She joined the BBC, Belfast in 1998 and worked in various capacities in the areas of classical music, religion and ethics and current affairs. She plays violin, viola, piano and organ and has an interest in folk and traditional music, music history and literature. She joined the classical music staff of Minnesota Public Radio in 2014 and broadcasts regularly on the C24 program, Music Through the Night.

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