Classical Music

  • Then & Now 2/23:  A Local World Premiere
    Then & Now 2/23: A Local World Premiere
    On this date in 2005, Danny Elfman’s first symphonic concert work “Serenada Schizophrana” had its premiere in Carnegie Hall.  Elfman is probably best known for his work in TV and...
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  • Then & Now 2/22:  A Musical Tour
    Then & Now 2/22: A Musical Tour
    On this date in 1881, Max Bruch’s "Scottish Fantasy," had its premiere in Liverpool, and in 1941, Morton Gould’s "Latin American Symphonette," was played for the first time in...
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  • Then & Now 2/1:  Puccini Anyone?
    Then & Now 2/1: Puccini Anyone?
    Puccini must have liked the first day of February, as two of his best known operas were premiered on this date.  In 1893, it was "Manon Lescaut," in Turin at the Teatro Regio. ...
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Buffalo Philharmonic: JoAnn Falletta - Conductor
Buffalo Philharmonic: JoAnn Falletta - Conductor

It's Tchaikovsky, Tchaikovsky, and more Tchaikovsky! A little dance, a high-wire act for solo cello and an explosive grand finale in this concert from New York.

TCHAIKOVSKY: Polonaise from Eugene Onegin
TCHAIKOVSKY: Variations on a Rococo Theme
TCHAIKOVSKY: Serenade for...more...

February 23, 2018 on Classical WSMR
Schedule:
Friday, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM on Classical WSMR 83.1 and 103.9
Host:
Brian Newhouse
Peabody Award-winner Brian Newhouse was the producer and host for the Minnesota Orchestra broadcasts from 1986-91. In 1992 he moved to Germany and served as a journalist with Radio Deutsche Welle in Cologne, covering topics from the Balkan War to European summer music festivals. He returned to... Read More...

WSMR Music Programs

Early mornings and late at night, 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 to your life by listening each weekday...

Bethany Cagle hosts every weekday afternoon and Saturday mornings. Each day Bethany adds a superb touch of class to the station, and brings you the interesting stories behind the music. Listen each day. You’ll find Bethany’s the perfect companion on the radio.

Bethany...

Tyler Kline is the perfect companion to take you through 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! On weekdays and...

Each night 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 music...

Launched in 1931, the Met’s Saturday matinee broadcasts are the longest-running continuous classical radio series in American broadcast history. Classical WSMR carries live broadcasts of the Met every Saturday afternoon during the five-month season, December through May.

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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