Actor Alec Baldwin is best known in public radio circles as host of The New York Philharmonic broadcasts (Sunday afternoons at 1 pm on Classical 88.7-1) and for his tongue-in-cheek rants urging listeners to not contribute during fund drives.
One of our favorite podcasts is his new series of Here's The Thing interviews from WNYC in New York. Alec takes us inside the dressing rooms, apartments, and offices of people whom he really wants to learn more about.
As the first day of Autumn approaches on September 22, it's time to take stock of highlights of the Summer of 2012 - in sound. Here's a playlist of some of the best of Summer-themed public radio stories and music from around the country.
Let us know what was the sound highlight of your Summer.
Music Mountain is the home of the oldest continuing summer chamber music festival in this country. Founded in 1930 as the permanent home for the Gordon String Quartet, one of the leading string quartets of its time, Music Mountain celebrates its 83nd anniversary in 2012.
Listen online to Music Mountain's series of 16 complete chamber music concerts, recorded live in Falls Village, Connecticut.
The world's biggest classical music festival wraps with a bang! Join us live from London for this event that stops the UK in its tracks.
Listen live, Saturday, September 8 from 8-11 pm, on Classical 88.7-1
2004's BBC Young Musician of the Year, violinist Nicola Benedetti, and tenor Joseph Calleja join the BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Symphony Chorus, as the Brits bring out the noisemakers for this serious and silly don't-miss-it concert.
The world's biggest classical music festival wraps up with a band. From London, hear the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus with conductor Jiri Belohlavek for this unusual concert that combines a traditional performance with the British equivalent of a Fourth of July patriotic sing-a-long. Violinist Nicola Benedetti performs Max Bruch's Violin Concerto, and tenor Joseph Calleja sings Puccini.
Here's a look at the concert program:Mark Simpson – sparks (BBC Commission, World Premiere)
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