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: Brahms Quintet
Members of the Toledo Symphony Orchestra present the final chamber music concert of the 2012-2013 season, featuring music of Johannes Brahms.
Josef RHEINBERGER: Nonet, Op. 139 (Cheryl Trace, violin; Reed Anderson, viola; Robert Clemens, cello; William McDevitt, double bass; Joel Tse, flute, Michele Tosser Smith, oboe; Georg Klass, clarinet; Gareth Thomas, bassoon; Sandra Clark, horn)Read more
- Toledo Symphony on Air: The Romantic Guitar
Guest conductor Maximiano Valdés leads the Toledo Symphony with leading guitar virtuoso Xuefei Yang (pictured). We hear guitar concertos by Villa-Lobos and Rodrigo, alongside Shostakovich's vivid and playful Symphony No. 9.
MONCAYO: HuapangoRead more
VILLA-LOBOS: Concerto for Guitar and Small Orchestra
RODRIGO: Concierto de Aranjuez
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 9 in E-flat Major
- Toledo Symphony on Air: All Bach
The Toledo Symphony Orchestra presents an all-Bach program, featuring works by Johann Sebastian and his sons C.P.E. and J.C. Bach. Also, music by the black sheep of the family, P.D.Q. Bach. Stefan Sanderling conducts.
C.P.E. BACH: Sinfonia in D Major, Wq. 183, No.1Read more
J.C. BACH/CASADESUS: Viola Concerto in C Minor
P.D.Q. BACH: Canine Cantata, "Wachet Arf!"
J.S. BACH: Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C Major
- Lima Symphony on Air: Carmina Burana
Crafton Beck leads the Lima Symphony Orchestra in Carl Orff's grand choral cantata based on medieval texts, "Carmina Burana." Also, music by Franz Liszt that features pianist Evan Mitchell, 2011 winner of the Friends of the Symphony Young Artist Competition.
PONCHIELLI: Dance of the Hours from "La Gioconda"Read more
LISZT: Totentanz (Dance of Death) - Evan Mitchell, piano soloist
ORFF: Carmina Burana - Martha Guth and Leon Williams, vocal soloists; Lima Symphony Chorus and the BGSU University Choral Society
- Toledo Opera On Air: One Tenor vs. Four Sopranos
It's one tenor versus four sopranos in this 2013 Toledo Opera Gala. Conductor Sara Jobin leads the Toledo Symphony with soloists Shawn Mathey (pictured), Jennifer Goode Cooper, Jennifer Cresswell, Sujin Lee, and Diane McEwen-Martin.
WAGNER: Overture to "Rienzi"Read more
LEHAR: Dein ist mein ganzes Herz (Mathey)
CILEA: Io son l'umile ancella del genio Creator (Cresswell)
WAGNER: Dich teure Halle (McEwen-Martin)
GOUNOD: Jewel Song (Goode Cooper)
DVORAK: Song to the Moon (Lee)
GERSHWIN: Someone to Watch Over Me (Goode Cooper)
PUCCINI: Bimba dagliocchi pieni di malia (Lee/Mathey)
- Toledo Symphony on Air: Bruckner in Rosary Cathedral
The Toledo Symphony continues their annual survey of Bruckner Symphonies, performed in Toledo's Rosary Cathedral.
Stefan Sanderling, conductorRead more
- Toledo Symphony on Air: Beethoven's Pastoral
Guest conductor Jacques Lacombe leads the Toledo Symphony Orchestra in a program of symphonice masterworks, including Beethoven's Symphony No. 6, the "Pastoral."
RAVEL: Le Tombeau du CouperinRead more
MOZART: Clarinet Concerto in A Major (Georg Klaas, clarinet)
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 6 in F Major, "Pastoral"
- Firelands Symphony on Air: Beethoven's Ninth
It's all things Beethoven, as the Firelands Symphony Orchestra performs one of the most glorious works in the repertoire: the Symphony No. 9, Beethoven's "Choral Symphony."
Carl Topilow, conductorRead more
Terra Choral Society
Laura Pedersen, soprano; Samantha Gossard, alto; Timothy Culver, tenor; Timothy LeFebvre, baritone
- Toledo Symphony on Air: Carmina Burana
The Toledo Symphony joins forces with the combined choruses of BGSU and vocal soloists for Carl Orff's spectacle of medieval pageantry, "Carmina Burana." Also, Turkish composer Fazil Say's violin concerto inspired by the Arabian Nights.
James Meena, guest conductorRead more
- Views: 7 Toledo Symphony on Air: Mozart and More II
It's "Mozart and More" from the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, featuring symphonies by Mozart and Haydn. Also, a double oboe concerto by Vivaldi which shines the spotlight on two of the symphony's own members.
MOZART: Symphony No. 21 in A MajorRead more
VIVALDI: Concerto for Two Oboes in D Minor
featuring Kimberly Bryden Loch and Michele Tosser Smith, oboes
- Views: 27 Toledo Symphony on Air: Symphonic Dance
Stefan Sanderling and the Toledo Symphony present an evening of symphonic dance music, featuring toe-tappers from Brahms to Bartok and beyond.
DVORAK Slavonic Dances (excerpt)Read more
BARTOK Dance Suite
ENESCO Rumanian Rhapsody op.11, no. 1, A major
BRAHMS Hungarian Dances (excerpts)
KODALY Dances of Galanta
LISZT Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in D Minor
- Views: 11 Lima Symphony on Air: Brahms Symphony No. 2
Crafton Beck and the Lima Symphony essay Brahms' irrepressible Symphony No. 2. Also, trumpet prodigy Kyle Kremer joins the LSO for Arutunian's rousing and virtuosic Trumpet Concerto.
ROSSINI: Overture to SemiramideRead more
ALEXANDER ARUTUNIAN: Concerto for Trumpet in A flat (Kyle Kremer, trumpet soloist)
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 73
- Views: 18 Toledo Symphony on Air: A Soldier's Tale
The Toledo Symphony reunites with the Glacity Theatre Collaborative for Igor Stravinsky's quirky musical drama "A Soldier's Tale."
BEETHOVEN: Overture to "Egmont"Read more
PENDERECKI: Concerto grosso for three celli and orchestra
Solo Cellists: Martha Reikow; Amy Chang; Damon Coleman
- Views: 41 Toledo Symphony on Air: Mozart and More
Toledo Symphony Resident Conductor Jeffrey Pollock leads this "Mozart and More" program, which features principal horn Sandra Clark in Richard Strauss's Horn Concerto No. 1.
BEETHOVEN: Coriolan OvertureRead more
R. STRAUSS: Horn Concerto No. 1
JAYDN: Symphony No. 104, "London"
- Views: 43 Toledo Symphony on Air: Francophile Festival
Toledo fan favorite Frances Renzi (pictured) joins the Toledo Symphony for Cesar Franck's "Symphonic Variations." Also, Hector Berlioz's autobiographical portrait of an artist, the "Symphonie Fantastique."
CHABRIER: HabaneraRead more
FRANCK: Symphonic Variations for Piano and Orchestra
BERLIOZ: Symphonie Fantastique
- Views: 32 Toledo Symphony on Air: The Trout
Members of the Toledo Symphony present a program of chamber music, featuring the famous "Trout" Quintet of Franz Schubert.
POULENC: Sonata for Horn, Trumpet, and Trombone (Alan Taplin, horn; Thaddeus Archer, trumpet; Garth Simmons, trombone)Read more
HAYDN: String Quartet No. 4 in D Major (Cheryl Trace & Jillienne Bowers, violins; Timothy Zeithamel, viola; Renee Goubeaux, cello)
SCHUBERT: Piano Quintet in A Major, "Trout" (Kirk Toth, violin; Valentin Ragusitu, viola; Martha Reikow, cello; William McDevitt, double-bass; Valrie Kantorski, piano)
- Views: 34 Toledo Symphony on Air: All Rachmaninoff
The Toledo Symphony presents their opening Classics Concert for the 2012-2013 season, featuring a program of music by Sergei Rachmaninoff. Pianist Martina Filjak (pictured) is the guest soloist.
Stefan Sanderling, conductorRead more
Martina Filjak, piano
- Views: 70 Toledo Symphony on Air: Handel's Messiah
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The Toledo Symphony Orchestra joins forces with the Toledo Choral Society and the BGSU Chorus for a holiday tradition: George Frideric Handel's timeless classic, "Messiah."
Mark Munson, conductorRead more
The Toledo Choral Society (Rick Napierela, director)
The Bowling Green State University Chorus (Mark Munson, director)
Denise Bernardini, soprano; Julia Mintzer, mezzo-soprano; Shawn Mathey, tenor, and Jeff Wisniewski, bass-baritone.
- Views: 65 Lima Symphony on Air: Rach and Ritual
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The Lima Symphony Orchestra takes a shimmering look at some of the most commanding music of the 20th Century, including works by Alfred Schnittke and Esa-Pekka Salonen. Also, renowned Russian piano soloist Alexander Ghindin brings one of the most ravishing pieces in the repertoire to the stage: Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3.
Crafton Beck, conductorRead more
Alexander Ghindin, piano