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Archive for June 11, 2013

Bruno Bartoletti (June 10, 1926 – June 9, 2013)

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Bruno Bartoletti, longtime conductor and artistic director of Lyric Opera of Chicago, died Sunday in Florence, Italy, just one day before his 87th birthday. Bartoletti first conducted there in 1956 at the age of 30; Lyric was a fledgling company of two years when founder Carol Fox required a replacement conductor

Fulcrum Point and David Schrader During Rush Hour

Trumpeter and Fulcrum Point founder, Stephen Burns

Stephen Burns founded Fulcrum Point in 1998 to present new music in daring and imaginative ways. Over the years the ensemble has incorporated many art forms including film, movement, theater, visual art—essentially creating a fulcrum for artists, musicians, dancers

Question of the Day

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Tell us what you think! As WFMT celebrates Russia month, we’re turning to our audience, asking you to name a Russian composer and/or piece of music that deserves more attention. Also, tell us why this composer or piece is so compelling to you?