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Music From Northwestern Airs Again on WFMT-FM 98.7

Six-week Sunday afternoon hourlong winter 2011 series begins Jan. 2

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December 15, 2010 | by Judy Moore
Kerry Frumkin
Kerry Frumkin
EVANSTON, Ill. --- Get ready to turn your home or car radio dial to 98.7 FM. For the seventh consecutive year, the Northwestern University Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music and WFMT-FM will broadcast a weekly Sunday afternoon radio series showcasing Northwestern music faculty, ensembles, distinguished alumni and guest artists in performance and conversation.

The winter 2011 six-week “Music From Northwestern” series will air an hourlong show each Sunday at 4 p.m. Central Standard Time (CST) from Jan. 2 through Feb. 6 on Chicago’s fine arts and classical music station. Currently serving the largest audience in its 50-year history, 98.7 WFMT is available to listeners worldwide via the station’s enhanced web streaming.

WFMT program host and Northwestern University alumnus Kerry Frumkin will host the broadcasts. Richard Van Kleeck, director of concert activities for the Bienen School of Music, is co-producer of this winter’s WFMT radio broadcasts along with Jesse McQuarters.

The first of the six programs in the series, to be broadcast Jan. 2, will feature the Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Northwestern’s Victor Yampolsky, the Carol F. and Arthur L. Rice Jr. University Professorship in Performance, Conducting. The program will include the first movement of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor, Op. 23, featuring student piano soloist Miki Sawada, as well as Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring.” Also featured in this program will be excerpts from an interview with Yampolsky.

Details about the programs airing Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30 and Feb. 6 will be posted, as they become available, at www.pickstaiger.org/audio/special-events.

In addition to airing on WFMT and via streaming audio at www.wfmt.com, the complete six-week series of 2011 programs, as well as those of the previous six seasons, will eventually be available for streaming on demand by visiting the Pick-Staiger Concert Hall website’s streaming audio page at http://www.pickstaiger.org/audio.

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