Classical Music

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Classical Music

Weekdays 9am - 4pm on WVIA-FM

Each weekday hosts Lisa Mazzarella, Erika Funke and Larry Vojtko choose and present the greatest music by the greatest composers.

Classical Music Hosts

Lisa Mazzarella

Lisa Mazzarella

Weekdays from 9am to 11am

Erika Funke

Erika Funke

Weekdays from 11am to 1pm

Larry Vojtko

Larry Vojtko

Weekdays from 1pm to 4pm

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The World Music Education of Philip Glass

The World Music Education of Philip Glass

In his new memoir, Music Without Words, the composer explains how a chance meeting with Ravi Shankar sparked a fascination with the cultures of the world and their music.

Roomful Of Teeth: A Vocal Group That's 'A Band, Not A Choir'

Roomful Of Teeth: A Vocal Group That's 'A Band, Not A Choir'

On the eclectic group's new album, Render, eight distinct voices assemble in a way that's hardly choral, according to artistic director Brad Wells and founding member...

Bang On A Can Riffs On John Cage

Bang On A Can Riffs On John Cage

Florent Ghys' An Open Cage springs from a recording of the maverick composer reading an excerpt from his Diary: How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters...

How The Met Opera's Chorus Master Gets 150 To Sound Like One

How The Met Opera's Chorus Master Gets 150 To Sound Like One

Donald Palumbo is the Metropolitan Opera's chorus master. He tells Fresh Air about "stagger breathing," the ways singers protect their voices and his own lack of...

Get Out And Hear Some New Music This Summer

Get Out And Hear Some New Music This Summer

From fully staged operas to intimate chamber pieces — at seaside settings and mountain vistas — summer festivals this year offer a broad array of modern music.