classical music

Nate Ryan

Public radio listeners nationwide — including the listeners of our own Utah Public Radio — are undeniably familiar with Performance Today and its ever-inviting host Fred Child.

On her Twitter account, which by the way is @LindaHyphen, Linda Shaver-Gleason describes herself as a “musicologist, mother, cancer patient.

BYU Broadcasting is giving up its PBS television affiliation and abandoning its classical music format on radio.

A major overhaul is underway at the Provo company, one that will scrap two Utah brands to focus the organization on national aspirations.

“The Bach is not the problem and the audience is not the problem. The problem is the context,” said Gabriel Gordon, creator and artistic director of NEXT Ensemble, a chamber music collective aiming to change the way audiences think about classical concerts.