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2015 Winter Member Drive

down sized beach towelHelp us reach our goal and support great music by becoming a member, renewing your membership or making an additional gift right now! And be sure to take advantage of our brand new thank you gifts: $7 a month gets you the CSF coffee mug, $18 a month gets you the CSF beach towel and $25 gets you both. Do it right now! And thank you for your support.

Erik Lu

ErikLuCongratulations to pianist Erik Lu, who won the National Chopin Competition in Miami this past weekend. He was one of the youngest winners, if not THE youngest, and the win earns him an automatic spot at the International competition in Warsaw later this year. Congrats, Erik! And speaking of Chopin, be sure to listen to the archived episodes of our Chopin Showcase.

The Romantic Piano

dubal1In this 13–part series, pianist, teacher and author David Dubal explores the way the giants of the 19th century wrote for the solo piano. Each one–hour program will focus on a single composer, from Dubal’s list of six key Romantics: Franz Schubert, Felix Mendelssohn, Frederick Chopin, Robert Schumann, Franz Liszt and Johannes Brahms. Hear The Romantic Piano on Classical South Florida every Sunday at 11am starting March 8. (Updated on March 2 with corrected start date.)

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.

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

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


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


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