Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Sharon Percy Rockefeller's Classical WETA-FM Bends To The Times; Will Devote Two Extra Hours To American Classical Music During Summer 2008

"You put your camera around your neck along with putting on your shoes, and there it is, an appendage of the body that shares your life with you. The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera."

- Dorothea Lange


On Wednesday, July 2, 2008, at 9 PM, Sharon Percy Rockefeller's Classical WETA-FM, in the Nation's Capital, will broadcast the following National Symphony Orchestra performances of American classical music, taped during 2004 and 2005:

Paul Creston’s Frontiers

George Gershwin’s Concerto for F for Piano and Orchestra, featuring pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet

Alan Hovhaness’s Symphony No. 2, Mysterious Mountain

Samuel Barber’s Concerto for Cello & Orchestra, Op. 22, featuring cellist Lynn Harrell

Leonard Bernstein’s
Symphony No. 1, Jeremiah, featuring soloist Mary Phillips

and a brief encore, Fin, composed by Leonard Slatkin and commissioned through a grant from the John and June Hechinger Commissioning Fund for New Orchestral Works.

This exceptionally rare evening will probably bring the total amount of time devoted by public radio, in the Nation's Capital, to American classical music during the Summer of 2008 close to three hours.

Field Laborers, Coachella Valley, California, 1935
"We are on relief. We are getting $14 and $15 a week
now because we have a very good President."

Dorothea Lange
Dorothea Lange Photography Archive
Oakland Museum of California
Gift of Paul S. Taylor.

Photo credit: (c) Copyright controlled Estate of Dorothea Lange. All rights reserved. Via Dorothea Lange Photography Archive of the Oakland Museum of California.


"The insightful and compassionate photographs of Dorothea Lange (1895 - 1965) have exerted a profound influence on the development of modern documentary photography. Lange's concern for people, her appreciation of the ordinary, and the striking empathy she showed for her subjects make her unique among photographers of her day.

The Art Department of the Oakland Museum of California holds the largest and most comprehensive collection of the work of Dorothea Lange, representing every facet of a long and varied career."


Blogger JW said...

I suppose that's good news. Crumbs, really. Thanks for keeping this flag raised.

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