Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Carnegie Hall Live: 2012-2013 Season

Last year, KPAC 88.3 FM listeners were treated to prime seats at Carnegie Hall through a series of live broadcasts from the famed venue, featuring performers as diverse as the Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique, to soprano Karita Mattila, to superstar pianist Lang Lang.  I think WQXR host Jeff Spurgeon and Performance Today's Fred Child did a great job of making the concerts into real events, commenting on the performances with an enthusiasm usually reserved for top-ranking sports teams. It made for exciting listening!

American Public Media and WQXR-FM have just announced their 2012-2013 series of concerts, and KPAC and KTXI listeners will again have the opportunity to hear these terrific performances as they happen.

Some of the highlights this year include a complete performance of Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana" with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on October 3 at 6 p.m., Gustavo Dudamel leading the
Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra in a concert of Latin and South American music on December 10 at 7 p.m., and the barrier-breaking West-Eastern Divan Orchestra with an all-Beethoven program on Sunday, February 3 at 1 p.m.

Happy listening!

--Nathan Cone

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