Classical 91.5


In the year that the Proms turns 125 years old, the 2020 season brings the spirit of the Proms to music-lovers at home with treasures from the past and incredible live performances from the present.  Don't miss it, Fridays on SymphonyCast 9/18-10/2.

Although the concert was cancelled in December 2019 due to inclement weather, you can hear this brother-sister duo performing their recital from Carnegie Hall on the 9/16 broadcast.

Royal Albert Hall

8/2        First Night of the 2019 BBC Proms Zosha Di Castri: Long Is the Journey – Short Is the Memory Dvorak: The Golden Spinning Wheel Janacek: Glagolitic Mass (Asmik Grigorian, s; Jennifer Johnston, ms; Ladislav Elgr, t; Eric Owens, bs-bar; Peter Holder, org; BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus; Karina Canellakis, cond)

Bauer Media

In less than a month, a team of broadcasters in the U.K. will launch a new classical radio service aimed at young audience members, 35 and under.  Surprised?  The effort is driven by the fact almost half (45%) of young people in a recent survey said classical music offers them an escape from the noise of modern life.

The service, called Scala, will offer familiar works by Beethoven and Holst, as well as music by Jonny Greenwood, Rebecca Dale, and one of Britain’s youngest commissioned composers, 19-year-old Jack Pepper.

On more than one occasion you have probably turned to classical music for inspiration, community, focus, escape or that emotional space that only music can provide.  But have you ever been able to describe what classical music does for you, or put your finger on the right music for the right moment?