What I Found
11am - 12pm
Through 2008, volunteer music librarian Mike Wiebers delighted summer audiences with Short 'n' Sweet, a program featuring pieces of less than five minutes that fit the week's theme. In 2009, he wanted to try something a little different. "There are so many interesting things that never get played…I find the nooks and crannies of this place that people have forgotten and try to tie them together." Mike's summer show features everything from ragtime and swing to Broadway and movie overtures.
"Music reflects the society," says Mike, and he calls the music on What I Found "different, but not strange." He's found a lot of gems and learned a lot since he started volunteering at SPR. He proudly says that "this is a great family with great, crazy people-and I'm becoming one too!" Tune in and get hooked on this summer treat!
August 01, 2014
Learn the story of these interesting people and why they were in vogue. Present-day performers are also featured.
August 08, 2014
Louis Moreau Gottchalk 1
In a two-part series we have a chance to learn of the life and the music of one of America’s great composers.
August 15, 2014
Louis Moreau Gottchalk 2
Second in the programs highlighting the later life and music of an nineteenth century wonder.
August 22, 2014
Rags - Now and Then
A brief history of the “Ragged” music of the early twentieth century and listen to performances from now and then some new ragtime music.
August 29, 2014
Fred Astaire at RKO
Say goodbye to summer with a musical treat from the mid-thirties.