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

A concert given early last November just before the mid-terms, the University Chorale under the direction of Donald Nally present The Election Concert 2018

 

Looking back on the two new schools that joined the roster ofthis unique program: Bard Conservatory of Bard College & University of North Texas College of Music

Cadenza- 2018 Recap

Dec 27, 2018

The 2018 An Evening of Readings and Carols presented by the choirs of Westminster Choir College as recorded in the Princeton University Chapel on December 7 & 8, 2018. The Westminster Chapel Choir, Concert Bell Choir, Schola Cantorum & Symphonic Choir  along with Sold Brass were led by James Jordan, Amanda Quist, Steven Pilkington & Kathleeen Ebling-Shaw. Special featured guest artists were Ken Cowan, organ; Elaine Christy, harp & The New Jersey Youth Choir led by Patricia Joyce.

The Rutgers Symphony Orchestra and Kirkpatrick Choir plus soloists perfrom a concert stage version of Beethoven's only opera Fidelio.  Host of WWFM's Sunday Opera Michael Kownacky is special co-host

Iris Orchestra under the direction of Michael Stern present a program of composers who were inspired by their own musical experience and surroundings: Bela Bartok's Divertimento for String Orchestra, Antonin Dvorak's Slavonic Dances and the Symphony No. 5 by Ralph Vaughan-Williams.

The Princeton University Glee Club under the direction of Gabriel Crouch perform music by John Tavener and George Frideric Handel and Princeton student Shruthi Rajasekar.

Airing every first Saturday of the month at 1 PM, Kids on Keys showcases some of the finest young piano talent in the Central and Southern New Jersey area and in the Philadelphia region.

Hosted and produced by The Classical Network's ASCAP award winning Artist-in-Residence Jed Distler, Kids on Keys is proudly sponsored by Jacobs Music

Manhattan School of Music Chamber Sinfonia conducted by George Manahan perform The Festive Overture by Dmitri Shostakpovich; Samuel Barber's Violin Concerto- Petteri Iivonen, soloist & Camille Saint-Saens Symphony No. 3 "Organ"

A potpourri of chamber performances by students & faculty. The Oberlin Baroque Orchestra peforms directed by Jeanne Lamon. Chamber music by Poulenc, Janacek & Elgar

Cadenza- Neave Trio

Nov 15, 2018

The Rutgers Symphon Orchestra led by  Kynan Johns perform music by Wagner, Mozart & Richard Strauss

Recorded October 9, 2018 broadcast November 12, 2018
Oboe Sonata & Cantata #131

Temple University Symphony Orchestra led by Andreas Delfs perform music by Glinka, Rachmaninov & Stravinsky

Temple University Wind Symphony led by Patricia Cornett perform music by Richard Strauss, Gustav Holst, Michael Daugherty, Mason Bates & Charles Ives.

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