A Little Night Music
Programmed almost exclusively from the host’s personal collection, A Little Night Music, formerly known as Sunday Serenade, is three hours (6 p.m. to 9 p.m. CT, Sundays) of classical orchestral, instrumental, chamber, choral and vocal music. Featured recordings range from performances set down more than a century ago to the latest, digitally recorded releases. Special attention is given to the anniversary of composers’ birthdays and the world premieres of musical works.
About A Little Night Music host, Ted Quanrud
A Bismarck native, Ted Quanrud has been a volunteer program host with Prairie Public for almost three decades.
A former newspaper reporter, photographer and editorialist, he is the public information officer at the North Dakota Department of Agriculture.
He started with Prairie Public on January 15, 1982, hosting “A Little Night Music” on Friday evenings. He later hosted “Sounds Choral,” and was briefly the station’s “Morning Classics” host. He is not a musician but an assiduous reader of musical journals and album liner notes.
In addition to listening to classical music, his hobbies include cooking, reading (mostly history) and photography. He lives in Bismarck with 4,000-plus classical compact discs, even more books, a well-stocked bar and an extremely unsociable black cat named Rosser.