Rob Morrison’s next Musical Theatre Melodies broadcast on Tuesday, 18th January will feature a 90th anniversary tribute to the Vincent Youmans and Edward Heyman musical Through the Years (based on the play Smilin’ Through by Alan Langdon Martin) from the 2001 New York studio cast recording conducted by Aaron Gandy and starring Heidi Grant Murphy, Brent Barrett, Hunter Foster, Jennifer Cody and Philip Chaffin.

This will be preceded by an introduction to the musical and the life and career of Vincent Youmans (via telephone from the U.S.) by conductor and musical director – Aaron Gandy.

The programme will conclude with vocal selections from the 2015 studio album The Musicality of Vincent Youmans with various vocalists including Nancy Anderson, Brent Barrett, Jessica Bogart, Matt Bogart, Kim Criswell, Debbie Gravitte, Norm Lewis, Ron Raines and Max von Essen, accompanied by the National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Aaron Gandy.

The broadcast of will go “to air” between 9 – 11 p.m. EDT local Melbourne time