A Suggestion for A Live Holiday Broadcast: Bring Back Amahl!

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Editor's note: This segment was rebroadcasted on Dec. 21, 2022. Find that audio here.

NBC has been making waves with their live musical performances of "The Sound of Music" and "Peter Pan" the last couple of holiday seasons.

So Here & Now's Robin Young's former choir director Ron Cohen has a suggestion for next year: revive Gian Carlo Menotti's "Amahl and the Night Visitors!"

It was commissioned by NBC and first performed on Christmas Eve in 1951 and became a holiday staple for years. With Ron Cohen, we take a close listen to the music of Menotti's holiday classic.


  • Ron Cohen,  co-host Robin Young's former choir director at the John F. Kennedy High School in Plainview, Long Island.

This segment aired on December 23, 2014.


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