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“Music From Susquehanna” Debuts on WVIA FM

Published on June 4, 2010

SELINSGROVE—Susquehanna University music faculty members and guest musicians will be featured in a new “Music From Susquehanna” series of radio broadcasts Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m. on WVIA FM (89.9).

The concerts were recorded live on the university campus during a special Schumann Festival in February, celebrating the bicentennial of the birth of composer Robert Schumann June 8, 1810.

Featured performers include tenor David Steinau and pianist Naomi Niskala in the first of three programs in the series, airing June 6. Baritone Jason Steigerwalt and pianists Galen Deibler, Marcos Krieger and Naomi Niskala perform in the second program on June 13. Jeffrey Fahnestock and other guest performers are featured in the third program June 20. All broadcasts begin at 2 p.m.

WVIA and Susquehanna University hope to present additional campus concerts in future “Music From Susquehanna” programs.

WVIA FM is the public radio station for northeastern Pennsylvania and the Central Susquehanna Valley, carrying classical, jazz and contemporary music, NPR news and other favorite programming at 89.9 FM, with translators serving Lewisburg at 90.9 and Sunbury at 105.7, streaming online at www.wvia.org. Select hours of programming also are carried on Susquehanna University’s WQSU 88.9 FM.

Founded in 1858, Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college that prepares students for achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, interconnected world. Academic excellence, study away and service learning, student-faculty collaboration, and rich opportunities for creative and personal growth are hallmarks of a Susquehanna University education. Susquehanna students come from 36 states and 13 countries, and more than 90 percent of them find jobs or pursue graduate study within six months of graduation. The university is located in central Pennsylvania, in the town of Selinsgrove, along the banks of the scenic Susquehanna River and about three hours from major East Coast cultural, financial and recreational centers. For more information, visit www.susqu.edu.

Karen M. Jones

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