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"What's New" airing Fridays at 8pm in September 2020


Dear listeners,

We are pausing Peninsula Performances productions due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the changing environment of live performances, and instead scheduling special programming for the month of September 2020. We hope you enjoy these additional programs from the What’s New series from WBAA.

9/04 & 8

What’s New: Classical Goes Pop

We’re featuring some covers and popular music with classical groups on this episode. While often associated with early rock and roll music, Jukeboxes and their popularity extends back much earlier, including swing, opera, and classical music ! We’ll hear popular selections from David Bowie, the Beatles , and talk with Jethro Tull flutist Ian Anderson on today’s What’s New .

9/11 & 15

What’s New: Classical Goes Pop 2

We’re calling this episode Classical Goes Pop with the King’s Singers, 2Cellos, and even a song from Gordon Sumner, or as you may know him, Sting.

9/18 & 22

What’s New: Political Classical

We'll hear music with a political slant by Steven Stucky (August 4, 1964), Michael Daugherty (Jackie-O), and Victoria Bond (Mrs. President). A landmark wind ensemble work by Karel Husa (Music for Prague 1968) will be featured.

9/25 & 29

What’s New: Classical Banjo

The banjo was made by Africans in America, adapted from instruments of similar design in Africa. It is frequently associated with country, folk, Irish traditional and bluegrass music.

Tune in for What's New, Fridays at 8pm EST in the month of September 2020 on Public Radio 90.

Kurt lives in Marquette with his family and can’t imagine living anywhere else. He loves music, games, running, being near water, and a fine cold brew coffee.
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