Happy Birthday, Fryderyk Chopin! To celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the birth of the “poet of the piano,” WDAV offers special programming throughout the day on Monday, March 1st. Listen today for these tributes:
Mon-Fri at 9:15 A.M., 3:30 P.M. and 8:15 P.M.
Saturdays and Sundays at 1 P.M.
In a year-long celebration of the anniversary, WDAV launches Radio Chopin: 200 stories for the 200 years of Fryderyk Chopin. Each daily two-minute story recounts the people, places and particulars behind the composer and his timeless works. Each of the stories, as well as the compositions that accompany them, can be accessed at any time at the new companion website, RadioChopin.org.
>> Read the full press release on Radio Chopin
Mon-Fri at 5:00 P.M.
During the first week of March, Performance Today celebrates Chopin’s birth anniversary. The week begins with Daniel Barenboim playing the Piano Concerto No. 1.
Celebrating Chopin: Garrick Ohlsson in Recital
Monday, March 1 at 7:00 P.M.
This exclusive one-hour special features American pianist Garrick Ohlsson in a solo recital from Chopin’s birthplace in Poland. Ohlsson is the only American to win the prestigious Chopin International Competition and was selected from pianists worldwide to play this recital.
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WDAV is one of America’s leading producers of original classical-music programming. In addition to producing 140 hours per week for its own broadcast use on its HD-1, HD-2, and wdav.org channels, the station produces nationally-distributed programs, including A Carolina Christmas with Kathy Mattea, NPR World of Opera, Radio Chopin, and, in partnership with ETV Radio of South Carolina, Spoleto Chamber Music. WDAV is fast becoming a national showcase for music made in the Carolinas, thanks to its round-the-clock classical music programming, live broadcasts, commissioned concerts, videos, podcasts, and social media.
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