LET FREEDOM RING INDEPENDENCE DAY WITH A TWO-HOUR JOHN PHILIP SOUSA SPECIAL ON CLASSICAL WQED-FM 89.3
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 29, 2011
LET FREEDOM RING INDEPENDENCE DAY
WITH A TWO-HOUR JOHN PHILIP SOUSA SPECIAL
ON CLASSICAL WQED-FM 89.3
PITTSBURGH—Best known for composing America’s most famous military marches like Semper Fidelis and The Stars and Stripes Forever, John Philip Sousa was also a serviceman in the Marines and Navy, violinist, author, playwright, and activist.
On Monday, July 4th from 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. join Classical WQED-FM 89.3 for The March King: John Philip Sousa.
This two-hour special hosted by Ted Sohier will delve into the character and achievements of Sousa with recorded stories and historical antidotes woven together with Sousa’s compositions. Throughout his life Sousa was a violinist in Jacques Offenbach’s orchestra, had three shows running simultaneously on Broadway, wrote a best-selling novel and fought for composers’ rights. With works from suites to operettas, songs and humoresques, to waltzes and fantasies this broadcast promises to be filled with surprise and variety.
Tune to WQED-FM 89.3 in Pittsburgh, WQEJ-FM 89.7 in Johnstown, stream the program live from wqed.org/fm, or listen at iTunes.
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