WFCR Broadcasts Four Selections from the Springfield Symphony Orchestra
[Tuesday, August 30, 2011, AMHERST, MA.] New England Public Radio will present four concerts from the 2010-2011 classical season of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, one on each Sunday in September, beginning at noon on 88.5 FM WFCR.
Springfield Symphony Orchestra Music Director Kevin Rhodes will share his comments on the pieces, in conversation with WFCR's Music Director and host, John Montanari, during each broadcast.
"After a decade of making music together, Kevin Rhodes and the Springfield Symphony Orchestra can be counted on to deliver the goods in each and every concert -- the level of excitement and musical quality is sky-high throughout," says Montanari. "Plus, the roster of soloists is top-notch, and the programming nicely combines appealing rarities with the musical verities one can turn to again and again. Listen to the great symphonies on each program, for instance, and see if you don't agree."
September 4: "Opening Night - Red Carpet Gala". Christopher Atzinger, piano. Duparc: Aux Étoiles; Barber: Piano Concerto, Op. 28; Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27
September 11: "Dvořák & Tchaikovsky". Martin Kasík, piano. Chadwick: Melpomene: Dramatic Overture; Dvořák: Piano Concerto in G minor, Op. 33; Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64
September 18: "Beethoven & Brahms". Rachel Barton Pine, violin. Beethoven: Egmont Overture, Op. 84; Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77; Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 55, "Eroica"
September 25: "Mozart & Prokofiev". Adam Luftman, trumpet. Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 in D major, Op. 25, "Classical"; Gregson: Trumpet Concerto; Handel: Suite in D major; Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550
WFCR can also be heard in the Berkshires at the following frequencies: 101.1FM (Adams/North Adams); 98.7FM (Great Barrington); 98.3FM (Lee); 106.1FM (Pittsfield); and 96.3FM (Williamstown).
New England Public Radio, has long been a champion of classical, jazz and world music. 88.5 FM WFCR features a wide range of music throughout the week, including opera, classical, jazz, world and Latin music. At a time when many public radio stations across the country are switching to an all news format, WFCR remains committed to being western New England's source for high quality music programming. For a complete program guide, visit nepr.net.