Urgent Need: Donate Your Instrument


We need your help.

Jefferson County Public Schools currently has an urgent need for band and orchestra instruments. There are students in our community that want to play music at their school, but don’t have an instrument.

Donate your gently-used instrument to Classical 90.5’s Instrumental Partners – we’ll repair it and put back into the schools. Call (502) 814-6500 for more information or drop off your instrument here at 619 South Fourth Street.

Instrumental Partners is sponsored by PNC Wealth Management.

Featured Album: Andreas Staier’s Bach Concertos


With a collective half-century of performing, Andreas Staier and the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra release their sixth recording project with Bach’s harpsichord concertos. Available from Harmonia Mundi on August 13, 2015, we’ll feature this new album all week on Classical 90.5.

Featured Album: Pianist Eric Huebner

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Before being named pianist of the New York Philharmonic in 2012, Eric Huebner maintained a busy career playing and recording new music. Just take a look at his discography here.

His latest album skews a little older, with Robert Schumann’s Kreisleriana, inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s character Johannes Kreisler; and Stravinsky’s Three Movements from Petroushka, a solo piano adaptation of the larger ballet’s more memorable moments. Night Fantasies, the most recently composed work on the album, was composed by Elliott Carter (for Paul Jacobs, a former NYPO pianist) and inspired by the solo piano music of Robert Schumann.

Here’s an excerpt from Messiaen’s Oiseaux Exotiques performed by the New York Philharmonic, with a prominent role for pianist Eric Huebner.

Vaughan Williams: Lark Ascending

Here is Lark Ascending by Vaughan Williams from this afternoon’s Summer Listening. Listen here to the London Philharmonic Orchestra with David Nolan on violin and Vernon Handley conducting.



Classical 90.5 is proud to sponsor SONICBernheim, a 3-part lecture and performance series exploring the relationship between sound, music, and nature at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest. The first of three events takes place THIS Friday, July 31st at 7:30 pm.

The guest lecture will be “Edge of the Stage, Edge of the Wild” by Prof. Allen Anderson of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Other performers include Jacob Duncan and Steve Good, Dane Waters, and Sara Soltau, Angela Thomas, and a local youth ensemble playing “Over the Mountain”(Allen Anderson, composer).
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Listen to Classical 90.5’s full interview with Allen Anderson below.