Host Karen El-Chaar provides a musical preview of "Classical Music for Film," the February 8th concert program of the Allentown Symphony Orchestra. From 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. conductor Diane Wittry, Concertmaster Eliezer Gutman and Conducting Fellow Jane Brown join us in the studio to discuss the program selections, composers, guest artists and more.
Host Waldemar Vinovskis talks with Allan Birney, Music Director of the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra about their next concert "Kaleidoscopic Sounds" with piano soloist Dudana Mazmanishvili happening Saturday, November 9th at First Presbyterian Church Allentown at 7:30 p.m. (Original air date November 8, 2013.)
Host of WDIY Classics, Waldemar Vinovskis speaks with Diane Wittry, conductor of the Allentown Symphony Orchestra, and pianist Awadagin Pratt about Miller Symphony Hall's "Opening Revelry" concert performance on Sunday, October 13. (Original air date October 11, 2013).
Ellis Finger talks with Gabriela Lena Frank, who is doing a residency at Lafayette College which will result in a new commissioned work for the Lafayette choirs, guest vocal soloists, and the Chiara String Quartet, to be presented Sunday, April 14. (Original air date September 11, 2013.)
The Board of Directors of WDIY, Lehigh Valley Community Public Radio, is pleased to announce that Wagner Previato has been named Executive Director. Mr. Previato, who will begin work August 19, will advance strategic direction for the organization, and oversee programming, marketing, fundraising, and technology. Previato is an experienced executive who has provided leadership in both for-profit and non-profit organizations throughout his career.
George Fennell interviews Mitch Huston, business manager of the Bethlehem American Legion Band, during today's program. Mitch is the son of the founder, Ray Huston, who just retired as director after 66 years. George Fennel took over the post in March and plays some selections recorded by the band.
Host Ellis Finger welcomes Charisse Baldoria, classical pianist and professor at Bloomsburg University, to the studio. She will be performing as part of the Vesper Concert Series at 5pm at the Central Moravian Church. (Original air date August 7, 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