The Mid-Columbia Mastersingers Go Virtual
When the pandemic abruptly put an end to live concerts and musical theatre in March 2020, performing arts groups had to scramble to re-invent themselves online. For the Richland-based Mid-Columbia Mastersingers, that meant changing the way they hear themselves.
NWPB’s Steve Reeder spoke to Mid-Columbia Mastersingers associate conductor Reginald Unterseher and artistic director and conductor Justin Raffa.
Originally aired on NWPB’s All Things Considered March 10, 2020
The steins of beer. The plates of roast pork and chicken, sausages and dumplings. The brass bands. The throngs of people, many of them in traditional Bavarian dress. Dirndls or lederhosen, anyone? That’s how you probably identify Oktoberfest today. However, in the beginning, it had a very different feel. Continue Reading How A Royal Wedding Turned Into The Biggest And Best Beer Festival On The Planet
This week, we are saying goodbye to longtime classical music host Gigi Yellen. For more than ten years, Gigi has delighted NWPB listeners with music and commentary, and contributed to many more projects and initiatives. You can read or listen to her work on the Music and Culture page. We wish Gigi a happy retirement, and all the best on her next chapter. Gigi sat down with Anjuli Dodhia to reflect on her career and her time at NWPB. Continue Reading Gigi Yellen Reflects On Her Time At NWPB