May 28: Mayday! – May is almost over, so we don’t have much time… to listen to music from disaster movies! Experience soundtracks for tornados, asteroids, storms at sea, volcanos, earthquakes, fires, pandemics, and swarms of bees during this episode.
May 21: Once Upon a Time – Countless composers and creators have been inspired by fairy tales: familiar stories about magical and imaginary beings and lands. Hear songs from the brand-new Cinderella musical from Andrew Lloyd Webber; some of Julie’s favorites from Into the Woods, Beauty and the Beast, and Shrek; plus pieces by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Johan Halvorsen, Robert Schumann, and more.
May 14: Mother’s Day – Hear songs from Mamma Mia, Miss Saigon, Gypsy, Dear Evan Hansen, and 1776; compositions from Giacomo Puccini, Antonín Dvořák, Josef Suk, and Robert Schumann; soundtrack music from Little Women and Steel Magnolias; and a couple (at least I managed two) fun songs from Footloose and Cabaret. Happy Mother’s Day!
May 7: A May Bouquet – Now that the April showers are through, let’s focus on flowers! Great music about beautiful blossoms from Broadway, opera, and movies; some jazz and ragtime tunes; and works by classical composers (past and present, including one actually named flower). Explore the language of flowers and breathe deep with this relaxing episode.
Julie joined the staff of Classic 107.3 about six months after the station went on the air as a volunteer weekend host. In her new role she’s dealing with more budgets than Brahms, but she can still be heard on the airwaves with Aisle Seat, a themed blend of classical, Broadway, and other genres that she produces and airs on Sunday afternoons at 5pm. (Find all the episodes here on SoundCloud.)
Julie has served on the board of the Artist Presentation Society, the Ladue Education Foundation, and the Missouri Chamber Music Festival. She sings show tunes in her car and is currently learning Portuguese.