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Two for Tuesday: Guest Hosts Come to WFMT

Anne Akiko Meyers and Leonard Slatkin

Anne Akiko Meyers and Leonard Slatkin

It’s always special to have company, but doing it twice in one day makes it feel like a holiday. On Tuesday WFMT welcomes two distinguished American artists—coincidentally both are from southern California; both studied at Indiana; and both studied at Juilliard. Leonard Slatkin and Anne Akiko Meyers are in Chicago to perform a concerto by Chicago Symphony Orchestra composer-in-residence Mason Bates.

Clearly this is a concerto they believe in: Meyers commissioned the piece with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and played the premiere under Slatkin in 2012. Since then she’s taken it to Detroit, Richmond, Nashville, and now Chicago.

Listen to Anne Akiko Meyers as she plays radio host on Tuesday morning with Lisa Flynn. Meyers gets to play whatever CDs she likes, and talk about the music with Lisa. Meyers will be WFMT’s Guest Host from 10:00 am-12:00 pm.

On Tuesday afternoon Grammy Award-winning conductor Leonard Slatkin will take over the hosting chair, choosing CDs and discussing repertoire with Kerry Frumkin. Slatkin will serve as Guest Host from 2:00 pm-3:00 pm.

Anne Akiko Meyers was recently awarded the use of the Vieuxtemps Guarneri del Gesu violin. See the video as she describes the instrument and the Mason Bates Concerto.


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