Beginning July 1st new additions join the Classical WNIU schedule of superior Classical programming!
6 PM - 7 PM | MONDAY - FRIDAY
Exploring Music is a one-hour show hosted by Bill McGlaughlin, a musician, conductor, composer and broadcaster. This program delves into a wide assortment of topics in classical music ranging from composer biographies to explorations of various cultures, musical styles, and time periods.
7 PM | MONDAY: Encore is a locally-produced, occasional series which airs select Monday evenings at 7PM. WNIU continues to expand this program by collaborating with music organizations in the region. Hosted by Eric Hradecky, Encore presents a performance and commentary from classical musicians.
7 PM | TUESDAY: The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcast Series features live concert performances recorded at Symphony Center, alongside selections from the orchestra’s expansive catalog of recordings. Listen Tuesdays for the fascinating stories found inside the music, as well as insights from the performers themselves.
7 PM | WEDNESDAY: New York Philharmonic This Week is hosted by Emmy Award-winning actor Alec Baldwin and includes recent performances by the orchestra, interviews with musicians, guest artists and conductors.
7 PM | THURSDAY: City Symphonies will present music from four, world-class regional orchestras on a seasonal basis:
Summer: The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
Fall: The Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Winter: The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
Spring: The Los Angeles Philharmonic
7 PM | FRIDAY: Friday Festival will be dedicated to limited run music series with guests and composers as they become available. WNIU will present guests and composers of the highest caliber from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival as part of this series.
7 PM | SATURDAY: The American Opera Radio Series features great performances from opera companies across the United States. WNIU will air this series between seasons of the Metropolitan Opera’s Radio Broadcasts.