November program listings for Song of America

November program listings for Song of America

Sundays at 2:00 p.m.

From Paco Lyptic

November is American Music Month and there's no better way to celebrate than with Thomas Hampson and Song of America. On Veteran's Day we'll hear how American Pioneer Arthur Farwell was influenced by the music of Native Americans in his compositions.

11/4      Champions of American Song Over the course of the 20th century our classical singers were enthusiastic advocates for songs by American composers. In this program, we hear the music they brought to far-flung audiences through recitals, phonograph records, and radio broadcasts.

11/11    Arthur Farwell, American Pioneer At the beginning of the 20th century, deeply influenced by Dvorak's challenge to Americans to find their own musical voices, Arthur Farwell used music of Native Americans and words of American poets as inspiration for his own unique voice. He also pioneered the publishing and preservation of American composers and poets through his famed Wa-Wan Press.

11/18    There Is No Gender in Music  So said composer Elinor Remick Warren. In this program we look at the lives and songs of generations of American women composers.

11/25    Emily Dickinson: Letter to the World The reclusive poet explored all of life's emotions, and there are hundreds of compelling settings of her poems, by composers from Ernst Bacon to André Previn to Ned Rorem.