By Jacob Stockinger
But here is something of a substitute, or at least an addendum or supplement, to that event to celebrate the great Johann Sebastian (below).
It is an urgent but polite request, a direct solicitation from radio host Rich Samuels (below), who writes:
“I’m preparing a special Bach’s Birthday edition of the Thursday 5-8 a.m. classical music program I host on WORT 89.9 FM, which will air, of course, on March 21. (WORT’s headquarters at 118 South Bedford Street in Madison is pictured below.)
“I’m hoping to include pre-recorded segments featuring performances by local Bach lovers. (I have the capability to make broadcast-quality recordings in the field).
“If you know of anyone who would like to participate in this joint effort, please let me know.”
Rich Samuels, WORT, 118 South Bedford Street, Madison WI 53703
Here is more contact information:
By way of details, Samuels adds:
“You can mention my effort whenever you wish. I’d like to get the recordings made in February. Of course, I have no idea how many people want to participate in this effort.
Participants will have to provide their own instruments, page-turners and performances spaces (but they are probably clever enough, in the case of keyboard artists, to have access, somewhere, to a well-tuned piano or harpsichord).
It’s probably best for people to contact me via this email address, so we can work out times and places.
My goal since I began hosting this show a couple of years ago is to feature local performers as much as possible.