KPBX Kids' Concert: The Best of Musicfest Northwest Broadcast, May 13-15

Apr 28, 2020

Our first KPBX Kids' Concert planned for this spring is a broadcast of Musicfest Northwest. We intended for a live broadcast with musicians in our studio, but due to recent events cancelling this year's Musicfest Northwest, we will be playing highlights of previous festivals, which we have been broadcasting since around 1994. Tune in from May 13 to 15, between 10 a.m. and noon on KPBX 91.1 FM or stream on your device to hear some beautiful music played by young musicians from our community. These broadcasts will be hosted by Verne Windham. 

Participants in SPR's 2018 broadcast

Musicfest Northwest is an adjudicated classical music program that encourages and aids young people to study music and the arts. There have been over 47,000 entrants in the last 73 years, participating in eight divisions: piano, flute, organ, ballet, voice, string, reed and brass. They range in age from first grade through post-graduate work. You can find out more about Musicfest Northwest here.

Musicfest Northwest musicians from 2015 with Leon Atkinson

Special thanks to KPBX Kids' Concert donors Harvard Park Children's Learning Center NorthNumerica Credit Union, and Rocket Bakeries, with a grant from the Johnston-Fix Foundation.