A Salmon Run And Rock Music: Inspiration For A New Northwest Fanfare
Composer Austin Schlichting was raised in Bellingham and currently works as a music educator in Lacey. Last year he partnered with the Olympia Symphony to write and premier a new piece celebrating the Orchestra’s 65th Anniversary.
His new work for the Olympia Symphony is Nisqually River Run: A Fanfare to the Pacific Northwest.
Schlichting recently spoke to NWPB’s Anjuli Dodhia about the origins and inspirations for Nisqually River Run, which premiers on the Olympia Symphony’s March 2019 concert, “Around the Horn.”
From our very first broadcasts, in December 1922, music has been an important, and popular, part of this station’s programming. Listeners were thrilled to hear music on the new medium of radio, so a partnership quickly developed between the station (then known as KWSC) and the Washington State College School of Music. 100 years on, the collaboration continues. Continue Reading Spirited, Jazzy, Lyrical: A New Fanfare For NWPB’s Centennial
Turkey Confidential, Giving Thanks, and Every Good Thing are back for Thanksgiving this year! They examine different aspects of the quintessential American holiday: from scientific to culinary, from literary to musical. Special guests include Stanley Tucci, Naomi Shihab Nye, and cookbook authors, David Chang and Priya Krishna. Continue Reading Music, Stories, And Turkey Triage: Thanksgiving Day Special Programs On NWPB
From the teaching studio to the concert hall, musicians are uniquely poised to create community through their work. For one Tacoma-based violin teacher, inspiration comes from camaraderie with fellow performers and students. Continue Reading Passing The Baton: Puget Sound Professor Of Violin Dr. Maria Sampen