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Bill McGlaughlin’s Inbox

Bill McGlaughlin

Bill McGlaughlin

Weeknights at 7:00 PM on WFMT

Drop us a line.

Producer Jesse McQuarters estimates we’ve made around 870 episodes of Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin. That’s 870 instances in which Bill utters the words, “Drop us a line.”

Bill means what he says. He reads every one of those emails—and they are numerous.

This week’s series, In a Family Way, traces musical families like the Bachs of Thuringia; Leopold, Wolfgang and sister Nannerl Mozart. He peruses modern day musical families: composer Peter Lieberson and mezzo-soprano Lorraine Hunt Lieberson; or Claude Frank, Lilian Kallir, and their daughter Pamela.

As usual, Bill turns to the listeners, inviting them to write about musical families they’ve known, and got the response below, once again illustrating a musical family’s impact on a community.

From: Carolyn
Sent: Thursday, November 14, 2013 12:32 PM
To: Exploring Music
Subject: Re: Exploring Music Contact Us Form Submit

You asked for info about musical families this week.

I live in Oklahoma City and the McLarry family is a musical family here.  Lacy, the father is a violinist, and was concertmaster in the symphony for years.  Royce, the son, is presently principal violist in the OKC Phil, and Beverly, the mother is a church musician…organist, choirmaster and composer.  She has been at OKC First Christian and is presently at OKC First Unitarian.  They have been important in the musical life of our city.
Carolyn

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From: William McGlaughlin
Sent: Thursday, November 14, 2013 12:32 PM
To: Carolyn
Subject: Re: Exploring Music Contact Us Form Submit

Hey Carolyn,

Thanks for taking the time to write us. I’ve only a passing acquaintance with Oklahoma City but I do know of the esteemed concertmaster, Lacy McLarry. Now, you’ve inspired me to take a quick look on the internet and am greeted by smiling portraits of all the musicians you’ve mentioned.

Oklahoma City has a great musical history and as hard as times are for orchestras all over the current Philharmonic seems to be thriving.

I’m glad to learn of a family that’s been central to all this music-making,

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