WPT Features Native Wisconsin Pianists in Concert With Madison Symphony Orchestra

March 18, 2013

For More Information:
Lynn Brockmeyer, WPT publicist, 608-263-3364, brockmeyer@wpt.org
Deb Piper, WPT producer, 608-263-4222, deb.piper@wpt.org

Pianists and Wisconsin natives Christina and Michelle Naughton perform in concert with the Madison Symphony Orchestra (MSO) in a special broadcast on Wisconsin Public Television (WPT).

Live at Overture: The Naughtons — airing 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 2 on WPT and streamed live at wpt.org on the Web — features the talented twin sisters playing musical selections that include Poulenc’s “Concerto for Two Pianos.” Viewers also will enjoy the MSO's performance of Kodály's “Dances of Galánta.”

A segment of the program profiles the Naughtons, who grew up in Madison and first performed with the MSO as young girls in the MSO’s Fall Youth Concerto and the Bolz Young Artist Competitions. The Naughtons are graduates of the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where each was awarded the Festorazzi Prize for piano performance, and currently perform with notable orchestras around the world.

Live at Overture: The Naughtons is part of WPT’s multiyear Young Performers Initiative, a statewide effort to raise the visibility of the arts, celebrate the creative achievements of Wisconsin's young people and support the arts in education.

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

Live at Overture: The Naughtons is a partnership of Wisconsin Public Television and the Madison Symphony Orchestra.

Support for Live at Overture: The Naughtons is provided by Stan and Shirley Inhorn, the John and Carolyn Peterson Charitable Foundation, the A. Paul Jones Charitable Trust and Friends of WPT.

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