Radio waves

THE RADIO WAVES! ECHOES OF YESTERDAY!

The Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association (OGCMA) will perform “Holiday Encores: Radio Waves, Echoes of Yesteryear” on Monday, September 5 (7:00 p.m.) in the Grand Auditorium.

The Grand Auditorium is located at Pilgrim and Ocean Pathways in Ocean Grove NJ. All facilities are handicapped accessible. Tickets are $14.00. To order online visit https://cloud.broadwayworld.com/rec/ticketclick.cfm?fromlink=2193116®id=16&articlelink=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.oceangrove.org%2Fencores?utm_source=BWW2022&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=article&utm_content=bottombuybutton1

Radio Waves, Echoes of Yesteryear will take a nostalgic look at Firestone Radio Hour, a classic live radio show that aired on NBC from 1928 to 1957. The popular show featured opera stars singing selections from opera and operetta.

Gordon Turk, OGCMA Organist-in-Residence and International Concert Organist, will play piano and organ accompaniment, along with some of the virtuoso “barn-stormer” organ favorites with a flavor of holidays.

Jason TrammDirector of OGCMA Music Ministries, will act as the program’s “radio announcer” as a host/commentator.

Acclaimed international bassist Kevin Short will perform opera highlights including arias from Mozart’s Don Giovanni and George Bizet’s Carmen, as well as show arias and nostalgic songs, in addition to the Firestone Radio theme song Hour If I Could Tell You.

Kevin has delighted audiences around the world in a wide range of repertoire ranging from Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail and Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea, to Verdi’s Attila and Don Carlos, and Bizet’s Carmen. In North America, he performed several roles with numerous opera companies, including the Metropolitan Opera, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Houston Grand Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Washington Opera, Seattle Opera, and Santa Fe Opera, to name a few. He has also performed in concert halls and music festivals across Europe, North America and Asia.