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Archive for November 13, 2013

Hess Brings in a Terrific New Trio, Thursday at 10:00 PM

Horszowski Trio, photo by Lisa-Marie Mazzucco

They’re recorded live, and they’re broadcast live (usually). The Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts are a fixture on WFMT, Wednesdays at 12:15 PM—except during our membership campaigns; it’s a tough sell to ask volunteers to sit around while the station cuts away for a forty-five minute concert. On the other hand, it’s fun

From Bay Area Rocker to Orchestral Composer

Steven Mackey

It shouldn’t surprise anyone that composer Steven Mackey is serious about his electric guitar, except that it does. There is a disconnect in musical identities; to illustrate, a quick poll of WFMT’s staff showed musical interests ranging from Grateful Dead to Radiohead—no one listens exclusively to classical music; yet Steve Mackey admitted feeling