February 13, 2012
For Immediate Release
Contact: Al Ross
Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra Concert to be Discussed on Spectrum West
Ivar Lunde, Jr., director of the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra will visit with host Al Ross on Spectrum West Friday, February 17 at 5 p.m. on 88.3 WHWC/Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW/River Falls. Other guests include members of the Wisconsin Brass Quintet. Ross and correspondent Jim Oliver will also preview two theatre productions coming to the Chippewa Valley.
Ross will visit with ECCO director Lunde, Jr. as he prepares for the orchestra’s upcoming performance, More By Request. The concert is the orchestra’s fourth performance of its 2011-2012 season and will be held at Grace Lutheran Church in Eau Claire, this Saturday, February 18th at 7:30 p.m. There will be a free desert reception following the concert sponsored by Wisconsin Public Radio.
Mark Hetzler and Dan Grabois, two members of the Wisconsin Brass Quintet, will also join the show. The quintet is based out of University of Wisconsin-Madison. The group is well known throughout the nation for its performance and offering of masters’ classes at universities across the country including the Juilliard School and the Yale School of Music. The quintet will be performing this Sunday, February 19th at 7:00 p.m. at The Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson.
Correspondent Jim Oliver will preview the Menomonie Theatre Guild’s production of Annie Get Your Gun which opens on Thursday, February 23rd and runs through Sunday, March 4th at The Mable Tainter Theatre in Menomonie. Oliver will visit with the production’s director, Audric Buhr. Buhr is also the director of vocal music at Menomonie High School.
Ross will also preview Help Wanted, a production of Teatro Del Pueblos, a non-profit theatre group based in St. Paul’s West Side Latino community. The theatre group promotes Latino culture through the creation and presentation of performing arts. They will perform Help Wanted, at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s Davies Theatre on Tuesday, February 21st at 7:00 p.m. The production offers a satirical look at the plight of immigrants looking for work and battling discrimination. Ross will chat with Al Justinino, the group’s artistic director, who will provide a look at the ensemble and the upcoming performance.
Spectrum West is a weekly program exploring the music, arts, and humanities in Western Wisconsin. The show includes in-depth behind-the-scenes interviews and stories about area writers, musicians, theater, visual arts, and much more. It is heard weekly on Friday nights from 5 to 6 p.m. on Ideas 88.3 WHWC/Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW/River Falls. To learn more about Spectrum West and host Al Ross visit http://wpr.org/regions/eau/spw/.