Memorial Day

Chicago Tribune film critic Michael Phillips and WFMT producer Matt DeStefano
Press Image / WFMT

Airs Monday, May 27, 2019, at 10 p.m. The Film Score: Music for Memorial Day, an hour-long special that explores music composed for stories of the Civil War, World War I, World War II, the Vietnam War, and the post-9/11 world we inhabit today.

Airs Monday, May 27, 2019, at 11 a.m. Join the world reknowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir as they celebrate the heroic sacrifices of our nations fallen with America the Beautiful, The Liberty Bell March, The Mansions of the Lord, Flag of the Free, This is My Country, Blades of Grass and Pure White Stones, Hymn to the Fallen, and Who Are the Brave?

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Airs Monday, May 28, 2018, at 11 a.m. In the United States, Memorial Day is often thought of as the unofficial beginning of summer, but its significance to this country runs far deeper. “Dreams of the Fallen” seeks to recognize and memorialize through music and poetry those who have protected our country—often at great sacrifice—from before its founding to the present. From “Taps” to Britten’s War Requiem to numerous film scores and folk songs, conflict and memory have inspired some of the greatest music in history.

South Arkansas Symphony / South Arkansas Symphony

Airs Friday, May 25, 2018, at 12 noon. Join Kermit Poling and the South Arkansas Symphony the "Symphony on the Square" featuring patriotic selections, film music from the Pink Panther, E.T., and more, plus a salute to our Armed Forces.
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Airs Monday, May 29, 2017, at 9:00 p.m. It was one of the greatest jazz orchestras ever assembled, led by a popular bandleader who took it overseas to raise the morale of the Allied soldiers fighting World War II in Europe—and who then vanished at the height of his popularity.