Saturday at 6 pm on The American Sound it’s Christmas at the movies, early American Christmas music and a symphony that reminds us what hope is all about.
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.
Hailed as the first truly American ballet, “Filling Station” is chock full of the kinds of odd balls and drifters you’d expect to meet on the American highway. Add in a shooting, an accidental homicide and Virgil Thomson’s consciously kitschy, glitz-and-glamour score, and you’ve got the makings of a great American soap opera.