The WFMT Radio Network

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The WFMT Radio Network

The World Orchestra for Peace

In celebration of Sir Georg Solti's 100th birthday, The WFMT Radio Network offered a live broadcast of The World Orchestra for Peace conducted by Valery Gergiev which was performed at Chicago's Orchestra Hall on October 21st. 

We've edited this program to 1 hour 59 minutes, and have offered it to all stations via ContentDepot File Transfer and on CD since October 24th.  You have one year to broadcast Sir Georg's birthday special.

The World Orchestra for Peace was founded in 1995 by Sir Georg Solti at the request of Boutros Boutros-Ghali for a concert in Geneva marking the 50th anniversary of the United Nations in 1995.  Led by Valery Gergiev, the orchestra is an ensemble of the finest musicians selected from more than 60 orchestras in 35 countries (most are concertmasters or section principals in their own ensembles), including several members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.  They all give their services freely - coming together only on special occasions - to reaffirm Sir Georg's belief in "the unique strength of music as an ambassador for peace." 

The World Orchestra for Peace has given 18 concerts in 13 countries in its first 17 years and in 2010 was the first major symphony orchestra to be designated a UNESCO Artist for Peace "in recognition of its outstanding dedication to promoting, through music, cultural diversity, intercultural dialogue and a culture of peace."

This all-star team came together with renowned soprano Angela Gheorghiu, expressive bass René Pape and host Lady Solti for a spectacular celebration in honor of Sir Georg's 100th birthday.

If you are interested in broadcasting this free special program honoring Sir Georg Solti, please contact Tony Macaluso at 773-279-2114, email: or Carol Martinez at 773-279-2112, email:

Program Schedule

Broadcast Schedule - Fall 2012

PROGRAM #:  WOFP 12-01 
RELEASE:  October 21, 2012 - September 30, 2013

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Overture to Le Nozze di Figaro

Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
Don Juan, Op. 20

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
In diesen heil'gen Hallen from Die Zauberflöte (René Pape, bass)

Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
Addio del passato from La traviata (Angela Gheorghiu, soprano)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Là ci darem la mano from Don Giovanni (Angela Gheorghiu, soprano; René Pape, bass)

Giuseppe Verdi
Bella figlia dell'amore from Rigoletto (Tereza Gevorgyan, soprano; Matilda Paulsson, mezzo-soprano; Roberto Ortiz, tenor; Ross Ramgobin, baritone; Cristian Macclaru, conductor)

Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
Adagietto from Symphony No. 5 in C-Sharp Minor

Béla Bartók (1881-1945)
Concerto for Orchestra (1943; Rev. 1945)