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Erin Wright

Radio Producer

Erin Wright produces "City Lights" and "Strike Up the Band." After studying viola, German and Musicology at UGA, Erin began working at Public Broadcasting Atlanta in 2011. 

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South Fork Conservancy

The American chestnut tree was once one of the most common trees in North America, growing from Mississippi up through the Appalachians, into New England and further still. Beginning around 1904 though, blight began to spread and the chestnut was decimated—the tree has all but disappeared from Georgia.

Mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton visits WABE with classical host Lois Reitzes.
Dan Raby / WABE

 When Jamie Barton last visited WABE, she was preparing for, as she called it, “The Olympics of Opera.” It's more formally known as the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World. Barton went on to win both the Song Prize and the entire competition. It's thrilling to win, but what happens next? 

Georgia native mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton will perform this Sunday afternoon at 3 at Spivey Hall

ASO cellist Jennifer Humphreys (left) with WABE's Lois Reitzes
Erin Wright / Lois Reitzes

For many Atlantans who live or work in town, the prelude to the weekend is the long drive home. The ASO has a new solution for those who would rather start the weekend with music, food and drinks instead. WABE's Lois Reitzes sat down with ASO cellist Jennifer Humphreys and asked her what audiences can expect from the “First Friday” series at Woodruff Arts Center.

Jacques Martial performing 'Notebook of a Return to the Native Land.'
James Hercule / Martinique Promotion Bureau

Jacques Martial, known in France as an actor and leader of the arts, visits Atlanta for two special – and free – events.

On October 24, Martial presents his one-man stage adaptation of "Notebook of a Return to the Native Land."

On the morning of October 25, Martial will give a public lecture about the links between culture and place titled "La Villette: Culture and Urban Territory."

Long before we see the slick brochure for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s new season, music director Robert Spano looks at an empty calendar.

WABE’s Lois Reitzes sat down with him to discuss just how the ASO puts together a season—and what we can expect from the ASO in 2013-2014.