Antonín Dvořák
NPR

In between his two academic years serving as director of the National Conservatory of Music in New York, Antonin Dvorak spent the summer in Spillville, Iowa, a farming community of about 350 people, many of whom were Czechs or Bohemian Germans. It was a restful place for him, and while there he composed a string quartet -- one of a small number of  "Pieces from America," a category that also includes, of course, the New World Symphony. We'll get to that symphony in a few weeks, but this Thursday we'll listen to the quartet that put Spillville on the map!

In the 21st century, destination music festivals seem like a dime a dozen. But just 50 years ago, there was only one: the Monterey International Pop Festival, which featured more than 30 artists and bands playing over the course of three days in the summer of 1967.

Monterey Pop set the template for all the huge rock festivals that would follow — Woodstock, Coachella, Bonnaroo and all the rest — and its influence would spread even further via a documentary, Monterey Pop, that was helmed by D.A. Pennebaker and would set a gold standard for concert films.

Broadway Showstoppers Opens SCSO New Season

Jun 12, 2017
Space Coast Symphony Orchestra

Maestro Aaron Collins is giving his regards to Broadway.

Conductor Collins and the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra launch their 2017-18 musical season with a presentation of the biggest stage and screen hits of the last 70 years. A sparkling program of Broadway Showstoppers will be featured Saturday, June 17 ( 7 p.m.) at the Scott Center for the Performing Arts and on June 18 (3 p.m.) at the Community Church of Vero Beach. 

Melbourne Community Orchestra

Celebration of America. In June America celebrates Flag Day, with parades for our military and MCO’s patriotic concert. Pack your favorite picnic dinner and join the MCO for some of America’s best music. Help honor today’s Military members and Veterans with some of the best patriotic music written. What better way to spend a night, than with music, food and friends!

 

This is the MCO's annual picnic concert, doors open at 5:30 pm. Tables will be setup, bring your own food and drink.

 

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Florida Tech Panther Football 2017 Season games will be broadcast live on WFIT. The first of 11 games airs on September 2nd, the final game on November 11th. A limited number of Football Broadcast Sponsorships are available, so contact George Wilson now. Don't miss out! gwilson@fit.edu or (321) 674-7461

 

Gerry Realin says he wishes he had never become a police officer.

Realin, 37, was part of the hazmat team that responded to the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando on June 12, 2016. He spent four hours taking care of the dead inside the club. Now, triggers like a Sharpie marker or a white sheet yank him out of the moment and back to the nightclub, where they used Sharpies to list the victims that night and white sheets to cover them.

There's no doubt about it: Zika is on the retreat in the Americas.

In Brazil, cases are down by 95 percent from last year. Across the Caribbean, outbreaks have subsided. And in Florida, the virus seems to have gone into hiding. Health officials haven't investigated a new Zika case for more than 45 days in Miami-Dade County.

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