Music of 1945: Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the End of WW2 in music

Broadcast on November 29, 4:00

On May 8, 1945, World War II finally came to an end. Around the world, voices of celebration,
of mourning, and of change could be heard. The sound still resonates today, captured in the
music of that time.

Program Featuring:
-Variations on a Shaker Melody from Appalachian Spring- Copland- solo piano
-Coffee House Combo- Duke Ellington and other jazz and pop hits of 1945

  • Four Songs on Chinese Poetry by Pavel Haas- piano and bass voice
    -String quartet #2, movements 1 and 2 by Benjamin Britten
    Joined by- Bruce Kotowich-bass voice, Mike Karloff-piano, Andrew McIntosh- cello, Roman
  • Kosarev- viola, the Coffee House Combo-
  • Prior to the concert please feel free to download our WWII fact quiz and join us as we go over
    the answers throughout the concert.