Classical Music

  • Antonio Vivaldi
    Then & Now 7/28: Vivaldi's Grave
    On this date in 1741, the burial of Italian composer and violinist Antonio Vivaldi took place in Vienna.  Vivaldi’s funeral service was held in St. Stephen’s Cathedral and was...
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  • Harl McDonald
    Then & Now 7/27: Music in Philadelphia
    On this date in 1899, American composer Harl McDonald was born near Boulder, Colorado. He worked as the business manager of the Philadelphia Orchestra for many years, and that...
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  • Rebecca Penneys
    In Studio: Rebecca Penneys Festival
    he Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival is underway at USF in Tampa and Bethany welcomes three young performers into our Tampa studio. Pianists Rolando Alejandro, Noah Hardaway, and...
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This Week on Classical WSMR

Five O’Clock Unwind - Quality AND Quantity!
Five O’Clock Unwind - Quality AND Quantity!

They are a collection of 66 short pieces for solo piano, published in 10 volumes, from 1867 to 1901. Today on the Five o’clock Unwind, we’ll dip into the well of Edvard Grieg’s Lyric Pieces with his Cradle Song.

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July 29, 2016 on Classical WSMR
Lauren Rico
Schedule:
Monday - Friday 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Sunday 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM on Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9
Host:
Lauren Rico
Lauren Rico has worked at radio stations in Tampa, Charlotte, Washington, D.C., Austin and New York City. She spent over seven years as a host on Classical 24, a nationally syndicated classical music service. Over the last several years, Lauren has delved into broadcast production, hosting and... 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. Russell presents his Then and Now feature each weekday morning at 8:00 – a...

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 Lauren Rico afternoons beginning at 4:00 PM for lively and relaxing music on your way home or as you prepare for evening. Lauren features our 5 O’Clock Unwind each weekday at 5pm – a wonderful, relaxing...

Tyler Kline is the perfect companion to take you through an hour of your favorite selections of classical music! He also helps you stay up-to-date with information on what's happening in the music and cultural community throughout the west coast of Florida! And, on...

Each weeknight at 7:00 PM join Tyler Kline 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...

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...

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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