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This Week At The Classical Station

by Rob Kennedy

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

February 19 Birthdays

On February 19 we observe the birthday of Italian composer Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805) and American violinist Gil Shaham (1971-). A prolific composer, Signor Boccherini composed over five hundred pieces in a variety of forms. Gil Shaham is one of the current generation of violinists most distinguished performers. He concertizes worldwide.

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Monday, February 18, 2019

February 18 Birthday

On February 18 we observe the birthday of American mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard. Twice a Grammy Award winner, Ms. Leonard graduated from The Julliard School and made her Metropolitan Opera debut in 2007.

Photo: Jared Slater

Philadelphia Orchestra

On our Presidents' Day edition of Monday Night at the Symphony we'll spend an evening with a great American ensemble, the Philadelphia Orchestra. Hear music of George Gershwin, Ottorino Respighi and Sergei Rachmaninoff, in performances led by Eugene Ormandy, Riccardo Muti and music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

You can enjoy the concert on 89.7 FM in Central North Carolina and streaming everywhere online and on our apps. The concert begins at 8 p.m. Eastern.

Photo: Chris Lee


Meet The Announcer

Ever wonder what your favorite voice looks like? That's Sherman Wallace, host of our overnight program Sleepers Awake above. More about our announcers at Meet The Announcer.

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