This long Labor Day weekend, WDAV bids farewell to summer by sampling selections from the great Carolinas summer music festivals we”ve visited over the past few months.You”ll hear music from Piccolo Spoleto and Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, the Eastern Music Festival in Greensboro, and the Brevard Music Center and Festival in the NC Blue Ridge Mountains. Stay tuned to WDAV 89.9 and wdav.org wherever you go this weekend – and celebrate summer one last time with us!
POSTED ON NPRMUSIC.ORG – July 4, 2010 – Every year, hundreds of thousands of people gather at the Charles River Esplanade to hear the Boston Pops give its annual July 4th concert, and millions more watch it on TV. This year marks the 125th anniversary of the Boston Pops – the granddaddy of America’s popular orchestras.
Posted June 23, 2010 – Music fans looking for a respite from the heat this summer can tune to WDAV 89.9 Classical Public Radio each Sunday at 3 P.M. for some high country (and high culture) relief! WDAV continues its summer music festival coverage with OpenAir Brevard, a new weekly concert broadcast series from the 74th season of the renowned Brevard Music Festival in Western North Carolina. The 7-week series begins this Sunday, June 27, at 3 P.M. with a live broadcast direct from Brevard’s historic Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium.
(Brevard, NC ) – John Candler, President and CEO of Brevard Music Center, has announced his upcoming retirement. He will continue to serve as president until the search for his replacement is successfully concluded and the position is filled. Candler joined the Music Center’s governing board in 1981 and has served as the Center’s first president with great distinction since 1993.
Here’s a very brief film clip from the summer of 1937. James Christian Pfohl conducts at the music camp at Davidson College that would later move and become the Brevard Music Center. Film provided by Bill Vinson, listener and supporter of WDAV 89.9 Classical Public Radio.
During our recent residency at the Brevard Music Center, WDAV Program Director Frank Dominguez chatted with Henry Janiec, Conductor Emeritus of Brevard Music Center, in the WDAV broadcast RV. Produced by Jeffrey Freymann-Weyr for WDAV.