THURSDAY, JULY 4TH
Live from Oakland with local arts, NPR news, traffic, weather and morning favorites
Live from the Carolyn M. Byham Cultural District Studio, downtown, with essential classics and NPR news
Live from the Carolyn M. Byham Cultural District Studio on Katz Plaza, downtown, with NPR news and relaxing classics to soothe your commute; then music to keep you company through dinner and the evening.
The March King: John Philip Sousa
Best known for his American military and patriotic marches, Sousa composed hundreds of other works, wrote novels, fought for composers’ rights, and even played violin under the baton of Jacques Offenbach. Weaving stories, musical information and historical anecdotes around Sousa’s compositions, this two-hour show pulls back the curtain on the adventure-packed life, and music, of one of America’s most prolific composers. Music selections include marches, dances, concert pieces, a fantasy for band, a humoresque, a suite and an overture to an operetta. Hosted by Ted Sohier.
Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin
With his ten-plus symphonies, Gustav Mahler’s world extended horizons beyond anything known to concert audiences. His vision stretched the boundaries of the orchestra and the symphonic form. Tune in for two full weeks on the symphonies of Gustav Mahler, this week and next.