Monday, January 25, 2010

On Feb. 2 WHPK-FM, 88.5 Chicago & Online, Plays W.G. Still Symphonies 4 & 5, Interviews John Jeter, Conductor

[William Grant STILL (1895 – 1978); Symphony No. 5 Western Hemisphere (1945, rev. 1970) [19:37]; Poem for Orchestra (1944) [10:27]; Symphony No. 4 Autochthonous (1947) [26:15]; Fort Smith Symphony/John Jeter”; World Première Recordings; NAXOS AMERICAN CLASSICS 8.559603 [56:24]]

Sergio Mims: Live Interview With Maestro John Jeter of the Fort Smith Symphony
I wanted you to know that next Tuesday Feb.2 on my radio show on WHPK-FM aside from playing the new Naxos CD of William Grant Still symphonies No. 4 and 5, I'm also going to be interviewing conductor John Jeter live on my radio show (around 1PM Central Time) about the music of Still and the Fort Smith Symphony Orchestra.
Sergio Mims
Sergio Mims is an African American host of a classical music radio program in Chicago. He notifies AfriClassical when he has scheduled classical works of Composers of African Descent. His latest email concerns his broadcast on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010, which will feature Naxos 8.559603 (2009):

I know that you and your readers will love to know that I'll be playing on Feb. 2 on my classical music radio show on WHPK-FM (88.5 FM in Chicago and live stream online at (12-3 PM Central time) the new Naxos recording of William Grant Still Symphonies Nos. 4 and 5.

The show will also include Brahms String Quartet No.3 and Bartok's Divertimento for string orchestra. Sergio Mims [William Grant Still (1895-1978) is profiled at, where a complete Works List by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma is found.]

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