Coming up in September
In October, Stage Notes will celebrate its first anniversary on WXXI. What a year it has been! As Cy Coleman’s song aptly says, The Best is Yet to Come. Many exciting programs are in the works, including the second edition of the haunting music of Broadway on October 29th. The first program featured love songs from Broadway musicals. Without a doubt, that program could have run for five-hundred twenty-five thousand six-hundred minutes.
Million Dollar Quartet, Billy Elliot, Shrek the Musical, Jersey Boys, and South Pacific. Presented by the Rochester Broadway Theatre League and Albert Nocciolino, these five musicals are coming to Rochester as part of RBTL’s 2011-'12 season. Join host Robert Hammond and his guest, three-time Tony Award winner, Albert Nocciolino, for this week’s Stage Notes.
Many Broadway musicals started in a theatre off Broadway, including Sunday in the Park with George, RENT, and Godspell. It is magnificent theatre created year-round, all over Manhattan. From Pulitzer Prize-winning dramas to fun family fare, from laugh-till-you-cry comedies to foot-stomping extravaganzas, there’s something for everyone Off-Broadway.
Monday, September 5
Start Labor Day with pieces by J.S. Bach, John Cage, and Amy Beach
Writer’s Almanac: Why Labor Day started & what it’s become
Tuesday, September 6
Music by Debussy, Paganini, and Beethoven
Composers Datebook: A "well-Krafted" concerto?