Classical Music to Fuel Your Workout

20140221_lifting_weights_1Even for classical music lovers, classical isn’t often the go-to genre for exercise music, but fitness writer and Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra musician Gwendolyn Hoberg has a playlist that might change a few minds.


R. Kirk Landon

rklClassical South Florida is deeply saddened by the passing of South Florida philanthropist, R. Kirk Landon. His dedication to – and passion for – the arts in South Florida has been a constant source of support and inspiration for CSF, and his decades long work for the Miami City Ballet helped shape that organization into the thriving institution it is today. Our community has lost one of its pillars, and we extend our sincerest condolences to his family.

Top Score: Cris Velasco goes for Baroque

20140815_composer-cris-velasco_1In creating the soundtrack for ‘Assassin’s Creed Unity: Dead Kings’, composer Cris Velasco used traditional sounds, including arpeggios, counterpoint and harpsichord to create music to fit the game’s 18th-century setting. Chris is Emily Reese’s guest on the latest episode of Top Score.


Handel’s ‘Messiah

messiahThis Easter Sunday, hear a a stunning performance of Handel’s Messiah by the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, chorale and soloists. Join SymphonyCast host Alison Young for the complete story – from prophecy to resurrection – April 5 at noon.


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Met Opera’s ‘Lucia di Lammermoor,’ Live this Saturday at 12 pm EDT

luciaTake a trip to the hills of 17th-century Scotland this Saturday, March 24, at noon as we present Gionzetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor LIVE from the Met Opera in New York City. Get primed with an image slide show and a plot synopsis. Don’t miss it!


On the Town for the week of March 26, 2015

This wscotteeks’s On the Town with Scott Blankenship features the Cleveland Orchestra’s last concert of their Miami residency, Oklahoma! at Blackburn Hall in Naples, and much, much more! Read or listen to stay on top of all the arts, music and cultural events in south Florida.

New Classical Tracks: Romero Captures the Spirit of Spain

20150324_pepe-romero-torroba-guitar-concertos_1Pepe Romero’s latest album is a showcase of works by one of Pepe’s closest friends, composer Federico Torroba. Romero describes Torroba: Guitar Concertos on this week’s New Classical Tracks. Read more and enter for a chance to win a copy of the CD. You can hear New Classical Tracks on Classical South Florida every Wednesday at 2 p.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m.

Patrick Dupre Quigley on Arts Entrepreneurship

20150113_patrick-dupre-quigley_1Patrick Dupre Quigley is the founder of the Miami-based professional vocal chamber ensemble Seraphic Fire – and he has written a series of articles on arts entrepreneurship. Check back for regular installments of this fascinating series!

Installment 1: Becoming an Arts Entrepreneur – or, Don’t Quit Your Day Job
Installment 2: Becoming an Arts Entrepreneur: Establishing a Firm Foundation
Installment 3: Becoming an Arts Entrepreneur: First Steps (Part 1 of 2) (NEW!)

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

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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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