June 22, 2010
SCP to be broadcast nationally for first time Friday
COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Philharmonic received word today that it is scheduled to make the first national radio broadcast in its 47-year history Friday, June 25 on American Public Media’s “Performance Today.”
Listeners in the Midlands can hear “Performance Today” through ETV Radio on WLTR 91.3 FM from 9 to 11 a.m. (Click here to stream live on your computer.
Show producers notified the SCP that they will air Music Director Morihiko Nakahara
conducting guest violinist Michi Wiancko
and the orchestra through the third movement of Margaret Brouwer
’s Violin Concerto, recorded live during a March 27, 2010 Masterworks concert at the Koger Center for the Arts in Columbia.
Additionally, ETV Radio’s “Your Day” is to broadcast an interview of Brouwer and Wiancko with ETV Radio’s Grant Jackson at noon on Thursday, June 24
, also on WLTR 91.3 FM and WRJA 88.1 FM. The SCP had the unique opportunity to be the host of a composer whose work it performed. Brouwer visited to attend the March concert, making the interview with Jackson possible.
Brouwer composed her Violin Concerto especially for Wiancko. Commissioned by the CityMusic Cleveland Chamber Orchestra for former Concertmaster Wiancko, the concerto was composed and premiered in 2007. Brouwer infused it with elements of pop-folk and trip-hop, as well as the Gypsy dance music in the final movement, at Wiancko’s request.
“Performance Today” and host Fred Child
are syndicated nationally through American Public Media and boast 1.2 million weekly listeners on around 300 radio stations.
Jason Rapp, Communications Director
South Carolina Philharmonic
721 Lady Street, Suite B, Columbia SC 29201
(P) 803.771.7937 (F) 803.771.0268
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