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WPR Presents The Final Forte

4 Performers Compete In The Bolz Young Artists Competition

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Photo courtesy of PBS Wisconsin

Experience the beauty of musical expression as four gifted young artists compete in the final round of the Bolz Young Artist Competition. Broadcast on WPR’s NPR News and Music Network Wednesday, June 2 at 8 p.m., and Sunday June 13 at 1 p.m.

The performances were recorded at the Overture Center for the Arts in Madison on March 3, 2021.

The realities and restrictions of COVID-19 presented significant challenges, so instead of performing with the Madison Symphony the soloists were accompanied by a pianist. And instead of a live event, this year’s program was recorded in sections and assembled for broadcast by PBS Wisconsin.

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The concert performances are hosted by John DeMain, music director of the Madison Symphony Orchestra, and Kathryn Schwarzmann, the orchestra’s director of education and community engagement.

The broadcast hosts are WPR’s Lori Skelton, and PBS Wisconsin’s Angela Fitzgerald.

Learn more about this year’s performers here.

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