Sunday Matinee is a bi-weekly thematic radio program that incorporates songs from Broadway, film scores, and classical music, hosted by Julie Schuster.
October 25: Boo to You! – Halloween is “just around the coroner”, so on this episode of Sunday Matinee you’ll hear your favorite spooky classical pieces, as well as selections from scary film scores and Broadway shows like Little Shop of Horrors, Sweeney Todd, Carrie, The Addams Family, Beetlejuice, Young Frankenstein, and more. Tune in for a terrifyingly great afternoon of music!
October 11: A Novel Experience – October is National Book Month, so today’s Sunday Matinee will feature Broadway shows and scores from films based on books, plus classical music pieces inspired by literature. Think Big River (Huckleberry Finn); The Color Purple; Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 (War and Peace); Man of La Mancha (Don Quixote), Ragtime, and more. Check out this week’s episode for great reads on the radio!
September 27: Google That! – The Google internet search engine was launched on this date in 1998, so this episode will be a musical cyberspace journey. What happens when a movie, or a Broadway show, or a piece of classical music sends you to your phone or the nearest computer to “Google” something? You find another piece of music or composer or show or performer to check out, and then another, and then another…
September 13: Classic 107.3 On-Air Pledge Drive
August 30: School Daze – School is back in session (virtually, at least) for most students. This episode of Sunday Matinee will feature songs from Broadway musicals including The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown; movies including Dead Poet’s Society and A Beautiful Mind, and school-related music from classical composers. Plus, music that’s perfect for studying!
August 16: Dog Days of Summer – The dog days of summer are the hot, sultry days associated with the sunrise rising of Sirius (the dog star), which Hellenistic astrology connected with heat, drought, sudden thunderstorms, lethargy, fever, mad dogs, and bad luck. In other words, we’ll have lots of ground to cover in movie, classical, and Broadway music. Beat the heat with host Julie Schuster and Sunday Matinee!
August 2: Warner Brothers – From the first “talking picture” to the current day, Warner Bros. Studios has left a lasting mark on the entertainment industry. Jack L. Warner, the Canadian-American film executive who was the president and driving force behind the studios, was born on this date in 1892, so we’ll hear music from Warner Bros. movies, cartoons, and musicals on today’s Sunday Matinee!
July 19: The Olympics – Though the Games of the XXXII Olympiad have been postponed until 2021, we can still celebrate them (through music) in 2020! Hear music from movies about Olympic athletes, music composed for the Olympic Games, even music that won Olympic medals. (Art competitions formed part of the modern Olympic Games from 1912 to 1948. Medals were awarded for works of art inspired by sport, divided into five categories: architecture, literature, music, painting, and sculpture.) Let the games begin!