Classical Public Radio 89.9 WDAV announces its programming and event lineup for Fall 2015, which includes an exciting slate of new features, special guests, live broadcasts, and a festival. “WDAV has a commitment to fostering a vibrant arts community in the piedmont region,” says Frank Dominguez, general manager and content director. “The exciting lineup we have this fall is proof of that. We’re featuring local artists, highlighting our wonderful Charlotte Symphony, and inviting listeners into our home here in Davidson.”
Horowitz Steinway Residency – September 1-3rd: WDAV hosts the personal concert piano of Vladimir Horowitz in its own John Clark Performance Studio for three days only. Each afternoon includes a live Performance/Chat with musicians playing this legendary instrument.
*Tuesday, September 1 at 1 p.m. – Chad Lawson
*Wednesday, September 2 at 1 p.m. – Pamela Howland
*Thursday, September 3 at 1 p.m. – Cynthia Lawing, piano, and Tanja Bechtler, cello
Performance/Chat with the North Carolina Baroque Orchestra – September 11th 1pm: Prior to kicking off this season of Music at St. Alban’s, the BachFest Ensemble, along with vocalists Margaret Carpenter and Tamsin Simmill, gives a live preview of their upcoming concert.
CSO Spotlight on Thursdays at 11am beginning September 17th: Each week, WDAV will feature an excerpt from a concert recording of the Charlotte Symphony, often interspersed with interviews from CSO Music Director Christopher Warren-Green.
Charlotte Symphony Live Broadcast on September 25th at 8pm: WDAV’s Mike McKay and Matt Rogers host a live broadcast of the Charlotte Symphony’s season opener. The program includes Stravinsky’s Pulcinella Suite, Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 performed by Behzod Abduraimov, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7.
Fall Fest on September 30th from 4-8pm: The community is invited to visit the station at 423 N. Main Street in Davidson for a family-friendly outdoor festival. The event includes food and drink from local vendors, including D-9 Brewing, Carburritos, and Summit Coffee, live music, a bounce house, kids activities, and more. Meet WDAV announcers and take a tour of the broadcast studios. Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will be onsite with their bloodmobile. Walk-ins are welcome or you can make an appointment at cbcc.org. Those who donate blood at the Fall Fest will receive a limited edition WDAV pint glass and gift certificate to D-9 Brewing as part of WDAV’s “Give a Pint, Get a Pint” promotion.
Charlotte Symphony in Performance series Saturdays at 3pm beginning October 3rd: Hear a complete Charlotte Symphony Classics Series concert, including recordings from the current season, each Saturday afternoon.
WDAV Classical Public Radio is one of America’s leading producers of original classical-music programming. In addition to producing 156 hours per week for its own broadcast use on 89.9FM, HD-1, HD-2, and wdav.org channels, the station produces nationally-distributed programs, including Concierto, and, in partnership with ETV Radio of South Carolina, World of Opera and Carolina Live. A service of Davidson College in Davidson, NC, WDAV’s mission is to give everyone easy access to classical music. WDAV’s main source of operating revenue comes from annual member contributions. The station’s 89.9FM signal reaches a 22-county region centered in the Charlotte, NC metro area and ranges from Rock Hill, SC to Galax, VA. WDAV’s broadcasts can also be heard live online 24 hours a day at wdav.org and iTunes, as well as on any Android, iPhone, or iPad device equipped with the WDAV Classical Public Radio app, or the TuneIn, NPR Music, or Public Radio Player apps.
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