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: 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.


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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

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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.


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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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  • Toledo Symphony on Air: Chamber II

    Members of the Toledo Symphony present the second chamber music concert of the season, recorded live at the Toledo Club.

    DENNIS: Blackbird Variations for Brass Quintet
    SCHAFER: String Quartet No. 5
    SCHUBERT: Octet

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  • Toledo Symphony on Air: Brandenburg Begins

    In this Mozart and More program from the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, masterworks by Mozart are paired with two of the Brandenburg Concertos of J.S. Bach.

    SARA JOBIN, Conductor

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  • Toledo Symphony on Air: Frankenstein!!

    The Toledo Symphony's Robert Clemens helps bring H.K. Gruber's pandemonium for orchestra, Frankenstein!! to life on the stage of the Peristyle.

    JEFFREY POLLOCK, Conductor
    ROBERT CLEMENS, Chansonnier

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  • Toledo Symphony on Air: Chamber I

    Members of the Toledo Symphony present a program of chamber music, recorded live at the Toledo Club.

    BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 4 for Violin and Piano
    BEETHOVEN String Quartet No. 14 Op. 130

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  • Toledo Symphony on Air: All Rachmaninoff

    The Toledo Symphony opens their 70th anniversary season with an all-Rachmaninoff program.

    Stefan Sanderling, conductor
    Phillipe Bianconi, piano

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  • WGTE in Concert: Handel's Messiah

    The Toledo Symphony joins forces with the Toledo Choral Society and the BGSU Choral Society for an annual tradition: George Frederic Handel's "Messiah."

    Toledo Symphony Orchestra
    Toledo Choral Society
    BGSU Choral Society

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