Program Archives

Robert Levin
08/17/16

On this date in 1957, American composer Gunther Schuller gave a lecture at the Tanglewood Festival, during his talk, he came up with the phrase "third stream" to describe a type of composition in...

06/07/16

On this date in 1897, the Hungarian born American conductor George Szell, was born in Budapest. He led the Cleveland Orchestra from 1946 until the time of his death in 1970.

And a very well...

Alan Clare
06/05/16

British pianist Alan Clare (1921 – 1993) was McPartland’s guest at the BBC’s Delaware Road studios in London. Clare began his professional career at age eleven and went on to work with George...

Cosi fan Tutte
02/29/16

Sarasota Opera’s Winter Festival is underway, and next Wednesday, you can meet the cast of their production of Mozart’s Cosi fan Tutte as they stop by our Sarasota Performance and Broadcast Studio...

David Bowie
01/11/16

While not a classical musician, the passing of Rock Icon David Bowie certainly merits the subject of today’s Then & Now segment. David Bowie has died of cancer at age 69. The news was...

11/05/15

Join Russell Gant this Thursday morning for some live music on Classical WSMR. In partnership with the Florida Holocaust Museum, the Sarasota Opera presents a program called Forbidden Music—with...