Celebrating Our Musical Future with David Osenberg

Mondays at 10 pm

Celebrate the next generation of great classical artists with performances from prestigious music schools including the Curtis Institute of Music, Manhattan School of Music, the Peabody Conservatory of Music, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Columbia University, Westminster Choir College of Rider University, Temple University Boyer College of Music & Dance, Rutgers University, Princeton University, West Chester University School of Music, Northwestern University Bienen School of Music, Bard Conservatory of Music at Bard College, North Texas University College of Music, among others. 

Ways to Connect

To honor Black History Month a concert that took place back on February 2 in Bristol Chapel on the campus of Westminster Choir College in Princeton part of the Westminster Conservatory Series and featured Conservatory faculty member pianist Clipper Erickson. This is a program Clipper called ‘Ebony & Ivory’ with music of African descent composers as well as music inspired by African music and style. On the program are works by Nathaniel Dett, Margaret Bonds, Laurie Altman and George Gershwin.

Oberlin Orchestra led by Raphael Jimenez will perform Debussy’s masterpiece La Mer and music by American composer Elizabeth Ogonek her ‘All These Lighted Things’. Then Orchestra members will be joined by the Oberlin College Choir and soloists drawn for current students and recent graduates to perform Igor Stravinsky’s wildly original work Les Noces – The Wedding

Princeton High School's annual Winter Concert recorded in Princeton University  Chapel in December 2018 feauring the music ensembles of PHS. Co-Host: director  of orchestras at PHS, Robert Loughran.

Celebrating Our Musical Future this Monday (1/28) presents this year's edition of the annual Homecoming Concert of Westminster Choir College of Rider University, featuring the Westminster Choir led by Dr. Joe Miller. Broadcast live from Richardson Auditorium on the campus of Princeton University, this concert, titled "Half Acre," features works around the theme of home and love, including a mix of music drawn from bluegrass and spiritual traditions, new works by composers such as Ted Hearne, and works by Poulenc, Monteverdi and more. Follow the program here: http://wwfm-od.streamguys1.com/Webcasts/WCCHomecoming2019.pdf

Includes intermission chat with Dean of Westminster Choir College, Marshall Onofrio

The Rutgers Symphony Orchestra perform favorites: Tchaikvosky 1812 Overture; Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue; Rachmaninov Symphony No. 2

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

Rutgers Symphony Orchestra led by Kynan Johns performs music by Missy Mazzoli, Beethoven & Holst

COMF welcomes North Texas University College of Music with the second week of programs devoted to the Composition program featuring works by North Texas University faculty members and graduate students

COMF welcomes North Texas University College of Music with 2 weeks devoted to the Composition program featuring works by North Texas University faculty members and graduate students

Bard Conservatory Orchestra performs Symphony No. 6 of Karl Amadeus Hartmann & Schumann Cello Concerto

COMF Welcomes Bard Conservatory! Bard Conservatory Orchestra peforms Suk: Symphony No. 2 'Asrael'

Oberlin Orchestra & Oberlin Sinfonietta perfrom new music by Jesse Jones, David Liptak & Elizabeth Ogonek

Northwestern University Bienen School of Music Contemporary Music Ensemble perform music of Ashley Fure & Derek Bermel for the 3rd Northwestern University New Music Conference presented by the Institute for New Music

The Manhattan School of Music Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leonard Slatkin perform music by Wagner, Barber & Elgar 


Christian Steiner

Celebrating Our Musical Future this Monday (4/23 at 8 pm) marks Earth Day with a broadcast recording of the premiere performance of "Voice of the Lake" by American composer Margaret Brouwer, an oratorio inspired by the composer's memories, love and concert for the body of water closest to her home, Lake Erie.

Celebrating Our Musical Future this week presents a live broadcast of this year's Homecoming Concert of the Westminster Choir College of Rider University - with a special start time of 7:30 pm on Monday (1/22).

Westminster Choir College celebrated its 25th Anniversary Evening of Readings and Carols this year, and you can hear this annual tradition this on Christmas Day at 3 pm. You can also enjoy the webcast anytime! See the program on the link here.

Celebrating Our Musical Future this Monday (11/20) comes your way from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. The first hour will focus on cello works with Curtis students performing a fun set of arrangements for cello quartet followed by one of Franz Josef Haydn's Cello Concertos. The program also includes two of Fernando Sor's two-guitar Fantasies. Join host David Osenberg for this broadcast Monday at 8 pm.

Celebrating Our Musical Future this Monday (11/13) presents a performance of Monteverdi's 1610 Vespers by Westminster Choir College's Westminster Kantorei under the direction of Dr. Amanda Quist. The Italian master who straddled the Renaissance and Baroque periods was always progressive and innovative, combining the worlds of early opera with the music of the church, and this monumental Vespers is a testament to his genius and stunning compositional skill. Join host David Osenberg for this broadcast at 8 pm.

Enjoy an extended evening of performances from the Curtis Institute of Music this Monday (10/23) on Celebrating Our Musical Future at 8 pm.  The program includes Beethoven's Septet in E-flat Major, Op. 20, a sonata from Georg Philip Telemann's Tafel-Musik, and Luciano Berio's 11-song cycle "Folk Songs."

This Monday's Celebrating Our Musical Future presents the Princeton University Orchestra in works by Hindemith and Mahler.

Celebrating Our Musical Future this Monday (10/9) features the Rutgers Symphony Orchestra in a program that includes El Amor Brujo by Manuel de Falla, the Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor by Frederic Chopin and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 in B Minor 'Pathetique.'