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2015 Winter Member Drive

down sized beach towelListeners provide over 50% of the funding we need to stay on the air. Become a member today and help us continue to provide the most beautiful music ever written to the south Florida community. And if you join during this drive, you can take advantage of our brand new thank you gifts. $10 a month gets you the CSF coffee mug, $20 a month gets you the CSF beach towel and $30 gets you both. Do it right now! And thank you for your support.

The Chopin Showcase Archive

chopinHosted by Melissa Ousley and produced by Valerie Kahler, the Chopin Showcase included the music of Chopin as performed by some of the most important past winners of the International Chopin Competition as well as interpreters typically associated with Chopin’s music. The showcase originally ran on Classical South Florida during the winter of 2014-15, but all episodes have been archived. Go have a listen!

On the Town for the week of February 26, 2015

scottThis weeks’s On the Town with Scott Blankenship features the Sanibel Music Festival, the Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida, a solo exhibition of shu art at the Frost Art Museum, plus much more! Read or listen to stay on top of all the arts, music and cultural events in south Florida.


Pianist and Author at the Society of the Four Arts

for robPianist and Author Stuart Isacoff will visit The Society of the Four Arts in Palm Beach for two lectures. On March 4 at 6 p.m. he will present “The Classical-Jazz Connection” and on March 5 at 6 p.m. he will present “The Competition: How a Musical Event Cracked the Iron Curtain.” Both lectures will be held in the Dixon Education Building. Reservations are required. For more information please call (561) 805-8562, email or visit

The Metropolitan Opera

metLive broadcasts of the Metropolitan Opera are back for another season! Launched in 1931, the Metropolitan Opera’s Saturday matinee broadcasts are the longest-running continuous classical music program in radio history. Margaret Juntwait returns as the series’s host, joined by commentator Ira Siff.

February 28, 2015, 1 p.m. – Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (A rebroadcast from Oct. 2014)
March 7, 2015, 1 p.m. – Bizet’s Carmen
March 14, 2015, 1 p.m. – Rossini’s La Donna Del Lago
March 21, 2015, 12:30 p.m. – Massenet’s Manon

Pipedreams in South Florida

baroneJoin Michael Barone of Pipe Dreams at 7pm on February 27, 2015 at Trinity-by-the-Cove (553 Galleon Drive) in Naples, FL for “Two Organs, Three Virtuosi” featuring Alcee Chriss III, John Fenstermaker and Barone himself. The event is FREE but reservations are required. Call 239-290-9433. And be sure to listen to Pipedreams every Sunday at 6am on Classical South Florida.

Interview with Opera Phenom Claudia Giugni

opera 2Claudia Giugni is an opera phenom, a classical music fan and a supporter of Classical South Florida. Read all about her in this thoughtful and informative interview.



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