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The Fifth Annual Dr. Sanford L. and Beatrice Ziff Honors for Outstanding Contributions to the Arts Luncheon

We hope you will join us for this wonderful event on Friday, January 30, 2015, at the historic Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. This event recognizes individuals and organizations with distinguished achievements in supporting the arts in South Florida.

The luncheon includes a special live musical presentation, recognition of Classical South Florida Leadership Circle Members and an awards ceremony. The program will be begin at noon, with a reception beginning at 11:15 a.m.

Please visit our event website for more information and to RSVP.

Everything Carmen: The Classical South Florida Gala

You are invited to an evening of great food, company and music on Monday, January 26, 2015 at the The Club at Pelican Bay in Naples.

On-air host John Zech will join us, and the night will feature performances of the Arias from Carmen and a pianist playing variations on themes from the same masterpiece. We hope that you will join us – and be sure to wear a little red if you do!

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit our event page.

Concierto Re-launch Event

Classical South Florida recently celebrated the re-launch of Concierto – a program featuring the contributions of Hispanic and Latin classical music from musicians and composers presented in a bilingual format – with a cocktail reception and concert at Steinway Pianos in Coral Gables.

Hosted by CSF President, Nestor Rodriguez, the event featured performances by CSF’s youngest member, 14 year old Soprano Claudia Giugni (accompanied by Leonardo Cosio), as well as from virtuoso pianist Anthony A. Coniglio.

And to top it all off, a proclamation from of the Mayor of the City of Coral Gables, James Cason, announced that “Sundays belong to Concierto.”

Daisy Oliveria covered the evening for the, and here is her recap of the night’s festivities:

You can listen to Concierto on Sunday nights at 8 on 89.7, or stream at

The Metropolitan Opera

Live 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.

December 27, 2014, 1:00p.m. – Verdi’s La Traviata
January 3, 2015, 1:00p.m. – Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel
January 10, 2015, 1:00p.m. – Verdi’s Aida


(The Chopin Showcase will not air the week of December 22nd.) Tune in for our special series on Chopin Tuesdays at 1 P.M. and repeated again on Sundays at 11 A.M for the next 12 weeks. The Chopin Showcase is presented by the Chopin Foundation of the US, hosting the American National Chopin Competition, February 21 – March 1, 2015. The Showcase, hosted by Melissa Ousley and produced by Valerie Kahler, will include the music of Chopin as performed by some of its most important past winners and interpreters typically associated with Chopin’s music.


Concierto, produced by WDAV Classical Public Radio, is America’s first nationally distributed bilingual (Spanish-English) classical music program that calls special attention to the contributions to the art form by Latin-American and Spanish composers and performers.  The program is moving to 8 P.M. on Sundays on WKCP 89.7 FM and via online streaming!


Classical South Florida is giving away a trip for two on the SOLD OUT “River Rhapsody on the Danube” tour with Performance Today host Fred Child from June 22 – July 1, 2015.  The lucky winner will receive the travel experience of a lifetime that includes a tour package for two on “River Rhapsody on the Danube” and round trip airline tickets.

Get full details on prize and eligibility in the official rules. Give now, and you’ll be automatically entered to win! You don’t have to make a donation to enter.  Just fill out the online form.


You asked for it! Now, here it is: the Classical South Florida merchandise store online at Pretty Good Goods.  Members receive a special discount. Check your email for the monthly membership update for the special promo code. All proceeds support the music you love here at CSF.  You may order online here.

Holiday Programming

Tune in to Classical South Florida for holiday specials all season long.

Listen Holiday Classics: Our all-holiday music stream. Available through January 1.

Upcoming Programs

Mondays, 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.; Sundays at noon

Top Score

Emily Reese

Host Emily Reese takes an in-depth listen to video game music and talks with the people who make it.

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Thursdays, 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Fridays, 8 a.m. and 1 p.m.

On the Town

Scott Blankenship

Scott Blankenship hosts this 5-minute weekly segment highlighting some of the best and unique events around South Florida.

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Wednesdays at 2 p.m., Saturdays at 10 a.m.

New Classical Tracks™

Julie Amacher

Host Julie Amacher provides an in-depth exploration of a new classical music release each week.

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Monday-Friday, 7-9 p.m.


Fred Child

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Weekdays at 6:00 a.m.

The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor®

Garrison Keillor

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Sundays 7-8 p.m.

From the Top

Garrison Keillor

Hosted by acclaimed pianist Christopher O’Riley, each broadcast presents five high-caliber performances along with interviews, sketches and games, revealing the heart and soul behind extraordinary young musicians.

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Sunday 8 — 10 p.m. on 89.7


Concierto, produced by WDAV Classical Public Radio, is America's first nationally distributed bilingual (Spanish-English) classical music program that calls special attention to the contributions to the art form by Latin-American and Spanish composers and performers.


Wednesdays, 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.; Saturdays at 9 a.m.

Backstage with The New World Symphony

Elena See

Elena See introduces you to the best and brightest young instrumentalists at Miami's New World Symphony.


Tues. 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.; Sat. at 11 a.m.

Flicks in Five™

Lynne Warfel

Lynne Warfel takes you to the movies with great movies, their scores and the stories behind the cameras ... all in five minutes.


Weekdays, 7 a.m.

Composers Datebook®

John Zech

John Zech hosts Composers Datebook, a daily two-minute program designed to inform, engage and entertain listeners with timely information about composers of the past and present. Produced in association with the American Composers Forum.

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Sundays, 1-3 p.m.


Alison Young

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Sundays, 6-8 a.m.


Michael Barone

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Wednesdays at 6 p.m.
Rebroadcast Sundays at 7 p.m. on 101.9 (West Palm Beach)

On The Money with Steve Pomeranz

Steve Pomeranz

On The Money features the advice and commentary of Steven L. Pomeranz, CFP. Learn and be protected on valuable money issues like financial planning, retirement issues, smart shopping, consumer news and more.

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