WNED Classical 94.5

Classical 94.5 WNED-FM is the area’s 24-hour classical music service. The station harbors an ongoing broadcast and production relationship with the Grammy award-winning Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. Tune in for symphonies, operas and concerts by philharmonic orchestras around the world.

Classical 94.5 WNED's music service is also heard on 89.7 WNJA in Jamestown.

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Congratulations to JoAnn Falletta on 20 Years with the BPO

JoAnn Falletta is celebrating 20 years with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra! She's been a wonderful friend to our public broadcasting stations and we thank her for all she's given to our community.

Sacred Classics

Classical WNED presents “Sacred Classics” every Sunday morning from 7 to 9. Scott Sackett will feature great timeless works for choir and orchestra.

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JoAnn's Classical Corner

JoAnn's Classical Corner

Weekdays at 8:30am
Listen to Classical WNED every weekday morning at 8:30, as the Buffalo Philharmonic’s Music Director and Conductor JoAnn Falletta joins Mark Swarts in the WNED Morning program for “JoAnn’s Classical Corner!”

Every day, JoAnn will spend a couple of minutes with Mark talking about everything from this season’s highlights at the Buffalo Philharmonic to JoAnn’s insights on all things musical.

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Making a List | Classical hosts pick the best CDs of 2018

Looking for some new music? Draw some inspiration from the staff of Classical 94.5! Explore their selections of the best CDs of 2018 from Making A List.

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Nick's Flix | Listen to Episodes Online

Nick's Flix explores music from films you've come to love, while playing some new potential favorites.

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Great Performances | PBS

Now in its 47th season on PBS, GREAT PERFORMANCES is America’s preeminent performing arts television series, showcasing a diverse range of performing arts specials from around the world. It presents a diverse programming portfolio of classical music, opera, popular song, musical theater, dance, drama, and performance documentaries.

Great Performances

Now Hear This “Handel: Italian Style”

53:16
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Expires: 2019-11-08
Rating: TV-G

Scott Yoo returns to Italy to follow in Handel’s footsteps.

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Now Hear This “Handel: Italian Style”
Great Performances
Now Hear This “Handel: Italian Style”
Now Hear This “Scarlatti: Man Out of Time”
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Now Hear This “Scarlatti: Man Out of Time”
Now Hear This “The Riddle of Bach”
Great Performances
Now Hear This “The Riddle of Bach”
Now Hear This “Vivaldi: Something Completely Diffe
Great Performances
Now Hear This “Vivaldi: Something Completely Diffe
Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2019
Great Performances
Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2019
Harold Prince: The Director’s Life
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Harold Prince: The Director’s Life
Sound of Music
Great Performances
Sound of Music
Leonard Bernstein Centennial Celebration at Tangl
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Leonard Bernstein Centennial Celebration at Tangl
Orphée et Eurydice from Lyric Opera of Chicago
Great Performances
Orphée et Eurydice from Lyric Opera of Chicago
The Cleveland Orchestra Centennial Celebration
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The Cleveland Orchestra Centennial Celebration
O mio rimorso | GMET: La Traviata
Great Performances
O mio rimorso | GMET: La Traviata

Live From Lincoln Center | PBS

Live From Lincoln Center broadcasts world-class performances from the stages of Lincoln Center into homes across America. The pioneering series has sought to democratize the performing arts, making luminaries ranging from Luciano Pavarotti and Beverly Sills to Emma Thompson and Nathan Lane available to hundreds of millions of viewers, collecting 17 Emmy and 2 Peabody Awards.

Live From Lincoln Center

50 Years of Mostly Mozart

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Expires: 2020-02-04
Rating: TV-G

New York's beloved cultural event celebrates 50 years with a look back and a look ahead.

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50 Years of Mostly Mozart
Live From Lincoln Center
50 Years of Mostly Mozart
From Bocelli to Barton: Richard Tucker Opera Gala
Live From Lincoln Center
From Bocelli to Barton: Richard Tucker Opera Gala
Richard Tucker Opera Gala: A New Century
Live From Lincoln Center
Richard Tucker Opera Gala: A New Century
BONUS: New York Philharmonic performs "Pizzicato
Live From Lincoln Center
BONUS: New York Philharmonic performs "Pizzicato
Great Performances | CLIPS

The Chorus | GP at the Met: Nabucco

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The chorus in Nabucco at The Met perform an opera number.

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The Chorus | GP at the Met: Nabucco
James Levine, Placido Domingo, and Peter Gelb | G
Great Performances Behind the Scenes
James Levine, Placido Domingo, and Peter Gelb | G
Roméo et Juliette at The Met | The Fight
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Roméo et Juliette at The Met | The Fight
Roméo et Juliette at The Met | The Making of the
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Roméo et Juliette at The Met | The Making of the
The Cleveland Orchestra Plays Mozart’s Piano Conce
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The Cleveland Orchestra Plays Mozart’s Piano Conce
Meet the cast of Great Performances at the Met: No
Great Performances
Meet the cast of Great Performances at the Met: No
"Cet asile" Excerpt
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"Cet asile" Excerpt
JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition

Named in honor of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra’s Music Director, the JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition was launched in 2004 by WNED-FM, WNED-TV and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. It was the world’s first concerto competition for classical guitarists with accompaniment by a full symphony orchestra. The Falletta Competition was established to help identify and encourage talented young classical guitarists and help them on their musical journeys.


The competition took place June 6, 7 and 9, 2018. Planning is underway for the next competition in 2020.

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Support talented young guitarists and the JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition.

2018 Semi-finalists

Liona Boyd Recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from JoAnn Falletta Guitar Competition

Liona Boyd, “First Lady of the Guitar,” will be receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award from the JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition on Saturday, June 9.

Semi-finals Day Two | Watch Online Now

On Day 2 (June 7), the remaining four competitors performed live with an accompanist at the WNED Studios, and the judges selected three finalist to perform with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra in the Finals.

Day Two Semi-finalist:

  • Jack Cimo, a seasoned chamber musician and soloist who has been active in competitions as both an organizer and competitor, representing the United States.
  • Junhong Kuang, a 17 year old who has recorded for Naxos and won top prizes in the ARD Music Competition, representing China.
  • Igor Klokov, a graduate student at Mainz Hochschule fur Musik/Koblenz and winner of many guitar competitions in Europe, representing Russia.
  • Chinnawat Themkumwun, a 37-time prizewinner in Asia and Europe, representing Thailand.
Semi-finals Day One | Watch Online Now

On Day 1, (June 6), the first four semi-finalists in the JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition performed live with an accompanist from the WNED Studios.

Day One Semi-finalists:

  • Tengyue “TY” Zhang, the first-prize winner of the 2017 Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artists Competition, representing China.
  • Bokyung Byun, a multi-competition winner and doctoral candidate at University of Southern California who has been performing publicly since age 11, representing South Korea.
  • Congyi Zhang, a graduate student at Mannes School of Music and frequent performer throughout Canada and the United States, representing China.
  • Bradly Pupa, a faculty member at California Conservatory of Music and a graduate student at the San Francisco Conservatory, representing the United States.