Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra to be Featured on Spectrum West

February 5, 2013

For Immediate Release
Contact: Al Ross
715-839-3868

Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra to be Featured on Spectrum West

The Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra’s upcoming concert, “Nachito Herrera Plays Gershwin,” will be featured on Spectrum West this Friday, February 8 at 5 p.m. on 88.3 WHWC/Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW/River Falls. Other topics include “Across the Waters of Time: Pliny Remembered,” the 2013 Riverway Speaker Series, a preview of the upcoming reading event “Love and Other Disasters,” and the publication of UW-Barron County’s annual “Red Cedar.”

Host Al Ross will talk with Gordon Murphy, the executive director of CVSO, about the upcoming presentation of “Nachito Herrera Plays Gerswin.” Nachito Herrera, a Grammy-nominated pianist, will return to the Chippewa Valley on February 9 at 7:30 P.M.

Special correspondent Jim Oliver will welcome Ken Parejko, a local author. The Holcombe-author will speak about his work, “Across the Waters of Time: Pliny Remembered.” The historical novel follows Pliny the Elder through Ancient Roman history.

Julie Galonska, the chief of interpretation, education and cultural resource management for the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, also joins the show. Galonska will talk about the 2013 Riverway Speaker Series. The next installment of the series features Bruce White and takes place on February 16 at the St. Croix River Visitor Center.

Ross will also discuss the publication of UW-Barron County’s annual journal of arts and literature “Red Cedar,” and preview “Love and Other Disasters” at  L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library on February 12, featuring local writers.

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 from 5 to 6 p.m. on Ideas 88.3 WHWC/Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW/River Falls.

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