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Subject: Re: Met 125 years Gala - program (LONG)
From: Mike Hetsko <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Mike Hetsko <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 27 Nov 2008 18:54:28 -0500
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As many listers will recall, the 100th Anniversary Gala was an 8 hour plus 
affair that was televised live on PBS.  A four hour concert in the 
afternoon, and a 4 plus hour concert in the evening.  Much of it was good, 
some nostalgic......



Mike H
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Donald Kane" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, November 27, 2008 3:46 PM
Subject: Re: Met 125 years Gala - program (LONG)


>I wasn't trying to be funny; it's not as though money for
> such
> things doesn't exist.  In the depths of the *great
> depression*
> live classical music on rhe radio was taken for granted.  In
> 1940 contributions were being sought from the radio audience
> not to save the broadcasts, but to save the Metropolitan
> Opera Company itself!.
>
> dtmk

>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Donald Kane" <[log in to unmask]>
>
>
> How about Citi Bank as the underwriter?
>
>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Thursday, November 27, 2008 2:15 PM
> Subject: Re: Met 125 years Gala - program (LONG)
>
>
>> What I think is that it should be a free live television
>> event,
>> paid for by the many hours of fundraising that supposedly
>> cultural-minded channels force their audiences to endure
>> so that they can afford to air * the very best*.
>>
>> LOL!
>>
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