Concierto: Spanish and English Classical Programming

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Concierto is the first nationally distributed bilingual classical music program. Produced by WDAV out of Charlotte, North Carolina, Concierto is carried by over 20 public radio stations across the country.

Concierto focuses on Spanish and Latin American composers and musicians. This aims to draw more Latin American listeners into the world of classical music, but also to expose current listeners to the rich offerings of Latin art and culture.

You can stream Concierto programming by clicking here. You can also access the media player on their website, where you can learn more about the organization and its partners.

To close out the series on ibiblio’s radio streaming services, we’ll leave you with the Concierto de Aranjuez by Spanish composer Joaquín Rodrigo, performed by guitarist John Williams:

A Community of the Arts

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WDAV 89.9 is a public radio service  of Davidson College broadcasting in the Charlotte area, and reaching beyond, through ibiblio’s Internet streaming service.

Along with a rich array of classical music programming, WDAV also provides daily NPR news updates, broadcasts local live music performances, and supports the arts and culture of the Charlotte area.

Tune in to WDAV and you might hear something like this jaw-dropping, goose bump-eliciting performance of Sarasate’s Carmen Fantasy by violin virtuoso Midori

Radio Pioneers: ibiblio and WXYC, UNC’s Student Station

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WXYC 89.3 Chapel Hill was the first radio station in the country to broadcast its signal over the Internet. And how were they able to do this? Through ibiblio, of course!

We’re proud to have joined WXYC in taking that first step in what is now an inextricable relationship between broadcast media and the Internet.  WXYC practices what they call “free form radio,” where DJs move from one song to the next using sometimes obscure segues. This means you might hear a song like “Octopus’s Garden” by the Beatles followed by “That is Why” by the 90s band Jellyfish (see the connection?).

As former station manager Jason Perlmutter puts it: “Our disc jockeys harness the almighty power of the segue to draw musical linkages across time, culture, and pure sound.”

Tune in and see if you can follow the themes…