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.  

Opera Wilmington Sings Broadway

May 1, 2015

Opera Wilmington has crafted a Mother's Day Brunch that features the top vocal talents in our area.   Opera Wilmington Sings Broadway is a showcase for Golden Age show tunes from Show Boat, Guys and Dolls, South Pacific, just to name a few.  Phil Furia from WHQR's Great American Songbook is the

well-versed musical genius emceeing the event.

Brunswick Concert Band: Traditional & Contemporary

Apr 29, 2015

The Brunswick Concert Band is celebrating 30 years of performance with style-"The Sound of America" salutes Count Basie, marches with Sousa, and takes us to the movies, from The Wizard of Oz to The Hunger Games.   The president of Brunswick Bands, Tom Smicklas, tells us this community band boasts 72 member, aged 13-87.  This concert is conducted by Michael Stringer. 

Wine and Food (and Bourbon and Beer) Festival!

Apr 27, 2015

Gareth Evans, the executive director of Bellamy Mansion, stopped by to tell us about the main events May 1-3 at the Bellamy during the 3rd Annual Wilmington Wine and Food Festival.   The website also lists smaller events leading up to big weekend.  

C'est La Guerre-What's up their furry sleeves?

Apr 24, 2015

The new art production company, C'est La Guerre, has  a secret that's under wraps until Saturday night.  And the only way to hear the announcement about their next project is to wear an animal mask to their Outsider Art Celebration Animal FARMraiser Saturday, 4/2

Cape Fear Chorale: Cherubini's Requiem

Apr 18, 2015

Larry and Libby Oldham are both singers with the Cape Fear Chorale and had many interesting things to say about the spring performance, Requiem in C Minor by Luigi Cherubini.  Larry Oldham earned his DMA in Church Music, so he had a deep knowledge about this music and the history-for instance, which great composer requested this Requiem for his funeral, and why the church banned this music.  We also hear about the fall concert in this informative interview. 

9 Films: Wilmington Jewish Film Fest Expands

Apr 17, 2015

In 2013, the folks who wanted to begin a Jewish Film Festival in Wilmington were careful:  to test the waters, they presented just one film.  Last year, they presented 4...and this year, the Festival offers 9 films over two weeks:  6 feature length films + 3 short films, all at Thalian Hall

Couplet: Two Days of Verse

Apr 16, 2015

If you want to celebrate literary pursuits of any kind--anything from Banned Books to Adult Puppet Shows--Old Books on Front Street is the place to be.  Owner Gwenyfar Rohler helps our community make note of the gems our distracted culture might let slip by, gems like poetry.   

Poetry requires time and reflection and a dash of focus to enjoy.  If you feel you've been too busy to roll around in the delightful rays of verse, this weekend (April 18 & 19) is a wonderful opportunity.  The heavy lifting has already been done. 

Pro Musica: Music by William Bolcom

Apr 14, 2015

Concert Guitarist Rob Nathanson has been involved with Pro Musica, the concert series that celebrates living composers, since the very beginning. 

George Edwards & the Historic Home Tour

Apr 11, 2015

George Edwards is the Executive Director of the Historic Wilmington Foundation. George stopped by to tell us about the Historic Home Tour open to the public on Saturday and Sunday, April 11 & 12, as a part of the Azalea Festival.  For information regarding the 9 homes + 1 church on this self-guided tour, click here.

The Atlantean Trio Sunday: Beethoven & Smetana

Apr 9, 2015

Dr. Barry Salwen, an international concert pianist, is performing with the Atlantean Trio this weekend.    Salwen is joined by violinist Abigail Van Steenhuyse and cellist Richard Thomas (Salwen and Thomas were founders of the trio in 2005; Van Steenhuyse joined in 2011).   This concert features works by Beethoven and Smetana.   Salwen discusses the selections, and many other interesting tidbits,  in this interview.

The performance is on Sunday, April 12 at 7:30 at the Beckwith Recital Hall, located in the Cultural Arts Building (CAB) on Randall Drive at UNCW. 

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