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Elegy for Violin and Strings

  • Composer:Keith Jarrett
  • Conductor:Yuli Turovsky
  • Orchestra/Ensemble:I Musici Montreal
  • Soloists:
    • Eleonora Turovsky, violin
  • Chandos 9748

Schedule for April 13, 2024

(All times are U.S. Central).
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5:01 AM
  • Bassoon Concerto
  • Composer: Carl Maria von Weber
  • Conductor: Juanjo Mena
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic
  • Soloists: Karen Geoghegan, bassoon
  • Chandos 10748
5:20 AM
  • The Mermaid Suite: Pas de deux of the Mermaid and the Hunter
  • Composer: Wu Zuqiang/Du Mingxin
  • Conductor: Zuohuang Chen
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: China National Symphony Orchestra
  • Philips 536326
5:25 AM
  • Octet
  • Composer: Niels Gade
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Kontra Quartet
  • Soloists: Anne Egendal, violin
  • Bis 545
6:01 AM
  • Little Concert Suite
  • Composer: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
  • Conductor: Anthony Parnther
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Chineke! Orchestra
  • Chineke! Records 4853322
6:19 AM
  • Barcarolle venetienne
  • Composer: Pablo de Sarasate
  • Conductor: Ernest Martinez Izquierdo
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Navarra Symphony Orchestra
  • Soloists: Tianwa Yang, violin
  • Naxos 572275
6:29 AM
  • Symphony No. 1
  • Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
  • Conductor: Kurt Masur
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
  • Teldec 44933
7:01 AM
  • Wind Octet
  • Composer: Franz Krommer
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Sabine Meyer Wind Ensemble
  • EMI 54383
7:18 AM
  • Spanish Dance No. 12 "Arabesque"
  • Composer: Enrique Granados
  • Soloists: Debra Wendells-Cross, flute
  • Virginia Arts 901
7:24 AM
  • Appalachian Spring
  • Composer: Aaron Copland
  • Conductor: Hugh Wolff
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
  • Teldec 46314
8:01 AM
  • Flight
  • Composer: Rachel Portman
  • Conductor: Angele Dubeau
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: La Pieta
  • Soloists: Angele Dubeau, violin
  • Analekta 8754
8:19 AM
  • Andean Folk Dances
  • Composer: Celso Garrido-Lecca
  • Conductor: Miguel Harth-Bedoya
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Norwegian Radio Orchestra
8:32 AM
  • Coppelia Act II, Scene 2
  • Composer: Leo Delibes
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: National Philharmonic Orchestra
  • London/Decca 414502
9:01 AM
  • Say Thou Dost Love Me
  • Composer: Steven Stucky
  • Conductor: Harold Rosenbaum
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: New York Virtuoso Singers
  • Soundbrush 1027
9:06 AM
  • Petite Suite
  • Composer: Claude Debussy
  • Conductor: Jun Markl
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Lyon National Orchestra
  • Naxos 572583
9:20 AM
  • Arabesque
  • Composer: Robert Schumann
  • Soloists: Wilhelm Kempff, piano
  • DG 435045
9:28 AM
  • Brandenburg Concerto No. 5
  • Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Conductor: Jaap ter Linden
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Arion
  • Soloists: Claire Guimond, flute
  • Early-Music.com 7753
9:49 AM
  • Aires de la Mancha
  • Composer: Federico Torroba
  • Soloists: Pepe Romero, guitar
10:01 AM
  • Chacony (Chaconne)
  • Composer: Henry Purcell
  • Conductor: Reinhard Goebel
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Musica Antiqua Cologne
  • Archiv 453418
10:06 AM
  • Semiramide: Overture
  • Composer: Gioacchino Rossini
  • Conductor: Christian Benda
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Prague Sinfonia Orchestra
  • Naxos 570933
10:19 AM
  • Fantastic Dances: Lyrical Dance
  • Composer: Loris Tjeknavorian
  • Soloists: Tara Kamangar, piano
  • Delos 3471
10:23 AM
  • Sinfonia
  • Composer: Marianne Martines
  • Conductor: JoAnn Falletta
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Women's Philharmonic
  • Newport 60102
10:40 AM
  • The Birds
  • Composer: Ottorino Respighi
  • Conductor: Edo de Waart
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: San Francisco Symphony
  • Philips 411419
11:01 AM
  • Csardas
  • Composer: Vittorio Monti
  • Soloists: Christian Lindberg, trombone
  • Bis 258
11:06 AM
  • Orchestral Suite No. 2 "Characteristic": Waltz
  • Composer: Peter Tchaikovsky
  • Conductor: Jiri Belohlavek
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Prague Symphony Orchestra
  • Supraphon 110969
11:13 AM
  • 12 Variations on Mozart's "Ein Madchen oder Weibchen"
  • Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Soloists: Yo-Yo Ma, cello
  • Sony 13935
11:25 AM
  • A Children's Overture
  • Composer: Roger Quilter
  • Conductor: Rumon Gamba
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: BBC National Orchestra of Wales
  • Chandos 10898
11:37 AM
  • Folk Suite No. 4
  • Composer: William Grant Still
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Calico Winds
  • Albany 693
11:43 AM
  • Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks
  • Composer: Richard Strauss
  • Conductor: Andre Previn
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic
  • EMI 64106
12:06 PM
  • Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5: Aria (Cantilena)
  • Composer: Heitor Villa-Lobos
  • Soloists: Anne Akiko Meyers, violin
  • Avie 2455
12:13 PM
  • Symphony No. 3 "Organ"
  • Composer: Camille Saint-Saens
  • Conductor: Ludovic Morlot
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Seattle Symphony
  • Soloists: Joseph Adam, organ
  • Seattle Symphony 1002
12:50 PM
  • Three Pieces for Strings
  • Composer: Thomas C. Kelly
  • Conductor: Fionnuala Hunt
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Irish Chamber Orchestra
  • Black Box 1003
1:01 PM
  • Notre Dame: Intermezzo
  • Composer: Franz Schmidt
  • Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic
  • DG 415856
1:07 PM
  • Concerto Grosso No. 5
  • Composer: George Frideric Handel
  • Conductor: Iona Brown
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Academy of St Martin in the Fields
  • Philips 410048
1:24 PM
  • The Prince and the Pauper
  • Composer: Erich Korngold
  • Conductor: Charles Gerhardt
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: National Philharmonic Orchestra
  • RCA 185
1:30 PM
  • Siegfried Idyll
  • Composer: Richard Wagner
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
  • DG 431680
1:50 PM
  • Variations on "The Last Rose of Summer"
  • Composer: Friedrich Kuhlau
  • Soloists: Abbie de Quant, flute
  • Etcetera 1249
2:07 PM
  • Ruy Blas Overture
  • Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
  • Conductor: Claus Peter Flor
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
  • RCA 7905
2:15 PM
  • Keyboard Concerto No. 2
  • Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Conductor: Richard Tognetti
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Australian Chamber Orchestra
  • Soloists: Angela Hewitt, piano
  • Hyperion 67308
2:36 PM
  • Symphony No. 7: 4th movement
  • Composer: Antonin Dvorak
  • Conductor: JoAnn Falletta
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Beau Fleuve 23250
2:46 PM
  • Old Wine in New Bottles
  • Composer: Gordon Jacob
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Chamber Winds
  • USAF 1398
3:01 PM
  • The Bridge on the River Kwai: Colonel Bogey
  • Composer: Malcolm Arnold
  • Conductor: Richard Hickox
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Chandos 9100
3:07 PM
  • The Devil and Daniel Webster: Sleigh Ride
  • Composer: Bernard Herrmann
  • Conductor: Erich Kunzel
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
  • Telarc 80189
3:11 PM
  • It's A Wonderful Life: Suite
  • Composer: Dimitri Tiomkin
  • Conductor: David Newman
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Telarc 88801
3:21 PM
  • How the West Was Won
  • Composer: Alfred Newman
  • Conductor: Erich Kunzel
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
  • Telarc 80141
3:31 PM
  • The Wizard of Oz: We're Off to See the Wizard
  • Composer: Harold Arlen
  • Conductor: John Williams
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Boston Pops Orchestra
  • Philips 454736
3:34 PM
  • Scrooge: Overture
  • Composer: Leslie Bricusse
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Original Cast Recording
  • Columbia 1970
3:38 PM
  • Scrooge: A Christmas Carol
  • Composer: Leslie Bricusse
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Original Cast Recording
  • Columbia 1970
3:43 PM
  • Star Wars: Main Theme
  • Composer: John Williams
  • Conductor: Jerry Junkin
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Dallas Wind Symphony
  • Reference 142
3:52 PM
  • The Inspector Clouseau Theme
  • Composer: Henry Mancini
  • Conductor: Henry Mancini
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Pops
  • Denon 2320
3:56 PM
  • The Pink Panther Theme
  • Composer: Henry Mancini
  • Conductor: Henry Mancini
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Mancini Pops Orchestra
  • RCA 55938
4:01 PM
  • Madame Bovary: Waltz
  • Composer: Miklos Rozsa
  • Conductor: John Mauceri
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
  • Philips 438685
4:07 PM
  • Airport
  • Composer: Alfred Newman
  • Conductor: Charles Gerhardt
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: National Philharmonic Orchestra
  • RCA 184
4:12 PM
  • Since You Went Away: Love Theme
  • Composer: Max Steiner
  • Soloists: Gregg Nestor, guitar
  • Cambria 1030
4:16 PM
  • Our Town
  • Composer: Aaron Copland
  • Conductor: Aaron Copland
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Sony 42429
4:29 PM
  • Mary Poppins: Feed the Birds
  • Composer: Richard Sherman/Robert Sherman
  • Soloists: Lang Lang, piano
  • DG 4803885
4:35 PM
  • Hook: Smee's Plan
  • Composer: John Williams
  • Conductor: John Williams
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Boston Pops Orchestra
  • Sony 68419
4:39 PM
  • Hook: Flight to Neverland
  • Composer: John Williams
  • Conductor: John Williams
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Boston Pops Orchestra
  • Sony 68419
4:47 PM
  • Bride of Frankenstein
  • Composer: Franz Waxman
  • Conductor: Erich Kunzel
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
  • Telarc 80189
4:52 PM
  • Young Frankenstein: A Transylvanian Lullaby
  • Composer: John Morris
  • Conductor: Nic Raine
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Silva 1111
5:01 PM
  • String Quartet No. 2: Scherzo
  • Composer: Alexander Borodin
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Cleveland Quartet
  • Telarc 80178
5:06 PM
  • Kunstler-Leben Walzer (Artist's Life)
  • Composer: Johann StraussJr.
  • Conductor: Franz Bauer-Theussl
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Volksopera Orchestra
  • Philips 416819
5:15 PM
  • Startin' Sumthin'
  • Composer: Jeff Scott
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Imani Winds
5:22 PM
  • Piano Concerto No. 1
  • Composer: Franz Liszt
  • Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • Soloists: Krystian Zimerman, piano
  • DG 423571
5:42 PM
  • Horn Concerto No. 1
  • Composer: Richard Strauss
  • Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Soloists: Barry Tuckwell, horn
  • London/Decca 430370
6:01 PM
  • Song without Words No. 7
  • Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
  • Soloists: Tzimon Barto, piano
6:06 PM
  • Jubilee
  • Composer: George Chadwick
  • Conductor: Howard Hanson
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Eastman-Rochester Symphony Orchestra
  • Mercury 434337
6:15 PM
  • Swan Lake: Neapolitan Dance
  • Composer: Peter Tchaikovsky
  • Conductor: Georg Solti
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
  • London/Decca 425516
6:19 PM
  • Guitar Concerto No. 1
  • Composer: Mauro Giuliani
  • Conductor: George Malcolm
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
  • Soloists: Eduardo Fernandez, guitar
  • London/Decca 417617
6:43 PM
  • Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis
  • Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • Conductor: William Boughton
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: English String Orchestra
  • Nimbus 5019
7:01 PM
  • Le roi s'amuse (The King Has Fun): Pavane and Scene du bouquet
  • Composer: Leo Delibes
  • Conductor: Neeme Jarvi
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
  • Chandos 20151
7:06 PM
  • French Suite No. 6: Gavotte; Polonaise; Bourree
  • Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Soloists: Murray Perahia, piano
  • DG 4796565
7:13 PM
  • Symphony No. 6
  • Composer: Franz Schubert
  • Conductor: Otmar Suitner
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Staatskapelle Berlin
  • Denon 1253
7:47 PM
  • African Suite: Akinla
  • Composer: Fela Sowande
  • Conductor: Paul Freeman
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Sony 86215
7:51 PM
  • Samson and Delilah: Bacchanale
  • Composer: Camille Saint-Saens
  • Conductor: Eiji Oue
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Minnesota Orchestra
  • Reference 71
8:01 PM
  • Merry Mount: Maypole Dances
  • Composer: Howard Hanson
  • Conductor: Keith Lockhart
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Boston Pops Orchestra
  • RCA 68786
8:07 PM
  • Sun Paints Rainbows on the Vast Waves
  • Composer: David Bedford
  • Conductor: Clark Rundell
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra
  • Mark 52580
8:21 PM
  • Two Vignettes
  • Composer: Zenobia Powell Perry
  • Soloists: Josephine Gandolfi, piano
  • Cambria 1235
8:24 PM
  • Faithful Shepherd: Suite
  • Composer: George Frideric Handel
  • Conductor: Jeanne Lamon
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Tafelmusik
  • Sony 68257
8:48 PM
  • A Night at Karlstein
  • Composer: Zdenek Fibich
  • Conductor: Frantisek Vajnar
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Prague Symphony Orchestra
  • Supraphon 7909
9:01 PM
  • What Inspires Poetry: About Rain and Storm
  • Composer: Jorge Grundman
  • Soloists: Ara Malikian, violin
  • Non Profit Music 911
9:07 PM
  • Flute Concerto No. 1 "La Tempesta di Mare" ("Storm at Sea")
  • Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
  • Conductor: Richard Tognetti
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Australian Chamber Orchestra
  • Soloists: Emmanuel Pahud, flute
  • EMI (3) 47212
9:14 PM
  • Cuban Landscape with Rain
  • Composer: Leo Brouwer
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
  • Telarc 80593
9:21 PM
  • Dance of the Flowers
  • Composer: Amy Beach
  • Soloists: Joanne Polk, piano
  • Arabesque 6693
9:27 PM
  • The Rain
  • Composer: Joe Hisaishi
  • Conductor: Angele Dubeau
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: La Pieta
  • Soloists: Angele Dubeau, violin
  • Analekta 8737
9:33 PM
  • Grand Canyon Suite: Cloudburst
  • Composer: Ferde Grofe
  • Conductor: Maurice Abravanel
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Utah Symphony Orchestra
  • EMI 64307
9:43 PM
  • Wind River (I Am)
  • Composer: Joseph Curiale
  • Conductor: Joseph Curiale
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Orchard Road 7156
10:01 PM
  • Faeroe Island Dance and Country Gardens
  • Composer: Percy Grainger
  • Conductor: Clark Rundell/Timothy Reynish
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra
  • Chandos 9549
10:06 PM
  • Prelude No. 15 "Raindrop"
  • Composer: Frederic Chopin
  • Soloists: Yundi Li, piano
  • DG 23755
10:12 PM
  • Wand of Youth: Sun Dance
  • Composer: Edward Elgar
  • Conductor: Raymond Leppard
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
  • Koss 1014
10:15 PM
  • Basket of Flowers
  • Composer: Theresa Carreno
  • Soloists: Clara Rodriguez, piano
  • Nimbus 6103
10:25 PM
  • Dawn Sky
  • Composer: Ola Gjeilo
  • Soloists: Ola Gjeilo, piano
  • London/Decca 4852955
10:29 PM
  • Nocturnes: Nuages (Clouds)
  • Composer: Claude Debussy
  • Conductor: Bernard Haitink
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
  • Philips 400023
10:39 PM
  • In the Mountain Suite: In the wind
  • Composer: Joseph Canteloube
  • Soloists: Philippe Graffin, violin
  • Hyperion 67427
10:47 PM
  • Snowflake Ballet
  • Composer: Jacques Offenbach
  • Conductor: Michel Swierczewski
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Gulbenkian Orchestra
  • Nimbus 5303
11:01 PM
  • The Tempest: Dance of the Nymphs...
  • Composer: Arthur Sullivan
  • Conductor: Richard Hickox
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Chandos 9859
11:07 PM
  • Stormy Weather
  • Composer: Harold Arlen
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Chanticleer
  • Chanticleer 8801
11:14 PM
  • Valse "Snowstorm"
  • Composer: Georgy Sviridov
  • Soloists: Sasha Boldachev, harp
  • SELF PROD 464
11:18 PM
  • Raining at Sunset
  • Composer: Chris Thile
  • Soloists: Jochen Ross, mandolin
  • Naxos 551442
11:22 PM
  • The Tempest
  • Composer: Peter Tchaikovsky
  • Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra
  • DG 15296
11:48 PM
  • The Flowers
  • Composer: Jean Sibelius
  • Soloists: Erik Tawaststjerna, piano
  • Bis 230
12:01 AM
  • Paper Moon
  • Composer: Manos Hadjidakis
  • Soloists: Elena Papandreou, guitar
  • Bis 2636
12:06 AM
  • Bass Tuba Concerto
  • Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • Conductor: Anne Manson
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Singapore Symphony Orchestra
  • Soloists: Oystein Baadsvik, tuba
  • Bis 1515
12:20 AM
  • Clarinet Quintet
  • Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Pacifica String Quartet
  • Soloists: Anthony McGill, clarinet
  • Cedille 147
12:52 AM
  • Serenade No. 2: Rondo
  • Composer: Johannes Brahms
  • Conductor: Bernard Haitink
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
  • Philips 442068
1:01 AM
  • Maskarade: Overture
  • Composer: Carl Nielsen
  • Conductor: Andrew Davis
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra
  • Virgin 91210
1:06 AM
  • Symphonie Espagnole
  • Composer: Edouard Lalo
  • Conductor: Cristian Macelaru
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Georges Ensecu Philharmonic
  • Soloists: Sarah Nemtanu, violin
  • European Broadcasting Union Recording
1:41 AM
  • Impromptu concertant
  • Composer: Georges Enescu
  • Soloists: Daniel Hope, violin
  • DG 4837244
1:48 AM
  • La Bergamasca: Aria No. 5
  • Composer: Marco Uccellini
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: sixty1strings
  • Genuin 22793
1:54 AM
  • Serenade for Guitar and Strings
  • Composer: Malcolm Arnold
  • Conductor: Richard Hickox
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Northern Sinfonia
  • Soloists: Craig Ogden, guitar
  • Chandos 9963
2:01 AM
  • Barcarolle No. 9
  • Composer: Gabriel Faure
  • Soloists: Kathryn Stott, piano
  • Hyperion 66911
2:20 AM
  • Fantasy for a Gentleman
  • Composer: Joaquin Rodrigo
  • Conductor: Pedro Amaral
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Spanish Radio and TV Orchestra
  • Soloists: Xianji Liu, guitar
  • IBS Classical 42020
2:43 AM
  • On the Nature of Daylight
  • Composer: Max Richter
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Jess Gillam Ensemble
  • Soloists: Jess Gillam, soprano saxophone
  • DG 4851062
2:50 AM
  • The Moons Symphony: Io: Celestial Tug of War
  • Composer: Amanda Lee Falkenberg
  • Conductor: Marin Alsop
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Signum 730
3:01 AM
  • Magic Forest Dances: Flower Nymphs
  • Composer: Stefania de Kenessey
  • Soloists: William Meredith, oboe
  • North/South 1023
3:28 AM
  • Barcarolle
  • Composer: Florence Price
  • Soloists: Lara Downes, piano
  • Rising Sun 3
3:34 AM
  • Cello Sonata
  • Composer: Frederic Chopin
  • Soloists: Alisa Weilerstein, cello
  • London/Decca 23753
4:01 AM
  • Go, Lovely Rose
  • Composer: Eric Whitacre
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Voces8
  • London/Decca 4853971
4:15 AM
  • Elegy for Violin and Strings
  • Composer: Keith Jarrett
  • Conductor: Yuli Turovsky
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: I Musici Montreal
  • Soloists: Eleonora Turovsky, violin
  • Chandos 9748
4:35 AM
  • Symphony No. 9: 4th movement
  • Composer: Gustav Mahler
  • Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
  • Sony 60597
Julie Amacher

Julie Amacher

Julie Amacher's desire to introduce others to great music is what led her to radio. She began her professional broadcast career at a station in Sun Prairie, WI. She went from rock 'n' roll to the Rocky Mountains, where she found her niche in public radio at KUNC in Greeley, Colo. Julie spent 13 years at KUNC, where she managed the announcers and their eclectic music format. During that time, she earned four national awards for best announcer. She joined Classical 24 in 1997 as a host and producer. She has managed the service since 2007.

Scott Blankenship

Scott Blankenship

Scott Blankenship started his radio career in college when he began working as a volunteer at a local cable radio station, announcing alternative and new rock music. His love and appreciation of classical music began at public radio station KVNO in Omaha, where he spent 13 years in various on-air and management roles, five of those years as the morning drive-time host.

Jeff Esworthy

Jeff Esworthy

Jeff Esworthy has been a host of Classical 24 since 1996. He’s a public radio veteran with more than 20 years behind the microphone, where he’s hosted everything from folk to jazz to progressive rock. A hobbyist musician and collector of instruments from around the world, Jeff has what he describes as a “passable” command of southern string-band music on fiddle and banjo, and he is a long-time student of the classical music of Northern India on instruments such as the sitar, sarangi and tabla.

Ward Jacobson

Ward Jacobson

Ward Jacobson has enjoyed a radio career spanning over two decades as a morning show host and sportscaster, as well as producer/host of an interview program where he chatted with authors, musicians, politicians and newsmakers.

Valerie Kahler

Valerie Kahler

Valerie Kahler started playing cello and piano in 3rd grade, but didn't officially fall under the spell of classical music until high school when she began exploring her parents' LP collection. There, tucked between the Herb Alpert and an abandoned children's record, she found an album of the Los Angeles Philharmonic with Zubin Mehta. She played the A side (Ravel's Bolero and Tchaikovsky's Marche Slave) over and over again, mesmerized by the changes of color the composers could produce with different instruments, and by the images the music conjured in her imagination.  Thanks to teachers and professors with high expectations and a taste for demanding repertoire, Valerie was able to explore orchestral, chamber and vocal music from the inside out, all through high school and college. At some point during an unfocused pursuit of a bachelor's degree, she wandered into the studios of KNAU (now Arizona Public Radio) in Flagstaff, Arizona. A stint as a volunteer in the music library inevitably led to being placed, unwillingly, in front of a microphone. It became surprisingly less terrifying each time, so she stayed. Ten years later, she packed her bike and her cat into a small pickup truck and drove to St. Paul, Minnesota to work for Classical24. When she's not playing classical music or talking about classical music, she's likely to be reading, sewing, singing or cooking. Valerie shares her life with her partner John, an artist, and their two cats: Mirra and Dieter.

Jillene Khan

Jillene Khan

Jillene Khan works for Minnesota Public Radio/American Public Media as an overnight classical host. She studied radio broadcasting at Brown College in St. Paul and kept her Midwestern roots after graduation by hosting at radio stations in Minneapolis; Milwaukee; Davenport, Iowa; and Madison, Wisconsin. She has received local and national recognition for her work from the Country Music Association and Wisconsin Broadcasters Association. She recently won the Gracie Award from the Alliance for Women in Media. Outside of radio, her favorite things include spending time with loved ones, a great hug, an animal of any kind, and the thrill of a new experience. She absolutely loves doing things for the first time or going places she has never been before. She also enjoys being outdoors, no matter what the weather. “There’s no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing,” she says.

Elizabeth Lyon

Elizabeth Lyon

Elizabeth Lyon joins the classical ranks as our assistant program director and fill-in host after six years working for us as a master control specialist, board operator and producer. Her new role combines her love of working technically, behind-the-scenes, as well as stepping in front of the microphone to share her favorite music. As the assistant program director, she coordinates programming, serves as an on-air host and dips her toes in every part of the department. That’s what she loves most about working in radio: “It’s like a river you flow on and you don’t know where you’ll end up, but you love the ride.” Although a violinist by training, her favorite classical composers are tied to her roots in choral music. When not doing all things audio, she can be found hiking, reading, or volunteering with programs that benefit children.

Bonnie North

Bonnie North

For host Bonnie North, classical music is more than just a genre — it's a way of life. She stumbled into the world of radio after responding to a newspaper ad for Vermont Public Radio seeking a classical music DJ for its Sunday afternoon show. Despite having no previous radio experience, she was confident in her knowledge of classical music and took a chance. She created an audition tape, and the rest is history. Her favorite composer depends on her mood. Sometimes she seeks the meditative sounds of Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, while other times she craves the angular compositions of Igor Stravinsky. Of course, she also loves the classics by composers who include Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Johann Sebastian Bach and George Frideric Handel. But she is always looking for contemporary composers and is eager to discover new musical talents. Outside of work, she loves to attend live music events. She also enjoys traveling and having friends and family scattered throughout the United States and Europe. But her love for animals is just as strong, and she often volunteers at animal shelters. She is an avid duathlon participant, combining her love for running and biking in one exciting event.

Kevin O'Connor

Kevin O'Connor

Kevin O'Connor grew up in a household where his father and boisterous Irish uncles would often noisily debate what was to be played on the turntable: Between the three brothers, and depending on the mood of the day, it wavered between Glenn Gould, Oscar Peterson and Gordon Lightfoot. (The brothers also hailed from Toronto). Kevin's career arc seemed to follow suit, spinning and selling classical, jazz, folk and pop music on the radio, and briefly in retail, for the past three decades.  A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, he migrated do the Pacific Northwest, landing the requisite free-form overnight shift at his college station, KBSU, Boise. This was the first among many rungs in a public radio career that has always permitted him to express his passions for great music and explore his mercenary tendency toward spreading the message to anyone who will listen. For the past 18 years, he has served as music director and afternoon host at KBEM. He is also an avid cyclist and walker.

Melissa Ousley

Melissa Ousley

Melissa Ousley stumbled into a career in broadcasting many years ago when she moved to Wichita, Kansas to be near her soon-to-be husband. The attraction (to radio work, that is) was immediate and the chance to be around great music without having to practice was irresistible. After establishing herself as a host and producer in Kansas, Melissa moved to Minnesota and continued her work at WCAL in Northfield and Minnesota Public Radio in St. Paul. Her morning classical show at WCAL was twice named "Best Classical Radio Program" by the Twin Cities paper City Pages. Melissa grew up near New York City. As a teenager, she attended the Preparatory Division of the Manhattan School of Music. Her bachelor's degree is from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. When she's away from the airwaves, Melissa loves to run, read, and spend time with her family.

Mindy Ratner

Mindy Ratner

Mindy Ratner fell hopelessly in love with radio as an undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she volunteered at an on-campus student station. She worked at the local public television station and began her career in earnest as an announcer at Wisconsin Public Radio. The native New Yorker moved on to stations in Cincinnati and Philadelphia before joining Minnesota Public Radio in 1983. April 1998 marked the beginning of a great life adventure, as Ratner began work as a music host and producer on the English Service of China Radio International in Beijing before a return to MPR. Her extracurricular interests include international travel; folk, ballroom and contra-dancing; choral singing; hanging out with her amazing Chinese cat; and trying to stay ahead of the weeds in her garden…with varying degrees of success!

Melanie Renate

Melanie Renate

Through her many mentors at KROC in Rochester, Minnesota, Melanie Renate learned how to splice tape in tandem with learning how to use her voice. She eventually found her path combining her ability to care for people with her love of radio broadcasting. As a certified health and wellness coach and a passionate yogi and mental-health advocate, she has developed a deep appreciation for ways in which music can aid in overall wellness. She is excited to bring her passion for people with her as she steps back behind the microphone as a classical host.

Steve Seel

Steve Seel

Steve Seel is the host of YourClassical’s weekly SymphonyCast and the trailblazing music show Extra Eclectic. He possesses a broad knowledge of many musical genres, having hosted radio programs ranging from classical to jazz and even avant-garde music at radio stations around the country. Steve began his love affair with public radio at 24 working whatever shifts he could at his hometown station of WUSF-FM in Tampa, Florida, and from there worked his way to snowy Buffalo, New York, and its renowned classical station WNED-FM, where he hosted middays and the weekly experimental-music show Present Tense. In 2005, Steve became one of the founding voices on Minnesota Public Radio's eclectic station, the Current. While there, he hosted afternoons and mornings, and conducted in-depth interviews with pop music luminaries ranging from Brian Eno to David Byrne to Tori Amos. Steve is a basement composer obsessed with all things both minimalist and slow, and might actually be incapable of writing anything that exceeds 75 beats-per-minute.

Steve Staruch

Steve Staruch

Steve Staruch can be heard on Classical Minnesota Public Radio from 3 to 7 p.m. weekdays, including hosting Friday Favorites, as well as nationally during those times. Before joining MPR in 2004, Steve presented a variety of radio programs on WCAL in Northfield, Minn., where he created an immensely popular call-in program, and on WXXI in Rochester, N.Y. Outside radio, he enjoys work as a freelance tenor and violist. He and his wife, Naomi, enjoy traveling, gardening and hosting dinner parties.

Lynne Warfel

Lynne Warfel

Lynne Warfel celebrates 30 years as a broadcaster in 2014. She started in Los Angeles in 1984 at the venerable commercial classical station KFAC, and also worked at KUSC. She then lived in Edinburgh, Scotland for five years working in a classic rock format at Radio Forth in Edinburgh before returning to the States and joining Minnesota Public Radio in 1993. Lynne trained as an actor, graduating from Northwestern University and also trained at Second City Workshop. She's a 35 year member of Actor's Equity and Screen Actors' Guild. She finished a Masters in Theology from Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, CA. Her interests and passions include: laughing, dog rescue, her Collies and Gordon Setters, her Lipizzan horse, Teddy and her two extremely funny, smart and sweet sons, Peter and Josh.