Program schedule

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Sep
22
Sun
The Broadway Musicals Yearbook
Sep 22 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Everyone has a favourite showtune. Sometimes we don’t even know a favourite song was originally a showtune! Len Power’s weekly program, The Broadway Musicals Yearbook is full of surprises like that.

Each week, he’ll play songs from Broadway musicals that opened in a particular year – the hit shows and the flops.  There’ll be the songs you know and love and great songs you’ve never heard before.  You’ll also be surprised to hear superb songs from shows that lasted only a few performances and would have disappeared if they had not been recorded.

You’ll hear behind-the-scenes anecdotes of treachery, bad luck, poor management and total incompetency.  Did you know that in previews of House Of Flowers, every time Diahann Carroll had a success with a new song, jealous star, Pearl Bailey, demanded the song for herself?  And what about the lyric writer of Hair, Gerome Ragni, asking for the release of 500 butterflies into the audience at the start of every performance of the disastrous Via Galactica?

Each program focusses on a different year chosen at random – this week it could be 2005, next week it could be 1928 or maybe 1964.  You won’t know until you tune in.  As Broadway music is a reflection of musical styles current at the time, you’ll always hear a rich, varied and entertaining program.  It won’t be a history lesson or a collection of dusty old museum recordings – songs from the early shows will often be sung by modern artists with their own unique interpretations.

The show is written and presented by Len Power, a local theatre identity as well as ArtSound’s theatre critic and a member of the Canberra Critics Circle.

‘The Broadway Musicals Yearbook’ plays weekly on Sunday at 5pm. 

You can also catch a weekly repeat of the program on Tuesday at 11am.

Concert Hall
Sep 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Concert Hall

Christe, du Lamm Gottes — the Canberra Bach Ensemble perform three of his cantatas and hi Mass in F major at St Christopher’s Cathedral, Manuka.

https://www.canberrabachensemble.com/

Concert Hall is repeated on Wednesdays at 1.30pm

Sep
23
Mon
At The National (repeat)
Sep 23 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
At The National (repeat)

A repeat of Saturday night’s program featuring concerts recorded by ArtSoundFM at the National Folk Festival, held each Easter at Exhibition Park in Canberra.

Arts Café
Sep 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Arts Café

Every weekday at noon, straight after the news, the Arts Café opens its doors to bring you a delectable smorgasbord of bright music, interviews, arts stories from the region, Arts Diary plus The World, our summary of the day’s world events.

Monday features the Exhibition Rundown just before The World at 1pm.

This week (23rd September) features an interview with National Portrait Gallery CEO Karen Quinlan about their reopening, and we also speak to Humble House Gallery manager Kylie Fogarty about her new exhibition “Efflorescence 2019” and to Gallery of Small Things owner Anne Masters about her new exhibition “Looks like Music, Sounds like Painting“.

 

In The Foyer
Sep 23 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Photo of Paris Opera

IN THE FOYER – 3.30pm Mondays .. repeated 3.30pm Wednesday.

30 minutes of interviews, reviews and music focusing on shows being presented in the Canberra region and beyond, and the artists who create and perform in them.

In the Foyer is produced and presented by Bill Stephens OAM, a familiar voice to Artsound listeners through his programs Red Velvet and Wild Boronia (6.00 pm Sundays and 3.30 pm Tuesdays) and Dress Circle. Bill narrated The Gershwin Project and contributed weekly interviews to On Stage, both produced by Len Power.

In addition to his work with ArtSound FM, Bill is a member of the Canberra Critics Circle, reviewing dance, musical theatre and cabaret for City News, Australian Arts Review and the Canberra Critics Circle. He writes feature articles for Stage Whispers, is a member of the Helpmann Awards Cabaret Voting panel, and a longtime interviewer for the National Library of Australia’s Oral History program, specialising in the performing arts.

Sep
24
Tue
The Broadway Musicals Yearbook
Sep 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Everyone has a favourite showtune.  Sometimes we don’t even know a favourite song was originally a showtune! Len Power’s weekly program, The Broadway Musicals Yearbook is full of surprises like that.

Each week, he’ll play songs from Broadway musicals that opened in a particular year – the hit shows and the flops.  There’ll be the songs you know and love and great songs you’ve never heard before.  You’ll also be surprised to hear superb songs from shows that lasted only a few performances and would have disappeared if they had not been recorded.

You’ll hear behind the scenes anecdotes of treachery, bad luck, poor management and total incompetency.  Did you know that in previews of House Of Flowers, every time Diahann Carroll had a success with a new song, jealous star, Pearl Bailey, demanded the song for herself?  And what about the lyric writer of Hair, Gerome Ragni, asking for the release of 500 butterflies into the audience at the start of every performance of the disastrous Via Galactica?

Each program focusses on a different year chosen at random – this week it could be 2005, next week it could be 1928 or maybe 1964.  You won’t know until you tune in.  As Broadway music is a reflection of musical styles current at the time, you’ll always hear a rich, varied and entertaining program.  It won’t be a history lesson or a collection of dusty old museum recordings – songs from the early shows will often be sung by modern artists with their own unique interpretations.

The show is written and presented by Len Power, a local theatre identity as well as Artsound’s theatre critic and a member of the Canberra Critics Circle.

‘The Broadway Musicals Yearbook’ plays weekly from Sunday 5th July at 5pm. 

You can also catch a weekly repeat of the program from Tuesday 7th July at 11am.

Arts Café
Sep 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Arts Café

Every weekday at noon, straight after the news, the Arts Café opens its doors to bring you a delectable smorgasbord of bright music, interviews, arts stories from the region, Arts Diary plus The World, our summary of the day’s world events.

Monday features the Exhibition Rundown just before The World at 1pm.