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Julie Freddino

Production Director, Sunday Baroque Producer

Julie Freddino is the host of Sunday Spotlight and producer of Sunday Baroque. She discovered public radio in college and was immediately hooked. Starting as a board operator, she worked her way up to production assistant, producer, senior producer, and in 2003, became WSHU’s production director.

In 2018, Julie produced an independent, 6-episode audio drama, Mermaids of Merrow’s Cove, which was nominated for an AudioVerse Award — Best Engineering of a New Dramatic Production.

When not moving sound around, Julie can be found at the pottery wheel throwing clay.

  • Byron Schenkman is an American harpsichordist, pianist, and music scholar who specializes in baroque and early music.
  • The Connecticut Early Music Festival takes place each June, and with the 2024 Festival set to begin Suzanne chatted with the Festival’s Artistic Director about what’s on the agenda.
  • This June, join us in celebrating the vibrant voices and powerful stories of LGBTQIA musicians. Throughout Pride Month, we're revisiting conversations with some of the most influential and inspiring artists in classical music today.
  • The Connecticut Early Music Festival will feature a variety of performances on instruments for which the original music was written. Ian Watson, the festival's artistic director, spoke with Suzanne about the process of recreating musical history.
  • Wil B is one half of the duo Black Violin, who will be at The Ridgefield Playhouse on June 7th. Suzanne speaks with Wil B about his path to life as a musician, and how Black Violin is paying it forward to foster the musical talents of the NEXT generation.
  • Simone Dinnerstein talks about what makes Bach’s music so important, her ensemble Baroklyn, and her longstanding Bach Concert Series at Miller Theatre at Columbia University, which begins March 28, 2024.
  • Morgan Sullivan came to singing later than many other professional singers do. Nevertheless she has achieved success as a freelance musician who has performed with numerous top tier ensembles, including Bach Collegium Japan, Folger Consort, and American Baroque Orchestra among many others.
  • Frederick Ballentine is an American tenor whose awards include a Grammy for his recording of George Gershwin’s PORGY AND BESS. The opera star exudes a sense of ease, confidence, and fun when it comes to his career.
  • Award-winning musician Shawn Okpebholo earned his degrees at the prestigious University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. But he credits his start in music to The Salvation Army church, where he received free music lessons as a child, and to his mother's tenacious support.
  • From the time he was just a small child, Charles Wilson III – aka BLKBOK – showed extraordinary musical talent. The budding piano virtuoso's family nurtured his interests, which blossomed to include many genres of music: classical, hip-hop, rap, and much more.