Joel Najman’s My Place program is "A New Year’s Eve Vocal Group Harmony Celebration" featuring a variety of memorable doo-wop and group harmony favorites from the Rock & Roll era’s first golden period. Memorable recordings by the Penguins, Ravens, Spaniels and other legendary vocal groups are among the selections featured.
We celebrate New Year’s Eve with a Metropolitan Opera broadcast of Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss II – a performance of January 20, 1951 – with Patrice Munsel, Rise Stevens, and Richard Tucker – conducted by Eugene Ormandy.
Listen Saturday at 1:00pm.
The Pirates of Penzance had its world premiere on New Year’s Eve 1879 in New York City; we celebrate by hearing music from vintage recordings of this irresistible Gilbert & Sullivan opera.
Listen Saturday at 12:00pm.
To conclude our
encore presentation of last summer’s
joint project with the Billings Farm and Museum on Vermont’s General Stores, commentator Tom Slayton looks at
their survival – and their relevance – in
Brattleboro’s historic Latchis Theatre will get a new marquee.
That’s something it’s done without since a passing truck destroyed the old one
As VPR’s Susan Keese reports, the replacement will be
modeled on an older, 1938 version.