Spring 2020 Highlights

By William Woltz

Women's History Month

From Hildegard von Bingen (born 1098) to Florence Price (born 1887) to María Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir (born 1980) and her contemporaries, this March we will celebrate female composers of classical music as well as ground-breaking performers. We'll have a special focus on today's composers during WAVElengths, Sundays at 9:00 p.m. Eastern.

Cinema Classics Weekend
March 14-15

Filmmakers know that audiences respond to what they hear as well as what they see. The rich tradition of music in film comprises both classical works included in beloved movies and music written specifically for films. With composers such as Max Steiner, Elmer Bernstein, Hans Zimmer, and John Williams, we've got the makings for a great weekend celebrating the music of the silver screen! Don't forget to request your favorite piece of movie music on the Saturday Evening Request Program.

Spring Membership Drive
March 20-29

Your financial support helps The Classical Station share Great Classical Music with listeners everywhere. Make your gift online or mail your pledge to The Classical Station, P.O. Box 828, Wake Forest, NC 27588.

In The Gardens Of Spain
April 4-5

Spanish music invites us to enjoy the beauty of the Iberian landscape. Sunshine and bright colors, Moorish castles, passionate folk dances, and Classical guitar make a unique and memorable experience. With music of Tárrega, Rodrigo, de Falla, Albéniz, Granados, and more, we'll bring you a great weekend celebrating the music of Spain.

April 8

The Classical Station airs a special program of music at 6:00 p.m. Eastern to mark the beginning of Passover at sunset on this day.

Easter Day
April 12

Celebrate with the festive sounds of Easter music on Great Sacred Music beginning at 8:00 a.m. Eastern.

Back To The Baroque
April 18-19

During the time of the musical Baroque, from 1600-1750, Western music reached levels of harmonic complexity and instrumental virtuosity never known before. We'll explore this fascinating period through some of the best-known works by Bach, Handel, and Vivaldi, as well as enchanting lesser-known pieces by Telemann, Albinoni, Purcell, Buxtehude, the Scarlatti family, and more.

Primarily Piano Weekend
May 9-10

This weekend we'll feature the instrument so often described as an interlocutor, a lover, and a friend. We'll hear some of today's brightest and best players, including Igor Levitt, Víkingur Ólafsson, Lars Vogt, and Xiayin Wang, as well as the established masters of the 20th-century including Mitsuko Uchida, Maurizio Pollini, and Byron Janis.

Memorial Day Weekend
May 23-25

We will offer an extended weekend celebrating American composers and performers, with lots of patriotic music on Monday to honor the men and women who have given so much for our country.

All-Request Friday and the Saturday Evening Request Program

The Classical Station now gives you two weekly opportunities to ask for your Classical music favorites. Every Friday is now All-Request Friday, from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. The Saturday Evening Request Program continues every Saturday from 6:00 p.m. until midnight. Submit your requests online, via Facebook Messenger or Twitter, or call us at 919.556.0123 on Fridays or Saturdays.