Monday, September 27, 2021

Clovernook Center Hosts Jazz Pianist Matthew Whitaker in Concert

Matthew Whitaker is an amazing jazz musician who was born blind. He will be here, performing a concert with his band, on Saturday, November 13 at The Metropolitan Club in Covington.

Matthew called us from his studio and provided his own music bed for our interview – totally unplanned and completely improvised.

Take a few minutes to listen and be inspired by this remarkable young man.

Monday, September 20, 2021

An Autumnal Playlist

There’s no doubt about it – Autumn is in the air here in Cincinnati.

To set the mood, 90.9 WGUC Music Director, Jessica Lorey, provides a playlist here for music for the season.

Monday, September 13, 2021

Polina Bespalko Previews The 2021 Xavier Music Series

By Elaine Diehl

The Xavier Music Series returns with all in-person concerts for 2021-22 and Polina Bespalko previews the season.

“Sometimes we take a little step back in history and learn more about ourselves,” says Pianist and Director of the Xavier Music Series, Polina Bespalko speaking about the Artists she has booked for the 2021-22 Series.  This is the 45th Year of the Concerts at Xavier, incorporating both the Piano and the Jazz Series.  All performances this year are live, in-person at the Gallagher Center on the campus at Xavier.

Listen to our conversation:

For schedule and ticket information, visit

Monday, September 6, 2021

Chelsea Guo: In My Voice

Chopin: In My Voice is the debut album from 2020 National Chopin Piano Competition top prize-winner Chelsea Guo. And from an early age Ms. Guo was drawn to singing as well as playing piano and she does both exceptionally well.

She has increasingly included vocal selections in her piano programs, providing her audiences the enriched opportunity of experiencing music in a broader context. Chelsea takes us back to the beginning"

Chelsea Guo has picked some little-know Chopin art songs for her debut CD… where did she find these little-know gems?