Classically Fabulous 40th

WNED’s Classically Fabulous 40th!

The highlight of the WNED Classical 94.5’s year-long 40th anniversary celebration will take place on Saturday, November 4th in the WNED-TV Studios with “WNED’s Classically Fabulous 40th!”

Tim Fain and Augustin Hadelich
Internationally-renowned violinist Tim Fain and Augustin Hadelich
The event will feature performances by internationally-renowned violinists Tim Fain and Augustin Hadelich accompanied by Robert Koenig. Augustin was recently named Musical America’s 2018 Instrumentalist of the Year! There will be a special guest performance by Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Concertmaster Dennis Kim.  

Saturday, November 4th
3- 4:30pm
140 Lower Terrace
Buffalo, NY 14202

Online pre-sale is ended. 
Limited seats are available
at the door. 
   $40 per person 

Please note:  The music will be grand, but this is not a formal event.  Please wear whatever you would wear to an afternoon anniversary celebration!  
The Stradivari Society
Buffalo Philharmonic Concertmaster Dennis Kim
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Concertmaster Dennis Kim
Classical 94.5’s Stratton Rawson, Peter Hall, Bob Krum and Anna Whistler will serve as masters of ceremonies with special guests including past program hosts. Students from Buffalo String Works will kick off the festivities.  

All guests will receive a 20-page keepsake 40th Anniversary commemorative program and Blue Table Chocolates.

The concert will take place at 3 p.m. in the WNED-TV Studios.  Tickets are $40 and may be purchased online now.

WNED | WBFO is conveniently located in downtown Buffalo at 140 Lower Terrace, near the I-190. We'll have plenty of free, secure parking for this event. Reserve your tickets today!

 WNED's Classically Fabulous 40th performers-

Tim Fain Performs HONEST MUSIC by Nico Muhly

Here's a video of "Honest Music" by Nico Muhly feat. violinist Tim Fain. From PORTALS, a multimedia concert about the ways in which we connect in the digital age.

Augustin Hadelich artist profile

Growing up on a Tuscan vineyard may be idyllic for some, but it had its limitations for a teenager with such prodigious musical talent as Augustin Hadelich. Born in rural Italy to German parents, he had complete freedom to develop his own musical voice although opportunities for training and chamber music playing were few. 

Buffalo String Works  is a creative, grassroots program serving refugee students in Buffalo founded and led by local musicians.

Thank you to the WNED Classically Fabulous 40th sponsors!


40th Anniversary Year-Long Celebration!!

Classical 94.5 WNED Open House

Classical 94.5 WNED celebrated four decades of the music we love on Friday, August 4, 2017 with an open house. Guests got to meet the Classical 94.5 WNED hosts, take a tours of the stations, enjoy a free hot dog while listening to live musical performances and check out the used LP and CDs sale. The day was filled with music food and fun for all!

Classical 94.5 WNED's original sign-on with Cary Smith on Monday, April 18, 1977.

Meet the Hosts

Meet the current hosts of Classical 94.5 WNED, now 40 years old.