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Why Live Music on WFMT?

Mack Sisters

Live from WFMT, Mondays at 8:00 pm


Spinning CDs is a simple way to keep a radio station on the air. The performers, the production values, and the performances are all certainties. The operation of a CD player is reasonably predictable. With services like radio, Pandora, and Spotify offering a steady stream of great music, why then do people continue to buy tickets to live concerts?

Is it to experience community? Is it to watch people who have extraordinary ability? Is it the risk performers take when they put themselves under the spotlight? Is it the proximity to someone famous? It could be a combination of all these things or it could be something intangible.

Why do people love live concerts?

When Supreme Court justice Potter Stewart fumbled for a definition of one less-than-reputable form of entertainment, he stated, “I know it when I see it.”

Mack

In other words, one doesn’t have to be able to put words to an experience in order to understand how one feels about it. The millions of people who attend concerts each year understand why live music is important; and WFMT does, too.

WFMT presents live performances throughout the month. One of these is the popular studio series, Live from WFMT, each Monday from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Kerry Frumkin hosts the broadcasts of music and conversation.

On Monday night, hear the Mack Sisters live, a piano duo composed of Japanese born sisters Yuki and Tomoko Mack.

Program

Slavonic Dances A. Dvorak (1841-1904)
Op.42: Nos. 2 & 3
Op.72: Nos. 5 & 1

Moldau B. Smetana (1824-1884

Sketches V. Gavrilin (1939-1999)
The Little Clock
Waltz
Tarentella

Rapsodie espagnole M. Ravel (1875-1937)
Prelude a la nuit
Managuan
Feria

Petrushka I. Stravinsky (1882-1971)
The Shrove-Tide Fair
Dance of the Ballerina
Valse
Danse Russe

Oblivion A. Piazzolla (1921-1992}

Libertango

Rhapsody in Blue G. Gershwin (18989-1937)

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