Backstage Pass: Weill Celebration
(Rochester, New York) – Faculty and cast members from Nazareth Theatre’s production of Three Penny Opera; and Eastman Opera Theatre’s production of Street Scene join host Julia Figueras for a Backstage Pass that celebrates German-composer Kurt Weill on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 1 p.m. on Classical 91.5/FM-HD 91.5-1. They'll sing songs from their upcoming productions and talk about the challenges and rewards of producing Weill musicals. The program will repeat Sunday, April 7 at 2 p.m.
Backstage Pass is a live, hour-long radio series that is committed to highlighting performing artists – giving Classical 91.5/90.3/FM-HD 91.5-1 listeners the opportunity to hear local and visiting musicians performing live. The series is made possible in part by a grant from the Gouvernet Arts Fund at Rochester Area Community Foundation. You can also watch this edition of Backstage Pass online at: http://interactive.wxxi.org/backstage-pass.
This program is in celebration of Public Radio Music Month, which spotlights public radio’s role in championing and preserving a diverse array of musicians and music styles for millions of listeners. As part of this nationwide initiative, WXXI, along with local musicians, community leaders, and fans will share why public radio is important, and these testimonials will air on WXXI radio, and be posted online at WXXI.org/prmm in April.
Pictured: Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya
Credit: The Kurt Weill Foundation
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