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98.7 WFMT to air ESO performance of Saint Saëns’ Symphony No. 3 (Organ) featuring Batavia native Jonathan Rudy on May 19

May 10, 2017 11:12AM, Published by Ben Scott, Categories: Arts+Culture, Today, News, Entertainment


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98.7 WFMT will broadcast the Elgin Symphony Orchestra’s (ESO) February 2017 performance of Saint Saëns’ Symphony No. 3 or Organ Symphony, led by Music Director Andrew Grams and featuring Batavia native, organist Jonathan Rudy, during the noon hour, Friday, May 19 on Middays with Lisa Flynn.  The program airs weekdays from 10:00am-1:00pm. Saint-Saëns said of his third symphony; "I gave everything to it I was able to give. What I have here accomplished, I will never achieve again.” The music was used to create the popular song, If I Had Words, featured in the movie, Babe. The ESO has won Illinois Professional Orchestra of the Year from the Illinois Council of Orchestras an unprecedented four times - including in 2016.  To learn more about the ESO, visit ElginSymphony.Org




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