WFMT Will Broadcast Ravinia Premiere of Sold-out Anne Frank Oratorio

WFMT, Chicago’s only classical radio station, will tape the performance of the sold-out Feb. 24 premiere of James Whitbourn’s Annelies for later broadcast. Scored for clarinet, violin, cello, piano and soprano soloist, the work features clarinetist Bharat Chandra—making his Ravinia debut—and festival veterans Lincoln Trio, soprano Arianna Zukerman—who was soloist for the world premiere of the chamber version—and Chicago Children’s Choir. Ravinia President and CEO Welz Kauffman and composer Whitbourn will participate in a pre-concert discussion at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 24 in Bennett Gordon Hall.