WRR Presents gives our listeners a special BackStage insight with interviews and performance preludes to upcoming events in and around the Metroplex
John Rutter Live! Exclusive Interview April 16, 2015
John Rutter is in Dallas for a world premiere of his new work " The Gift of Life-Six Canticles of Creation". He is conducting the choir and orchestra of the Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church as they perform his new choral composition. 101.1 WRR was fortunate enough to have him stop by our station for an exclusive interview on the Classic Cafe.
He has guest-conducted or lectured at many concert halls, universities, churches, music festivals, and conferences in Europe, Africa, North and Central America and Australasia. He is an honorary Fellow of Westminster Choir College, Princeton and a Fellow of the Guild of Church Musicians. The Archbishop of Canterbury conferred a Lambeth Doctorate of Music upon him in recognition of his contribution to church music.
John Rutter's music is published by Oxford University Press, Hinshaw Music Inc. and Collegium Music Publications.
Jesse Rosen and the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra May 15, 2014
WRR spoke with Jesse Rosen, Honorary Chair of the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra Gala Concert, for the Classic Cafe.
He is the president and CEO of the League of American Orchestras, has been recognized as one of the outstanding thinkers in contemporary performing arts leadership. Mr. Rosen has stimulated innovation throughout his more than 10-year tenure at the League. He was instrumental in creating new programs such as Music Alive, the American Conducting Fellows, and Ford Made in America. A trombonist, Mr. Rosen received his bachelor's degree from the Manhattan School of Music and pursued graduate studies at The Juilliard School.
Anne Akiko Meyers, violin March 12, 2014 A new release of "The Four Seasons" by Vivaldi puts the spotlight on a very rare instrument, played by Meyers, a world-renowned soloist. Meyers talks about her approach to Vivaldi and what makes her violin so special.
Keyboard Conversations October 7, 2013 Pianist Jeffrey Siegel is back with the first program in a brand new season of "live concerts with commentary." Tonight's program (7:30 p.m. Oct. 7) at the Eisemann Center brings together some of the best-loved melodies ever written for the piano. Preview the program with this podcast, featuring Siegel's own description and samples of his performances. Ticket info: eisemanncenter.com
Chamber Music International Season Opener September 27, 2013 Four acclaimed performers appear in Dallas and in Richardson for the opening concert of a new season of chamber music. Violinist Nai-Yuan Hu, violist Scott Lee and cellist Bion Tsang talk about performing together, and how the Faure Piano Quartet No. 1 moves them. WRR, Classical 101's Kevin Pytcher narrates.
WRR Classical 101 92nd Anniversary Nostalgic Jingles August 6, 2013 Celebrate WRR’s 92nd birthday with these nostalgic jingles from 1961.
WRR 92nd birthday jingles part 2 August 6, 2013 Celebrate WRR's 92nd birthday with these nostalgic jingles from 1961.
WRR 92nd Birthday jingles part 3 August 6, 2013 Celebrate WRR's 92nd birthday with these nostalgic jingles from 1961.
Jonathan Martin interview June 7, 2013 Jim interviews Jonathan Martin with the DSO.
artist Dixie Friend Gay April 12, 2013 Dixie Friend Gay's 60-foot mural of the North Texas sky and Texas wildflowers dominates the wall near the security checkpoint. North Texas Sunrise brings a heightened awareness of the Texas landscape. Gay's work is fueled by observations of the natural world. She loves to travel to rural areas and explore landscapes, and hopes viewers will take away a heightened awareness of our beautiful wildflowers