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



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).

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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 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

IRIS Wired!
WWFM The Classical Network is proud to launch IRIS WIRED, monthly broadcasts of IRIS Orchestra, the innovative group led by its founding ArtisticDirector and Condcuort 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 unique and an encouragingly 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 come from all walks of American musical life, and they have traveled to Germantown, Tennesee 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 to be dedicated to its mission of commissioning American composers, presenting thoughtful and interesting programming blending the best of old and new, and to serving the community through musical and educational outreach. IRIS continues to make music essential, transformative, and accessible to all, at the highest level. These broadcasts are from 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 IRIS Orchestra heard exclusively here on The Award-winning Classical Network and

September 2, 2016- Beethoven & Adolphe

October 14, 2016- Bizet, Carter & Adam Schoenberg


Broadside to Anthem:  The Music of the War of 1812
David Hildebrand, director of the Colonial Music Institute, hosts this lyrical journey through the War of 1812 in America, as told through told through songs and lyrics of that forgotten era which inspired our national anthem..

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 (Saturdays 10 pm)

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   (not currently airing)

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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