Festival Runs from Monday, May 7- Saturday, May 12 at 7:30pm
SPRING FOR MUSIC is an innovative festival of North American symphony and chamber orchestras, representing the best in distinctive musical programming and creativity. The 2012 season will include unique performances that demonstrate the vitality of classical music today, from rarely heard works by Varèse and Busoni to New York premieres by Paul Lansky and Avner Dorman, paired with Beethoven.
The live broadcasts will be hosted by WQXR’s Elliott Forrest and will include intermission features and interviews. Each night of the festival, Forrest will be joined by a different co-host from WQXR; Q2 Music, WQXR’s online contemporary classical station; or WQXR’s sister station, WNYC.
“Spring For Music is an exciting festival that brings together North America’s greatest orchestras, all performing adventurous repertoire,” said Graham Parker, Vice President, WQXR. “As the voice of classical music in New York, we are delighted to present the concerts on-air and online.”