. Interchanging Idioms: Classical 105.9 FM WQXR to Celebrate Mostly Mozart with Live Broadcasts and Web Exclusives

Friday, July 29, 2011

Classical 105.9 FM WQXR to Celebrate Mostly Mozart with Live Broadcasts and Web Exclusives

Station to Present First Live Video Webcast of Festival on August 8 at www.wqxr.org/q2

All-Mozart Webstream, Special Performances and Live Broadcasts Offered All Month Long at www.wqxr.org

Throughout the month of August, Classical 105.9 FM WQXR will celebrate MOSTLY MOZART FESTIVAL’s 45th season with an array of interviews, live radio broadcasts and online web exclusives.

On Tuesday, August 2 at 8pm, WQXR – New York’s sole dedicated classical station – will kick off MOSTLY MOZART with WQXR hosts Jeff Spurgeon and Terrance McKnight. The opening night concert, featuring Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra conducted by Louis Langrée, will be presented from Avery Fisher Hall and complemented by interviews with Langrée, Christian Tetzlaff (Violin), Antoine Tamestit (Viola) and Susanna Phillips (Soprano). (full broadcast schedule below)

Q2, WQXR’s webstream dedicated to new music, will also take part in the festivities, offering a live video webcast for the first time in MOSTLY MOZART’s history. On Monday, August 8 at 10:30pm, Q2 will stream a performance by New York’s acclaimed contemporary ensemble ICE, available at www.wqxr.org/q2.

WQXR.org will contribute to the celebration with a month-long, all-Mozart webstream. From August 2 through August 31, the 24-hour stream will present all-Mozart programming, from his most beloved works to lesser known gems. The website will also feature additional MOSTLY MOZART concert recordings, not broadcast on-air, along with WQXR Café Concert performance videos of and interviews with festival artists.

MOSTLY MOZART concerts detailed below will be presented live on Classical 105.9 FM WQXR and online at www.wqxr.org.

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