WPR’s The Midday to be Broadcast Live from Viterbo University March 31

In the first of two WPR Centennial events in La Crosse this spring, Wisconsin Public Radio’s Norman Gilliland will host a special edition of The Midday live from the Viterbo University Fine Arts Recital Hall on Friday, March 31 from 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

Reserve your free Midday ticket and learn about other WPR Centennial events at wpr.org/100.

Viterbo University will be well represented as performers include pianist and artistic director Mary Ellen Haupert, violinist Nancy Oliveros, pianist Mark Tollefsen, soprano Ann Elise Schoenecker, pianist Judy Stafslien, and baritone Daniel Johnson-Wilmot. Tim Schorr will also be a guest. The broadcast will feature music from 1917, WPR’s founding year, including works by Claude Debussy, Ottorino Respighi, Jean Sibelius, Douglas Pew, and Johannes Brahms.

“It is always great to feature musicians from throughout the state on the program,” said Gilliland. “And it’s a special bonus to meet WPR listeners in their own community.”   

Gilliland’s is a familiar voice on WPR as he also hosts University of the Air, Old Time Radio Drama and is a frequent reader on Chapter A Day on WPR’s Ideas Network. The Midday is heard weekdays on WPR’s NPR News and Classical Music Network, including 88.9 FM in La Crosse.