WDIY Classics

Pianist Robin Spielberg on WDIY Classics

Aug 6, 2013

Host George Fennell  interviews highly-acclaimed pianist Robin Spielberg, who is best known for her classical music, American standards and her own original material.  She is also author of the book Naked on the Bench. Robin will be performing on August 5that the Central Moravian Church as part of Musikfest 2013.

WDIY Classics host Waldemar Vinovskis speaks with Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra Music Director and Founder Allan Birney about their Summer Valley Vivaldi concert on Sunday, July 21st at 7:30pm at Wesley Church, 2540 Center Street, Bethlehem, PA. Program highlights include:
Vivaldi - Violin Concerto in E Minor RV 279
J. C. Bach - Quintet in A Op. 11, No, 5
Biscogli - Concerto in D for trumpet, oboe, bassoon and strings - Lawrence Wright, trumpet
Corelli - Trio Sonata in D, Op. 3 No. 2

Host of WDIY Classics, Waldemar Vinovskis speaks with Allan Birney, Music Director/Conductor of the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra about the first Valley Vivaldi concert of the summer on Sunday, June 9th at Christ Lutheran Church at 13th and Hamilton Streets in Allentown at 7:30pm. 

Program highlights include:  Vivaldi - Concerto in C Minor for strings RV 119; Handel - Trio Sonata in F;

WDIY began its new monthly feature “Community Bands of the Lehigh Valley” this morning as part of its WDIY Classics program. The monthly program will air at 11am on the last Monday of the month for the next year, culminating with the Concert Bands International Convention happening at Miller Symphony Hall in March, 2014.

Host Waldamar Vinovskis speaks with Steven Sametz, Director of the Lehigh University Choral Arts program, presenting "An Evening of Music by two Heavyweights, Wagner and Verdi in Baker Hall at the Zoellner Arts Center on Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27th 2013 at 8pm.

Host Waldemar Vinovskis talks with Allan Birney, Music Director of the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra about their upcoming performance Four by Four, happening Saturday, April 20 at 7:30 PM at the First Presbyterian Church, Allentown with piano soloist Michael Gurt.

Host Waldemar Vinovskis talks with Allentown Symphony's Diane Wittry and Venezuelan pianist Vanessa Perez. Perez will be playing the Ravel Piano Concerto in G Major on April 13 and 14 at Miller Symphony Hall in Allentown.

Before Easter, hear five powerful and diverse musical portrayals of Jesus' last days and crucifixion, from Bach's monumental St. Matthew to Golijov's brilliant Latin American mashup to a dark and terrifying Russian vision from Sofia Gubaidulina.


Schadt String Finalists Perform on WDIY Classics

Mar 1, 2013

Host Waldemar Vinovskis talks with Sang Lee and Ben Capps, both finalists in the 17th Annual Schadt String Competition for Cello, happening March 1-3 at Miller Symphony Hall. Each cellist also performs live in the studio during the interview.

Waldemar Vinovskis talks with David Ruhf, member of the Bach Choir about their performance of Mendelssohn’s fiery Oratorio “Elijah” on Sunday, March 10th at the First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem at 4pm.