We have a great line up of holiday programming on our stations! New specials and returning favorites make for a jolly season.
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.
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.
Classical 94.5 WNED
Watch how businesses all around our region are sharing their love of classical music with you!
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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.
Classical 94.5 WNED Production
From Sorrow to Joy— Od Żalu do Radości is a celebration of the music, customs and traditions of Poland and Polish Americans. Listen to this Classical 94.5 WNED original production.
Classical 94.5 WNED production
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Nick's Flix explores music from films you've come to love, while playing some new potential favorites.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Congratulations Bokyung Byun!
Bokyung Byun of South Korea is the first woman to win the JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto competition. Byun also won the Musicians Choice award as voted by the BPO.