Kids Commute - Summer Week! Thursday

May 24, 2018

In today's music by Antonio Vivaldi, a huge thunderstorm, mixed with hail, pounds the cornfields.

Welcome to Day Four of SUMMER WEEK on IPR's Kids Commute!

It's the last week of regular Kids Commute broadcasts for the school year - but never fear! We'll have more Kids Commute for you with our Summer Listening Program, which starts Monday, June 18th. Watch this space for updates on how you can participate!

To help get you inspired for what we hope is a fabulous summer, we're listening to summer-themed music this week.

Today, we're finishing up with Vivaldi's, "Summer," from THE FOUR SEASONS. The thunderstorm has arrived - and it's a doozy!

Thursday, May 24, 2018 (Ep. 163)
THE FOUR SEASONS: Summer (3rd movement - Presto)
Antonio Vivaldi

Here's today's Kids Commute:


...and here's the sonnet (poem) that Vivaldi wrote to go with this movement:

Alas, his worst fears were justified, as the heavens roar and great
hailstones beat down upon the proudly standing corn.