For immediate release
August 16, 2000
Tracey Terry
202-414-2300
tterry@npr.org

NPR Presents Music From the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival to Listeners Nationwide
Media Invited to Go Behind the Scenes of a Live National Broadcast Friday, August 18, 2000

Santa Fe, NM - The sounds of some of the world's finest musicians performing in one of the country's most inspiring settings will fill the airwaves when National Public Radio® (NPR®) presents an unprecedented week of concerts from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival.

Returning to the festival for the first time in 13 years, NPR's daily classical music program, Performance Today, will bring to the nation some of Santa Fe's distinct musical treasures. Listeners across America will get the extraordinary opportunity to "listen in" on violin superstar Pinchas Zukerman's master class and sample Santa Fe's first-ever Salute to the Indian Market marathon concert which is timed to coincide with the world-renowned gathering of Native American artisans. Listeners will also hear the Gala Finale Concert, featuring violinist Pinchas Zukerman, pianist Leon Fleisher, cellist Ralph Kirshbaum and violist Michael Tree. NPR's Lisa Simeone will be on location in Santa Fe hosting the Performance Today broadcasts, which will also feature interviews and profiles of Santa Fe artists such as Marc Neikrug, the Chamber Music Festival's artistic director, composer and pianist.

On Friday, August 18, 2000, media are invited to interview NPR on-air talent, producers, technicians and engineers as they transform an outdoor plaza in Santa Fe into an intimate recording studio for Performance Today's national broadcast.

Renowned for its journalistic excellence and standard-setting news, information, and cultural programming, NPR reaches a growing audience of nearly 15 million Americans each week via more than 644 public radio stations. NPR also distributes programming to listeners in Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa via NPR Worldwidesm, to military installations overseas via American Forces Network and throughout Japan via cable.

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NPR's Performance Today Broadcasts Live From the
Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival


WHAT: NPR's Performance Today prepares for the live broadcast. View set-up and interview NPR talent, producers, technicians and engineers as they transform an outdoor Santa Fe plaza into an intimate recording studio.

WHO: Pre-Broadcast: Producers, Technicians and Engineers set-up for live broadcast.

Live Broadcast: Host Lisa Simeone interviews Marc Neikrug and Pinchas Zuckerman.

WHEN: Friday, August 18, 2000*
Pre-Broadcast: 6:00 - 7:00 a.m.
Live Broadcast: 7:00 - 9:00 a.m.

WHERE: Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival
Sunstone Building
239 Johnson St., Santa Fe, NM 87501-1826
505-820-3189

CONTACT:   NPR Headquarters,
Media Relations Department
Tracey Terry, 202-414-2308

NPR Producers in Santa Fe
Benjamin Roe, 888- 583-6476
Lars Hoel, 505-820-3189

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival
Ruthanne Greeley, 505-983-2075, x 104


*Media are also invited to cover any concert, August 14 - 22, that NPR will be recording for future broadcast. For a list of those concerts, please contact Tracey Terry at 202-414-2308 or tterry@npr.org.