All Classical Portland chooses to recognize July 4th with great intention, to honor and recognize American (U.S.A.) composers of all backgrounds, and to continually renew our commitment to doing so every day throughout the year.
On Saturday July 4th, tune in to All Classical Portland for special programming throughout the day including Fanfare on ‘Amazing Grace’ by African American composer Adolphus Hailstork; the Symphony No. 4 from 1945, by Florence Price, and “The River” suite by Duke Ellington.
Saturday Matinee, 10am: Through music, Ed Goldberg celebrates the beauty of our natural landscape, the diversity of this country’s people and cultures, and the extraordinary artistic achievements born out of this soil.
The Score, 2pm; The Making of America: We recognize the 4th of July with movies and moments about the birth and evolution of these United States; with music and moments from George Washington: The Forging of a Nation, John Adams, Jefferson in Paris, Amistad, Lincoln, The Patriot, and a few more.
The Concert Hall, 7pm: This week on The Concert Hall join host John Pitman and tune in to live performances of two Gershwin favorites: Rhapsody in Blue (Kirill Gerstein), and An American in Paris (Buffalo Philharmonic/JoAnn Falletta).