Monthly Archives: February 2010

WDAV Launches Radio Chopin™

Today, the world marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Fryderyk Chopin, often called the “poet of the piano.” In a year-long celebration of the anniversary, WDAV announces the launch of Radio Chopin: 200 stories for the 200 years of Fryderyk Chopin. Each two-minute story recounts the people, places and particulars behind the composer and his timeless works.
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And the Orchestra Played On

For any parent, grandparent, teacher or student who wonders whether music lessons are a wise investment:
The other day, I found myself rummaging through a closet, searching for my old viola. This wasn’t how I’d planned to spend the afternoon. I hadn’t given a thought to the instrument in years. I barely remembered where it was, much less how to play it. But I had just gotten word that my childhood music teacher, Jerry Kupchynsky — “Mr. K.” to his students — had died.
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Watch Your Radio: Violinist Giuliano Carmignola

Giuliano Carmignola, the violinist who is buring it up in the Mozart Cafe today, is hailed as a player “who brings back [the] golden age of Italian violin virtuosity with performances as emotionally inspired as they are technically dazzling.” Have … Continue reading

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WDAV Listeners Get 10% Discount on Tickets to "Love Notes"

On Saturday, February 20th, Opera Carolina offers a special Latin "Love Notes" benefit concert at the Knight Theater in Uptown Charlotte, and WDAV listeners can now take advantage of a 10% discount on tickets to the event.
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Double-Feature at the Opera

This Saturday night, February 6, WDAV presents an operatic twin bill: hear Handel’s Agrippina in its entirety, starting at approximately 8:30, immediately following the broadcast of this week’s opera, Puccini’s La Bohème from Washington National Opera.
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