1940s: The Music of WWII

When the World Was Young:
Love Songs and Love Letters from WWII


Inspired by the voluminous correspondence of Lester and Shirley Halbreich, a young American couple separated by the second World War, this unique performance showcases the love songs of the era, punctuated with the beautiful letters Shirley and Lester exchanged during the war.

Swing Shift: Heroines of WWII

Celebrating and honoring our veterans, men and women who gave themselves to the cause of freedom. Songs of WWII are interwoven with historical narratives about the women who worked to support the war effort. From “Rosie the Riveter” to the Ladies of Swing, these are the women who gave hope, solace and joy to the troops.

marta-forties (2)The Ladies of Swing

Revisit the great songs of the Swing era made famous by Rosemary Clooney, Judy Garland, Peggy Lee and others. “Mambo Italiano”, “Que Sera Sera”, “(Why Don’t Ya) Do Right” and more!

A Christmas to Remember: A Vintage Holiday Concert

The greatest holiday songs of the greatest generation accompanied by a moving historical narrative. “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”, White Christmas” and more.