Donato Cabrera on Dvorak


(Photo credit: Jerry Metellus)

Daniel Gilliam talks to Donato Cabrera, guest conductor with the Louisville Orchestra for an all-Dvorak concert, featuring cellist Amit Peled. And they also talked about juicing (yeah, that juicing.)

Take Note: October 2016

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Take Note is back this week on Classical 90.5. Tune in Monday through Thursday to learn what Aaron, Andrew, Jack, and Lindsey love about classical music.

Can’t wait?! Listen here:

In-Studio: Zach Lopes Plays Rare Muczynski


Zachary Lopes is a professor of piano at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky. He’s a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He’s performed across the US, in Italy and the Czech Republic, and even appeared once on CBS’s Sunday Morning. Lopes is working on an album of Robert Muczynski’s piano sonatas, and during his in-studio talked about the composer and played his rarely heard First Piano Sonata, Op. 9 from 1957. Lopes also played a sonata of Haydn and an etude of Rachmaninoff.

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.