Wisconsin Public Television to Offer Broadcast of Concerts on the Square

June 23, 2011

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

The magnificent white granite dome of the Wisconsin State Capitol and surrounding park-like grounds provide a beautiful backdrop for one of Wisconsin's finest summertime traditions –– the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra's (WCO) Concerts on the Square®.

Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) viewers throughout the state can enjoy the July 6 concert in a tape-delayed broadcast at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 9.  WPT will present an encore broadcast at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 10.

The concert, “A Down Home 4th of July,” will showcase lively musical selections by WCO violinist Jerry Loughney and his “Above the Town” Bluegrass Band. The concert also will include an “Armed Forces Salute” and traditional favorites from such classic American composers as John Philip Sousa and Aaron Copland.

For more information, visit wpt.org/concerts on the Web.

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

Wisconsin Public Television is a place to grow through learning on WHA-TV, Madison; WPNE-TV, Green Bay; WHRM-TV, Wausau; WLEF-TV; WLEF-TV, Park Falls; WHLA-TV, La Crosse; and WHWC-TV, Menomonie-Eau Claire.