Radio - Local Programs
Sunday Concert Hall
Sundays at 2pm on WVIA-FM
Fine performances recorded live including the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Minnesota Orchestra, and many concerts from throughout the WVIA listening area including the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic.
10/30, Deutsche Welle Festival Concert: Telemann in Magdeburg. We have musical fireworks from the city where Georg Philipp Telemann was born, at a festival that salutes the composer every two years. The finale serves up a selection of concertos written by Telemann for one to seven solo instruments. The contrasting worlds of sound reflect different European styles of the composer's time, with fresh, rich concertizing from a pre-eminent period instrument ensemble, La Stagione of Frankfurt. Hosted by Rick Fulker
11/6, Deutsche Welle Festival Concert: Under the direction of Daniel Barenboim, the Staatskapelle, formerly from East Berlin, has emerged as one of Germany's pre-eminent bodies of musicians. The resident orchestra of the German State Opera in Berlin gave the downbeat to the most recent Beethovenfest in Bonn in a program of Beethoven, Schönberg and the Symphony No. 1 of Sir Edward Elgar.
11/13, WVIA Special: The Terrace Piano Quartet. The Northeastern Pennsylvania Chamber Music Society (NEPA CMS) presented this outstanding ensemble in concert at St. Stephen’s Church in Wilkes-Barre. Two extraordinary works shared the program: The Piano Quartet No. 1 of Gabriel Faure and the Piano Quartet No. 3 of Johannes Brahms. Larry Vojtko hosts.
11/20, Giving Thanks: A Celebration of Fall, Food and Gratitude. Music and stories for Thanksgiving--a holiday tradition at WVIA. Classical music is the heart and soul of the program. Between the music, no clichés about pilgrims and pumpkin pies. Instead, it's a contemporary celebration of the spirit of Gratitude. "I had a chance to listen to Giving Thanks and was greatly enriched by the experience." – Bill Moyers (Encore Thanksgiving Day, 2:00pm)
11/27, WVIA Simply Grand Concert: Duo Montagnard. Duo Montagnard, Joseph Murphy, saxophone, Matthew Slotkin, guitar brought a varied program to the Sordoni Theater for Simply Grand Concert in September, 2016. Original works by regional composers were included in this program with a true Pennsylvania flavor. Mountain Songs by Robert Beaser, is a suite based on Appalachian folk tunes. Duo Montagnard also chose music by local and regional composers: Lisa Logrande, Hazelton, Girard Kratz originally from Wilkes-Barre, now in Philadelphia, Kirk O’Riordan, Easton, Dana Wilson, Ithaca NY, and Kevin Cope from Delaware. In addition these composers attended the concert and offered commentary on their work giving the audience a rare opportunity to better understand the creative process. Larry Vojtko hosts.