Classical 90.5 and Squallis Puppeteers present Ferdinand the Bull


Ferdinand The Bull

October 1st at 10am & 1pm

Highlands Community Campus (HCC)

1228 E. Breckinridge St.

Louisville, KY  40204

This is a musical performance and suitcase puppet show of Ferdinand, the original a children’s book with words by Munro Leaf and drawings by Robert Lawson. Classical 90.5’s education programs manager, Sara Soltau, holds a masters in violin performance and will perform the story of Ferdinand the Bull for violin and narrator written by Alan Ridout. Squallis Puppeteers’ Shawn Hennessey will present a suitcase-sized puppet show of the story alongside the music and narration.

Recommended for children ages 3-10

Puppet show: $5.00; Puppet-making workshop: $5.00

For more information contact Squallis Puppeteers

Listen to a sneak peak into the making of the show with Shawn Hennessey:

Thibaut Garcia In-Studio and Giveaway


Guitarist Thibaut Garcia has been a rising star since winning the Sevilla Internation Guitar competition in 2013 and the Jose Tomas International Competition in 2014. At the age of 22, Garcia has won several international competitions and has a full tour schedule that takes him around the world. While in Louisville for the 2016 University of Louisville Guitar Festival, he spoke to Daniel Gilliam about his background and how that informs his musicianship.

Classical 90.5 is giving away four copies of “Leyendas,” the newest album of Thibaut Garcia. This contest is closed.

In-Studio: Kentucky Opera’s Madame Butterfly


(Pictured: Harold Meers as B.F. Pinkerton in Nashville Opera’s production)

The Kentucky Opera’s 65th season starts later this month, and we’re giving you a chance to get a sneak peek with our next in-studio on Wednesday at noon, here at Louisville Public Media, 619 S. Fourth Street, Louisville, KY 40202.

The cast of Madame Butterfly will be here for a preview of Puccini’s beloved classic, and you can get an up close look and listen.

Here’s the audio from the in-studio:

Albrink & Luvisi: Two Artists Collaborating


Featured Album and Giveaway: Argerich’s Early Recordings

martha argerich

Argentine pianist, Martha Argerich’s career was launched in the 1960s with a series of important competition wins and concerts. She won the International Chopin Piano Competition in 1965, and later that year made her debut in the US at Lincoln Center. Around this time she made her first commercial recordings, and these are now being released on Deutsche Grammophone.

We’ll be featuring this new two-disc set this week, and you can enter to win a copy below.