Bolz Young Artist Competition Final Round to be Broadcast Live on WPT and WPR

February 28, 2013

For More Information:
Lynn Brockmeyer, WPT publicist, 608-263-3364, brockmeyer@wpt.org
John Gerbig, WPT producer, 608-265-4444, john.gerbig@wpt.org


Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) and Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR) will offer broadcasts of Wisconsin Young Artists Compete: The Final Forte, co-hosted by WPT’s Adam Schrager and WPR’s Lori Skelton, at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 14.

The broadcast also will be live simulcast at wpt.org on the Web. Milwaukee’s MPTV will air the program at 9 p.m. Saturday, March 23 on Channel 36.1.

The Final Forte features pianist Christopher Eom, a student at Middleton High School, harpist Chloé Tula, a student at Kettle Moraine Global Charter School, violinist C. Andrew Dunlap, a student at Lincoln High School in Manitowoc and oboist Lauren McNeel, who attends Madison West High School in performance with Music Director John DeMain and the Madison Symphony Orchestra (MSO) as they vie for honors in the 2013 Bolz Young Artist Competition.

Each finalist will perform a movement from a concerto while judges determine who will win scholarships and the opportunity to perform as soloists with the MSO at the Spring Young People’s Concert.
Members of the public are welcome to attend the free live performance in the Capitol Theater at the Overture Center in Madison; phone 608-257-3734 to reserve a seat. Audience members must be seated by 6:45 p.m.

 Wisconsin Young Artists Compete: The Final Forte is a partnership of Wisconsin Public Television, Wisconsin Public Radio and the Madison Symphony Orchestra.

Major funding for Wisconsin Young Artists Compete: The Final Forte is provided by Diane Endres Ballweg, Stanley and Shirley Inhorn, Julie and Larry Midtbo, Fred and Mary Mohs, and Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation, with additional gifts from A. Paul Jones Charitable Trust, Baird Foundation, The Boldt Company, Mildred and Marv Conney, Sentry Insurance Foundation, W. Jerome Frautschi, and Friends of Wisconsin Public Television.

WPT is a service of the Educational Communications Board and the University of Wisconsin–Extension.

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