Louisville Musician Plays for Presidents

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Flutist Staff Sergeant Heather Zenobia of Louisville joined “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in September 2006. Staff Sgt. Zenobia began her musical instruction on piano at age 6 and flute at age 9. After graduating in 1997 from Louisville’s Youth Performing Arts School, she earned her bachelor’s degree in music from Cleveland Institute of Music in 2001. She earned her master’s degree in flute performance in 2006 from New England Conservatory in Boston. Alan Brandt talked with Heather when”The President’s Own” recently visited Louisville.

Video: Kevin Cole Plays Gershwin

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Hear Kevin Cole’s performance on Lunchtime Classics and short video from the program.

Nicola Benedetti Re-Discovering Scottish Music

Despite being born and raised in Scotland, Nicola Benedetti’s discovery of Scottish music came later in life. Her new album explores one of the most well-known Scottish classical works (by a German, no less), and plenty of Robert Burns tunes and other Scottish folk music.

Lunchtime Classics: Kevin Cole

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Kevin Cole is sought after as one of the world’s leading Gershwin interpreters and for his performances of the Great American Songbook. In 2013, PBS included Cole in this tribute to Marvin Hamlisch, with Cole’s medley of songs from A Chorus Line. Kevin Cole will play live on Lunchtime Classics, this Wednesday at noon.

Featured Album and Giveaway: Benedetti’s Homecoming

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Despite her Italian name and heritage, Nicola Benedetti is one of Scotland’s most sought-after violinists. Her new disc “Homecoming: A Scottish Fantasy” captures her homeland’s sounds from Robert Burns’ folk songs to Max Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy. Listen to the album all week on Classical 90.5 and enter to win a copy of her new album. We’re giving away TWO copies, so plenty of chances to win.

The giveaway is now closed. We’ll announce the winner on Tuesday, October 7 at 2pm.