Benefit Concert to Showcase Regional and International Classical Performers
WWFM, the 24-hour
classical radio network located on the campus of Mercer County Community
College, will host a benefit concert, "Celebrating Our Musical
Community," on Sunday, June 7 at 4 p.m. at the Trenton
War Memorial's Patriots Theater. Musicians from around the region
and the world will perform, with Exploring Music's Bill McGlaughlin
serving as guest host.
The program will feature vocal, orchestral and choral numbers. Performers
include Julianne Baird, Palisades Virtuosi, Parthenia Viol Consort,
Rutgers Collegium Musicum, under the direction of Andrew Kirkman
, Princeton Pro Musica under the direction of Frances Fowler Slade,
Lile Piano Trio and Cordus Mundi. The concert will be recorded and
become the fourth CD in WWFM's series, Celebrating our Musical
Music's Bill McGlaughlin is
guest host for the WWFM benefit.
to WWFM General Manager Peter Fretwell, the event accomplishes a number
of goals. "It allows us to get out of the studio and into the community,
doing what we love most - sharing classical music with the public. We
will be showcasing musicians from the region and those who perform worldwide,"
he said. "The talent under one roof will be quite extraordinary."
It is Fretwell's hope that the event will also provide much-needed programming
dollars for the station. "The arts are suffering along with the rest
of the economy. Those who listen to us and who love classical music should
come out and enjoy this event, while helping the station continue its
mission of delivering the best in classical music programming." Fretwell
adds that WWFM can now be accessed online and through ITunes.
WWFM staff members are delighted that Bill McGlaughlin will serve as the
concert's host. A composer, conductor and interviewer, "McGlaughlin
will add a tremendous dimension to the evening," says WWFM host David
Osenberg. "He has been on the air with St. Paul Sunday Morning
and Exploring Music for many years and has many devoted listeners.
We are so pleased he is supporting our station in this visible way."
Admission is by advance reservation, which must be made no later than
May 24. Tickets are $45 for the concert only; and $100 for the concert
and a post-concert reception. For reservations and more information call
learn more about WWFM or listen to programming online, visit the website
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