Preview!

The Classical Station’s Preview!

Every Sunday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. eastern, The Classical Station presents a program featuring new classical recording releases. From symphonies to vocal music, from ballet to chamber music, we sample new interpretations of familiar music, as well as newer music. A regular feature of Preview! is an interview at approximately 7 p.m. eastern. The Classical Station’s Jonny Pierce speaks with performing musicians and composers from around the world.

We also offer a look at upcoming events here in our local area. Central North Carolina is home to dozens of orchestras, bands, choral societies and instrumental ensembles of all kinds. Contact traffic@theclassicalstation to have your organization’s event added to our Classical Arts Calendar.

Here is a list of interviews from previous editions of Preview!

Interviews: (MP3 and Real Audio)

Xavier de Maistre

Harpist Xavier de Maistre discusses his recent release, ‘Serenata Espanola’.
05/20/17


Miro Quartet

The Miro Quartet discusses their recording of Beethoven Op. 131
05/13/17


Durham Medical Orchestra

“M-U-S-I-C” Concert
04/29/17


Allan Friedman

Artistic Director – Womens’ Voices Chorus
04/22/17

Seong-Jin Cho

Pianist
04/15/17

Dr. Evan Feldman

Triangle Wind Ensemble
04/08/17

Rachel Barton Pine

Violinist
04/02/17

Miles Hoffman

American Chamber Players
03/18/17

Elizabeth Beilman

NCCMI – North Carolina Chamber Music Institute
03/11/17

Christopher Jacobson

Organist
03/04/17

Rodney Wynkoop

Choral Conductor
02/25/17

Suzanne Rousso

Artistic Director
02/04/17

Chris Gabbitas

King’s Singers

01/21/17

Allan Friedman
Artistic Director – Womens’ Voices Chorus

01/14/17

Anne Akiko Meyers
Violinist

01/07/17

Juliana Hall
Composer

12/17/17

Rodney Wynkoop
Duke University

11/26/17

David Harris
Raleigh Ringers

11/19/17

Grant Llewellyn
North Carolina Symphony

11/12/17

Mark Callahan
UNC Opera

11/05/17

Al Sturgis
NC Master Chorale

10/22/17

Lawrence Speakman, Artistic Director
Concert Singers of Cary

10/15/17

Dr. Phillip Cave
Duke Chapel Vespers

10/08/17

Christopher Jacobson
Organist

10/01/17

Micah Mclaurin
Pianist

09/24/17

Luka Šulic
2Cellos

09/17/17

Sharon Isbin
Guitarist

09/10/17

George Harliono
Pianist

09/03/17

Jan Vogler
Cellist

08/27/17

Melia Watras
Violist

08/20/17

James Whitbourn
(British) Composer

08/13/17

Zuill Bailey
Cellist

08/06/17

Barbara Krumdieck
NCBO

07/30/17

 

Dr. Lee Nelson
Wartburg College Choir

07/23/17

Paul Neebe
Trumpet

07/16/17

The Fraternity

07/09/17

Simone Dinnerstein
Pianist

07/02/17

Rachel Barton-Pine
Bel Canto – Paganini

06/25/17

Catalina Vicens
Harpsichordist

06/18/17

Durham Community Concert Band

06/11/17

Karin Nagano

06/04/17

Chamber Music Raleigh

05/28/17

Cypress String Quartet
Jennifer Kloetzel, Cellist

05/21/17

Artsplosure
Cameron Laws

05/14/17

Osmo Vanska
Minnesota Orchestra

05/07/17

WVC Artistic Director Dr. Allan Friedman
Women’s Voices Chorus

04/30/17

String Quartet
NCCMI

04/23/17

Talise Trevigne
North Carolina Opera

04/23/17

Steven Cleobury
Kings College Cambridge

04/16/17

Brian Schmidt
Duke Cantata

04/09/17

NCSU Russian Concert

03/27/17

Musical Empowerment Education Fund

03/19/17

Durham Medical Orchestra

03/12/17

Robert Weiss

Four Seasons Ballet

03/05/17

Dan Locklair

VOICES

02/26/17

Randall Love

Duke Music

02/19/17

Lauden Schuett

Lute

02/12/17

David Garner

Composer

01/29/17

Robert Weiss

The Carolina Ballet — Artistic Director

12/18/16

NC Film Orchestra

 

12/11/16

Harry Davidson

 

12/04/16

Yolanda Kondonassis

Harpist

11/20/16

Jennifer Koh

Violinist

11/13/16

Rachel Niketopoulos

Duke Music Horns

11/06/16

The Mallarme Chamber Players

Haydn Concert

10/30/16

Dr. Feldman

 

10/23/16

Robert Weiss

Artistic Director, Carolina Ballet

10/16/16

Peter Alexander

 

10/09/16

Baroque and Beyond

 

10/02/16

Sphynx Virtuosi

 

09/25/16

Project Orfeo

Duke University

09/18/16

Eric Mitchko

North Carolina Opera

09/11/16

Elizabeth Joy-Roe

Pianist

09/04/16

Chiara Quartet

 

08/28/16

David Glover

North Carolina Symphony

06/12/16

Durham Community Concert Band

 

06/12/16

Yevgeny Sudbin

 

06/05/16

Luc Beausejour

Keyboardist

05/29/16

Leonidas Kavakos

Violinist

05/22/16

VOICES

 

05/15/16

Really Terrible Orchestra of the Triangle

 

05/08/16

Duke Medicine Orchestra

 

05/01/16

Paul Barnes

 

04/24/16

Mariss Jansons

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

04/10/16

Dr. Peter Askim

Raleigh Civic Symphony and Chamber Orchestra

04/10/16

Dr. Evan Feldman

Triangle Wind Ensemble

04/03/16

WCPE String Quartet

WCPE Education Fund

03/27/16

J Mark Scearce

Carolina Ballet’s Artistic Director

03/27/16

Adam Lau

North Carolina Opera

03/20/16

Cameron Carpenter

Organist

03/13/16

Meredith Richards

Musical Empowerment

03/06/16

Dr. Abe Caceres

Composer and Ethnomusicologist

02/21/16

Suzanne Rousso

2016 North Carolina HIP Music Festival
01/31/16

Dr. Anatoly Larkin

 

01/17/16

Timothy Meyers

 

01/10/16

Cameron Laws & Eric Mitchko

First Night Raleigh

12/27/15

Dr. Philip Rupprecht

Associate Professor and Chair — Duke Music Department

12/20/15

Evan Feldman

Music Director, Triangle Wind Ensemble

12/06/15

Erica Shirts

Duke University String School (DUSS)

11/22/15

Bill Robinson & Margaret Partridge

Triangle Youth Philharmonic

11/15/15

Ara Gregorian

Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival

11/08/15

Timothy Meyers

Artistic Director of North Carolina Opera

10/18/15

Conrad Tao

Composer and Pianist

10/11/15

Stephen Jaffe

Composer & Professor of Music / Duke University

10/04/15

Pinchas Zukerman & Amanda-Forsyth

 

09/27/15

Zalman Rafael

Carolina Ballet

09/20/15

Marianne Breneman & Jacqueline Wolborsky

Chamber Music Raleigh

09/13/15

Ara Gregorian

Four Seasons Artistic Director

09/06/15

Yundi

Pianist

08/30/15

Beth Bader

Young Musicians of Alamance

08/23/15

Catalyst Quartet

Karla Donehew-Perez & Karlos Rodriguez

08/16/15

Lem Hardy

Raleigh Concert Band

08/09/15

Jose Serebrier

Multiple-Grammy Winning Conductor

08/02/15

ZOFO

Pianists

07/26/15

Dr. Clara Yang

Pianist

07/19/15

Jason Vieaux

Guitarist

07/12/15

Barry Douglas

 

07/05/15

Father Cassian Folsom

The Monks of Norcia

06/28/15

Avi Avital

Mandolin

06/21/15

Andrew Scanlon

Summer Organ Recital Series

06/14/15

Sarah Miller Frazer

Voices and Cantari

05/24/15

LaSaundra Booth

Wake Forest Community Youth Orchestra

05/10/15

Joshua Bell

Violinist

05/08/15

Jennie Lanning & Bob Mulder

Artsplosure

05/03/15

Timothy Meyers

NCO – Opera in the Pines

04/26/15

Fire Pink Trio

Poetry in Motion

04/19/15

Dr. Welborn Young

Bel Canto Company

04/12/15

Timothy Meyers

North Carolina Opera

04/12/15

Irene Burke & Lanette Lind

Free Spirits Ensemble

04/05/15

Jennifer Curtis

Artistic Director of Overtone Series

03/15/15

Lara O’Brien

Carolina Ballet, The Tutu School

03/01/15

Ara Gregorian

Violinist

02/22/15

Joann Falletta

Music Director

02/15/15

Jason Vieaux

Guitarist, Grammy Winner

02/09/15

Malcolm Lindsay

Composer

02/08/15

Paul Neebe

Trumpeter

02/01/15

Rachel Barton Pine

Violinist

01/25/15

Dr. Allan Friedman

Artistic Director of Women’s Voice Chorus

01/18/15

Lorenzo Muti

Conductor, Music Director

01/11/15

Anne Akiko Meyers

Violinist

01/04/15

Alisa Weilerstein

Cellist

12/28/14<

Pierre Laurent-Aimard

Pianist

12/21/14

LaSaundra Booth

WFCYO

12/07/14

Maestro Sandy Hobgood and violinist Andrew Lukonis

RTOOT

11/30/14

Lara O’Brien

Carolina Ballet Principal Dancer

11/23/14

Ilmar Gavilan & Mischa Dichter

The Harlem Quartet

11/16/14

Dr. Peter Askim

Raleigh Civic Symphony

11/09/14

Natasha Korsakova

Violinist

11/02/14

Donald Oehler

The Chapel Hill Philharmonia

10/12/14

Dr. Welborn Young

Bel Canto Company

10/05/14

Jonathan Levin

Clayton Piano Festival Director

09/28/14

Manfred Honeck

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

09/28/14

Suzanne Rousso

A.D., The Mallarme Chamber Players

08/31/14

Fred Raimi

Ciompi Quartet

08/10/14

Christopher Tin

Composer

08/03/14

Cypress String Quartet

Schubert: Quintet and Quartettsatz

07/27/14

Eric Pritchard

Ciompi Quartet – The Art of Fugue

07/20/14

Chiara String Quartet

 

07/13/14

Natascia & Raffaella Gazzana

Duo Gazzana

07/06/14

Angele Dubeau

Violinist

06/29/14

Jonathan Bagg

Ciompi Quartet Presents 2014

06/22/14

Simone Gramaglia

Violist, Cremona Quartet

06/15/14

Benjamin Hochman

Pianist

06/08/14

Dr. Robert Parkins

Organist

06/01/14

Dr. Clara Yang

Piano

05/25/14

Jennifer Curtis and Andrea Bohlman

The Overtone Series

05/18/14

RTOOT

Tries Again!

05/11/14

Louis Schwizgebel

Pianist

05/04/14

Dr. Allan Friedman

Womens Voices Chorus

04/27/14

Benjamin Grosvenor

Piano

04/20/14

Igor Levit

Piano

04/13/14

Ara Gregorian

Four Seasons

04/06/14

Timothy Myers

North Carolina Opera – Rusalka

03/16/14

Rhiannon Giddens

The Carolina Chocolate Drops

03/09/14

Jennifer Curtis & Leda Fink

Mythmusica Psychosonic Expedition

03/02/14

Beverly Biggs

Harpsichordist – Baroque and Beyond

02/23/14

Christopher Bruerton

King’s Singers

02/16/14

Jose Serebrier

Conductor/Composer

02/09/14

Anne-Sophie Mutter

Violinist

02/02/14

Ara Gregorian

Four Season Chamber Music Ensemble

01/26/14

Suzanne Rousso & Stephen Jaffe

North Carolina HIP Music Festival

01/19/14

Timothy Meyers

Conductor, North Carolina Opera

01/12/14

Dr. Robert Greenberg

Music Historian

12/15/13<

RTOOT

Really Terrible Orchestra of the Triangle

12/09/13

Dave Belcher

Triangle Guitar Society

12/01/13

Terry Mizesko

Composer

11/17/13

Robert Weiss

 

10/06/13

Timothy Meyers

NCO Artistic Director

09/29/13

Elizabeth Raum

Composer

09/22/13

Finckel-Setzer-Han Trio

 

09/15/13

Scott Lindroth

Vice Provost for the Arts, Music Professor – Duke University

09/08/13

Joan Tower

Composer

09/01/13

Jennifer Curtis

Composer, Violinist

08/25/13
Gerard Schwartz

All-Star Orchestra

08/18/13

Fred Jocobowitz

Ciompi Presents

08/11/13

Raleigh Festival Orchestra

 

07/28/13

Tony McManus

Guitarist

07/21/13

David Hill

Conductor

07/07/13

Jonathan Bagg

CIOMPI PRESENTS: A Summer Serenade

06/23/13

Katie Wyatt

KidzNotes

06/09/13

Pamela Sklar

Composer — Flutist

06/02/13

Dr. Sue Klausmeyer

Conductor — Voices / Cantari

05/26/13

Eric Pritchard

Ciompi Presents: A MUSICAL OFFERING

05/19/13

Robert Weiss

Carolina Ballet

05/12/13

Rachel Barton Pine

Violin

05/05/13

Sandy Hobgood & Andrew Lukonis

RTOOT

05/05/13

Allan Friedman

Women’s Voices Chorus

04/28/13

Dr. Robert Nosow

Composer

04/21/13

Tom Lohr

Composer

04/14/13

Craig Hanemann

Composer

04/14/13

Stephen Jaffe

Composer

04/07/13

Cristiano Gualco

Quartetto di Cremona

03/31/13

Suzanne Rousso

Mallarme Chamber Players

03/10/13

Christopher Stowell

Choreographer

03/03/13

Samuel Adler

Composer

02/24/13

Michael Jon Bennett

Organist/Composer

02/17/13

Lorenzo Muti

Chamber Orchestra Of The Triangle

02/10/13

Jonathan Levin

Clayton Piano Festival

02/03/13

Suzanne Rousso

NC HIP Festival

01/27/13

Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg

Violinist

01/20/13

Anatoly Larkin

Piano

01/06/13

Lara St. John

Violinist

12/30/12

RTOOT

 

12/09/12

The Oakwood Waits

 

12/02/12

Harry Davidson & Niloy Ghosh

Duke Symphony Orchestra

11/25/12

Nathaniel and Victoria Eschler

Eschler Music Foundation

11/18/12

Allan Friedman

SONAM Chorus

11/11/12

Suzanne Rousso & J Mark Scearce

Mallarme Chamber Players

10/21/12

Leif Ove Andsnes

Pianist

10/14/12

Maya Beiser

Cellist

10/07/12

Danielle Hahn

Exec Dir. / Raleigh Chamber Music Guild

09/30/12

Eric Mitchko

North Carolina Opera

09/23/12

Nicholas Cords

Rite of Spring at 100

09/16/12

Robert Weiss

Carolina Ballet 15th Ann.

09/09/12

Prof. Larry Todd and Angela Mace

Duke University

09/02/12

Grant Llewellyn

NCS 80th Season

08/26/12

Bruce Ridge

Chair of ICSOM

08/19/12

Mirian Conti

Piano

08/12/12

Fred Raimi

Ciompi Quartet Presents Series

08/05/12

Tine Thing Helseth

Trumpeter

07/22/12

JoAnn Falletta

Conductor

07/15/12

Jonathan Bagg

Viola, Ciompi Quartet Presents series

07/08/12

Angele Dubeau

Violinist

06/03/12

Philippe Quint

Violinist

05/27/12

Evan Feldman

Triangle Wind Ensemble

05/20/12

Stephen Chatman

Composer

05/13/12

Grant Llewellyn

Music Director, NC Symphony

05/06/12

Shawn Galvin

New Music Raleigh

04/29/12

Allan Friedman

A.D., Women’s Voices Chorus at Duke

04/22/12

Lanette Lind

Free Spirits
Ensemble of the Raleigh Symphony

04/15/12

Maria Evola

Violinist, Karel Husa 90th Birthday Celebration

03/12/12

Ton Koopman

Conductor

03/04/12

David Russell

Guitarist

02/19/12

Leif Ove Andsnes

Pianist

02/12/12

Joseph Horowitz

Dvorak – From The New World

02/06/12

Brian Ganz

Chopin Project

02/05/12

Simone Dinnerstein

Pianist

01/15/12

Eric Mitchko

NC Opera

01/15/12

Brooklyn Rider String Quartet

Web Exclusive!

01/01/12

Dr. Clemens Hellsberg

Vienna Philharmonic, 1st Vio/Pres.

12/18/11<

David Finckel

Cellist

12/04/11

Dr. Milton Laufer

Curator and Spanish Music Scholar

11/20/11

Al Sturgis

Music Director – NC Master Chorale

11/13/11

Ingrid Fliter

 

11/06/11

Sharon Isbin

Guitarist

10/30/11

Ignat Solzhenitsyn

Pianist, Conductor

10/23/11

Suzanne Rousso

Artistic Director – Mallarmé Chamber Players

10/16/11

Eric Mitchko

NC Opera

10/09/11

Sara Sant’Ambrogio

Cellist, Producer

10/02/11

Lanette Lind – Wayne Leechford

Free Spirits Ensemble

09/25/11

Carol Wincenc

Flutist

09/18/11

Melissa White

Violinist, Harlem String Quartet

09/04/11

Göran Marcusson

Flutist

08/28/11

Dustin O’Halloran

Composer/Pianist

08/21/11

Dr. Larkin & Dr. Amalong

Zenph Sound Innovation

08/07/11

Paula Robison

Flutist

07/31/11

Ann Pearce

Flutist, composer, co-founder of RAFA & RFC

07/31/11

Jonathan Leshnoff

Composer

07/10/11

Carrie Knowles & Neil Leiter

CrossCurrents Chamber Music Festival

07/03/11

William Henry Curry

Music Director – DSO

06/26/11

Elena Ruehr

American composer

06/19/11

Jack Gallagher

American composer

06/13/11

Sarah Kirkland Snider

PENELOPE

05/08/11

Hugh Partridge

A.D./Conductor — T.Y.P.

05/01/11

Allan Friedman

Womens Voices Chorus

04/24/11

Eric Mitchko

General Director, NC Opera

04/17/11

Michael Ludwig

Violinist

04/10/11

Wu Han

Pianist

03/20/11

Marin Alsop

Violinist and Conductor/BSO

03/13/11

Glenda Mackie and Michelle Pearson

A.D.’s, Even Exchange Dance Theatre

02/27/11

Jacquelyn Bartlett

Fire Pink Trio

02/20/11

Jubilant Sykes

Baritone

02/13/11

Wayne Leechford

Saxophonist – NCSU Professor

02/06/11

Suzanne Rousso — Rodney Wyncoop

Historical Bach

01/30/11

Fred Raimi

Cellist, Ciompi Quartet

01/23/11

 

Simone Dinnerstein

Pianist

01/16/11

Dave Harris

Raleigh Ringers

12/06/10

Kathryn Wyatt

KidzNotes follow-up

11/28/10

Allen Anderson

UNC – Talking Music

11/14/10

Eric Schwartz

Composer:

Nosferatu

10/24/10

Jeffrey Biegel

pianist – Bach on a Steinway

10/10/10

Eric Mitchko

NC Opera
General Director

10/10/10

Matt McMurrin

Kiev Symphony Orchestra

09/20/10

Seamus Kenney

musicSPARK

09/13/10

John Hsu

The Vivaldi Project

09/13/10

Shawn — Karen Galvin

New Music Raleigh

09/05/10

Yolanda Kondonassis

Harpist

08/10

Sharon Isbin

Guitarist

08/10

Neil Leiter & Mario Villuendas –

Brussels Chamber Orchestra

07/04/10

Carrie Knowles

Cross Currents Chamber Music Festival

06/27/10

 

Christian Zacharias

Pianist and Conductor

06/20/10

Katie Wyatt

Executive Director – KidzNotes

05/09/10

Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg

Violinist and Music Director

09/06/09

 

Mozart to Muzak

Dr. Tim Carter and Dr. Annegret Fauser

07/10/09

 

Andy Brick

Conductor/Musician

07/05/09
Hobgood Director of R.T.O.O.T.05/24/09
Han-Na Chang Cellist03/01/09
James Newton Howard Film Composer01/18/09
Simone Dinnerstein Pianist01/11/09
Yoram Youngerman Artistic Director – MYCO12/07/08
Alec Baldwin ActorOnline Exclusive!< Rachel Portman Composer10/12/08
Allan Friedman Artistic Director04/27/08
Iceblink Creative Director04/20/08
Jerome Davis Artistic Director02/10/08