Midday Interview with Gina Gambony

Mon-Fri 11:58 AM-12:06 PM

During our Classical block on Monday* through Friday at 11:58 AM, Gina Gambony hosts a celebration of the arts and culture of the Lower Cape Fear. She interviews artists, actors, dancers, writers and creators of community events—all the inspiring movers and shakers who enrich our lives.

*Monday Midday Interviews are hosted by Pat Marriott.

Please send requests for interviews to classical@whqr.org.

 

Midday Interviews for August 18th through August 21st:

Tuesday:  Folks from the Landfall Foundation will visit to talk about the 16th Annual Art Show & Sale-happening this Thursday.

Wednesday:  The Sarus Festival Exhibit is closing this weekend.  Curator Janette Hopper will tell us what to expect at the closing reception.

Thursday:  What will the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra perform this year? Executive Director Reed Wallace and Conductor Steven Errante will join us to talk about the 2015-16 season.  

Friday:  Cape Fear Hospice and Lifecare Center is having a Gala-and it's all about White Pants. Tune in to find out why.  

Community Music Academy at UNCW

Jun 16, 2015

Danijela Žeželj-Gualdi joined us to talk about the Community Music Academy (CMA) at UNCW.  She is the new artistic director of the Academy, which is a community outreach program of the UNCW Music Department. 

Bloomsday!

Jun 15, 2015

Old Books on Front Street joins thousands of bibliophiles in the yearly worldwide celebration of Bloomsday.   The event marks the date described in James Joyce's novel Ulysses, a stream-of-consciousness description of a day in the life of character Leopold Bloom: June 16.

Christine Farley and Stephen Framil met several years ago in Virginia when Christine decided to become a non-traditional student of the cello.  Stephen was teaching a workshop.  They became fast friends, and with their common love of music, they created the Port City Music Festival

Wilmington Premiere: "Mary Poppins"

Jun 10, 2015

We all know that a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down-and we learned it from Mary Poppins, the nanny we all wished we had.   For decades, our vision of the story and characters created by author P. L. Travers was defined through reading the series or watching Disney's 1964 film (most of us, the latter).

Connecting Veterans and Civilians through Story

Jun 6, 2015

Author Lawrence (Larry) Winters is a Vietnam Veteran and an author of two books:  The Making & Unmaking of a Marine: One Man's Struggle for ForgivenessBrother Keeper.  Dina Greenberg is a writer and facilitator of narrative workshops.  These two are teaming up this weekend at the Cameron Art Museum for a workshop called "The Stories We Carry," an opportunity for Veterans and Civilians to connect through stories and writing.

Bonsai Show at the Arboretum

Jun 5, 2015

Mary Recupero, the President of the Cape Fear Bonsai Society, is excited about the 2nd Annual Bonsai Show at the Arboretum on Saturday, June 6.  Last year, the Bonsai showcase attracted hundreds of visitors interested in seeing this living art and learning how to do it for themselves. 

When you come in contact with the brilliance of the performers from Camerata Philadelphia, you will likely be amazed that these artists are again coming to Wilmington, and that again, performances are FREE.   Listen to a recording here of the ensemble performing music by Dmitri Shostakovich. 

Youth Development through Golf: 1st Tee

Jun 3, 2015

Randy Hofer is the new Executive Director of First Tee of the Cape Fear Region, a program serving youth from New Hanover, Pender, and Duplin counties.  Randy was a leader of another First Tee in Philadelphia before moving to Wilmington.

The aim of the program is to help youth develop life skills, including self-management, goal-setting, and resiliency.  They accomplish this through the game of golf and connected character-building activities.

Local athlete Solomon Harvey seems to have been preparing for Ninjahood since childhood. When he heard about the American Ninja Warrior competition on NBC, it was the opportunity of a lifetime.  

The Wilmington Symphonic Winds (WSW) is wrapping up its first season this Sunday, May 31 with a 7:00 concert at Kenan Auditorium. Conductor John LaCognata visited to talk about the formation of the band last year and the success of their concerts so far.  WSW just received  501(c)3 non-profit status, a great accomplishment providing continued momentum into next season.

The band boasts over 70 performers for this spring concert and an eclectic selection of music:

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