New Music from Bowling Green
Sundays at 1:00 p.m. on FM 91 beginning October 6, 2013
Produced by WGTE and distributed internationally by the WFMT Radio Network (Chicago).
Listen to a series preview and download program listings, at right.
New Music from Bowling Green is a radio series devoted to living composers and their works. The program originates from the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music (MACCM), part of the College of Musical Arts at Bowling Green State University. Since 1980, MACCM has been hosting some of the biggest names in modern music at the annual New Music Festival. It also sponsors a multi-venue concert series called Music at the Forefront, which shines a spotlight on new and exciting young performers of contemporary music.
Produced by WGTE Public Media and hosted by Brad Cresswell, New Music from Bowling Green features live concert recordings from the annual New Music Festival and guest artist showcase Music at the Forefront. It also includes commercial recordings from the Bowling Green Philharmonia and the BGSU Wind Symphony. Designed with the mainstream classical music listener in mind, the program features audience-friendly modern works that are introduced by their composers. We also hear from the performers who bring those works to life — in some cases, for the very first time.
The list of composers who appear on the series to introduce their own work reads like a Who's Who of Modern Music: Samuel Adler; Caleb Burhans; Sebastian Currier; Michael Daugherty; David Lang; Ingram Marshall; Kevin Puts; Shulamit Ran; Huang Ruo; Steven Stucky, and Christopher Theofanidis, among many others. Also featured is Pulitzer Prize-winner (and BGSU alumna) Jennifer Higdon, who personally takes us on a three-episode tour of her Grammy award-winning discography.
Other highlights include a program of works by student composers; a “live in concert” episode (recorded in front of a studio audience), and a performance by the BGSU New Music Ensemble recorded live at New York City's celebrated new music cabaret, (Le) Poisson Rouge.
Beginning in October 2013, the program will be distributed nationally by The WFMT Radio Network in Chicago, a premier global provider of syndicated radio programming. Other programs from the WFMT Radio Network include concert series from the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The Network also produces and distributes the popular Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin radio program. Beginning in January 2014, New Music from Bowling Green will be marketed overseas to English-language foreign countries, including Australia, England, Ireland, and New Zealand.