WGTE in Concert

Thursdays at 8:00 p.m.

WGTE In Concert is "our weekly celebration of the performing arts - music made in the FM 91 listening area by resident musicians, as well as visiting ensembles and soloists." The orchestras of Toledo and Lima are mainstays, with additional concerts from the Masterworks Chorale, Toledo Opera, the Firelands Symphony and other local organizations. Produced and hosted by Brad Cresswell.

Episodes from the current season of WGTE in Concert are archived below, for on-demand listening.

  • Toledo Symphony on Air: Bruckner at Rosary Cathedral

    Stefan Sanderling and the Toledo Symphony Orchestra conclude their annual cycle of Bruckner symphonies, held at Toledo's Rosary Cathedral.

    Stefan Sanderling, conductor

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  • Lima Symphony on Air: Ode to Joy

    The Lima Symphony Orchestra concludes its "Season to Celebrate" with the boundless jubilation of Beethoven's magnificent Ninth Symphony.

    BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9 in D minor "Chorale"

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  • Toledo Symphony on Air: Carnival of the Animals

    Twin sister pianists Christina and Michelle Naughton join the TSO for a lively performance of Carnival of the Animals. Also on the program: Poulenc's high-spirited Concerto for Two Pianos.

    JAMES FEDDECK, Conductor  l  CHRISTINA AND MICHELLE NAUGHTON, Pianists

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  • Toledo Symphony on Air: Verdi Requiem

    The Toledo Symphony joins forces with the combined choruses of BGSU and a quartet of outstanding soloists for one of the crown jewels of the repertoire: Giuseppe Verdi's Requiem Mass.

    GIORDANO BELLINCAMPI, conductor
    CHORUSES OF BOWLING GREEN
    STATE UNIVERSITY, MARK MUNSON, director 
    AMY YEKEL, soprano
    STACEY RISHOI, mezzo-soprano
    VALE RIDEOUT, tenor
    STEPHEN WEST, baritone

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  • Toledo Symphony on Air: Brandenburg Finale

    The Toledo Symphony Orchestra concludes its season-long survey of J.S. Bach's Brandenburg concertos, recorded live in the Franciscan Center at Lourdes University.

    DELIUS: On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
    J.S. BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G Major
    J.S. BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in Bb Major
    RESPIGHI: Gli uccelli (The Birds)

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  • Toledo Symphony on Air: The Brahms Project, Part II

    Star pianist Kirill Gerstein returns to the stage of the Peristyle with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra for the second concert in a two-part special event, The Brahms Project.

    STEFAN SANDERLING, Conductor
    KIRILL GERSTEIN, Piano

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  • Toledo Symphony on Air: The Brahms Project, Part I

    Star pianist Kirill Gerstein returns to the stage of the Peristyle with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra for the first concert in a two-part special event, The Brahms Project.

    STEFAN SANDERLING, Conductor
    KIRILL GERSTEIN, Piano

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  • Lima Symphony on Air: Musical Landscapes

    From the formidable beauty of the British coastline to the timeless tale of fate and life woven around a princess, the Lima Symphony Orchestra paints musical masterpieces with the classics.

    Crafton Beck, conductor

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  • Toledo Symphony on Air: Amadeus in Concert

    The Toledo Symphony teams up with members of the Glacity Theatre Collective for a music-filled production of Peter Schaffer's Amadeus.

    AMADEUS: Words by Peter Shaffer & Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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  • Toledo Symphony on Air: Mendelssohn's Italy

    The Toledo Symphony Orchestra presents the music of both Bach and Mendelssohn who, while they lived a century apart from each other, had a profound influence on each other's work.

    SARAH IOANNIDES, Conductor

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  • Lima Symphony on Air: Mozart by Candlelight

    Hundreds of glistening candles, intimate sacred spaces and the magnificence of Mozart's music combine in this program from the Lima Symphony Orchestra under Music Director Crafton Beck.

    PROGRAM:

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  • Toledo Symphony on Air: All Amadeus

    The Toledo Symphony Orchestra performs an all-Mozart program, recorded live at the Franciscan Center of Lourdes University.

    TIMOTHY MYERS, Conductor
    SARA DAVIS BUECHNER, Piano

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  • Toledo Symphony on Air: Waltzing through Vienna

    Stefan Sanderling and the Toledo Symphony present a Viennese & Parisian styled program for the New Year, featuring guest violinist Jennifer Frautschi.

    PROGRAM

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  • Toledo Symphony on Air: Four Seasons with a Twist

    The Toledo Symphony Orchestra intertwines Vivaldi's famous Four Seasons with the Four Seasons of Buenos Aires by Tango master Astor Piazzolla.

    Kirk Toth and Merwin Siu, violins
    Brad Cresswell, narrator

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  • Lima Symphony on Air: Eros

    Crafton Beck leads the Lima Symphony Orchestra in a program inspired by epic love and intimate friendship, including Wagner's Siegfried Idyll and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4. Also on the program, Sergei Prokofiev's stately Piano Concerto No. 1, featuring Friends of the Symphony competition winner Meng Zhou.

    WAGNER: Siegfried Idyll
    PROKOFIEV: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D-flat
    TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 4 in F minor

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