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Tue June 29, 2010
WKMS Features Patriotic Music on Independence Day
By Jenni Todd
Murray, KY – The region's public radio service, 91.3 WKMS features special patriotic and American music to celebrate Independence Day. The Fourth of July specials are on the station's all classical channel on air in many locations at 91.3 WKMS HD-2; streaming online at WKMS HD-2 at station website www.wkms.org; and on air at station translators 92.5 FM, Paducah and 105.1 FM, Madisonville.
On Sunday, July 4, hear composers like Scott Joplin, George Gershwin, John Williams, and John Phillip Sousa evoking American landscapes ranging from the Wild West to the big city, to a parade down Main Street. A partial list of the selection follows:
6am: Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring
9am: John Williams: selections from Star Wars
10am: George Gershwin: Piano Concerto
1pm: John Adams: The Chairman Dances
2pm: George Gershwin: An American in Paris; Leonard Bernstein: Three Dance Episodes from On the Town
3pm: Mark O'Connor: Americana Symphony "Variations on Appalachia Waltz"
5pm: Jerome Moross: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
7pm: George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue; marches by John Philip Sousa
8pm: George Frideric Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks; Peter Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture
9pm: William Schuman: New England Triptych
See the entire schedule for the July 4th celebration of music at www.wkms.org/classical-24.php.
Anyone with a computer, speakers, and internet connection can hear WKMS HD-2's all classical stream. Online go to www.wkms.org, click on "Listen Live" next to the WKMS HD-2 icon, and click the "play" button on the free Live 365 popup player. WKMS HD-2 offers classical music 24 hours a day with knowledgeable hosts and an in-depth variety of great music. The channel includes the favorite public radio programs Sunday Baroque and From the Top as well as replays of the WKMS production Friday Night Live which airs concerts of the Paducah Symphony Orchestra and selected concerts from performance venues at Murray State University seasonally, and during the summer concerts of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
For more information or to become a member of WKMS and receive station communications call 800-599-4737 or visit www.wkms.org.