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.)
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.)
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 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 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.
WDIY Classics is an enticing exploration of music from the Baroque to the contemporary with interviews, concert listings, themed shows and more. This week, host Waldemar Vinovskis interviews award-winning performer, Eugene Albulescu.