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The American Sound Goes to the Movies Saturday at 6pm

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Classically American: a drive-in movie screen on Route 66.
May 9, 2013

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 [...]

Silks and Saddles (and Juleps): Kentucky Derby Music Saturday

color photograph of jockeys riding horses in a race at Kentucky's Churchill Downs
Tune in to Classical 101 Saturday at 6pm to hear a special program of American music for the running of the 139th Kentucky Derby.
2, 2013

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.

Spirituals Grace The American Sound Saturday on Classical 101

Color photograph of the men's a cappella chorus Chanticleer in mid-performance inside a church
San Francisco-based men's a cappella vocal ensemble Chanticleer performs some of their signature arrangements of Spirituals Saturday at 6pm on The American Sound.
18, 2013

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.

Lakes, Filling Stations and More on Saturday’s The American Sound

Black-an-white photograph of an old-time gas station.
Tune in to hear music from Virgil Thomson's ballet "Filling Station" on The American Sound, Saturday at 6pm on Classical 101.
4, 2013

This Saturday at 6 p.m. The American Sound features music to bring out the poetry all around us.

A Cowboy and The Ladies on The American Sound, 6pm Saturday

28, 2013

Hear a rhapsodic Cowboy and three of the wold’s finest women classical musicians Saturday at 6pm on The American Sound on Classical 101.

Mischievous Music Saturday on The American Sound

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Hear music that does things the "wrong way" Saturday at 6 pm on The American Sound.
14, 2013

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!

The American Sound Celebrates Black Composers Saturday at 6pm

21, 2013

The glories of the Harlem Renaissance and the riches of African cultural traditions find voice on The American Sound this Saturday evening on Classical 101.

Blues, Rags and All That Jazz Saturday on The American Sound

photograph of the Eiffel Tower at night, all lit up
The Eiffel Tower
14, 2013

Join Classical 101′s Jennifer Hambrick Saturday at 6pm for a special edition of The American Sound that will have your toes tapping and your ears saying “Oh la la!”

The American Sound Honors African American Performers

photograph of the cover of Kathleen Battle's recording
Soprano Kathleen Battle
8, 2013

To celebrate Black History Month, join Classical 101′s Jennifer Hambrick for gorgeous, refined and elecrifying performances by African American classical musicians this Saturday at 6 pm on The American Sound.

Sounds of The Big Apple Saturday on The American Sound

black-and-white photo of the Brooklyn Bridge leading to Manhattan
The Brooklyn Bridge - one of New York City's icons - leads gracefully across the East River to Manhattan.
24, 2013

There’s nothing like seeing Lincoln Center all dolled up at night or walking through Central Park on a slightly chilly autumn Saturday morning. And there’s nothing like the city’s rich traditions in classical music and jazz. Join Classical 101′s Jennifer Hambrick for a program of music inspired by NYC this Saturday at 6 pm on The American Sound.