March 19, 2018
For Immediate Release
Contact: Dean Kallenbach
Senior Regional Manager
Wisconsin Public Radio
Pianist Alexandre Dossin on Spectrum West March 22, 2018
Pianist Alexandre Dossin joins host Al Ross to talk about his upcoming performance in Chippewa Falls on Spectrum West, which airs on The Ideas Network of Wisconsin Public Radio on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls. The program also features a book by a University of Wisconsin-River Falls professor, a musical in Hudson, and symphony concerts in Rice Lake and Cumberland.
Former University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire faculty member Alexandre Dossin is performing at the Heyde Center for the Arts in Chippewa Falls on Tuesday March 27. Ross and Dossin will review his career, his current position at the University of Oregon, and play samples of his music. The concert is sponsored by the Chippewa Valley Cultural Association.
Ross welcomes Joe Rein to discuss his recently published book “Roads Without Houses,” a collection of 15 regionally-based short stories. Rein, an associate professor of creative writing at UW-River Falls, will also preview his next writing project, a contemporary dystopian murder mystery.
Jim Oliver talks with Jim Zimmerman and Phil Olson, director and playwright respectively, of “Don’t Hug Me, We’re Family” the sixth in the “Don’t Hug Me” series of musical comedies. The production is playing Fridays and Saturdays through May 19 at the St. Croix Off Broadway Dinner Theater in Hudson.
Kevin Peters, musical director of The Red Cedar Symphony Orchestra, visits Ross to preview the group’s spring performances which will take place on Saturday, March 24 in Cumberland and Sunday, March 25 in Rice Lake. The concerts will feature the winners of the symphony’s 2018 Concerto Competition with works by Tchaikovsky, Bernstein, Gershwin and Mozart.
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 Thursdays from 10 to 11 a.m. on Ideas 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls, with a live stream at www.wrfw887.com and a repeat broadcast at 7 p.m. Fridays on 89.7 WUEC-FM/ Eau Claire and 90.7 WVSS-FM/ Menomonie. Archives are available at http://www.wpr.org/programs/spectrum-west-al-ross.
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