Then & Now 8/1: Festivals Here and There

Ellen Taaffe Zwilich

On this date in 1993, Ellen Taaffe Zwilich’s Concerto for Horn and String Orchestra had its premiere at the Bravo! Music Festival in Vail, Colo., by soloist David Jolley with the Rochester Philharmonic.

Lots’ of music festivals take place over the summer months both here and abroad.  Starting this Saturday, Classical WSMR 89.1  & 103.9. will take you oversees to Switzerland for highlights from the famed Lucerne Festival.  The Festival attracts top-name classical soloists and orchestras from around the world every year.  Our first broadcast this Saturday will feature pianist Gabriela Montero with the Sao Paulo Symphony led by Marin Alsop in a performance of the Grieg Piano Concerto, plus a performance of the Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances.  The Lucerne Festival, Saturday afternoons at 1:00 starting August 5th on Classical WSMR 89.1 & 103.9. 

(photo: Bill Keefrey)

Air Date: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 8:00am