October program listings for Song of America

October program listings for Song of America

Sundays at 2:00 p.m.

20th century American Composer Charles Ives


Celebrate America with song all this month on Song of America.

10/7    Song of Walt Whitman  Whitman, the "Bard of Democracy," was the founder of a new American language. With music built deep into his poetry, it's no surprise that Whitman has been a beacon for American composers.

10/14  Many Are the Voices   Many Americans have had to raise their voices to be recognized or even heard in America. In this program, we hear songs of African Americans and Native Americans; women, immigrants, and war resisters; and voices from the labor movement and the gay rights movement.

10/21  War Cries  Throughout our history, America has gone to war with bravado and with anguish.  Songs have helped shape those emotions, and express them-inspiring us to battle, sustaining our courage, giving us a way to lament our losses.

10/28  Ives the Chronicler  Charles Ives was unprecedented at suiting his musical style to the story he wanted to tell, and he created dozens of surprising "snapshots in song" of what it was like to be alive in America during his lifetime.