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American Music on Memorial Day Weekend


"Great Singers and Big Swingers" Through Memorial Day Weekend
You'll be swinging all weekend long during jazz hours with your favorite classic big bands and vocalists, plus some of the contemporary big bands and jazz orchestras that have recently been on our Jazz Hot 11 Countdown.

American Classical Music on Memorial Day
Monday, May 31, 10 am to 3 pm
Join us for music by some of America's greatest classical music composers. You'll hear popular works by masters such as Aaron Copland, Charles Ives, George Gershwin, and Edward MacDowell, plus Richard Rodgers' Victory at Sea: Symphonic Suite arranged by Robert Russel Bennett.

Originally written for the 1952 television series of the same name, Victory at Sea remains Rodgers' best-known orchestral work and a favorite among WRTI listeners.

10 am to 12 noon:
Edward MacDowell: Hamlet/Ophelia Overture, - Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring (original version for 13 instruments) - Howard Hanson: Merry Mount Suite - Charles Ives: Symphony No.1

12 noon to 2 pm: George Gershwin: Porgy and Bess, Suite - Howard Hanson: Symphony No.2 "Romantic" - Aaron Copland: Rodeo Ballet - Edward MacDowell: Suite No.2 "Indian"

2 to 3 pm: Aaron Copland: Symphony No.3 - Richard Rodgers (arr. Bennet): Victory at Sea: Symphonic Suite