1370 Connection: Arts Friday with Gateway Music Fest Organizers

Fri, 08/07/2009 - 1:00pm
Pictured: Young artists who participate in the Gateway Festival
Credit: Gateway Music Festival
The Gateways Music Festival is a multi-day event that features African American classical musicians in solo, chamber music, orchestral, and choral concerts.1370 Connection host Bob Smith speaks with organizers about this year’s festival that runs Thursday, August 13 through Sunday, August 16 in the City of Rochester. It's all part of 1370 Connection's Arts Friday, airing Friday, August 7 from 12 noon to 2 p.m. on AM 1370 Smith's interview with the Gateway Music Fest organizers begins at 1 p.m. Prior to that, at 12 noon, Smith talks with Kennedy Center executive director Michael Kaiser about how he's working with local arts groups around the country to help them cope with hard times
More about the Gateway Music Festival
Sixty-five musicians from across the country are expected to participate in this year’s festival. They include young professionals, student musicians, as well as musicians from major orchestras such as the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. No Admission charge is necessary the event is free. The concert is held every two years, and has been doing such since 1995 in Rochester, NY. Originally established in 1993 in Winston-Salem, NC Gateway’s mission is to increase visibility of African American classical musicians, to provide networking opportunities for them and to establish role models for young musicians of all ethnic origins.