Maryland’s classical music station, WBJC 91.5 FM, has joined forces with the Peabody Conservatory to create a new broadcast series of faculty and student performances recorded live during the 2015–16 concert season.
Peabody Today launched on November 28 with a live recording of the Peabody Singers under the direction of Edward Polochick performing works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Zoltán Kodaly. A second broadcast in early January featured the Peabody Renaissance Ensemble and Baltimore Baroque Band’s “In the Moon of Wintertime” program.
“WBJC is such an important voice in this community, and it provides the perfect platform to showcase the performances of our world-class faculty artists and gifted student musicians,” notes Peabody Dean Fred Bronstein. “We are proud to partner with WBJC in order to bring these exciting live recordings to a wider audience across the region.”
“As a Peabody alum, it is extremely gratifying to begin this new and exciting level of collaboration,” notes WBJC Program Director Jonathan Palevsky (MM ’86, Guitar). “I look forward to this year’s concerts and more in the years to come.”
Upcoming broadcasts, which air at 6:00 pm on Saturdays on Mr. Palevsky’s Music in Maryland program, include faculty artists featured on this year’s Sylvia Adalman Chamber Series, slated to air in late April, and the Peabody Symphony Orchestra, slated to air in late May.
Founded in 1951, WBJC is a public, noncommercial radio station that broadcasts a 24-hour-a-day schedule of classical music and arts information programming. Its 50,000-watt signal reaches more than 200,000 listeners weekly across Maryland, the District of Columbia, and portions of the surrounding states.
— Tiffany Lundquist