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U.S. Marine Band: An All-Star Orchestra Special

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U.S. Marine Band: An All-Star Orchestra Special

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The All-Star Orchestra's Gerard Schwarz conducts the U.S. Marine Band, America's oldest continually performing musical ensemble, in the three-part program U.S. MARINE BAND: AN ALL-STAR ORCHESTRA SPECIAL. The U.S. Marine Band was founded by an act of Congress in 1798, and dubbed The President's Own by President Thomas Jefferson. The program concludes with The Stars and Stripes Forever, a patriotic American march widely considered to be the magnum opus of John Philip Sousa.

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Above and Beyond - S1 E1

The beloved folk melodies and lively dances of Grainger's "Lincolnshire Posy" start off the program. Also, Maestro Schwarz' own "Above and Beyond" and Sousa's "Semper Fidelis" are performed.

  • Sunday December 15, 2019 3:00 am ET on KET
  • Sunday December 15, 2019 2:00 am CT on KET

New England Spirit - S1 E2

Revolutionary War melodies provide the inspiration for William Schuman's iconic "New England Triptych" including the moving meditation "When Jesus Wept" and the thrilling "Chester" as performed at several Presidential inaugurations.

  • Sunday December 22, 2019 3:00 am ET on KET
  • Sunday December 22, 2019 2:00 am CT on KET

Classic Band Masterpieces - S1 E3

The First Suite by Gustav Holst (famous composer of "The Planets") is an early masterpiece in the concert band repertoire, paired here with the first complete Symphony for Band by the great Paul Hindemith. The splendor of Chinese percussion in Bright Sheng's "Shanghai Overture" brings the series to a spectacular finale.

  • Sunday December 29, 2019 3:00 am ET on KET
  • Sunday December 29, 2019 2:00 am CT on KET

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