Larry Vojtko | Classical Music | WVIA

Radio - Local Programs - Classical Music

Classical Music with Larry Vojtko

Weekdays 1pm-4pm

Larry VojtkoWVIA-FM Program Manager and afternoon classical music host, Larry Vojtko began his tenure at the station in 1982 as the early morning host/announcer. He is also the prouducer and host of most of the concert broadcasts for the station. During his tenure Larry has interviewed many celebrities and musicians of international renown such as clarinetist Richard Stoltzman, pianists Leon Fleisher and Jean-Yves Thibaudet, baroque cellist Anner Bylsma, conductor/composer Gunther Schuller, and bass Paul Plishka. He also organizes and produces the WVIA "Simply Grand" series of in-studio classical concerts. In May 2003, Larry led the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic in concert as guest conductor, an honor bestowed in observance of Larry’s 20th anniversary with WVIA.

In addition to his work at WVIA, Larry has remained actively involved in the music community of Northeastern Pennsylvania. The baritone has sung with many area ensembles including: the Robert Dale Chorale, Mostly Opera, Zusammen, Amici Cantus, the Wyoming Valley Oratorio Society, St. Cecilia's Church Choir and the Choir of the First Presbyterian Church in Wilkes-Barre where he was baritone soloist for nine years. He has cultivated a keen interest in musical theater by working both as a performer and Music Director in many productions of community theatres including: Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre, Showcase Theater and Music Box Dinner Playhouse.

Larry received a B.S. degree in Music Education from Wilkes College. After graduation he continued his musical studies in voice with Mr. Richard Chapline and is currently a student of Metropolitan Opera baritone Theodore Lambrinos. Larry continues to teach voice privately. He is also an adjunct faculty member of the Communications Department of Luzerne County Community College.

Larry lives in Wyoming with his wife, Bernardine, and sons, Michael Lawrence and Jonathan Matthew. You can listen to Larry every weekday afternoon from 1-4 PM. 

Classical Music with Larry Vojtko Playlist

Follow Larry Vojtko on Twitter

classical.gifhome.gif

NPR Classical News

Jeremy Denk's Musical Odyssey Through 7 Centuries Of Music

On his new album titled c.1300-c.2000, the pianist begins with a medieval song by Machaut and ends with an étude by...

2 Sides In Chicago Symphony Orchestra Strike To Meet On Friday

The musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra are on strike. At issue are salary and pensions. The contract...

At 92, The Man Who Wrote The Book On Berlioz Resumes His Case

To mark the sesquicentennial of the composer's death — and a new box set of recordings — Berlioz biographer David...

André Previn, Musical Polymath, Has Died At Age 89

André Previn died Thursday morning in Manhattan. He was a composer of Oscar-winning film music, conductor, pianist...

Dominick Argento, Literature-Loving And Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer, Dead At 91

Argento began his career in earnest in the '60s, before rising to international prominence in the '70s for works...