Local Artist Feature – Diane Earle

Diane Earle

While Lunchtime Classics takes its summer break, let’s look back at some of our featured artists.

Diane Earle is artist-in-residence and professor of music at Kentucky Wesleyan College in Owensboro, Ky. She has performed extensively in 10 countries and 30 states. Recent performances include concert tours to Italy and China.

Dr. Earle played several performances in 2009 celebrating the 300th birthday of the piano culminating with a program produced by Kentucky Educational Television (KET) for the series Kentucky Muse. She is featured on several CDs and DVDs.

Dr. Earle received a bachelor of music degree in piano performance, magna cum laude, from University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music. She has a master of music and doctor of musical arts degrees in piano performance and literature from Ohio State University. While a doctoral student there, she received the outstanding teaching associate award and won the doctoral concerto competition. Dr. Earle has also studied organ and voice.

Earle has been a Lunchtime Classics guest artist many times. Enjoy Dr. Earle’s performance of George Gershwin’s Embraceable You:

Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Louisville

The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Louisville brought highlights from their recent production of the rarely-heard The Sorcerer and popular HMS Pinafore to Classical 90.5 for Lunchtime Classics. Listen to the entire program below.

Lunchtime Classics: Young Artist Competition Winners!


This week’s Lunchtime Classics features the winners of the 2013 Classical 90.5/PNC Wealth Management Young Artist Competition. The concert is free and open to the public.

2013 Young Artist Competition Winners!


Congratulations to the 2013 Classical 90.5/PNC Wealth Management Young Artist Competition Winners!

Classical 90.5 is proud to announce the winners of the 2013 Young Artist Competition

First Place: Choong-won Jin, piano

Second Place: Christina Li, piano

Honorable Mentions (alphabetical order):
Harpistry 188, harp quartet
Ted Kang, violin
Joshua Steinbach, counter-tenor
Emily Stone, harp
Jonathan Yi, violin

Hear them all perform on Lunchtime Classics Wednesday November 27 at noon.

The judges for this year’s competition were: Joanna Goldstein, Andrew Rhinehart and Daniel Gilliam.

Lunchtime Classics: Andrew Rhinehart

Andrew Rhinhart

Our next Lunchtime Classics features guitarist Andrew Rhinehart, who’s not a stranger to Classical 90.5 (see below). Join us for a free concert on Wednesday at noon, doors open at 11:45am.