Classical 94.5 WNED Interviews


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Recent Interviews

JoAnn Falletta re BPO Classical Christmas


JoAnn Falletta leads the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus, Orchestra, Soprano Aundi Marie Moore, and BPO Principal Cellist Roman Mekinulov (who shares the spotlight with his son Benjamin in a Vivaldi duet) all to celebrate the season with centuries of classical treasures. There are two "JoAnn's Classical Christmas" concerts, Friday morning, December 8, at 10:30, but come at 9 a.m. for complimentary coffee and doughnuts; Saturday night at 8:00 p.m., both at Kleinhans Music Hall. The BPO is a drop-off location for Toys For Tots. Bring a new, unwrapped toy for a child in need. A few weeks ago, JoAnn Falletta spoke with WNED's Peter Hall.

Aundi Marie Moore re BPO Classical Christmas


Soprano Aundi Moore joins JoAnn Falletta and the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus Chorus and Orchestra to celebrate the season with centuries of classical treasures and to lead the traditional sing-along. Ms. Moore is a former member of the Domingo-Cafritz Washington National Opera Young Artist Program, where Maestro Placido Domingo hand picked her among hundreds of applicants, and she has been praised in the New York Times, The Washington Post, and Opera News for her voice. Two concerts, Friday morning, December 8, come at 9 a.m. for complimentary coffee and doughnuts; Saturday night at 8:00 p.m. at Kleinhans Music Hall. A few weeks ago, Ms. Moore spoke with WNED's Peter Hall.

BPO Visiting Maestro Andre Raphel Part 1 (of 3)


Maestro Andre Raphel will conduct the BPO at Kleinhans Saturday, Dec 3, 2017 at 8pm, Sun Dec 4 at 2:30. In this conversation with WNED's Peter Hall, he talks about his education at The Curtis Institute and his first instrument - trombone!

BPO Visiting Maestro Andre Raphel Part 2 (of 3)


Maestro Andre Raphel will conduct the BPO at Kleinhans Saturday, Dec 3, 2017 at 8pm, Sun Dec 4 at 2:30. In this conversation with WNED's Peter Hall, he talks about the classic German and Austrian repertoire.

BPO Visiting Maestro Andre Raphel Part 3 (of 3)


Maestro Andre Raphel will conduct the BPO at Kleinhans Saturday, Dec 3, 2017 at 8pm, Sun Dec 4 at 2:30. In this conversation with WNED's Peter Hall, he talks about the the music of Maurice Ravel.

Classic Interviews

Joshua Bell
Joshua Bell
Joshua Bell remembers that he first performed Max Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor with the BPO conducted by Semyon Bychkov back in March, 1986. He was only 18 years old. Now, 30 years later, he returns to play that same concerto with JoAnn Falletta and the BPO on Saturday night, September 17, 2017. In this conversation with WNED's Peter Hall, he explains why he loves that concerto, and talks about a few things he's learned over time
Cellist Mark Kosower
Cellist Mark Kosower
Most violinists start at age 3. Cleveland Orchestra Principle Cellist Mark Kosower was half that age when he began and this student of the great Janos Starker will bring his talent to Kleinhans Music Hall to play Tchaikovsky's Variations on a Rococo Theme with JoAnn Falletta conducting the BPO, Saturday, October 15, 2017 at 8 p.m. and Sunday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. In a recent conversation with WNED's Peter Hall, Mark Kosower talks about the piece he'll be performing.
Stratford Summer Music Festical
Stratford Summer Music Festival
Why are Mozart's THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO and Rossini's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE so different? CBC Radio Host and Stratford Summer Music Festival lecturer Robert Harris speaks with WNED's Peter Hall about this, touching on Beethoven and opera overtures as well. Robert Harris will speak at Stratford on Wednesday, August 17, 2017 at 11:15 a.m. at the University of Waterloo, Stratford campus.
Robert Harris
Robert Harris
CBC radio host and lecturer Robert Harris speaks in this podcast about the last of the great Broadway creators - Stephen Sondheim. Recorded last year around Canada's Stratford Festival for Stephen Sondheim's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC and the Shaw Festival in Niagara on the Lake for SWEENEY TODD
Esin Gunduz and Megan Kyle
Esin Gunduz and Megan Kyle
Esin Gunduz, voice, and Megan Kyle, oboe and English horn (and violin!), will perform a concert this July, 2017, of Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque works re-contextualized through contemporary improvisation techniques and the unique sonic environment of Silo City. They spoke with WNED's Peter Hall about the sound worlds opened up by these pieces, and by the extreme resonance of the silos, which will be further explored in improvised material. The result is an immersive concert experience in which early music and new sounds are intertwined, reverberating in a post-industrial cathedral! For sound clips visit @sensodivoce. Information for the concert is at www.silo.city/events/ as well as on Senso di Voce's Facebook page

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