Classical Music Around the Clock

A Little Night Music  |   A Tempo  |   Between the Keys  |   Cadenza

Celebrating Our Musical Community  |   Celebrating Our Musical Future

Curtis Calls  |   Distant Mirror  |   The Dress Circle  |   Half Past

In a Broadway Minute |  In My Humble Opinion |  The Lost Chord |  The Lyric Stage

On the Wind  |   The Piano Matters  |   Picture Perfect  |   Sounds Choral

Special Programs Info  |   Strictly Vinyl  |   Well-Tempered Baroque



Important News! WWFM will soon be unveiling its new Website! As we prepare to launch it in the next month, new webcasts will no longer be posted to this page. Please be patient and we look forward to welcoming you to our new site soon!

The Classical Network webcasts include "web only" programs with The Classical Network hosts, as well as archived programs that have already aired on WWFM. To listen, you will need Windows Media Player or Real Player (for PCs), or iTunes or Flip4Mac (for Macs). Simply click on the programs you want to hear and it will start playing on your computer. (We are in the process of adding a Mac link to more Webcasts. Please be patient as we make this change).

All of the programs you see here are made possible by contributions from The Classical Network listener-members. If you listen regularly and like what you hear, please consider supporting our webcasts by becoming a member of The Classical Network!

What Makes It Great
The Classical Network's monthly broadcast of the popular, sold-out concert series from Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Music Center in New York City. Composer, conductor, author and music commentator Rob Kapilow, through demonstration and discussion, presents a work or group of works by a well-known composer and shows us what makes this music great. This demonstration is followed by a complete performance of the work followed by a Q&A session with the audience.

October 2015 - Mendelssohn's Octet
Part 1
Part 2
November 2015 - Stephen Sondheim Songs
Full Program
December 2015 - Beethoven: Appassionata Sonata
Full Program
January 2016 - Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 9, Kreutzer
Full Program
February 2016 - Schumann: Piano Quintet
Full Program
March 2016 - Bernstein: Theater Songs ( On the Town; Wonderful Town; West Side Story)
Full Program
April 25, 2016 - Recorded Live at Miller Chapel, Princeton Theological Seminary
Dvorak: String Quartet No. 12, American (Parker String Quartet)
Full Program
May 2016 - Copland: Appalachian Spring
Full Program
Season II
November 2016- Beethoven Symphony No. 1
Full Program
December 2016- Recorded live at Nassau Presbyterian Church, Princeton
Britten: A Ceremony of Carols (American Boychoir)
Full Program
January 2017 - Shostakovich String Quartet No. 8
Full Program

The Classical Network
's new bi-monthly series featuring the PostClassical Ensemble and a re-thinking of the concert experience
February 2016: Prelude: The American Concert Experience- Dead or Alive?
Part 1- Stokowski & Koussevitsky

Part 2- Mitropoulos, Toscanini, Bodanzky, Mravinsky & PostClassical Ensemble

Hosts: Bill McGlaughlin, Exploring Music & Joseph Horowitz, music historian, author & Executive Director of PostClassical Ensemble

IRIS Wired!

The Classical Network is proud to offer monthly broadcasts of the IRIS Orchestra, an innovative group led by its founding Artistic Director and Conductor, Michael Stern. Maestro Stern, son of the legendary violinist Isaac Stern, is one of the world's great conductors and currently also Music Director of the Kansas City Symphony. IRIS Orchestra is a unique and successful model among American orchestras. It is an elite ensemble comprised of some of the preeminent players from all corners of the country and abroad. IRIS musicians have traveled to Germantown, Tennessee for 17 years to rehearse and perform in an exceptional climate of collegiality, always making IRIS Orchestra a priority in their musical schedules. Since its inaugural concert in October 2000 with Yo-Yo Ma as soloist, IRIS has played an essential role throughout the Greater Memphis community and continues its mission of commissioning American composers, presenting thoughtful and interesting programming blending the best of old and new. Our broadcasts consist of concerts recorded live in Duncan Williams Performance Hall at The Germantown Performing Arts Center in Germantown, Tennessee. Great music, world-class soloists, top rank conductor and musicians and a fully supporting audience is a winning combination. Join us for these monthly broadcasts of the IRIS Orchestra, heard exclusively here on award-winning The Classical Network and wwfm.org.

September 2, 2016- Beethoven & Adolphe
October 14, 2016- Bizet, Carter & Adam Schoenberg
November 18, 2016- Prokofiev, Beethoven, Mendelssohn
December 16, 2016- Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Mahler
January 13, 2017- Barber, Foote, Grieg, Hovhaness & Mozart
February 17, 2017- Faure, Roussel, Stravinsky, J. Strauss II, Kodaly

Vera's Story - A Holocaust Remembrance Program

Holocaust Survivor Vera Herman Goodkin recounts her story of survival and rescue by Raoul Wallenberg as a child in Czechoslovakia and Hungary during the Holocaust. With additional narration by Bill Zagorski and music interludes of works by composers who perished in the Holocaust or wrote music in memory of the victims.


Regularly heard WWFM Specialty Programs

A Little Night Music with Michael Kownacky (on hiatus)

A Tempo with Rachel Katz  (Saturdays at 7 pm)

Between the Keys with Artist-in-Residence Jed Distler (Tuesdays at 10 pm)

Cadenza with David Osenberg (Thursdays at 10 pm)

Curtis Calls (Wednesdays at noon and Mondays at 10 pm)

Distant Mirror with Allan Kelly  (Fridays at 10 pm)

The Dress Circle with Ted Otten & Michael Kownacky (Sundays 7 pm)

Half Past with Carl Hemmingsen  (Sundays at 11 pm)

In a Broadway Minute with Howard Shapiro (8 am Fridays and 10 am Saturdays)

In My Humble Opinion with David Patrick Stearns (not currently airing)

The Lost Chord with Ross Amico  (Sundays at 10 pm)

The Lyric Stage with Mike Harrah   (Sundays at 8 pm)

On the Wind  (Saturdays at 4 pm)

The Piano Matters with David Dubal   (Wednesdays at 10 pm and Sundays at noon)

Picture Perfect   (Fridays at 6 pm)

Sounds Choral with Marjorie Herman   (Sundays at 2 pm)

Strictly Vinyl with Bill Zagorski   (Saturdays at 9 pm)

Well-Tempered Baroque with Lewis Baratz (Fridays at 11 pm)




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