1996 – 1997
October 13, 1996
A program of art songs in the German language included music of R. Schumann, H. Wolf, E. Korngold and J. Brahms.
December 15, 1996
The program began with a Carol Sing-Along, then went into portions of G. F. Handel’s Messiah, with the audience taking the chorus parts.
January 12, 1997
The program included works of C.P.E. Bach, Lacerda Osvaldo, William Bolcom, Jules Demersseman, Igor Stravinsky, Antonio Vivaldi, Alexander Scriabin, and William Grant Still
March 9, 1997
The program included works of Giulio Regondi, Felix Mendelssohn, Agustin Barrios, Manuel De Falla, Manuel M. Ponce, Joaquin Turner, Leo Brouwer, Astor Piazzolla and Paco de Lucia
April 6, 1997
Songs from the Stage
The first half of the program featured Broadway show starters and stoppers, hit tunes by Richard Rodgers and Laurence Hart, and love duets from Broadway. The second half, devoted to Opera and Operetta, included works of Bernstein, Weill, Mozart, Delibes, Bizet and J. Strauss.