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“I Overcame My Own Obstacles”: Meet Conductor Sarah Hicks

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Sarah Hicks leads the Vermont Symphony in David Ludwig's Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra on The American Sound, 6 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Tuesday on Classical 101.
1:40PM
March
19, 2015

Rising-star Conductor Sarah Hicks says she enjoys “being a girl.” As pops conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra, she’s bringing girl power to the podiums of major orchestras in the U.S. and around the world.

Conductor Jeri Lynne Johnson and the 21st-Century Orchestra

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Jeri Lynne Johnson, founder of Philadelphia's Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra, leads the orchestra in George Walker's "Lyric for Strings" on The American Sound, 6 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Tuesday on Classical 101.
1:40PM
March
5, 2015

Conductor Jeri Lynne Johnson never considered herself an entrepreneur. But as founder of Philadelphia’s Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra, that’s exactly what she’s become. And she and her orchestra are getting noticed.

Conductor William Eddins 6pm Sat./7pm Tues. on The American Sound

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William Eddins is music director of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.
12:00PM
February
12, 2015

Imagine a “stuffy” conductor. That’s not William Eddins. This week The American Sound celebrates the work of conductor William Eddins, 6 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Tuesday on Classical 101.

The American Sound Celebrates African American Conductors

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During February, The American Sound showcases performances by African American conductors, 6 p.m. Saturdays and 7 p.m. Tuesdays on Classical 101.
1:40PM
February
5, 2015

During Black History Month, The American Sound celebrates stirring performances led by African American conductors.

Thanksgiving Mashup On The American Sound

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Enjoy Thanksgiving with great American music on The American Sound, 6 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Tuesday on Classical 101.
10:00AM
November 26, 2014

As you’re enjoying your Thanksgiving leftovers, enjoy some great American musical fare on The American Sound, 6 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Tuesday, on Classical 101.

The American Sound Explores New States (of Mind)

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Enjoy music inspired by the majestic Glacier Peak and big sky country as The American Sound celebrates the 125th birthdays of the states of Washington and Montana, 6 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Tuesday on Classical 101.
1:40PM
November
6, 2014

Enjoy a symphony inspired by the majestic Glacier Peak and a fiddle suite for Montana’s big sky country on The American Sound, 6 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Tuesday on Classical 101.

Modern Americana and More on The American Sound

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Enjoy Americana with a modern accent on The Americana Sound, Saturday at 6 p.m. and Tuesday at 7 p.m. on Classical 101.
1:40PM
October
23, 2014

Join Classical 101′s Jennifer Hambrick for some modern Americana – music that echoes America’s past even as it drives headlong into the future – on The American Sound, Saturday at 6 p.m. and Tuesday at 7 p.m. on Classical 101.

Music For Sharing on The American Sound

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Enjoy music that brings us together, 6 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Tuesday on The American Sound on Classical 101.
1:40PM
October
2, 2014

With marching band season in full swing, Classical 101′s Jennifer Hambrick reflects on music as a shared experience. This week The American Sound brings you American musical woks works that tell love stories, express community spirit and give voice to other shared experiences. Listen Saturday at 6 p.m. and Tuesday at 7 p.m. on Classical 101.

A Call for Peace on The American Sound

1:40PM
September
25, 2014

Persian-Jewish-American composer Richard Danielpour’s oratorio “Toward a Season of Peace” brings together a multiplicity of languages and cultures in a single, harmonious musical work of grand proportions, as though to symbolize the possibility of bringing diverse peoples, ideas and customs into a peaceable union.

Goodbye, Summer on The American Sound

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Catch the last American Sound program of summer, 6 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Tuesday on Classical 101.
1:20PM
September
18, 2014

Says farewell to summer and welcomes fall with beautiful, upbeat American classical music on The American Sound Saturday at 6pm and Tuesday at 7pm on Classical 101.