Join WHYY and the Academy of Vocal Arts for an evening of music from Rodgers and Hammerstein followed by an in-depth look behind the songs' social commentary.

Join WHYY and the Academy of Vocal Arts on Thursday, December 13th, for an exciting performance and in-depth look into the musical stylings of Broadway innovators, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II.

The Academy of Vocal Arts will treat attendees to live performances of some of Rodgers and Hammerstein's most memorable tunes, including South Pacific's "You've Got To Be Carefully Taught" and Carousel's "If I Loved You", while WHYY's Ed Cunningham and Bruce Pomahac, who is the Director of Music for The Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization in New York City, dissect and explore the common thread behind these popular and ground-breaking songs.

This WHYY Members Only Event will feature light refreshments.

Common Thread: The Music of Rodgers and Hammerstein
Thursday, December 13th, 2012
150 N. 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Doors: 6pm
Reception: 6:00 - 6:30pm
Event Begins: 6:30pm
Event Ends: 8:30pm

Ticket Information:
Renew or Become a WHYY member for as little as $10/month and you will receive two (2) tickets to this event as a "Thank You" for your continued support. If you are a current WHYY member, a year's worth of Member Benefits will be added to your remaining membership.  


Sydney Mancasola, Soprano
Mackenzie (Mac) Whitney, Tenor
Christian Bowers, Baritone
Tim Ribchester, Music Director/Pianist

Bruce Pomahac: 
Bruce Pomahac was Musical Director and (with Hugh Martin) co-vocal arranger for Broadway's MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS. He orchestrated the Broadway productions of STATE FAIR (Rodgers & Hammerstein) and THE CURSE OF AN ACHING HEART (Claibe Richardson). He also orchestrated the premier recordings of FLY WITH ME and I REMEMBER MAMA (which he conducted), Richard Rodgers’ first and final musicals. With Josh Logan (book, lyrics and direction) he composed the score of HUCK AND JIM (ON THE MISSISSIPPI). He additionally created the vocal and dance music arrangements for the stage adaptation of Irving Berlin’s WHITE CHRISTMAS. Mr. Pomahac is Director of Music for The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization and lives in New York City.