July 15, 2024

Kevin Bartram featured on ‘With Good Reason’ holiday show

UMW Philharmonic Orchestra Director Kevin Bartram will be a guest on With Good Reason radio’s Holiday Favorites and Memories show, Dec. 22 to 28. Joined by faculty members from other Virginia schools, who discuss the power of Christmas music to evoke the past, Bartram explains that “certain something” singers like Judy Garland and Tony Bennett bring to seasonal classics. Later in the show, in an encore segment, UMW Professor Gary Richards argues that Broadway musicals with Southern themes – from Show Boat and Porgy and Bess in the first half of the 20th century to Memphis, which debuted on Broadway in 2009 – tend to relay a negative view of the South and ill represent today’s diversity. Broadcast times are posted at: http://www.withgoodreasonradio.org/when-to-listen/. For more information, visit the With Good Reason website at https://www.withgoodreasonradio.org.