Lisa Gray

WDAV Brings You Spoleto Festival USA

Mozart's "The Magic Flute"For 17 days every spring, music, dance, theater and visual art are as much a part of Charleston as church bells, wrought iron balconies and low country cuisine. Spoleto Festival USA returns to the Palmetto State beginning this week, and once again WDAV Classical Public Radio will be there to bring you the sights, smells and sounds of one the most extensive arts festivals in the world. Listen for our Spoleto Daily Dispatches. every weekday at 7:30 am, 12:30 pm and 6:00 pm starting this Thursday, May 26th!

Take a look at the Festival line-up!

Cellist Bernard Greenhouse Dies At 95

Cellist Bernard Greenhouse Dies At 95
by Anastasia Tsioulca – posted on on May 13, 2011

Bernard Greenhouse, one of the founding members of the Beaux Arts Trio and a prominent cellist of the recorded era, passed away this morning at the age of 95. His death was peaceful, said Paul Katz, a former student of Greenhouse who serves on the faculty of the New England Conservatory and is the former cellist of the Cleveland Quartet.

Founded in 1955 by pianist Menahem Pressler, violinist Daniel Guilet and Greenhouse, the Beaux Arts Trio became one of the world’s foremost chamber ensembles. Philips recorded several hundred albums with the Beaux Arts Trio during Greenhouse’s tenure. Their recordings of Haydn’s complete piano trios won Gramophone’s Record of the Year award in 1979, and their album of the Dvorak “Dumky” Trio won the 1964 Grand Prix du Disque. Greenhouse played in the quartet for thirty-two years before leaving the group in 1987. (more…)

Brevard Music Center To Be Featured on Performance Today

POSTED Tuesday, May 3, 2011 — On Wednesday, May 4th from 5 to 7 PM, listen to Performance Today on WDAV to hear a broadcast from the 2010 Brevard Music Center featuring Tchaikovsky’s Suite No. 4 in G Major, Op. 61, “Mozartiana” performed by the Brevard Music Center Orchestra with JoAnn Falletta conducting. The original concert was recorded at Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium in Brevard, NC on July 3, 2010. (more…)

Pinch-hitting for Joe Brant . . .

POSTED May 2, 2011 – Thanks again to Candice for sitting-in. And welcome back, Joe!

POSTED April 25, 2011 — This week, Joe Brant takes some well-deserved R&R, and in his afternoon spot, WDAV welcomes guest-host Candice Agree. Classical music lovers know Candice for her 25+ years on the New York and Washington, D.C. airwaves, most notably at 96.3FM WQXR, 104 WNCN-FM and WETA-FM. (more…)

Thank You For Your Support!

On Thursday, March 10th, WDAV wrapped up its Spring 2011 Membership Campaign – 9 hours earlier than expected and more than $11,000 over goal! Thank you to all the volunteers who answered phones. To all the restaurants who donated meals. To all the guests who joined us on-the-air. And to the 1,403 people who are investing more than $196,000 to lend their support to WDAV and classical public radio in this region.


WDAV to Broadcast Christ Church Cathedral Choir Concert Mar 29

Christ Church Cathedral Choir of Oxford, England, begins its 2011 USA/Canada concert tour with first-ever appearances in the Carolinas. On Tuesday, March 29, 2011, the choir performs at Charlotte’s Covenant Presbyterian Church, and WDAV Classical Public Radio will be on-hand to present a live broadcast, beginning at 7 p.m. The next evening, Christ Church Cathedral Choir performs at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Davidson, NC. From recordings of these two Charlotte-area concerts, WDAV will produce an Eastertide choral program, to be made available to public radio stations across the country. You can find out more about it at our Eastertide with Christ Church Cathedral Choir page.


Your First Classical Love

What was your first classical love – that first piece of music that “lit your fire” for classical music? Several WDAV staffers share their funny-wacky-touching classical love stories below. Take a listen, and then let us know YOUR first classical love using this form – or by posting your story on the WDAV Facebook page!