In 1815, a group of Bostonians came together to form an ambitious music ensemble; they called themselves the Handel and Haydn Society. Nowadays, H+H has the distinction of being the oldest continuously performing music ensemble in the United States. Artistic Director Harry Christophers joins us to discuss the ensemble's history, their bicentennial celebration plans, and more.
We toured Charleston's famous Historic Dock Street Theatre with Managing Director Christopher Parham, who spoke with us about the history of the space, its ghostly inhabitants, and the building's recent renovations.
Join us every day this week for a virtual tour of charming Charleston, SC, as we feature the sights and sounds of the Holy City alongside musical highlights from the Spoleto Festival USA. Today, we're heading to Poogan's Porch, an iconic Charleston eatery famous for their delicious buttermilk biscuits.
We've grown awfully fond of Bruce since he first joined us in 2002, and we know that you have, too. His 60th birthday is this week, so we've decided to throw him an on-air bash. Plus, we'll have an exclusive interview with one of his oldest friends - his 50-year-old pet parrot, Polly Rhythm.
This week on PT, tubist Coco Wieprecht joins Fred in the studio as our first-ever Young Artist in Residence born in the 21st Century. Wieprecht will discuss her budding musical career, and we'll hear her play a solo piece by Philadelphia-born composer, Vincent Persichetti.