I’m off to Carnegie Hall where I’ll be meeting up with some new friends who will be experiencing their fist classical music concert. Along for the experience is Brian Wise, WNYC’s Soundcheck producer, and the group will be listening to an all Bartok concert performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
The orchestra will be led by Pierre Boulez and will feature CSO music director, Daniel Barenboim on piano performing Bartok’s Piano Concerto No.1. Also on the program are Bartok’s Four Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 12, and Concerto for Orchestra.
On Monday, May 16th, everyone participating in tonight’s Take a Friend to Orchestra concert will appear on Soundcheck to talk about the experience and what sort of impact the TAFTO program is having in different areas across the country.
Who are the friends coming along for their first concert this evening? That’s a surprise but fans of Soundcheck with John Schaefer, will be in for a treat when they tune in or log onto Monday’s program. It promises to be loads of fun.
Links to Monday’s show along with instructions on how you can listen online will be published Monday morning.