Sunday Baroque On The Palouse: Two Events In March
Suzanne Bona, host and executive producer of public radio’s Sunday Baroque, will be the headliner at events in Moscow March 18 – 20: a fundraising lunch and a concert, (both in Moscow). The events are open to the public and presented by Northwest Public Broadcasting in partnership with the Washington-Idaho Symphony and the Palouse Choral Society.
March 18: “Music & Soul,” a fundraising lunch for classical music
Suzanne’s visit to the Palouse opens with “Music & Soul,” a luncheon celebrating classical music. Funds raised during the lunch will support the newly established classical music endowment at NWPB, the Donald S. and Marianna Merritt Matteson Fund for Public Radio Music.
NWPB’s Gillian Coldsnow will emcee the lunch, and NWPB staff—including on-air hosts Steve Reeder and Thom Kokenge and Station Manager Kerry Swanson—will be guest servers. Tables for eight are available for $100 through Brown Paper Tickets; if space is available after March 1, individual seats will be made available for $15.
March 20: Suzanne Bona on flute, in concert with James Reid, guitar
In addition to knowing music, Suzanne makes music. A classically trained flutist, Suzanne performs frequently as a soloist and chamber musician. She has long noted James Reid’s skills on guitar and jumped at the chance to perform with him.
James is an accomplished classical guitarist, professor of music at the University of Idaho, and founder of the annual Northwest Guitar Festival.
The two will perform in the “acoustically spectacular University of Idaho Admin Auditorium,” as Anjuli Dodhia, classical music host, calls it. Tickets are available at Brown Paper Tickets until noon on the day of the concert.
Wednesday, March 20
University of Idaho
875 Campus Dr, Moscow, ID
$15 all seats, general seating
Sunday Baroque Celebrates 30 Years
Celebrating 30 years of Sunday Baroque, Suzanne Bona has been touring the country, visiting public radio stations and Sunday Baroque fans and performing. Suzanne is the host and executive producer of Sunday Baroque, a syndicated weekly radio show of Baroque and early music. She originated the program in 1987 on WSHU Public Radio in her hometown of Fairfield, CT. Sunday Baroque has been distributed nationally since 1998, and is currently heard by more than a quarter million listeners every week on approximately 200 public radio stations and networks across the United States.
Suzanne is also a classically trained flutist who earned her Bachelor of Music degree from The University of Connecticut. She continues to perform frequently as a soloist and chamber musician, and has especially enjoyed collaborating with some of her musically talented public radio colleagues in performances for listeners across the country
Sunday Baroque is heard on NWPB’s NPR & Classical Music service on Sundays from 10 am – noon, with additional broadcasts throughout Sunday: 12 am, 3 pm, and 9 pm.