We all love Sousa, Gershwin, and Copland. But what about the new(er) entrants to the canon of American classical composers? This Independence Day, we've compiled a playlist of just some of the vanguard voices redefining what American classical music sounds like.
The playlist runs the gamut of style and experimentation, offering orchestral, operatic, choral, and chamber music.
Enjoy selections from Michael Abels, Missy Mazzoli, Jake Heggie, Anthony Davis, Stacy Garrop, and many, many more.