Southeast Public Radio Announces Fourth of July Programming


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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., June 22, 2006 — Southeast Public Radio announces plans to air two specials on the Fourth of July in addition to patriotic and American music offerings that will be included in “Caffé Concerto” and “Afternoon Classics.”

“A Classical Fourth” returns with a special two-hour program of all-American music beginning at 9 a.m. Hosted by National Public Radio’s (NPR) Fred Child, the show features excerpts from Gershwin’s opera “Porgy & Bess” performed by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus Orchestra, and selections from Aaron Copland’s powerful “Symphony No. 3,” including “Fanfare for the Common Man,” performed by the North German Radio Philharmonic. The celebration also includes a performance of composer Michael Torke’s “July,” an ode to the summer played here by the New Century Saxophone Quartet.

At 8 p.m., The “World Café” presents “The 25 Greatest Songs About America.” Spend the Fourth with David Dye and the “World Café” as they showcase 25 of the best songs ever written about America. From Aaron Copeland and Cole Porter to Woody Guthrie and Los Lobos, it is two hours of music celebrating the American spirit and soul in song.

Southeast Public Radio is an affiliate of both Public Radio International and American Public Media. Southeast Public Radio is celebrating 15 years as a National Public Radio member station. The station is located on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University. More information can found at

For more information, contact Southeast Public Radio at (573) 651-5070 or toll-free at (888) 651-5070.