Windham Chamber Music Festival Featured on National Public Radio
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" welcomes both longtime classical music lovers and newcomers to experience the creative vitality of classical music first hand. "Performance Today" recreates the thrill of live concerts by world-renowned artists in concert halls around the globe. The program features classical music in concert from the NPR studios and sites across the nation and around the world, as well as classical music news, interviews and issues.
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NPR first selected a Windham Chamber Music Festival performance for broadcast on August 1, 2000. It was the premiere of Three Joplin Rags
, Scott Joplin piano pieces which were arranged for chamber ensemble by WCMF Co-Director Robert Manno and performed just a few weeks prior to the broadcast.
Since 2000 there have been over 25 broadcasts of various WCMF performances and these have featured performers such as harpist Deborah Hoffman, flutists Nadine Asin, Tara Helen O'Connor and Elizabeth Mann, clarinetist Alan Kay, pianists John Churchwell and Volodymyr Vynnytsky, trumpeter Mark Gould, english hornist Sharon Meekins, as well as the Aspen Ensemble, Lark Quartet, Zapolski Quartet, Meridian Quartet, Borealis Wind Quartet and the Windham Festival Chamber Orchestra conducted by Robert Manno.
The most recent WCMF broadcast (the Concerto for Clarinet by Carl Maria von Weber, recorded at the July 16 gala concert) was aired on Wednesday, December 7, 2005.
All of the Windham performances have been recorded by Wayne Hileman, Gregory Squires and Richard Price of Squires Productions, Elmsford, NY.
Here is a listing of some of the WCMF performances that have been broadcast on NPR's "Performance Today" program.