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2021 Fourth of July Specials | WKAR Classical

American flag sticking out of flower bed that is outside of window
American flag sticking out of flower bed.

Fri. Jul. 2 at 8pm & Sun. Jul. 4 at 4pm on 90.5 FM & STREAMING | Enjoy Fourth of July specials from Wind & Rhythm and Fiesta!Wind & Rhythm | Fri., Jul. 2 | 8 p.m.
How do you celebrate Independence Day? Do you celebrate with hotdogs and a baseball game? Do you celebrate with sunscreen and swimming pools? What about patriotic music and a slice of apple pie? On Wind & Rhythm, say, "Happy birthday to the USA," with patriotic selections heading into the Fourth of July weekend, including performances featuring wind bands from all five branches of the US Armed Forces.

Fiesta! | Sun., Jul. 4 | 4 p.m.
Music reflecting the American experience in all its nuance has been written by both Latino composers born in the United States and those that migrated from Latin America. Host Elbio Barilari will speak about his own experiences coming to America and those of other Latino composers who have made the United States their home. Come celebrate Independence Day with us… Latino style, with works by 2021 Pulitzer Prize winner, Tania León; Roberto Sierra and MSU College of Music professor Ricardo Lorenz.

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