Monday, November 19, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving from 90.9 WGUC

Thanksgiving is this Thursday and WGUC is offering a few special programs filled with beautiful music to accompany the holiday. Turn your radios to 90.9 while cooking dinner or visiting with family and friends. You can also listen online at, via the WGUC app or your smart speaker. Here’s a list of what to expect:

Wednesday, November 21, 6:00 PM
Every Good Thing: This Thanksgiving, host Elena See and classical music fans from around the country take time to give thanks and celebrate one of life's most meaningful gifts: music. You will hear listeners from across the U.S. share stories about their favorite classical music pieces.

Thursday, November 22, 10:00 AM
Feast for the Ears: Traditional music and American composers take center stage as host Mark Perzel presents a warm, heartfelt celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday. It’s the perfect accompaniment for your Thanksgiving morning activities.

Thursday, November 22, 6:00 PM
Giving Thanks: John Birge hosts a special that offers a contemporary celebration of gratitude, with classical music and stories of Thanksgiving.

What’s your favorite music for this season? Do you prefer something folksy like Stephen Foster’s Old Folks at Home or perhaps a jubilant march like John Philip Sousa’s  Stars and Stripes Forever. Maybe you’re an Aaron Copland fan or perhaps Cole Porter or Duke Ellington. Whatever your taste, we hope you’ll join us in counting blessings and sharing in our country’s rich musical history.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

It's Opera Month on WGUC!

This month 90.9 WGUC presents the 2018 Cincinnati Opera broadcast series. Here’s a listing of what you can expect to hear the next few Sunday evenings at 8 p.m.:

November 11 (Performance Dates: June 21, 23, 26 & 28, July 1)
MONTEVERDI: The Coronation of Poppea
Sarah Shafer; Anthony Roth Costanzo; Sarah Mesko; Melissa Harvey; Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen; Alex Rosen

November 18 (Performance Dates: July 5 & 7)
WAGNER: The Flying Dutchman
Marcy Stonikas; Nathan Berg; Jay Hunter Morris; Arthur Woodley; Frederick Ballentine, Jr.

November 25 (Performance Dates: July 25, 27, 28, 29 & 30)
Amber Fasquelle; Matthew Worth

Cincinnati Opera was founded in 1920, making it the second oldest opera company in the United States. They celebrate their centennial in 2020 and are already gearing up for it with a special weekly radio feature for the 100 weeks leading up to their anniversary. During this segment on 90.9, Evans Mirageas, the Harry T. Wilks Artistic Director, spotlights some of his favorite operatic moments from the past 100 years. He includes recordings of many of the great artists who have sung with Cincinnati Opera over the years along with memories from both Music Hall performances and appearances at their first home – the Cincinnati Zoo. Tune to 90.9 or Friday evenings just after the 6 o’clock symphony for more!

Monday, November 5, 2018

François Couperin Turns 350!

François Couperin celebrates 350 years on November 10. Celebrate the life of this French Baroque composer by checking out this Couperin-themed playlist!