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WUFT Classic Programs

Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin

Monday – Friday at Noon and 7:00 p.m.

Exploring Music is an internationally syndicated radio program featuring classical music, with commentary and analysis by host Bill McGlaughlin. It is a daily, one-hour show with a single in-depth theme each week. The show, which debuted in 2003, is produced by WFMT Radio Network.

Magnum Opus with Richard Drake

Monday – Friday from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

WUFT Program Director and “Voice of the Arts” Richard Drake will feature longer-form classical selections from the WUFT Classic library, interviews with local and touring artists and performers (from music, art, and theatre), and live performances from touring artists and star students from the UF School of Music in the WUFT Classic Performance Studio.

Classical 24

A nationally syndicated classical music service dedicated to live classical music programming 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Mondays at 8:00 p.m.

CMS is one of eleven constituents of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the largest performing arts complex in the world. The Chamber Music Society has its home at Lincoln Center, in Alice Tully Hall – the finest hall in the world for chamber music. Through its performance, education, and recording/broadcast activities, it draws more people to chamber music than any other organization of its kind.

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

Mondays at 9:00 p.m.

Since it was founded in 1972, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival has become one of the world’s preeminent music festivals, guided by a visionary spirit and dedicated to artistic excellence and innovation. Today, under the spirited artistic leadership of composer/pianist Marc Neikrug, the Festival invites scores of distinguished musicians, along with emerging young talent, during its 6-week season.

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m.

Founded in 1891, the CSO is consistently hailed as one of the greatest orchestras in the world. In collaboration with the best conductors and guest artists on the international music scene, the CSO performs well over one hundred concerts each year at its downtown home, Symphony Center and at the Ravinia Festival on Chicago’s North Shore. The Chicago Symphony presents the full range of orchestral works under the seasoned baton of music director Riccardo Muti.

Pittsburgh Symphony Radio

Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m.

All classical WQED-FM 89.3 is the official voice of the Pittsburgh Symphony. The station has broadcast weekly Pittsburgh Symphony concerts since 1974 hosted by Jack Sommers, Bob Calvert and beginning in 1980 Jim Cunningham. Broadcasts are heard fifty two weeks of the year.

The New York Philharmonic This Week

Thursdays at 8:00 p.m.

Founded in 1842, the New York Philharmonic is the oldest symphony orchestra in the United States. The New York Philharmonic This Week is generously underwritten by The Kaplen Brothers Fund, the Audrey Love Charitable Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Philharmonic’s corporate partner, MetLife Foundation. Allen Gilbert serves as conductor.

San Francisco Symphony

Fridays at 8:00 p.m.

In the wake of the devastating 1906 earthquake and fire, San Francisco’s civic leaders set about creating a permanent orchestra in the music-loving city.  In December 1911, the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) gave its first concerts, rekindling the city’s cultural life. It delights audiences with a kaleidoscopic mix of classics and new music. The SFO is under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas.

Jazz After Hours

Fridays and Saturdays from 11:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m.

A lively collection of jazz music hosted by Jeff Hanley.

Deutche Welle Festival Concerts

Saturday at 8:00 p.m.

Music made in Germany: rock-solid recordings of electrifying events from the country’s festival circuit, presented by Rick Fulker.

Opera

Saturdays at 1:00 p.m.

WUFT Classic will present opera productions from the American Opera Radio Series (until 11/28) and The Metropolitan Opera (12/5/15 – 5/7/16).

Sunday Baroque

Sundays from 8:00 a.m. until Noon and 8:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.

Sunday Baroque is a celebration of beloved and appealing music from the baroque era (1600-1750) and the years leading up to it.