Then & Now 10/17: Live Music!

Then & Now 10/17:  Live Music!

On this date in 1978, President Jimmy Carter presented the Congressional Medal of Honor to singer Marian Anderson.

We’re going to have a group of wonderful singers in our Sarasota Performance and Broadcast Studio later this morning, when the cast of Sarasota Opera’s production of La Traviata perform for you live on the radio.  The opera opens on November 3rd  at the Sarasota Opera house, but we’re going to give you a little preview first.  Maestro Victor DeRenzi will talk to us about this production, as Verdi makes a return to the Sarasota Opera after a year off (following the completion of the acclaimed Verdi Cycle).  Live music and conversation later this morning at 11:00 on Classical WSMR 89.1 & 103.9.