June 8, 2011 5 Comments
It has been quite awhile since I wrote my last blog. I had big plans to write a few more, but the end of the school year has been quite crazy. I also had a piano recital last Sunday, which kept me busy.
The summer schedule was announced a bit late. I hope you did not miss last Monday’s early music special.
So this is how the schedule goes.
Classical Discoveries will air each Wednesday from 5:30 till 11:00am, followed by the Avant-Garde Edition until 1:00pm.
On five Mondays during June and July I will present 5 special musical travelogues.
These programs, as presented in earlier years, will focus on different countries and regions of the globe.
Each show will start at 5:30am and end at 11:00am
CLASSICAL DISCOVERIES AROUND THE WORLD SUMMER TRAVELS
- Monday, June 13, 2011 – 5:30 – 11:00 AM – POLAND – FROM THE BALTIC SEA TO THE TATRA MOUNTAINS
- Monday, June 27, 2011 – 5:30 – 11:00 AM – LATVIA – FROM RIGA WITH LOVE – with special guest, young Latvian composer Eriks Esenvalds, who is visiting the USA for the première of his music with Philadelphia Crossing. His works were broadcast for the first time in USA on Classical Discoveries
- Monday, July 04, 2011 – 5:30 – 11:00 AM – USA – AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL – July 4th Special – annual American music show
- Monday, July 11, 2011 – 5:30 – 11:00 AM – CANADA – “UP NORTH” – CANADA REVISITED
- Monday, July 25, 2011 – 5:30 – 11:00 AM – UKRAINE – FRESCOES OF KIEV
Details about each program will be announced closer to the broadcast date and I might blog some extra information if time allows me.
For Early Music Lovers
TREASURES OF EARLY MUSIC – Program devoted to little known repertoire before 1750 is back for 3 summer specials.
Unfortunately the first was already aired last Monday, but you can check the playlist to find out what you missed
- Monday, June 06, 2011 – 8:30 – 11:00 AM – Playlist for 06-06-2011
- Monday, June 20, 2011 – 8:30 – 11:00 AM
- Monday, July 18, 2011 – 8:30 – 11:00 AM
Highlights will be posted on the Classical Discoveries website as well as on Facebook a couple of days before each program.
The last special at the end of the summer at WPRB will be:
Starting SATURDAY, September 10, 2011 – 7:00 PM through SUNDAY, September 11, 2011 – 7:00 PM
At the 10th anniversary of September 11, Classical Discoveries will present a 24-hour live radio marathon, totally devoted to music written by composers from many countries as a reaction to the unforgettable events of that day.
I will write more about the Marathon shortly. You can check Sequenza 21 – May 21, 2011 – Call for recorded music written to commemorate 9/11 tragedy
Posted by Steve Layton
I am planning to have some composer guests as I do each summer. Since I do not have confirmation with the exception of Ēriks Ešenvalds, these will be announced later.