Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Mayne Stage Launches Live Weekly 98.7 WFMT Broadcasts

Mayne Stage, in collaboration with 98.7 WFMT, Chicago’s Classical Experience, announces the return of live local broadcasts of chamber music on Sunday mornings. Live From Mayne Stage, hosted by Dennis Moore, debuts 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 19 on 98.7 WFMT.

Each 60-minute program, originating from Mayne Stage, showcases a variety of acclaimed classical soloists and top ensembles from the Chicago area, performing for a live audience as well as radio listeners throughout the area and beyond, via WFMT’s streaming service.

The Live From Mayne Stage premiere September 19 features Chicago’s period instrument orchestra, Baroque Band. Baroque Band opens the new series with a varied and dynamic presentation, including an overture of Telemann, Matthew Locke’s incidental music to The Tempest, Mensa Sonora by Biber and Chacony by Purcell.

September 26 brings Fifth House Ensemble, an exciting and innovative chamber music ensemble presenting a diverse program of works from their forthcoming debut album, “Black Violet.” From the orchestral sounds of Walter Piston’s “Divertimento,” to the fresh sounds of young composers Jonathan Keren and Greg Simon, this program is sure to delight.

Celebrated violinist Rachel Barton Pine performs October 3. Barton Pine is featured in a recital for unaccompanied violin which includes works written for her and arrangements of her own.

Join Winston Choi October 10. The pianist, who is Head of Piano at Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts, offers a program called The Myriad Faces of Water depicting composers’ various ways of depicting water, featuring music by Schubert, Liszt, Ravel, Griffes, Ireland, Berio, Takemitsu, Yvar Mikhashoff and Brian Current.

Future bookings for the Live From Mayne Stage series include the Avalon String Quartet, CUBE, Rush House Concerts and violinist Ilya Kaler.

The 299-seat Mayne Stage utilizes a 48-track digital live broadcast environment designed in consultation with a team of engineers to meet the high standards of WFMT. The seating arrangement is informal and relaxed, combining the intimacy and ambience of a classic nightclub with the focus of a modern entertainment venue.

The Executive Producer of Live From Mayne Stage is Steve Robinson. The Producer is Carolyn Paulin. The program is sponsored by North Shore Retirement Hotel. For more information and to buy tickets, visit http://www.maynestage.com/ or call (773) 381-4554.

About 98.7WFMT
98.7WFMT, Chicago’s Classical Experience, provides the best and broadest selection of classical music and fine arts programming in the country. A broadcasting force for almost 60 years, the station’s appeal continues to widen and is currently serving the largest audience in the station’s history. Via WFMT’s enhanced streaming service at www.wfmt.com/streaming, the station’s programming is now available to a global audience. More information about 98.7WFMT is available at http://www.wfmt.com/.

About Mayne Stage
Mayne Stage is located at 1328 W. Morse Ave. in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood. Mayne Stage showcases emerging and established local and national musical acts, theatrical performances, comedy and more. It is the ideal location for a variety of private events. For more information, or to see a list of upcoming shows, call (773) 381-4554 or visit http://www.maynestage.com/. “Like” Mayne Stage on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MayneStage and follow Mayne Stage on Twitter at @MayneStage

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