Classical Music

  • Gustav Holst
    Then & Now 5/25: Memorial Day
    On this Memorial Day, we remember a few musicians who passed away on this date May 25th.  In 1934 British composer Gustav Holst died at the age of 59, in 1974 Pam Morrison, wife of...
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  • Georg Tintner
    Then & Now 5/22: Georg Tintner
    On this date in 1917, Austrian conductor Georg Tintner was born.  He’s probably best known for his recordings of Bruckner symphonies from the late '90s. According to a biography wr...
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  • Ruggero Leoncavallo
    Then & Now 5/21: Clowning Around
    On this date in 1892, Ruggero Leoncavallo's opera "I Pagliacci" premiered in Milan.  The most famous and popular scene is Canio’s aria, “Vesti la giubba (Put on the costume).” Cani...
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  • Ludwig van Beethoven
    Then & Now 5/20: Two Great Orchestras
    On this date in 1846, a Grand Festival Concert took place at New York’s Castle Garden, complete with fireworks, balloons, ice cream, and band concerts. The band on this occasion co...
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This Week on Classical WSMR

Charles Mackay
Charles Mackay

June will be heading back to Santa Fe this summer for another round of pre-performance lectures at the Santa Fe Opera. Last year when she was there, she spoke with several of the performers but one person we’ve not yet heard from is General Director, Charles Mackay. Join June for great music and...more...

May 24, 2015, May 26, 2015 on Classical WSMR
Schedule:
Sunday 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM and Tuesday 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9
Host:
June LeBell
June lives in Sarasota and is a former New Yorker, where she had an illustrious 30-year run on a commercial classical radio station in NY City (now a public, classical radio station, thank you very much!) – WQXR. While there, she interviewed anywhere from 5 to 30 different people a week – in... Read More...

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WSMR Music Programs

Each weekday morning listeners enjoy classical music with insight and wit provided by Russell Gant. He finds the interesting stories and history that makes this music come alive. Find out how relevant classical music can be added to your life by listening each weekday morning...

Join Bethany Cagle every weekday at 12:00 Noon for your favorite classical selections. Bethany adds a superb touch of class to the station, and brings you the interesting stories behind the music. Listen as you go about your busy day. You’ll find Bethany is the perfect...

The end of the day is a combination of wrapping up and winding down! Join Susan Giles Wantuck afternoons beginning at 4:00 PM for lively and relaxing music on your way home or as you prepare for evening. Susan brings the perfect mix of music and information for your dinner...

APM's Performance Today is America's most popular classical music radio program and a winner of the 2014 Gabriel Award for artistic achievement. The show is broadcast on 292 public radio stations across the...

Each weeknight at 7:00 PM join Susan Giles Wantuck for some of the best music ever written. Music that’s good enough to earn the title “Masterwork.” Listen for full length performances and large scale works like Carmina Burana, Mahler Symphonies, some new recordings and music...

June LeBell's Musical Conversation, on WSMR 89.1 & 103.9, features fascinating conversations with all sorts of great artists in the world of classical music. Listeners are invited into June’s radio living room for unscripted, insightful, fun conversation about…and...

Sunday Baroque allows you an opportunity each week to explore Baroque and early music (written before 1750). Composers such as Bach, Vivaldi, and Handel were the cornerstones of this era, with masterpieces including the Water Music, Royal Fireworks Music, and the Brandenburg...

SymphonyCast is a two-hour weekly program featuring a full-length concert by a national or international symphony orchestra. Concerts are drawn from Europe's leading ensembles, along with U.S. orchestras, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Philadelphia Orchestra...

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