Guest Mary Dibbern of the Minnesota Opera, will speak tonight of the current opera, “Werther”, by the French composer, Jules Massenet. Mary will tell the passionate love story of the young man, Werther, for Charlotte and of the tragic ending. She will play selections from the opera to illustrate.
Tonight’s guest is Dan Newton, well-known local accordionist, who along with his Café Accordion Orchestra, will soon play in concert at the Cedar Cultural Centre. Dan will speak of the show at the Cedar and of his group’s new cd, “Berets & Bongos”.
Our program will also feature a wide variety of songs, both old and new, from a variety of French-speaking countries.
It’s an all-music program tonight. We start with songs about stars:David Bowie, Bo Derek, Elvis-from a new selection from Radio France Internationale. An eclectic mix from past and present completes the program.