For Your Thirsty Ears
I mentioned a few months back that composer Seth Boustead had relaunched Relevant Tones, WFMT’s first radio program dedicated to contemporary classical music. Today marks another first for the station: the Thirsty Ear Festival.
Tonight at 5pm, Relevant Tones will broadcast their first ever new music festival live from—yes, you guessed it—the Empty Bottle! The two hour program will feature sets by the Chicago Q Ensemble, the MAVerick Ensemble, clarinetist James Falzone, and Access Contemporary Music’s Palomar. I’m not sure what’s on the program for tonight, but I think I heard from composer Kyle Vegter that the Q Ensemble will be digging back into some of his music for FJORDS. Always a good thing.
Let’s all hope this becomes an annual event for WFMT.