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Kids Commute: Cuckoo week!

A cuckoo sits on a tree branch

Learn more about these birds, their loud calls and the music they've inspired this week on Kids Commute!

It might not feel like spring quite yet, but we're celebrating it anyway with music based on cuckoo birds!

Cuckoos are associated with springtime in lots of northern hemisphere countries because they fly north after winter ends.

Listen Monday through Friday at 7:40 a.m. or 3:20 p.m to find out more and hear five fun cuckoo pieces!

Kids Commute - CUCKOO WEEK! Monday: Sumer is Incumen In (Traditional)
1990-1991 Interlochen Arts Academy Chorale
Kids Commute - CUCKOO WEEK! Tuesday: Heinrich Biber - CuCu (from the "Violin Sonata Representativa")
Andrew Manze, violin/John Toll, harpsichord
Kids Commute - CUCKOO WEEK! Wednesday: The Cuckoo Bird
Clarence Ashley & Doc Watson
Kids Commute - CUCKOO WEEK! Thursday: Il Cucu (from "The Birds" by Ottorino Respighi)
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Kids Commute - CUCKOO WEEK! Friday: On Hearing the First Cuckoo of Spring (Frederick Delius)
Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields/Neville Marriner, conductor

Amanda Sewell is IPR's Music Director. Our Producer is Emily Duncan-Wilson. Production help came from Delia Zaleski and Joseph Levesque. Kacie Brown is our Digital Content Manager.

Kate Botello is a host and producer at Classical IPR.
Emily Duncan Wilson is IPR's digital content manager and is the producer of "Classical Sprouts" and "Kids Commute".