WKSU COVERS THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA FROM LINZ AND VERONA
GOODMAN AND PIGNANELLI TRAVEL TO EUROPE FOR END OF TOUR
Monday August 21, 2006
From Sept. 11 through 15, WKSU's Vivian Goodman and Dave Pignanelli travel to Austria and Italy, sending on the scene reports from The Cleveland Orchestra's 2006 European tour back to Northeast Ohio. News Director Pignanelli and award-winning reporter Goodman will cover Orchestra concerts in Linz, Austria and Verona, Italy with stories being aired daily on WKSU during the station's weekday broadcasts of NPR's "Morning Edition" and "All Things Considered," as well as on WKSU's "Your Way Home" with Renita Jablonski.
For five days beginning Monday, Sept. 11, WKSU listeners can experience the excitement surrounding one of the world's finest orchestras as The Cleveland Orchestra performs in Linz (conductor Franz Welser-Möst's hometown) and makes its Italian debut. Although this is Pignanelli's first trip to Europe with The Cleveland Orchestra, Goodman continues her successful coverage of the Orchestra overseas that began with the group’s summer 2005 tour.
Each day, Pignanelli and Goodman will create timely, engaging stories about the Orchestra, its artists and the cities where it performs. Reports are edited in the reporters’ hotel rooms and sent to the WKSU broadcast center in Kent via Internet FTP connections to be first aired during the next morning’s news. On-air broadcasts will be available at www.wksu.org on a webpage built exclusively in conjunction with the series. The audio files will be supplemented with photos and diary entries from Pignanelli and Goodman.
Along with having special meaning for Orchestra Music Director Welser-Möst, Linz is also the resting place of Anton Bruckner and the Orchestra will present two performances of the composer's Symphony No. 5 in the Abbey of St. Florian, where he is buried. These concerts are being recorded for a future DVD project. While on tour, the Orchestra’s repertoire also includes Mozart's Symphony No. 38 ("Prague"), "Orion" by Kaija Saariaho, Prokofiev's Suite from "Romeo and Juliet," and "La Mer" by Debussy.
WKSU's coverage of The Cleveland Orchestra on tour in Linz and Verona is made possible through support from Time Warner Cable, Judson at University Circle and Norwalk Furniture.
WKSU broadcasts NPR & Classical Music at 89.7 FM, and is a service of Kent State University. WKSU programming is also heard on WKRW 89.3 FM in Wooster, WKRJ 91.5 FM in Dover/New Philadelphia, WKSV 89.1 FM in Thompson, WNRK 90.7 in Norwalk, W298BA 107.5 FM in Boardman, and W239AZ 95.7 FM in Ashland. The WKSU web site is www.wksu.org.
PR06.14 ### 8/10/06
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