WQED TO OFFER TWO CHAUTAUQUA TRIPS
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June 19, 2013
WQED TO OFFER TWO CHAUTAUQUA TRIPS
PITTSBURGH – The Chautauqua Institution is a non-profit adult education center and summer resort located in western New York on the beautiful Chautauqua Lake. For the 17th year WQED-FM 89.3 continues its traditional visit to the Chautauqua Institution. New this year is a two-day trip to Chautauqua with the a cappella group “Straight No Chaser.”
Saturday & Sunday, June 22-23
WQED-TV is hosting a special two-day trip to the Chautauqua Institution to see the a cappella group “Straight No Chaser”. Included in this trip is:
• Transportation to the Chautauqua Institution;
• one night stay at the historic Athenaeum Hotel;
• lunch, dinner, and breakfast at the Athenaeum Hotel;
• and ticket to “Straight No Chaser” concert.
Tickets for this trip are a $400 pledge of support for a single ticket and $750 for a pair of tickets. Orders must be placed on a credit card and are non-refundable. For more information regarding the itinerary or to make reservations for the trip (space is limited) those interested may contact WQED at 1-888-622-1370 or go to www.wqed.org/support.
Friday & Saturday, July 19-20
Join WQED-FM 89.3 personalities and listeners on Saturday, July 20 when they depart WQED Studios in Oakland at 8:30 a.m. to make the trip to Chautauqua, New York for the annual Public Radio Day.
The trip will include:
• Continental breakfast at the WQED studios;
• transportation to Chautauqua Institution;
• buffet lunch at the Athenaeum Hotel;
• and day pass to the grounds, which includes a ticket to the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra concert that night.
The program for the concert is:
• Russian Easter Overture (Rimsky-Korsakov)
• Symphony No. 38 (Mozart)
• Piano Concerto No.3 (Sergei Rachmaninoff)
The soloist for the Rachmaninoff piece will be Chautauqua favorite, Alexander Gavrylyuk.
Those unable to make the trip may tune to WQED-FM 89.3 in Pittsburgh, WQEJ-FM 89.7 in Johnstown or go to www.wqedfm.org to stream the broadcasts LIVE.
Scheduled broadcasts include:
• Jim Cunningham LIVE from the back porch of the Chautauqua Amphitheater on Friday, July 19 from 7 – 11 a.m.
• Stephen Baum LIVE from the back porch of the Chautauqua Amphitheater on Saturday, July 20 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 20 starting at 8 p.m.
Single tickets are a $150 pledge of support, must be placed on a credit card and are non-refundable. 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.
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. Since 1996, WQED-FM 89.3 has broadcast a live Chautauqua Symphony concert each summer. The Institution formalized this event as its annual Public Radio Day after the first broadcast.
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