Classical Music’s Comeback, on Public Radio

POSTED April 25, 2010 on http://www.nytimes.com — by Elizabeth Jensen
In the last decade, public radio stations could not get rid of classical music fast enough, as station after station abandoned the format for news and talk, alienating classical fans. Just 19 commercial classical stations remain on the air nationwide, by one count, down from about 50 in the early 1990s. But as ad-supported programmers also decide that the classical format is no longer practical, the music has started to find a new savior. And, to the surprise of many, it is public broadcasting.

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Charlotte Symphony Announces Replacement Conductor for Season Finale

POSTED Monday, April 19, 2010 — As a result of the ash cloud from the recent volcano eruption in Iceland that has mandated closures of virtually all European airports and cancellations of flights, the Charlotte Symphony (CSO) announced today that Christof Perick is unable to travel to Charlotte to rehearse and conduct his final concerts as Music Director on April 22, 23 and 24.

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Piedmont Opera Stars Chat With Frank Dominguez

WDAV Program Director Frank Dominguez traveled to Winston-Salem this week to chat with the stars of Piedmont Opera’s upcoming production of Puccini’s Turandot. Soprano Carter Scott and tenor Jose Luis Duval give Frank – and you – an insider’s view!
>> Listen to the interview
>> See Piedmont Opera’s production of Turandot