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Radio Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice Merchant of Venice 150

This unique production of Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice harkens back to the heyday of radio drama, with a live broadcast at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, in commemoration of the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s baptism.


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Carnegie Hall Live: Britten's War Requiem Robert SpanoHailed as "a phenomenon" who "pulls together the most intellectually enticing and emotionally gripping [performances] in New York" (The New Yorker), Robert Spano leads his Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in a stirring performance of Britten’s towering masterpiece.
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Shakespeare in Music Shakespeare FestivalIn celebration of the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare, WDAV presents a week-long festival of classical selections inspired by Shakespeare's works.
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The Bach Experience with Scott Allen Jarrett jarrett-scott-allen-300px.jpgScott Allen Jarrett, Charlotte Symphony Director of Choruses and Assistant Conductor, gives a personal guide to hearing Bach's St. Matthew Passion.
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Arts Feature: Martha Connerton, Kinetic Works Martha Connerton 150WDAV's Matt Rogers talks to Martha Connerton, director of Kinetic Works about "The Season Ballet" featuring the score by Alexander Glazunov.
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Arts Feature: Richard Rosenberg Richard RosenbergFrank Dominguez talks with Richard Rosenburg, Artistic Director of the Union Symphony, about the upcoming Czech & Balances performance at The Batte Center at Wingate University.
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Christ Church Cathedral Choir of Oxford Live Broadcast Christ Church Cathedral Choir For 500 years, Christ Church Cathedral choir has represented the very best of the English choral tradition. You’ll hear works by Tallis, Handel, Purcell, Walton, Vaughan Williams, and more during this live broadcast, hosted by Theresa Woody and Matt Rogers.
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Interview with Robert Moody of the Winston-Salem Symphony Robert MoodyHow do two area orchestras with two different conductors come together as one grand symphony? Robert Moody of the Winston-Salem Symphony talks with WDAV's Matt Rogers about upcoming joint concerts with the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra.
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Performance Chat: Christopher O'Riley Christopher ORiley 150Christopher O’Riley, acclaimed pianist and host of From the Top, stops by the WDAV John Clark Performance Studio for an interview and live performance.
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Performance/Chat: Kontras Quartet Kontras 150 jpgOur good friends The Kontras Quartet stop by to chat with host Matt Rogers and give us a preview of an upcoming concert, their last performance as the Western Piedmont Symphony's Quartet in Residence. 
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Performance/Chat: North Carolina Baroque Orchestra Margaret CarpenterSoprano Margaret Carpenter joins members of the North Carolina Baroque Orchestra for a visit to the WDAV studios for a live preview of the upcoming service featuring Buxtehude's Membra Jesu Nostri.
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Reel Music: Kristen Anderson-Lopez, "Frozen" Songwriter Kristen Anderson-LopezOscar-winning songwriter Kristen Anderson-Lopez talks with WDAV’s Matt Rogers about her work in the Disney blockbuster “Frozen.” Anderson-Lopez hails from the Charlotte area, and she tells Matt how her path took her from Charlotte Country Day High School to the Hollywood red carpet.
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WDAV 2013-2014 Orchestra Season Preview Charlotte Symphony 250A program of musical highlights from the upcoming seasons of our region’s major orchestras hosted by Matt Rogers. 

Orchestra seasons featured included CSO Classics Series, Winston-Salem Symphony, Charlotte Civic Orchestra, Union Symphony, Salisbury Symphony and Western Piedmont Symphony.
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Biscuits & Bach & Bojangles Biscuits Bach and BojanglesCelebrate the 5th anniversary of Biscuits & Bach with WDAV… and Bojangles! On Sunday, March 30th between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., fans of the program and members of the community are invited to visit the station for live music, giveaways, and complimentary biscuits and coffee from Bojangles and Summit Coffee.
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Carnegie Hall Live: The English Concert Carnegie Hall Live English Concert 150

Handel’s most famous oratorio is Messiah, but his favorite was Theodoro. Get to know Theodoro better with this performance from Carnegie Hall Live, hosted by Fred Child and Jeff Spurgeon.


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Performance Chat: Ben Smolen

Ben Smolen 150Classical flutist Ben Smolen joins Matt Rogers in the WDAV performance studio. He'll talk about his role in the Master Class of the Symphony Guild of Charlotte and will perform works from JS Bach, Michael Gandolfi, and Claude Debussy.


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St. Patrick's Celebration 2014

Celtic HarpWDAV celebrates St. Patrick’s Day on Monday, March 17th by playing selections throughout the day by Irish musicians and composers, as well as Celtic music in classical arrangements and performances. Enjoy the music, and slainte!


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Arts Feature: Do You Love Me? Culpepper-Boye-300WDAV’s Myelita Melton will talk with soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and baritone Dan Boye about the concert, "Do You Love Me?" at the Duke Family Performance Hall at Davidson College.
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The Cashore Marionettes: Making Poetry of Puppetry Cashore Like many performances, the show Life in Motion seeks to capture the depth of human experience. But this show has a challenge that most do not: It’s performed entirely by marionettes. Classical music figures prominently in the show, as vignettes of everyday moments are paired with music to match.
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Open Air Brevard 2013 brevard-tileWDAV joins the Brevard Music Center and Summer Festival for seven weeks of classical masterworks
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Performance Chat: Christopher Gilliam Davidson College Chorale 150Christopher Gilliam -- director of the Davidson College Chorale, a highly selective, auditioned choir of 24 student singers -- chats with WDAV's Frank Dominguez about the ensemble. 
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10th Anniversary of the Samuel W. Newell Building Facade of the Samuel W. Newell Building.The Samuel W. Newell Building opened it's doors on February 27, 2003 becoming the new home to WDAV. We commemorate our inaugural broadcast from the John Clark performance studio with selections of live performances from that day.
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Charlotte's Brodt Music Company to close after 78 years Brodt Music TileBrodt Music Company has served the Charlotte community since 1934. Due to financial constraints resulting from the 2008 recession and a continuing movement toward web-based print music sales, Brodt Music will close at the end of October 2012. The local fixture provided support to area churches, schools and hosted renown artist such as Kathleen Battle and Itzhak Perlman. WDAV Digital Producer George Marshall interviews owner Lee Northcutt about the store's 78 year life and imminent closure.
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