Monday, August 20, 2007

Winning Classical Music Outreach Contest, Library Of Congress Tapped By Congress To Show Classical WETA-FM How To Connect Classical Music To America

... "Launching on October 1, the distinguished Concerts from the Library of Congress radio series returns to the air nationwide. Bill McGlaughlin, creator of the Peabody Award-winning program Saint Paul Sunday Morning, is the host. Co-produced by the Library of Congress, CD Syndications, and WETA-FM, the 13-part series invites listeners to enter the Library’s chambers–its world-class concert hall and its vast music collections, an unmatched archive of more than 22 million items–with hour-long programs accompanied by companion web packages.

Composer Portraits are a central theme for the season. A weeklong minifestival sketches “Two Faces of Mexican Music: Carlos Chávez and Silvestre Revueltas Revisited,” with film screenings, a scholarly symposium, and a remarkable trio of concerts by three critically acclaimed ensembles. The Post-Classical Ensemble, known for thoughtful and provocative programming, the Cuarteto Latinoamericano, and Camerata Bariloche explore the work of conductor, composer, and cultural missionary Chávez and his mercurial contemporary Revueltas. Project partners are the Library’s Music Division, Hispanic Division, and Rare Book and Special Collections Division/Kislak Collection, the Mexican Cultural Institute and the National Gallery of Art." ...

The Library’s celebration of the MacDowell Colony Centennial concludes with two concerts featuring composers who have been fellows of the Colony, including Aaron Copland, Irving Fine, Amy Beach, and Fred Hersch. A major exhibition, “A Century of Creativity: The MacDowell Colony 1907-2007,” can be viewed online at" ...

Library of Congress Announces 2007-2008 Season

Generally American classical music-less newer Classical WETA-FM, for Greater Washington.

Naxos collection of American classical music.

Strange but true facts about cultural life in Greater Washington: the Library of Congress and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (above) celebrate American creativity and American classical music; while the newer WETA-FM, formed from the 2007 merger of WGMS-FM and WETA-FM, does not.

Photo credit: (c) With thanks.


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