Tuning In — Conversations with Eric Friesen

"Friesen has the knack of drawing out the very best in every individual. For the audience it is the pleasure of overhearing an intimate conversation that is always fascinating and never boring. His warm presence is a welcome addition to any event."

A lifelong broadcaster, Eric Friesen thinks of himself as “a pilgrim of creative change and renewal.” At Music in the Morning, Friesen brings his name, voice and talents to Tuning In. In this season of conversations about music, Friesen has put together a lineup of interviews with a diverse group of individuals from the world of Canadian arts and letters—one that is sure to entertain, engage, and even surprise us.

About Eric Friesen

Eric Friesen is a broadcaster, writer, speaker and consultant on music, broadcasting, culture and faith, and is the Program Director for Winnipeg’s classical and jazz station, Classic. He has spent much of his life as a network classical music and culture host, producer and executive. Friesen is a regular contributor to the National Arts Centre, The Banff Centre and many Canadian and international festivals. He writes regularly for Queen’s Quarterly and NUVO magazine.

In addition to his leadership role as Chairman of Honens, Friesen is an Honorary Governor of Massey Hall/Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto; immediate Past Chairman of the Kingston WritersFest, Chairman of the Advisory Committee to the English Department of the University of Waterloo, and regularly leads a book club for inmates at Collins Bay Penitentiary in Kingston, Ontario. He divides his time between Amherst Island in Ontario’s Thousand Islands and Winnipeg.

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Upcoming Event Dates

  • Emily Molnar — September 28, 2016
  • Judith Forst — November 30, 2016
  • Bill Richardson — February 1, 2017
  • Janina Fialkowska — March 29, 2017

Generously sponsored by
The William and Irene McEwen Fund