OMAHA - On Wednesday, Oct. 1, Omaha's classical music station, KVNO 90.7, will broadcast a special live performance from Carnegie Hall in New York City as part of the music venue's Opening Night Gala.
The event, which will air on KVNO beginning at 6 p.m., will feature performances from the Berlin Philharmonic led by their music director and chief conductor, Sir Simon Rattle. Violin soloist Anne-Sophie Mutter will serve as a special guest performer.
The Berlin Philharmonic will perform Sergei Rachmaninoff’s last major work for the orchestra, his 1944 "Symphonic Dances," German composer Max Bruch’s "Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor" with the assistance of Mutter, and conclude with closing scenes from Igor Stravinsky’s dramatic "Firebird Suite."
“The sheer thrill of listening to a live performance radio broadcast from New York featuring one of the most prestigious symphony orchestra’s in the world is very rare these days and is something all serious music lovers everywhere are eagerly looking forward to,” noted Dana Buckingham, KVNOs program director and assistant general manager. “Anne-Sophie Mutter is truly one of the world’s greatest living violinists. She is amazing. KVNO is able to broadcast this exciting live performance event over the Omaha airwaves free of charge to everyone in our listening community, thanks to the generous financial support of our many listeners and contributors.”
The hosts for the evening will be Jeff Spurgeon and Debra Voigt; a live stream of the show can be heard live at www.kvno.org.
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