Live Tanglewood Broadcasts
Once again WMNR brings you live broadcasts from Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, in Lenox, Massachusetts. Beginning July 8 through August 28 tune in Friday and Saturday nights at 8 pm and Sunday afternoon at 2:30 pm for live concerts by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Pops Orchestra, Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus.
Conductors to be heard this summer include BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons, Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart, Boston Pops Laureate conductor John Williams, Charles Dutoit, Christoph von Dohanyi, and Andrew Davis.
This summer's soloists include Joshua Bell, Pinchas Zukerman, Renee Fleming, Emanuel Ax, Yefim Bronfman, Daniil Trifonov, Nelson Freire,Igor Levit and Yo-Yo Ma.
The BSO will conclude their season with Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 on August 28 with Christoph von Dohnányi, conductor; Rachel Willis-Sørensen, soprano; Ruxandra Donose, mezzo-soprano; Joseph Kaiser, tenor; Günther Groissböck, bass and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus.
For this summer's Tanglewood broadcast schedule click here.
Improved WMNR Web Streaming
In mid July WMNR upgraded its audio streaming over the internet. The sound quality is noticeably richer. WMNR now streams our music at a rate of 128 kbps. Enjoy!
WMNR Mobile web page
In July WMNR began offering a mobile web page that is viewed when you go to WMNR.org on you mobile phone or tablet. it offers an easy way to listen to WMNR while you travel.
Introducing Broadcaster Susan Prince
Susan Prince has rejoined WMNR Fine Arts Radio! Longtime listeners will recognize Susan's name, as she began her radio career here at the station in the mid-80s. Since then she has lent her talents to three radio stations in NYC. Most recently she hosted daily blocks on the Symphony Hall, Opera, and Pops channels of SiriusXM, which has worldwide reach.
Susan describes herself as a "born and bred Manhattan girl" however she attended high school in West Virginia and college in Texas. Her university years also included study at the Musical Dramatic Theatre Academy and ultimately she received her BA from Mannes College of Music in NYC. We are pleased to have Susan back at WMNR where she will host Sunday Afternoon Classics from noon to 3:00 pm. Join her every Sunday for "great classics, great performances."
Adds Susan, "I prepare my programs with a cat named Wilder happily purring on my lap, much like Claude Debussy's cat when he composed. If Wilder doesn't enjoy the musical selection, it doesn't make the program cut!"
Six WMNR broadcasters share their programs on-demand
Will Duchon of Friday Evening Classics offers his programs The Night Café and Words & Music, as does H. William Stine of Turntable for One. Also, Garrett Stack of Broadway Bound and American Jukebox is archiving his programs after they air and making them available to listeners. They join Jay Harris who made 19 of his One Great Song programs available. Peter Shimkin has put some of his Evening at the Opera programs up as well.
Haven't yet tried listening yet? It's simply a recording of a radio program, archived on the internet, available for listening anytime you are online.
WMNR Annual Report
To find out more about the station, please peruse our four-page WMNR Annual Report by clicking
WMNR's Anniversary Video
To celebrate our 30th Anniversary there is a WMNR Fine Arts Radio video featuring 27 broadcasters and staff. It is a loving tribute that gives you an inside look at the people who make up the station. Produced by WMNR’s own H. William Stine, with Associate Producer Megan Stine. To view the video click the photo.
To read WMNR's Theatre Reviews with Rosalind Friedman
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