XM To Air Baltimore Symphony
June 14, 2007 at 9:12 AM (PT)
XM SATELLITE RADIO will broadcast a new series of eight BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA performances on its XM CLASSICS channel starting on SEPTEMBER 27 with a live broadcast marking the debut of the orchestra's new conductor MARIN ALSOP, the first female music director of a major American orchestra. Starting in JANUARY, the remaining seven broadcasts will air on the first FRIDAY of each month at 9p ET with encores SUNDAYS at 3p ET, then the broadcasts will be repeated during JULY and AUGUST.
XM CLASSICS PD MARTIN GOLDSMITH will host the broadcasts. He says, "I am enormously proud XM will share these eight concerts by one of AMERICA's premier orchestras with XM listeners across NORTH AMERICA. XM CLASSICS is committed to making the world of classical music more approachable, and has traveled to bring concerts from all over the world to our listeners. It will be a particularly exciting and historic night when we broadcast MARIN ALSOP's first concert as Music Director of the BALTIMORE SYMPHONY. MARIN's gifts as a communicative artist are unique in today’s classical music world, and I look forward to our collaboration."
"The BSO is proud to launch its presence on XM RADIO," says ALSOP. "XM is respected for its quality programming, and, with MARTIN GOLDSMITH, listeners enjoy program commentary from one of the most knowledgeable classical music radio hosts in the business. The format of our new program will give unique context to XM listeners, by introducing them to the individual artists and composers, sharing their personal anecdotes and behind-the-scenes stories, and tapping deeper into the artists’ mind and the music. Our aim is to connect people to the power of classical music, and bring the thrill of the live concert hall experience through on air."