SUMMER TRADITION CONTINUES WITH 15TH PUBLIC RADIO DAY TRIP TO CHAUTAUQUA INSTITUTION
SUMMER TRADITION CONTINUES
WITH 15TH PUBLIC RADIO DAY TRIP TO CHAUTAUQUA INSTITUTE
PITTSBURGH—For the past 15 years Classical WQED-FM 89.3 has taken local public radio listeners and lovers to Chautauqua Institution and this year is no exception.
Join WQED-FM 89.3 personalities and listeners on Saturday, July 23 when they depart WQED Studios in Oakland at 8:30 a.m. to make the trip to Chautauqua, New York for the annual Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra performance. This year’s program with the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus at 8:15 p.m. will include:
• Fanfare for St. Edmundsbury (Benjamin Britten)
• Orchestral Suite n D Major, BW 1068 Air (Johann Sebastian Bach)
• Magnificat, BWV 243 (Johann Sebastian Bach)
• Mass: Concert Selections for Soloists and Chorus (Leonard Bernstein, edited by Doreen Rao, guest conductor)
Those unable to make the trip may tune to WQED-FM 89.3 in Pittsburgh or WQEJ-FM 89.7 in Johnstown to listen or go to www.wqed.org/fm to stream the broadcasts LIVE.
Scheduled broadcasts include:
• Jim Cunningham LIVE from the back porch of the Chautauqua Amphitheater on Friday, July 22 from 7 – 11 a.m.
• Stephen Baum LIVE from the back porch of the Chautauqua Amphitheater on Saturday, July 23 from 9 – 11 a.m.
• Jim Cunningham and Ed Simone from WNED-FM in Buffalo co-host the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra performance LIVE on Saturday, July 23 starting at 8 p.m.
For more information regarding the itinerary or to make reservations for the popular trip (space is limited) those interested may contact WQED at 1-888-622-1370 or go to www.wqed.org/support. Tickets are $150 per person, must be placed on a credit card and are non-refundable.
WQED-FM 89.3 began these trips as a bonus for members when “A Prairie Home Companion” broadcast live from the Chautauqua Amphitheater in 1994 & 1995. Beginning in 1996, WQED-FM 89.3 has broadcast a live Chautauqua Symphony concert each summer. The Institution soon formalized this event as its annual Public Radio Day.
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