Join KUSC as we celebrate Independence Day with A Classic 4th: a celebration of America’s Great Orchestras and Soloists as well as works from our Greatest Composers.

On the Fourth, tune in for an American themed day with works from George Gershwin, Morten Lauridsen, Aaron Copland, Arthur Foote, and John Williams. Plus, American musical souvenirs from Dvorak, and an interesting take on Yankee Doodle. The Evening Program closes out the day with Jim Svejda’s annual all-American Fourth of July program, featuring–among other things–the Stars and Stripes Ballet, an hour of music by pupils of Walter Piston (Leonard Bernstein, Elliott Carter, and Leroy Anderson), and a rare complete performance of Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring.

The celebration continues on the Fifth as William Grant Still and Leonard Bernstein take center stage and George Gershwin takes a getaway to Cuba while Andrew York plays in the sun!

The celebration wraps up on Modern Times with Alan Chapman, Saturday 10pm-Midnight, with an all-American program for Fourth of July weekend.

You can also learn more on the Classical KUSC Blog!

Happy 4th of July!