WDIY Classics

WDIY Announces New Executive Director

Sep 5, 2013

The Board of Directors of WDIY, Lehigh Valley Community Public Radio, is pleased to announce that Wagner Previato has been named Executive Director. Mr. Previato, who will begin work August 19, will advance strategic direction for the organization, and oversee programming, marketing, fundraising, and technology. Previato is an experienced executive who has provided leadership in both for-profit and non-profit organizations throughout his career.

George Fennell interviews Mitch Huston, business manager of the Bethlehem American Legion Band, during today's program. Mitch is the son of the founder, Ray Huston, who just retired as director after 66 years. George Fennel took over the post in March and plays some selections recorded by the band.

Host Ellis Finger welcomes Charisse Baldoria, classical pianist and professor at Bloomsburg University, to the studio. She will be performing as part of the Vesper Concert Series at 5pm at the Central Moravian Church. (Original air date August 7, 2013.)

Pianist Robin Spielberg on WDIY Classics

Aug 6, 2013

Host George Fennell  interviews highly-acclaimed pianist Robin Spielberg, who is best known for her classical music, American standards and her own original material.  She is also author of the book Naked on the Bench. Robin will be performing on August 5that the Central Moravian Church as part of Musikfest 2013.

WDIY Classics host Waldemar Vinovskis speaks with Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra Music Director and Founder Allan Birney about their Summer Valley Vivaldi concert on Sunday, July 21st at 7:30pm at Wesley Church, 2540 Center Street, Bethlehem, PA. Program highlights include:
Vivaldi - Violin Concerto in E Minor RV 279
J. C. Bach - Quintet in A Op. 11, No, 5
Biscogli - Concerto in D for trumpet, oboe, bassoon and strings - Lawrence Wright, trumpet
Corelli - Trio Sonata in D, Op. 3 No. 2

Host of WDIY Classics, Waldemar Vinovskis speaks with Allan Birney, Music Director/Conductor of the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra about the first Valley Vivaldi concert of the summer on Sunday, June 9th at Christ Lutheran Church at 13th and Hamilton Streets in Allentown at 7:30pm. 

Program highlights include:  Vivaldi - Concerto in C Minor for strings RV 119; Handel - Trio Sonata in F;

WDIY began its new monthly feature “Community Bands of the Lehigh Valley” this morning as part of its WDIY Classics program. The monthly program will air at 11am on the last Monday of the month for the next year, culminating with the Concert Bands International Convention happening at Miller Symphony Hall in March, 2014.

Host Waldamar Vinovskis speaks with Steven Sametz, Director of the Lehigh University Choral Arts program, presenting "An Evening of Music by two Heavyweights, Wagner and Verdi in Baker Hall at the Zoellner Arts Center on Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27th 2013 at 8pm.

Host Waldemar Vinovskis talks with Allan Birney, Music Director of the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra about their upcoming performance Four by Four, happening Saturday, April 20 at 7:30 PM at the First Presbyterian Church, Allentown with piano soloist Michael Gurt.

Host Waldemar Vinovskis talks with Allentown Symphony's Diane Wittry and Venezuelan pianist Vanessa Perez. Perez will be playing the Ravel Piano Concerto in G Major on April 13 and 14 at Miller Symphony Hall in Allentown.