Ohio is at once Rosie the Riveter and the gracious farmer’s wife. (For some reason, I’ve always imagined Ohio as a girl.) Massachusetts, the cut-to-the-chase, it’s-too-cold-to-waste-time-doing-this place for serious people. And if California were a guy, he’d wear one of those loud Hawaiian shirts.
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.
You knew it would come sooner or later. And here it is. The heat has arrived in central Ohio. Join Classical 101′s Jennifer Hambrick Saturday at 6 pm for “American Heat Wave” on The American Sound.
Saturday on The American Sound we’ll take a musical tour of America’s small towns and big cities. We’ll get a gorgeous glimpse of small-town life with Samuel Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915, we’ll go to Cincy with Boston Boy Leroy Anderson’s Piano Concerto and we’ll hear a New England Country Band March by Charles Ives.
Which is more fun, watching movies, or following the Oscars? Tough question. But one thing is certain: America is a movie nation. According to the Motion Picture Association of America, nearly one-third of global box office revenues in 2012 came from the U.S. and Canada, which also boast the largest number of movie screens in [...]
Join Classical 101′s Jennifer Hambrick Saturday at 6pm for a special Derby Day program of great American music to accompany the most exciting two minutes in sports.
Join Classical 101′s Jennifer Hambrick Saturday at 6pm as legendary soprano Leontyne Price, the Grammy Award-winning Chanticleer and others perform an evening of Spirituals on The American Sound.
This Saturday at 6 p.m. The American Sound features music to bring out the poetry all around us.
Hear a rhapsodic Cowboy and three of the wold’s finest women classical musicians Saturday at 6pm on The American Sound on Classical 101.
If you were ever a mischievous little kid, then you know that doing something “wrong” can feel pretty good – at least until the proverbial boom gets lowered on your proverbial rascally self. Tune in to The American Sound Saturday at 6pm for fun and beautiful musical works that do things the “wrong” way – and get away with it!