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

Join Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra Tempesta di Mare as The Classical Network in Concert broadcasts the first concert in the ensemble's Telemann 360 Project, marking the 250th anniversary of Georg Philipp Telemann's death.

Celebrating Our Musical Future takes you to the Manhattan School of Music for concerts by the Manhattan School of Music Chamber Sinfonia and Chamber Orchestra Monday at 8 pm.

The midday Princeton University Chapel Organ recitals return for a new season this Thursday, Sept. 28, with a performance by Benjamin Sheen, featuring program of works by Sir William Walton, Mozart, Schumann and Louis Vierne.

This Monday Celebrating Our Musical Future presents a performance by the West Chester University Wind Ensemble and also the West Chester University Concert Choir. Tune in at 8 pm.

The Classical Network in Concert this Friday (9/22) at 8 pm presents another IRIS Wired, The Classical Network’s bi-monthly series of concerts of the IRIS Orchestra. This week’s broadcast focuses on symphonic firsts by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Beethoven and Arnold Schoenberg, and an IRIS commission – the premiere performance of American composer Jonathan Leshnoff’s Symphony No. 1 “Forgotten Chants and Refrains.” 

Celebrating Our Musical Future once again features offerings from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Oberlin, Ohio. This Monday at 8 pm we’ll hear choral ensembles from Oberlin perform music of Frenchman Jean Langlais and American Dominick Argento. Also on the broadcast solo performances by Oberlin students in music of again a French-American axis-  a work for solo cello by Henri Dutilleux and a set of African American Spirituals.

Celebrating Our Musical Future returns from summer break with chamber music performances by students at The Curtis Institute of Music.  The broadcast program will feature Mozart's Quintet for Piano and Winds in E-flat major K 452 and Franz Schubert's Octet in F Major D 803.  David Osenberg hosts this program Monday at 8 pm.

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