David Osenberg

Partnership Manager, Music Director, Afternoon Host

David Osenberg is WWFM Partnership Manager, WWFM Music Director, Afternoon Host, and Host of award-winning Cadenza. 

The high point in David Osenberg’s broadcasting career came in 2014 when he was the recipient of the Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Award for Broadcasting for his weekly program, Cadenza.  David came to WWFM The Classical Network in 2004. In 2006 he began hosting his weekly Cadenza interview program. Since 2009 he has been at the forefront in making the station the most active classical music station in the USA to broadcast live concerts.  He currently serves as Music Director, Partnership Manager, Host of Cadenza, the unique Celebrating Our Musical Future (bringing listeners weekly concerts from the great music schools in the country) and afternoon drive time host.

David was born in Oak Park, IL. He decided to go into music while in High School. He completed a Masters of Music degree from Northwestern University in Composition and Theory. Primary compositions teachers were Dr. Richard Hillert, M. William Karlins and Anthony Payne.

He lived and studied in Europe in the early 1980s.  His career in the classical recording industry began at Rose Records in Chicago, then on to HMV in London, manager of the Tower Records Classical Annex in Philadelphia (Tower Records Small Store of the Year 1992), Product Manager for Naxos USA and Director of  Marketing positions at Qualiton Imports and Forte Distribution. He founded and ran his Classical Recordings Mailing service, ClassiQuest (written up in Billboard in 2002) for 8 years.

In the past he has taught music at the University of Delaware-Wilmington, served as Music Director at a church and founded and still leads The Straight Ahead Big Band.

He is the father of two - both fine musicians - and currently lives in Langhorne, PA.  A lifelong Chicago sports fans…he WAS a long suffering Chicago Cubs  fan…until this year!!

Ways to Connect

Celebrating Our Musical Future this Monday presents performances of Edgar Varese's Octandre and Mahler's Symphony No. 4 in Klaus Simon's chamber reduction for 14 instruments.

Celebrating Our Musical Future (Monday 6/12 at 8 pm) features a potpourri of performances from the Peabody Conservatory at the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

This week, Celebrating Our Musical Future (Monday 8 pm) heads to Northwestern University just north of Chicago for a performance by the Bienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble led by Donald Nally, who is also founder and director of the Philadelphia-based choral ensemble The Crossing. This concert was presented last March in memory of the music of Danish composer who was labeled as the “established-outsider” of Danish Music, Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, who passed away last June. The young choristers perform a wide spectrum of his vocal music ranging from 1970 to 2014.

Celebrating Our Musical Future presents a special broadcast this Monday (5/29 at 8 pm) as we feature the Westminster Choir and New York-based Bang on a Can All-Stars under the direction of Joe Miller in a performance of the Pulitzer Prize-winning work Anthracite Fields by Julia Wolfe.

On this week's Celebrating Our Musical Future (Monday 8 pm), enjoy the Masters of Music Recital given last year by soprano Christine Lyons at the Peabody Conservatory at the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

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