Horizons is a program of contemporary classical music that airs Wednesday evenings at 8:00 p.m. Pacific time (Thursdays at 3:00 a.m. GMT) on public radio station KNCJ in Reno, Nevada. Horizons seeks to give listeners a taste of the amazing variety of new classical music being created around the world. While the program features what might broadly be called “contemporary classical music,” “new music” might be just as apt a descriptor. The productions of many contemporary composers and musicians strongly resist easy genre placement. Horizons will seek to be equally ecumenical in its approach. Some programs will be devoted to a particular composer, performer, theme, or geographical location. Others will simply be a sampler of interesting new music. All, we hope, will entertain as well as educate.
Chris Morrison, the host of Horizons, is Content Coordinator and Producer for KNCJ public radio. He writes the program notes for the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra and the Reno Chamber Orchestra, and co-hosts both the Reno Phil’s pre-concert talks and its podcast Inside the Music. Along with some thirty years in public radio, he worked for the Reno Chamber Orchestra for twenty years (including two-plus years as Executive Director) and taught Music Appreciation at the University of Nevada, Reno and Truckee Meadows Community College. His personal blog is 32minutes.wordpress.com.