New York Philharmonic and Chicago Symphony come to WKAR with new programs on 90.5 FM!
New in January on Fridays at 2 p.m. on 90.5 FM is The New York Philharmonic This Week. An avid music lover, Alec Baldwin lends his Emmy Award and Tony Award-winning style to one of music’s great institutions. Since its founding in 1842, the New York Philharmonic has been the apex for composers, soloists and conductors alike. Bringing to bear that 170-year history, The New York Philharmonic This Week offers the highest musicianship, insight and vision in every program.
Also new from 90.5 this month on Sundays at 2 p.m., the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcast Series presents the full range of orchestral works under the seasoned baton of music director Riccardo Muti. Top tier soloists and guest conductors include artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Matthias Goerne, and Daniil Trifonov; as well as Esa-Pekka Salonen, Mitsuko Uchida, and Bernard Haitink. Hosted by Lisa Simeone, the two-hour Chicago Symphony Orchestra broadcasts include dynamic and innovative commentary, taking you behind the scenes and into the music.