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Classical music: Classical music host Rich Samuels at WORT-FM community radio in Madison wants to record and then broadcast recordings by local performers to mark J.S. Bach’s birthday on March 21, 2013. | January 30, 2013

By Jacob Stockinger

Attention professional and amateur musicians! Attention teachers and students, both private and at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Edgewood College!

Here is some news that The Ear thinks is so good and so welcome, you will probably want to forward it, link to it, Facebook and Twitter it.

You might remember that this year there will be no “Bach Around the Clock” from Wisconsin Public Radio, as The Ear announced in an earlier blog post:

https://welltempered.wordpress.com/2012/11/08/classical-music-wisconsin-public-radio-has-cancelled-bach-around-the-clock-4-for-march-2013-with-no-plans-for-a-future-revival/

But here is something of a substitute, or at least an addendum or supplement, to that event to celebrate the great Johann Sebastian (below).

Bach1

It is an urgent but polite request, a direct solicitation from radio host Rich Samuels (below), who writes:

Rich Samuels

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.)

WORT FM 89.9

“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

WORT logo

Here is more contact information:

newglarus.samuels@gmail.com

www.richsamuels.com

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.

rich samuels 2

And here is a link to an interesting story about Rich Samuels, who used to be a TV reporter in Chicago, and his new life in Madison:

http://timeoutchicago.com/arts-culture/chicago-media-blog/210735/cue-the-hungarian-music-ex-tv-sage-enjoys-classical-comeback


4 Comments »

  1. I guess I could volunteer to record one of the WTC Preludes and Fugues for this venture. It’s a little unclear to me: Am I understanding that Mr Samuels wants to use this Blog to get a potential headcount, or should I contact him directly? In any event, this is my reply.

    Comment by Tim Adrianson — January 30, 2013 @ 12:40 pm


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