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Composer's Datebook

  • So what do you call a setting of the Latin mass that is not in Latin? Well, if you’re the Moravian-born composer Leoš Janáček, you call it “Glagolitic,” since your Mass sets an Old Church Slavonic text written down in a script called that.

  • Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto was first performed on today's date in 1881. The premiere took place in Vienna with Adolf Brodsky the violin soloist and the Vienna Philharmonic led by Hans Richter. It was not a big hit.

  • It was wet and cold in New York on today's date in 1925, but a curious crowd gathered at Carnegie Hall for a concert by the New York Symphony. Walter Damrosch was to conduct the world premiere of a new Piano Concerto by George Gershwin, who would also be the soloist.

Doing Good

  • Gina talked with Nicole Tsarnas, President of Mina's Foster Closet.
  • Gina talked with Bridget Lackey, Health Educator at Humility of Mary Health.
  • Gina talked with Alicia Williamson, Director of Domestic Violence and Visitation Services for "Someplace Safe".
  • Gina talked with Emily Martinez, Director of Community Services at the Mahoning County Board of Developmental Disabilities.
  • Gina talked with Cheryl Tarantino of Northeast Ohio Adoption Services.
  • Gina talked with Cindy Orseline about suicide awareness walk.