WQXR Young Artists Showcase Features Brevard Music Center
At 9:00 PM tonight, Wednesday, July 5, Brevard Music Center (BMC) begins a new collaboration with New York City's WQXR and its longstanding and distinguished Young Artists Showcase-a WQXR weekly radio show that since 1978 has sought out and displayed the talents of young emerging artists. WQXR is New York City's only classical music radio station, broadcasting live on 105.9 FM. Part Two of BMC's appearance on Young Artists Showcase, hosted by veteran Robert Sherman, will occur next Wednesday, July 12 at 9 PM.
Both July programs include multiple solo and orchestral performances showcasing BMC student musicians featured in works by Beethoven, Bizet, Haydn, Ravel, Wagner, Lutoslawski, and other distinguished composers highlighted throughout BMC's 2016 Summer Music Festival.
"I so appreciate the Young Artists Showcase and what Robert Sherman is doing-this critical work of giving outstanding young talents a stage, a venue, a platform to show their accomplishments," said BMC Artistic Director Keith Lockhart. "At Brevard, I like to differentiate our Festival from other festivals. There are many fine summer festivals in this country; but for me, at Brevard, the educational experience for our students comes first. We are an educational institution with performances that grow organically out of that educational experience. Everything we do-in terms of repertoire selection and in terms of curriculum-is about giving the best educational experience possible to close to 500 young people every year. I'm very, very proud of what we do here. I think it lines up well with the Young Artists Showcase because we are, in a way, a real-time young artists showcase." Current and future programs featuring BMC young artists will be archived on WQXR's website and may be found at www.wqxr.org/shows/youngartists. For a hi-res image of Keith Lockhart, click here.
ABOUT WQXR'S YOUNG ARTISTS SHOWCASE
Young Artists Showcase is a WQXR weekly radio show that since 1978 has sought out and displayed the talents of young emerging artists. Among the countless artists who have been heard on Young Artists Showcase in the earliest stages of their careers are violinists Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Joshua Bell, and Chee-Yun; cellist Matt Haimovitz; and pianist Orli Shaham. The weekly program regularly presents winners of such international competitions and laureates of in-school auditions held at New York's prestigious music schools. New York City native Robert Sherman is well-known to radio listeners as the host of Young Artists Showcase, a show now in its 38th season on WQXR. For 19 years he also presided over WQXR's The Listening Room. Since its inception, he has hosted the Avery Fisher Career Grant Award presentations at Lincoln Center and the multiple award-winning folk series "Woody's Children," which Sherman began in 1969 is now heard in New York on WFUV. Many of his historic broadcast tapes are in the permanent collections of the Sarasota Music Archive and the Media Collection at the University of Maryland.