“How did it get so late so soon?” ― Dr. Seuss
WBJC has come to the end of our fiscal year and we are hoping to end on a high note
! For years now, we've balanced our budget despite the fact that only 1 of every 20 people who listen to our station actually support us
. Times have changed; WBJC’s expenses have grown at the same time that our corporate support and Federal grant awards have diminished, so an increase in our membership support isn't a luxury; it’s a necessity!
We’re doing everything we can to convince more listeners to join the membership family
, but we also have to rely on those of you who have already shown your support of WBJC to do so once again. Please do your part before June 30th! Please consider making a secure pledge online
, or calling in a pledge at 410-580-5800
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Mark Malinowski's newest article can only be read here folks! Aren't you glad you subscribe to the newsletter?
"Many of us have been introduced to classical music via popular media, which includes movies, television and radio programs, as well as the commercial announcement contained therein. As a youngster, I remember well the Warner Bros. cartoons, such as “The Rabbit of Seville,” and the famous Bugs Bunny cartoon where is a conductor (much to the dismay of his neighbor, the opera singer) and is presented as a caricature of Leopold Stokowski (as he walks to the podium, you hear people whisper “It’s Leopold!”)..."
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE
The Lyric Opera of Chicago
will end on July 13th and then the Los Angeles Opera will begin with Verdi's The Two Foscari on July 20th.
Kati celebrated Lang Lang's birthday with a whimsical piece on the air recently. Listener curiosity was piqued, and Kati was kind enough to post a video of the concert for us! "I played a recording of Lang Lang performing a Haydn piano sonata, and I couldn't resist adding "Horses" from that same recording. It features Lang Lang and his father, Lang Guo-ren on the erhu. I will never forget, and it seems like yesterday, their encore of "Horses" at a Shriver Hall concert..." read more and watch the video here!
Dyana takes us on a bit of a tour of the place where she grew up! "Jim and I are going to visit my parents in Minot, ND. For those who didn’t know, that’s where I grew up, although I left in 1989. We haven’t been out that way since 2001; my folks have either visited us or we’ve met up in other cities. It will be interesting to see how Minot and the surrounding area have changed in the past 12 years..." read more here
Jonathan and Mary have been talking about beer (gasp!) lately on Word on Wine. One show teaches us all about the joys of Hops and the second discusses Malted beers. If you're a fan of craft beer, homebrew or mass production suds, these shows are for you! This link will take you to the complete show listings for WoW in case you've missed out on a recent episode.
WHAT AM I?
By George Farquhar
Adapted by Thornton Wilder & Ken Ludwig
Directed by Vincent M. Lancisi
Swashbuckling fun from start to finish, this vibrant new adaptation of Farquhar's classic restoration comedy from the masterful minds of Thornton Wilder (Our Town) and Ken Ludwig (Crazy for You) is full of dazzling wordplay, swooning damsels-in-distress and dashing sword-fight rescues. The original wing-man comedy, two young gents tumble head-first into love in ultimate romantic comedy fashion proving 300 years hasn't changed a thing when it comes to love! Wilder and Ludwig's sparkling adaptation infuses Farquhar's tale with enchanting characters, fun and frolic.
Click here to listen to Judith Krummeck's Interview with Bruce Nelson!