Eugene Symphony to host three one-hour radio programs, beginning May 17

Posted on: May 15, 2020

Oregon’s Eugene Symphony is partnering with radio station KLCC FM 89.7 for a three-installment radio series produced and hosted by Eugene Symphony Association Executive Director Scott Freck. The first one-hour program will be broadcast on at 1 p.m. on May 17 and will feature music from the orchestra’s September 26, 2019 concert: Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony, Portland composer Kenji Bunch’s Groovebox Fantasy, and Max Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy. During the broadcast, Freck will interview Bunch; speak with violinist Bella Hristova, soloist in the Bruch piece; and discuss the “Fate” theme in Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony with Music Director Francesco Lecce-Chong. The interviews are underscored with relevant moments from each piece and are followed by extended portions of the concert recording. Listeners can offer reactions and ask questions during and after the program via Zoom. Two future installments of the radio series will air in June and July, with details to be announced. For more information, visit Eugene Symphony’s Facebook page or KLCC’s website.