Nadia Sirota

new music on the viola & new music on the radio


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Northern Public Radio WNIU-FM 90.5 Rockford, IL Thursday, 2pm LINK

WBAA Classical WBAA-FM 101.3 Lafayette, IN Thursday, 2pm LINK

Morehead State PR WMKY-FM 90.3 Morehead, KY Thursday, 10am LINK

Red River Radio KDAQ-FM 89.9 Shreveport, LA Sat 3pm/Wed 11am LINK

Delmarva PR WSCL-FM 89.5 Salisbury, MD Thursday, 3pm LINK

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PBS New Mexico KENW-FM 89.5 Portales, NM Saturday, 2pm LINK

KVNO Classical          KVNO-FM       90.7        Omaha, NE        Thursday, 10am           LINK

Classical 91.5 WXXI-FM 91.5 Rochester, NY Thursday, 6pm LINK

WCNY Classical WCNY-FM 91.3 Syracuse, NY Thursday, 6pm LINK

Classical 101 WOSA-FM 101.1 Columbus, OH Thursday, 8pm LINK

Discover Classical WDPR-FM 88.1 Dayton, OH Thursday, 12noon LINK

Classical Tulsa KWGS-FM 88.7 Tulsa, OK Thursday, 5pm LINK

Classical Oregon KWAX-FM 91.1 Eugene, OR Thursday, 8am LINK

WRTI 90.1 WRTI-HD2 90.1 Philadelphia, PA Wednesday, 7pm LINK

WQED Classical WQED-FM 89.3 Pittsburgh, PA Thursday, 8pm LINK

Classical KMFA KMFA-FM 89.5 Austin, TX Thursday, 6pm LINK

WHRO Public Media WHRO-FM 90.3 Norfolk, VA Thurs 3pm/Sun,11am LINK

Virginia’s Public Radio WVTF-FM 89.5 Roanoke, VA Thursday, 2pm LINK

Spokane Public Radio KPBX-FM 91.1 Spokane, WA Thursday, 2pm LINK

Radio Free Palmer       KVRF-FM       89.5        Palmer, AK          Thursday, 7am                   LINK

Few things mark a momentous time in your life, or recall a deep-seated emotion that stirs you to your core the way music does. It can stop you in your tracks, underscore a memorable day or change your life in unexpected ways.

In the 2018 edition of Giving Thanks to Music, host Nadia Sirota, creator of the Peabody Award-winning Meet the Composer podcast, invites several musical artists, many of whom you and your audiences hear through their recordings each day, to choose a piece of music that illustrates the profound value that classical music has had for them in their lives.

As these outstanding people from the worlds of conducting, composing and performance reveal their experiences, they and we give thanks for the music that has enriched their and our world.

Guests in the 2018 edition include:

  • James Ehnes, violinist and Grammy and JUNO award-winner for his 2006 recording of the Barber, Korngold and Walton concertos

  • Minnesota Orchestra Assistant Conductor Roderick Coxrecently part of the 2016 Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview of the League of American Orchestras

  • Grammy award-winning composer Augusta Read Thomas, who recently founded the University of Chicago’s Center for Contemporary Composition and has taught throughout her career at the Eastman School of Music, Northwestern University, and the Tanglewood and Aspen music festivals.

  • Carlos Kalmarmusic director of the Oregon Symphony Orchestra and principal conductor Grant Park Music Festival

This program reveals how classical music has inspired some of the most celebrated artists composing for and gracing our finest stages today.