Fall 2019 Highlights

By William Woltz

Labor Day Weekend
August 30-September 2

Celebrate the final weekend of summer by enjoying Great Classical Music with your friends and family. We'll feature listener favorites throughout the holiday weekend, culminating on Labor Day, September 2.

Patriot Day
September 11

On the eighteenth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, we'll feature works of reflection and remembrance throughout the day.

The 200th Anniversary of Clara Wieck Schumann's Birth
September 13

We celebrate renowned German composer and pianist Clara Schumann on the bicentennial of her birth.

Brothers and Sisters
September 14

Young Anthony McGill hadn't started playing an instrument when he saw his brother Demarre go to summer camp for the flute. He was inspired to begin learning clarinet, and today both hold principal positions at major American orchestras. We will play music from Winged Creatures, their recent release with the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra. We will also celebrate sibling composers and musicians including composer Michael Haydn, little brother to Franz Josef, whose birthday we observe this day. Also we'll hear French pianists Katia and Marielle Labèque, Hungarian conductors Iván and Ádám Fischer, and twins Emily and Julia Bruskin of the Claremont Trio.

Great Ballet Days
September 19-22

Each autumn we take a few days to savor the full-length performances of a few beloved ballet scores including Pyotr Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty, Leo Delibes's Coppélia, and Adolph Adam's Giselle. We will also feature selected ballet highlights each day.

High Holidays
September 29-October 8

Rosh Hashanah begins at sunset, September 29; Yom Kippur begins at sunset, October 8

A special program marks the beginning of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. The programs air at 6:00 p.m. Eastern on both days. We shall also offer Jewish music throughout the High Holy Days.

Armchair Travelers Weekend
October 11-13

From the California Rockies to the Russian steppes, The Classical Station takes you on a worldwide musical journey. Down the rivers Danube, Moldau, and Mississippi, to the Moorish castles of Spain, and the rugged islands of the Hebrides, you're in for a beautiful adventure without leaving your comfortable chair.

Fall Membership Drive
October 25-November 3

Your generous financial support enables The Classical Station to share Great Classical Music with listeners everywhere. For that we are most grateful. Make your tax-deductible gift securely online. You can always call the station 24/7 and give your information to a member of staff or, if you prefer, mail your gift to The Classical Station, PO Box 828, Wake Forest, NC 27588. Don't forget to select a Thank You Gift!

Great Nicknames Weekend
November 8-10

Haydn's Symphony no. 101 in D has come to be known as the Clock Symphony because it reminds listeners of a ticking timepiece. It's just one of many classical pieces we remember for their colorful nicknames. Join us for a weekend of great musical selections with memorablemonikers and surprising stories: Schubert's Trout Quintet, Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata, Chopin's 'Raindrop' Prelude, and many more.

Thanksgiving Day/New World Weekend
November 28-December 1

We often hear from listeners about how thankful they feel for having Great Classical Music in their lives. Join us in celebration of all that we are grateful for as we play Classical music favorites selected to complement your Thanksgiving gathering. We'll honor the American spirit of discovery and perseverance by bringing you the best offerings of American composers and performers throughout the weekend.

All Request Fridays
September 27 & November 29

You're the music director, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Eastern. Submit your advance requests online, or call us at 919.556.0123 on the morning of the request program. And don't forget our weekly feature, the Saturday Evening Request Program, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Eastern.