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.
It might have been someplace dark and seedy. Or it might just have been you older brother’s bedroom, the corner office or even the cookie jar on the kitchen counter. It doesn’t matter: it was somewhere you were told, in some fashion, not to go. But you went there anyway.
Artists visiting America have through the ages soaked in the unique richness of American culture and reinterpreted it in new artworks. Saturday evening on The American Sound join Classical 101′s Jennifer Hambrick for fun, American-inspired music by foreign-born composers.
Celebrate the Fourth of July Saturday evening and all weekend long with a musical melting pot on The American Sound, Saturday at 6 p.m. on Classical 101.
Top celebrate the official arrival of summer, this Saturday on The American Sound Classical 101′s Jennifer Hambrick brings you summer music that won’t have you dreaming of ice floes.
In the advent of National Barbecue Month, Classical 101′s Jennifer Hambrick tells of discovering North Carolina barbecue – and realizing she’s a red sauce kind of woman.
Imani Winds clarinetist mariam Adam says the group’s concert Sunday evening at the King Arts Complex will show the “exotic side” of the wind quintet.
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.