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June 4th 2018 was a dark day.
I still miss Hot Jazz Saturday Night.
— PoPville (@PoPville) June 28, 2020
Never stop dreaming.
From a press release:
“Effective Friday, September 18, 2020, WAMU, Washington, D.C.’s NPR station, will implement a program schedule change, which includes the return of their 37-year legacy program Hot Jazz Saturday Night, a new dedicated special programming segment and The Arts Hour from BBC World News Service.
Hot Jazz Saturday Night, produced by WAMU and hosted by Rob Bamberger, will return for a two-year commitment beginning on Saturday, September 19, 2020 from 7-10 p.m. The show will replace Live from Here from American Public Radio, which ceased production in June.
With the cancellation of Live from Here, WAMU seized an opportunity to deeply consider listener and member feedback when determining what program would benefit weekend evening audiences. As the nation enters an election period and with the station’s 60th anniversary on the horizon, WAMU thought of no better way to create a Saturday evening respite from the news than to bring back a popular locally-produced program with Hot Jazz Saturday Night.
“Hot Jazz Saturday Night and Rob were a cornerstone of WAMU’s weekend programming for nearly four decades,” said Monna Kashfi, chief content officer at WAMU. “I am thrilled that the show will be coming home to WAMU and that our listeners will be able to re-connect with Rob as we get ready to celebrate a milestone anniversary for the station.”
WAMU has also added special programming, dubbed “WAMU Presents”, to replace a repeat airing of Fresh Air on Fridays at 1 p.m. Starting on September 18, “WAMU Presents” will feature special programs from WAMU, public radio partners and independent producers. Listeners will hear a rotation of featured content, including in-depth reporting, podcasts, engaging conversations, as well as arts and culture productions.
Additionally, the debut of The Arts Hour from BBC World News Service will replace Live Wire on Saturdays from 10-11 p.m. The Arts Hour is a weekly collection of engaging arts-related stories from across the globe and will begin on September 19 following Hot Jazz Saturday Night.”
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You are cordially invited to the Washington Opera Society’s exclusive Christmas/Hannukah Party!
We are pleased to welcome our great opera stars to the company!
Juliette Di Bello, Manuela Tomasz Korossy, Kristin Sampson from the NY City Opera Company, and Kevin Short of the Metropolitan Opera.
Don’t miss this unique holiday concert of seasonal favorites and hit arias from the operatic repertoire sung by our cast of stellar singers. Maestro Benichou will bring his infectious energy as he leads the WOS Festival Ensemble in an evening sure to remember. Glad tidings!
You are cordially invited to the Embassy of Austria for a thrilling evening with Mozart. What a better way to spend Christmas and Hannukah! Our full orchestra and lead singers, some of whom sing at the Met, will appeal to teens as they begin their journey to the classics! We expect to be sold out soon…..
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Under the Gracious Patronage of H.E. Petra Schneebauer, Ambassador of Austria
Julien Benichou, Conductor
Kevin Short as Figaro
Manna K. Jones as Susanna
Stephen Powell as Count Almaviva
Laquita Mitchell as Contessa
Anna Kelly as Cherubino
Maggie Polglaze as Barbarina
John Gibney as Bartolo
Leah Heater as Marcellina
Christopher Jon Hartung as Antonio & Don Curzio
Narration provided by Robin Phillips
Embassy of Austria
3524 International Court NW
Washington, DC 20008
Doors Open/Cocktails 6:30 pm
Performance including Intermission 7:15 pm
Wine Reception with Heavy Hors d’oeuvres 9:15 to 10:30 pm
Box Seats $250
Orchestra Reserved $150
Seniors (over 65 years old) Unreserved $80 [sold out]
Students with ID $50
Join metrobar and the team at DC Beer for a taste of 12 holiday brews, all made in the DMV by your favorite local breweries! Your ticket gets you access to the afternoon tasting with 3oz pours of each of