Pat Marriott

Friday Feedback for May 5, 2017

May 5, 2017

I’m going to deal today with an issue worthy of serious attention. This past Monday Pat Marriott, on his Evening Concert program on Classical HQR, played music by Felix Draeseke. That’s an unfamiliar name in music, and Pat explained on Monday morning that the works of Draeseke were favored by “the cultural authorities of the Third Reich”, then largely disappeared after World War II, but are now coming to public attention again. We immediately heard from listener E: “I find [Pat’s] choice, his timing, and his words to be particularly scary, alarming, and distressing."

Horszowski Trio
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This Sunday is the 3rd concert in Chamber Music Wilmington's (CMW) Simply Classical series. Pat Marriott is a longtime supporter of CMW (and a voice you'll hear on Classical HQR). Listen above to hear Pat talk about the Horszowski Trio and the music the group brings to Wilmington. Particularly interesting is Pat's insight into composer Rebecca Clarke and why he can't wait to hear her trio performed. 

Friday Feedback for June 10, 2016

Jun 10, 2016
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Jake Thomason had this reaction to a recent interview on The State of Things from WUNC: “Why is there a Christian discussion on your broadcast right now? My coworkers and I are loyal listeners, but are very concerned and not interested in hearing this. Christians have their own stations. Thank you for your time.” I wrote to Jake that the show segment featured an interview with two people who are attempting to approach environmental activism from a religious perspective, much as Dr. Martin Luther King worked within both an activist and a religious framework in the battle for civil rights.

Friday Feedback for October 30, 2015

Oct 30, 2015

For those of you who are WHQR listeners and who are not Martians [blue], you know that we concluded our Fall 2015 drive this week. It was a success, going about $4,000 over our $140,000 goal, and ending on time. Here’s one of my favorite Feedbacks, from Kimberly Cook in Wilmington:

I love the station. It makes me feel like I’m part of this wonderful community.

Now for a couple of negative comments. John Sheehan said:

Do away with on-air pledge drives!

"Night of the Hatchet"

Aug 28, 2015

Pat Marriott had the opportunity to speak with A.W. Hammock about his recent release, Night of the Hatchet.   The biggest misconception about this book seems to stem from the title-this is not a horror story, but instead an adventure tale featuring a Delta Force operator with the nickname "Hatchet." 

"Simply Classical" from Chamber Music Wilmington

Aug 4, 2015

Barbara McKenzie, the Artistic Director of Chamber Music Wilmington (CMW), joined us along with outgoing president Pat Marriott to announce the performers CMW is bringing to Wilmington over the next several months.   

Phil Stine is the incoming president; hopefully, we'll hear from Phil later this season.

Bona

In a special edition of WHQR's midday interviews, classical music host Pat Marriott spoke with Sunday Baroque host Suzanne Bona. Sazanne will be a special guest in Wilmington this weekend for "A Sunday Baroque Weekend," featuring various musical and social events with the long-time, popular radio host.

Full details for "A Sunday Baroque Weekend" events are available here. 

 

Jason Hess

Regular classical host and guest interviewer Pat Marriott interviws Olympia Yarger, who leads a group that supports families of Marine Special Operations Command.  They’re having a Valentine’s Day Dance and fundraiser and want WHQR listeners to have all the event details.