Sunday, March 9, 2008

Ulysses Simpson Kay & John McLaughlin Williams On WHPK-FM Chicago

[Ulysses Kay: Works for Chamber Orchestra; Metropolitan Philharmonic Orchestra; Kevin Scott, Conductor; Troy 961 (2007)]

Sergio Mims is an African American program host at WHPK-FM in Chicago. He writes that he has scheduled works written by the African American composer Ulysses Simpson Kay, as well as music from two Naxos CDs recorded by the Ukrainian National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of the African American conductor John McLaughlin Williams:

I wanted to let you know that on my Tuesday March 18th program, I will be playing selections from that Albany CD of Ulysses Kay music, Scherzi Musicali, Three Pieces After William Blake song cycle and Aulos for Flute and Chamber Orchestra.

I will also play two Naxos recordings conducted by John McLaughlin Williams, John Alden Carpenter's Symphony No. 2 and Henry Kimball Hadley's Symphony No. 4.

The program will also include George Gershwin's Piano Concerto in F with pianist Garrick Ohlsson, Michael Tilson Thomas conducting the San Francisco Orchestra and Ned Rorem's Violin Concerto with violinist Gideon Kremer and Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic.

The program can be heard livestream online at from 12 noon to 3PM (U.S. Central time).

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