WDIY Classics

Before Easter, hear five powerful and diverse musical portrayals of Jesus' last days and crucifixion, from Bach's monumental St. Matthew to Golijov's brilliant Latin American mashup to a dark and terrifying Russian vision from Sofia Gubaidulina.


Schadt String Finalists Perform on WDIY Classics

Mar 1, 2013

Host Waldemar Vinovskis talks with Sang Lee and Ben Capps, both finalists in the 17th Annual Schadt String Competition for Cello, happening March 1-3 at Miller Symphony Hall. Each cellist also performs live in the studio during the interview.

Waldemar Vinovskis talks with David Ruhf, member of the Bach Choir about their performance of Mendelssohn’s fiery Oratorio “Elijah” on Sunday, March 10th at the First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem at 4pm. 

Waldemar Vinovskis speaks with Allan Birney, Music Director of the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra about the Sinfonia's special Birthday Bash Concert - Celebrating 30 years on Saturday, March 2, at 7:30pm at the Christ Lutheran Church in Allentown. 

Host Waldemar Vinovskis interviews Allentown Symphony Orchestra conductor Diane Wittry to the program, along with guest clarinetist David Singer, for an interview and live performance to highlight their Modern Romance program featuring the lush orchestral and choral harmonies of Ravel's Daphnis and Chloe at Miller Symphony Hall, February 9th and 10th 2013. 

Host Waldemar Vinovskis talks with Steven Sametz, director of the Lehigh University Glee Club about their upcoming performance of "The Light Fantastic" with music from the 11th - 21st centuries. Friday, February 8th at 8pm in Baker Hall at the Zoellner Arts Center.

Host Waldemar Vinovskis speaks with David Diggs, Director about The Lehigh University Wind Ensemble presenting "60!" Celebrating the 60th-birthday of the wind ensemble idea on December 2, 2012 at 3pm at Zoellner Arts Center.

Eugene Albulescu Interview on WDIY Classics

Oct 12, 2012

WDIY Classics is an enticing exploration of music from the Baroque to the contemporary with interviews, concert listings, themed shows and more. This week, host Waldemar Vinovskis interviews award-winning performer, Eugene Albulescu.

Allentown Symphony Presents From Russia With Love

Oct 5, 2012

Host Waldemar Vinovskis interviews Allentown Symphony Hall music director and conductor Diane Wittry about this weekend's performance of To Russia with Love. Also in the studio, Conrad Tao, an 18-year-old pianist The New York Times calls “hugely gifted… with impressive technique, poise, and feeling”and Chris Ramaekers, music director at the Hyde Park Youth Symphony.