Sun, 02/02/2014 - 2:00pm
Classical 91.5 presents a new series that explores the most fascinating time in classical music: right now. Relevant Tones airs Sundays at 2 p.m, on Classical 91.5 beginning February 2, 2014. The series celebrates the dynamic and diverse musical creations of modern-day composers from around the world.
With its informative, yet engagingly down-to-earth presentation, Relevant Tones seeks to make contemporary music accessible to diehard classical music fans while attracting new and younger listeners. Host, composer, and Executive Director of Access Contemporary Music Seth Boustead draws from the entire classical music canon to put modern-day compositions in context, exploring the social and musical influences on their creation. Guest appearances by composers and performers are a vital part of the program, offering a first-person perspective that gives insight and depth to their art form and its creation.
Since launching in July 2011 on WFMT in Chicago, Relevant Tones has garnered significant praise from critics and listeners alike. Examiner.com named it one of the best shows in the world for new classical music, and ChicagoMusic.org says that it is “changing the way audiences experience modern music.” Listener response has been equally positive, with fans praising Boustead’s “invigorating selections,” “enlightening commentary” and hailing the show as a “long-overdue addition” of new music to the station’s programming.