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June Lebell

June Lebell

June began her career in broadcasting in 1973 at WQXR, the nation’s oldest and largest commercial classical music radio station, when she broke through the so-called “glass ceiling” to become the first female announcer in this field in the country. She remained at WQXR for almost 30 years, garnering more than 18 major awards for outstanding broadcasts, and hosting, writing and producing special programs with such sponsors as IBM, ITT, Zabar’s and The Russian Tea Room.

She has hosted and narrated live presentations with the New York Philharmonic, The Marilyn Horne Foundation, New York City Opera, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Lincoln Center, The 92nd Street Y, Carnegie Hall, the Santa Fe Opera and the Sarasota Orchestra. Along with freelance work for The New York Times, Ovation, Gourmet and Stagebill, she is Music Critic for The Observer in Sarasota, and author of Kitchen Classics from the Philharmonic, published by Doubleday with illustrations by Al Hirschfeld.

“June LeBell’s Musical Conversations,” written and hosted by June and co-produced for Public Radio’s WSMR with her husband, Edward Alley, features informal interviews and performances with well-known musicians from Marilyn Horne to Leonard Slatkin.




Marcus Deloach

Marcus Deloach

Hailed by Anthony Tommasini of the New York Times as “A fine baritone who puts words across with clarity and naturalness,” Marcus DeLoach is a leading performer of contemporary classical vocal music, from opera and operetta to Broadway. He made his Opera Ireland (Dublin) debut in “Dead Man Walking,” and has been a principal artist with the New York City Opera where he sang leading roles in operas crossing three centuries.

Marcus, who is returning to Music Mondays after an absence of several seasons, has performed with the New York Philharmonic, The London Symphony, The Munich Philharmonic, and other major orchestras around the world. He was unanimously voted the first prize winner of London’s Wigmore Hall International Song Competition and has regularly appeared with Marilyn Horne Foundation and The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

The recipient of a Doctorate of Musical Arts from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, since 2014, he serves as Assistant Professor of Voice and Opera at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.