classical music

Enjoy this Event Recap!
2:18 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Event Recap: Photos and Audio from "A Sunday Baroque Weekend" with Suzanne Bona

Live from the MC Erny Gallery

A Sunday Baroque Weekend, featuring special guest Suzanne Bona of Sunday Baroque, was a huge success. Thank you to every listener who attended one of the lively events. We were fortunate to host such distinguished and talented guests, and it was a privilege to bring these special musical and cultural events to our listeners. We hope you enjoy the above live music (beginning at 5:40) recording and interview with WHQR's very own Jemila Ericson. 

Watch for more special live classical music programming from WHQR in the future. 

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Inside WHQR - Music and Poetry
2:07 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Audio Recap: Cavani Quartet and Poet Mwatabu S. Okantah

Cavani and Okantah at WHQR

We were honored to host the Cavani Quartet and the poet Mwatabu S. Okantah in the MC Erny Gallery on Friday, January 24th for a special live performance and broadcast of classical music and poetry. Gallery guests and listeners were delighted by the skilled blending of poem and song. Enjoy this clip from the performance, which brought tears to the eyes of many audience members. 

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Midday Interview -September 6, 2013
11:16 am
Mon September 9, 2013

Midday Interview: Concert Violinist Danijela Zezelj-Gualdi

Danijela Zezelj-Gualdi
WHQR

Danijela Zezelj-Gualdi is a concert violist and violinist who grew up in the former Yugoslavia during the Serbo-Croation conflict.  She lives in Wilmington now and teaches at UNCW.  She and her husband Paolo Andre Gualdi (a renowned concert pianist) give many concerts.  

Learn more at DZGviolin.com

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Listeners
5:00 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Friday Feedback for May 24, 2013

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I’ve spent some time this week looking over some the comments made by listeners when they pledge at whqr.org. Here’s a sample:

Eldon of Myrtle Beach wrote:

I enjoy the music offerings and the educated radio personalities I encounter, no matter the time or day. Even 'Car Talk' is a welcome change from the idiotic chatter that clutters most every other option on the air.

Christopher of Leland wrote:

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Listeners share their views
7:13 am
Fri February 1, 2013

Friday Feedback for February 1, 2013

Wheel of Fortune from Carmina Burana
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Listener Nancy wrote:

Some may say it's an overused standby, but thank you so much … for playing Carmina Burana on Wednesday! I will never grow tired of it and always turn up the volume real high listening at home or in the car. There's a past NPR story in which  Scott Simon talks about why so many artists have performed the piece. Were the words really written by monks?

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5:00 am
Fri December 7, 2012

Friday Feedback for December 7, 2012

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Listener Ann Duvall wrote:

Thank you for the 24/7 Classical station WHQR HD2...which I enjoy on my computer. When in the kitchen we listen to WHQR for news and morning Classical music. On Sundays we especially enjoy the program '[With] Heart and Voice'.

Listener Robert wrote:

February is coming soon. Please ask all your on-air people to pronounce it correctly. If they don't do this, I will have to change stations for the month and I don't really want to do this.

Listener Marthe wrote:

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5:00 am
Fri November 2, 2012

Friday Feedback for November 2, 2012

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We've received several messages about our recent debate on the Wilmington baseball referendum.

Listener Charles said simply:

Thanks for the debate WHQR!

Anonymous wrote:

Does whqr have a stake in the stadium tax?...your short news blip that just aired about the debate last night contained only information about and provided by the "vote no" faction.

WHQR's news department responded:

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5:00 am
Fri July 13, 2012

Friday Feedback for July 13, 2012

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Listener Pauletta wrote:

I do not share the accolades I have been hearing for the TED Radio Hour.

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WHQR's all-classical stream
9:15 am
Fri June 29, 2012

WHQR launches a new web service

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June, 2012:

Now web listeners can experience what our HD2 listeners have enjoyed for years: our 24-hour all-classical channel. No matter whether you're at home, on your boat, or traveling around the world, you can join us here at the station.

At present the service consists of a classical service from Minnesota Public Radio, with brief local announcements. As we move forward, you'll hear more local content on the channel.

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Inside WHQR
10:06 am
Thu June 7, 2012

A "Record" Donation to WHQR!

Lee Fetner and Jeff Wingfield with a few of the 1350 CDs they donated.

Every now and then you may hear a WHQR announcer say "This CD was part of a major donation by Lee Fetner and Jeff Wingfield."  Major, indeed!  Lee and Jeff recently donated their entire collection of about 1350 classical CDs to the station.  This is not only a huge addition to our 7000-CD classical library, it’s the biggest single donation of CDs to WHQR of all time.

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