The New Hampshire Philharmonic
The New Hampshire Philharmonic - 83 Hanover Street - Manchester NH 03101 tel. (603) 647-6476 email@example.com
The National Endowment for the Arts
The Frederick Smyth Institute for Music
Spring Pops 2010
Renowned radio host Laura Knoy brings her wonderful presence and vocal gifts to the stage of the Philharmonic as Concert Host of Spring Pops.
For twelve years, Laura Knoy has hosted the award-winning New Hampshire Public Radio program "The Exchange". The show is the Granite State's only statewide, public-affairs radio call-in program. Laura is a veteran of public radio in Washington, D.C. and a graduate of Keene (N.H.) High School. Prior to hosting "The Exchange," Laura worked in public radio in Washington, D.C., for seven years. For 3 1/2 years, Knoy worked as an announcer, reporter, and occasional host at National Public Radio headquarters in Washington, D.C. From 1988 to 1992, Knoy worked as a local reporter and announcer for WAMU, a Washington, D.C. NPR affiliate station. Before her radio career, Ms. Knoy was a researcher for USA Today's "Money" section, and a research assistant at the Institute for International Economics.
Today's performance marks Ms. Knoy's sixth appearance with the New Hampshire Philharmonic. Ms. Knoy narrated the Drawn to the Music project's versions of Barber/Agee's Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Ravel's Mother Goose Suite in 2009, Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition in 2008 and Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf in 2007, as well as the orchestra's performance of Poulenc's Babar in 2006.
At today's performance, Ms. Knoy is Concert Host, offering lively commentary from the stage.