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Classical Showcase Fridays at 7 on Classical 101

Michael Tilson Thomas
Michael Tilson Thomas
10:30AM
September 4, 2014

You can hear our new series Classical Showcase 7 to 9pm beginning this Friday here on Classical 101. This weekly feature will showcase a different concert event each each Friday evening for your enjoyment.

American Attitude on The American Sound, 6pm Saturday

color photograph of fingers plucking a string on some kind of stringed instrument
American music with pluck on The American Sound, 6 p.m. Saturday, on Classical 101.
1:40PM
August 7, 2014

Call it the can-do spirit run amok, or call it an extra dose of chutzpah – whatever name you give it, a thread of defiance has always run through the American psyche.

Guitar Concerto by Lalo Schifrin on Fretworks

The Guitar Player by Jan Vermeer van Delft (c. 1672)
The Guitar Player by Jan Vermeer van Delft (c. 1672)
1:42PM
October 3, 2013

The next Fretworks at 7pm this Saturday on Classical 101 will feature a 20th century guitar concerto, early 18th century music for the Baroque guitar, some Scarlatti, more music from Agustin Barrios, and a bit of Copland for guitar quartet.

“Celebrating American Symphonies” Winding Down This Week

5:35PM
August
27, 2013

All during the month of August, we’ve been celebrating American symphonies on Symphony @ 7 on Classical 101. We’re winding down now for the final week. Yesterday, we had Aaron Copland’s Third Symphony, and for the rest of the week, it’s symphonies by Jerome Moross, Adolphus Hailstork, George Whitefield Chadwick, and Dan Locklair.

The Great American Symphony

12:00PM
July
8, 2013

We’ve just celebrated Independence Day, which means most of us had a good dose of All-American music by the likes of Sousa, Copland, and Gershwin. Now seems a good time to take this one step further and look at the larger American music landscape.

Music from North America on Next Fretworks

1:44PM
April
25, 2013

On the next Fretworks broadcast this Saturday evening at 7 pm, we conclude our month-long geographical excursion for International Guitar Month with music from North America.

You Can Hum Along to These TV Commercials

Rise Stevens selling cigarettes in the 1950s.
Rise Stevens selling cigarettes in the 1950s
1:30PM
April 4, 2013

Musicians hawk their wares on TV-all around the world. I’d buy from them!

Outstanding Women Perform on The American Sound Saturday, 6 pm

10:00AM
March
7, 2013

To celebrate Women’s History Month, tune in to hear some great American women classical performers- and a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer – Saturday at 6pm on The American Sound.

William Grant Still: Song of a New Race for MLK Day

William Grant Still
William Grant Still
6:00AM
January 21, 2013

For this Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we are featuring William Grant Still’s Symphony No.2 in G minor, Song of a New Race on Symphony @ 7.

Embrace the Cold Saturday on The American Sound

1:55PM
January
17, 2013

We’ve frolicked amid spring flowers, sipped summer sun and luxuriated in fall’s flagrant farewell. Time to settle in for the deep freeze. Catch The American Sound this Saturday at 6 p.m. to hear great music for snow bunnies and winter sloths alike.