The American Sound
America: the land of opportunity, of baseball and apple pie â€“ and great music.
America is home to more than majestic mountains and fruited plains; itâ€™s also home to a uniquely beautiful tradition of classical music, influenced by American folk music, bluegrass and jazz.
The American Sound showcases a variety of the most beautiful, inspiring classical music with an American accent. Each week weâ€™ll explore masterworks by great American composers past and present like Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein and Samuel Barber, and contemporaries Eric Whitacre, Michael Daugherty and John Adams. Plus, weâ€™ll go back to our American roots with George Gershwinâ€™s jazz-inspired music, performances by Americaâ€™s bluegrass greats and more. Think Bernstein with the Boston Symphony or Bach on a banjo!
We hope youâ€™ll enjoy going Classically American with The American Sound Saturdays from 6â€“7pm on Classical 101.