Fred Vigeant is WITF's Director of Programming and Promotions for TV and Radio. Fred manages the schedules for our radio and television platforms. He also analyzes audience research and manages the public affairs program Smart Talk. Previously, Fred was at WRVO in Oswego, NY for 12 years serving in various roles including Program Director and before that Operations Manager. Fred graduated from the State University of New York College at Oswego with a B.A. in Mass Communications and Broadcasting.
Join Scott Yoo, renowned violinist and conductor of the Mexico City Philharmonic, in the new four-part series Now Hear This by Great Performances.
You will travel with Scott Yoo as he meets and collaborates with world-renowned virtuosos, local musical heroes across many genres, artisan instrument makers, music historians and other charismatic characters through Italy, France, Germany, Spain and Morocco.
Each episode focuses on a great composer, tracing the creation of their masterpieces and the profound, lasting cultural impact of their music, while exploring little known or recently discovered works and new music they inspired.
Now Hear This on WITF Fridays at 9:00pm beginning September 20. Episode rundown:
September 20 – Vivaldi – Explore Italy and discover how composer Vivaldi sparked a new era of music
September 27 – Bach – Travel to Germany and France to explore Bach’s works for solo violin
October 4 – Scarlatti – Journey to Spain and Morocco to discover how the region inspired Scarlatti
October 11 – Handel – Discover the impact of Handel’s trip through Italy with fellow composers
All episodes are also available to stream through our website and the PBS app beginning at the same time they’re scheduled to broadcast on WITF.