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Episode 25: Sousa and The Free Lance March (4th of July Holiday Special)

Sunday, July 2nd, 2017 March, Turn of the Century, Band, American, Holiday Special | Comments

You'll need some good walking shoes this week as we march into the history of John Philip Sousa and his Free Lance March. It's a spectacular display of patriotic spirit to help celebrate the 4th of July weekend.

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Episode 23: Weill and Symphony No. 2

Sunday, June 4th, 2017 symphony, American, German | Comments

We're at it again with a composer who loved the theatre but was equally as comfortable in the concert hall: German composer Kurt Weill. His symphonic masterpiece, the Second Symphony, will illuminate how wonderful this underappreciated composer really is!

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Episode 22: Gershwin and the Second Rhapsody

Sunday, May 21st, 2017 classical, Turn of the Century, Piano, American, Gershwin | Comments

Put on your dancing shoes and get your jazz hands ready! We're looking at George Gershwin's lesser known, yet still jazzy and fun Second Rhapsody. Get ready for a rip-roaring good time!

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Episode 21: Copland and the Red Pony Suite

Sunday, May 7th, 2017 classical, Contemporary, American | Comments

You may know American composer Aaron Copland for his ballets or symphonies, but did you know he was also composed numerous film scores? The Red Pony Suite is taken from the soundtrack to a great Western film of the same name, and if full of Copland-isms!

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