A Suggestion for A Live Holiday Broadcast: Bring Back Amahl!
NBC has been making waves with their live musical performances of “The Sound of Music” and “Peter Pan” the last couple of holiday seasons.
So Here & Now’s Robin Young’s former choir director Ron Cohen has a suggestion for next year: revive Gian Carlo Menotti’s “Amahl and the Night Visitors!”
It was commissioned by NBC and first performed on Christmas Eve in 1951 and became a holiday staple for years. With Ron Cohen, we take a close listen to the music of Menotti’s holiday classic.
- Ron Cohen, co-host Robin Young’s former choir director at the John F. Kennedy High School in Plainview, Long Island.
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