Meet the Classics with Ken Meltzer
Ken Meltzer is the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s Program Annotator and “Insider.” He is the author of the Atlanta Symphony’s program notes, and is a visible and active presence throughout the community as a public voice for the Atlanta Symphony. He hosts the Orchestra’s “Inside the Music” pre-concert lectures and his weekly radio show, “Meet the Classics,” on AM 1690.
Ken began working for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in 2005, when he and his wife Carolyn moved to Atlanta from Pittsburgh. From 1994-2005, Ken was the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s Program Annotator. Ken also appeared with the Pittsburgh Symphony as narrator in Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, Igor Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale, and Benjamin Britten’s The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra. With the Atlanta Symphony, Ken has narrated The Young Person’s Guide and Vincent Persichetti’s A Lincoln Address.
Ken hosted and produced “Saturday at the Opera,” a program that aired on Pittsburgh’s classical music station, WQED-FM. His liner notes have been featured in recordings on the ASO Media, Boston Records, Curtain Call, EMI, Four Winds, and Harmonia Mundi labels. Ken is a consultant to such performing arts organizations as the Kansas City Symphony and the Savannah Music Festival. He also reviews classical recordings for Fanfare magazine.
Listen for Meet the Classics with Ken Meltzer every Friday at 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m on AM 1690 WMLB, The Voice of the Arts.