[SEATTLE, WA]—Harmonia, the weekly one-hour nationally syndicated radio program, weekly podcast and blog of early music, will mark the 25th anniversary of Early Music America by airing a two-part retrospective highlighting Early Music America Competition Winners.
Retrospective: Early Music America Competition Winners, part 1 is scheduled to air the week of January 10, 2011. A look at Ensemble La Rota, Asteria, and the Catacoustic Consort. Plus, Jordi Savall and Le Concert des Nations perform in a featured release of music from the time of Louis XV.
Retrospective: Early Music America Competition Winners, part 2 is scheduled to air the week of February 21, 2011. A look at the Concord Ensemble, Masques, and Plaine & Easie. Also, Jordi Savall continues his exploration of traditional music from Scotland and Ireland in the featured release Celtic Viol II.
Hosted by Angela Mariani since 1991, Harmonia can be heard on over 150 public radio stations nationwide and online. Harmonia is a production of WFIU Public Radio in Bloomington, Indiana and can be found on the web at indianapublicmedia.org/harmonia/.
Bernard Gordillo, Writer; Host (Harmonia Podcast), says, “In putting together the episodes, one point was absolutely clear: all of the past EMA competition laureates trace their success back to that initial win and the high-profile exposure which followed. That they continue to thrive is in no small part due to their individuality, determination, and having been the ideal choice in the first place.”
EMA Executive Director Maria Coldwell commented, “We are delighted that Harmonia will honor EMA’s 25th anniversary by broadcasting these shows featuring EMA competition winners. EMA is proud of all its competition winners, and is happy to have played a role in launching the successful careers of these exciting young groups.”
About Early Music America
Early Music America serves and strengthens the early music community in North America and raises public awareness of early music. EMA provides its 3,000 members with publications, advocacy, and technical support. Individual and organizational members hail from all over the U.S. and Canada and from at least 16 other countries. EMA publishes the quarterly magazine Early Music America.