Winter Highlights 2022-23

Winter 2022-23

December 10th
Metropolitan Opera

The first broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera’s 2022–23 Saturday Matinee Broadcasts opens with a presentation of Kevin Puts’ The Hours. Enjoy the Met each Saturday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. from the comfort of your own home, online, on 89.7 FM in Central North Carolina, or on The Classical Station’s app.

December 12th-16th
Celebration: Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven remains the world’s most widely celebrated composer. The Classical Station celebrates Beethoven with five days of selections. A set of pieces each morning will chronicle his journey from classical master to the titan of individual expression. Each night, enjoy one of five symphonies, culminating with the Ninth—perhaps the greatest achievement in the history of music.

December 18th

Come spin the dreidel, light the candles, and enjoy the music of Chanukah on a program hosted and produced by Greysolynne Hyman at 6:00 p.m. Eastern on December 18. We will feature Jewish sacred and folk music during the eight-day Jewish Festival of Lights through December 26.

December 21st
Winter’s Grip

Few popular classical composers were familiar with the comfort of climate control and electrical lighting. On the shortest day of the year, spend some time enjoying a selection of pieces – by Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi, Grieg, and others – that reminds us of both the beauty and hardship of the winter months.

December 25th

Please join us as we anticipate and celebrate Christmas at The Classical Station. Special programs will include Lullabies and Carols selected by the host of Great Sacred Music, Rob Kennedy, as well as a holiday edition of Renaissance Fare by host George Douglas. Don’t miss your opportunity to choose your favorite Christmas music with our Christmas Eve Saturday Evening Request Program. Enjoy Christmas morning with beautiful selections from 6 a.m. to noon with Rob Kennedy.

December 31st
New Year’s Eve (Saturday Evening Request)

Ring in the New Year with your favorite piece of classical music. Submit your request for a special edition of the Saturday Evening Request Program as we count down together with Great Classical Music!

January 1st
Hope and Joy

Photo by Dayne Topkin

Making resolutions, moving forward from past troubles, and focusing on life’s great joys are New Year’s Day traditions. Rob Kennedy will offer works of hope and joy throughout Great Sacred Music, followed by an afternoon of jubilation during Weekend Classics. Finally, a special edition of Preview! will look back on the best music of the past year, with an eye on the next.

January 14th-15th
Exploring Eastern Europe

Danube River

Political events have dramatically changed the lives of people in Eastern Europe and the former U.S.S.R. The one constant has been the undying beauty of the music written by Eastern European composers.  We will feature the music of Chopin, Liszt, Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky, Lysenko, and many others this weekend.

January 23rd–27th
Celebration: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composed more than 600 pieces and dozens of eternal masterpieces in only 35 years. Representing his contribution to classical music with only a few of those selections is a daunting task. Our celebration will span his vast repertoire of concertos, symphonies, chamber works, and piano works.

February 1st
Black History Month

Recent scholarship brought into focus the contributions—often underappreciated in their time—of black composers and performers. Throughout the month, featured compositions will shed light on the work of George Walker, Scott Joplin, William Grant Still, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, Florence Price, and many others.

February 14th
Valentine’s Day

Music and romance are so intertwined that it is difficult to imagine one existing without the other. Celebrate romance with a request dedicated to your partner, or let your crush know how much you have in common, all with Great Classical Music.

February 21st
Presidents’ Day

Enjoy a mid-week respite as you celebrate this national holiday. The Classical Station delivers relaxing music focused on American composers on Presidents’ Day.

Request Hours
For up to twelve hours each Friday and six hours every Saturday evening, The Classical Station invites you to join the music department! Dedicate
a favorite composition to someone across town– or across the globe. Submit your request here on this website or on our app.