The 60′s, Celtic Woman and Alaska

The television schedule in December tends to be a hodgepodge of your regular series favorites mixed with celebrity specials and seasonal holiday programs.   Every week is a surprise and for the next week and a half  WOSU TV will be joining the gang,  filling our airways with special membership programming.

If you’re still feeling the glow from  the Andrea Bocelli concert or didn’t get the chance to attend and need a fix, here’s your chance.  On Friday evening at 9pm WOSU TV will present the special ANDREA BOCELLI LIVE IN CENTRAL PARK.   Bocelli accompanied by the New York Philharmonic sings a variety of classical favorites and many of his most popular signature songs. The performance, recorded live from Central Park in September, also features special guests from the worlds of opera and popular music.

We’ll change things up on Saturday night at 8pm with a new “My Music” special, 60′s POP ROCK & SOUL.  Hosted by Peter Noone and Davy Jones,  legends of the 1960s unite in this all-new live performance. Focusing on the years 1965 – 1969,  this special concert  includes pop sounds from Frat Rock to Surf Pop, the British Beat to Motown and Soul.  Many of the artists and groups are appearing for the first time on the “My Music” stage.

Finally what many of you have been waiting for, a new concert special from Celtic Woman.  Join us on Sunday night at 8pm for CELTIC WOMAN: BELIEVE.  BELIEVE stars vocalists Chloe Agnew, Lisa Kelly, Lisa Lambe and Celtic violinist Mairead Nesbitt, performing classic Irish songs, timeless pop anthems like “Bridge Over Troubled Water” and inspirational songs.  Filmed this summer in Atlanta, we’ll have ticket opportunities to their BELIEVE concert coming to Columbus next year as a thank you for renewing your membership or becoming a new member of  WOSU.

If you’re looking for a break from all the music specials we’ve got a great new program for you.  Dick Proenneke is back with ALONE IN THE WILDERNESS PART TWO.   Join us on Sunday night at 6:30pm for this sequel that chronicles Proenneks’s simple, yet profound account of his 30-year adventure in the remote Alaska wilderness.   Watch as he continues to document through his 16mm wind-up Bolex camera, his own amazing craftsmanship, the stunning Alaskan wildlife and scenery and even a visit from his brother, Jake (who helped shoot some of the film used in this documentary). His epic journey takes you on a vacation far away from the hustle and bustle of today’s fast paced society to a land of tranquility.  If you enjoyed the original program you’ll love this sequel to ALONE IN THE WILDERNESS.

Lots of great specials coming your way. In addition to Celtic Woman we also have ticket opportunities for the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Human Nature.  I hope you’ll find something you enjoy and think about becoming a member or renewing your membership so we can continue to bring you great programs and specials all year long.


PBS Arts from New York: Great Performances Andrea Bocelli Live in Central Park:   9:00pm, Friday, December 2 on WOSU TV.

60′s Pop, Rock & Soul (My Music): 8:00pm Saturday, December 3 on WOSU TV.

Alone in the Wilderness Part Two: 6:30pm, Sunday, December 4 on WOSU TV.

Celtic Woman: Believe: 8:00pm, Sunday, December 4 om WOSU TV.