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Hear Suzanne Farrin play the ondes Martenot, again, on Sunday August 21st at 7pm, at Dreamland.

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Mahler and Tchaikovsky symphonies are often big, expensive endeavors for professional orchestras, and they may seem out of reach for youth orchestras. But the newly appointed music director for the Louisville Youth Orchestra sees opportunity in big symphonies for young players. I spoke with Deanna Tham about her goals as the new conductor of the […]

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Longleash (a piano trio) returns to Kentucky, this August, for their annual Loretto Project, and will stop by Classical 90.5 for an in-studio on August 17th at noon. They’ll be joined by composer Suzanne Farrin, who will also play the ondes Martenot. Longleash In-Studio Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 at noon Classical 90.5 619 S. Fourth […]

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Pinchas Zukerman’s recording career spans almost 50 years and over 100 recordings. He’s been nominated for a Grammy 21 times, and has won two of them. Now Deutsche Grammophon is re-releasing some of his best work with the prolific German recording company, and his work on the Philips label, in a limited edition, 22-disc set. […]

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We don’t hear the name Agustin Barrios (1884-1944) much today, but in his home country of Paraguay – and in certain guitar circles – he is still revered. Guitarist John Williams once said of Barrios “…is the best of the lot, regardless of era. His music is better formed, it’s more poetic, it’s more everything!” […]

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This week we’re learning all about music and nature.  Join us for our free event on the Waterfront’s Harbor Lawn! Rescheduled to AUGUST 1st 6 – 10 p.m. due to rain! Kites and Classical Kite Building with KMAC, picnic food and drinks for sale from Wiltshire Pantry, and beautiful music from Classical 90.5 to accompany […]
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A Classical 90.5 Original Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak Narrator: Lucas Adams of Stage One Family Theater Music: Overture to Don Giovanni – Capella Istropolitana conducted by Barry Wordsworth Produced by Sara Soltau used with permission of Harper Collins Publishers   Come see a film screening of the Children’s Opera Where the […]

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Listen to Hadley Thompson and Mackenzie Berry below: visit wuol.org/shareyourstory for details Hadley Thompson’s story is inspired by Hector Berlioz’s “March to the Scaffold” from Symphonie Fantistique, James Levine conducts the Berlin Philharmonic. Hadley is a 7th grader at Hazelwood Middle School in New Albany, IN ________________________________________________________ “Those Who Wish to Be You Are Likely […]
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On June 15, 1933, Frederick Stock and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra premiered Florence Price’s Symphony in E Minor in front of a packed house at the Auditorium Theatre. That night Price became the first African American woman to earn such a distinguished premiere. In a certain sense, the event mirrored Jackie Robinson’s heroic Major League […]
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The Unheard a recital featuring works by lesser known women and African American composers Wednesday July 13th, 2016 12:00 p.m Classical 90.5 WUOL Summer Listening   Disolve, O My Heart ———————–Missy Mazzoli   Rob Simonds, violin   Members of Black Classical Artists of Louisville singing traditional Negro Spirituals   Up Where the Air Gets Thin————Libby […]
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