Dick Kowal

Music Director
Arts and Culture
9:26 am
Thu April 3, 2014

Friday @2, ASO YAC Winners!

First Place Winner Willa Finck

Listen this "Friday @2" for another live-performance program on WCQS. This week we will feature the winners of the Asheville Symphony Orchestra (ASO) Young Artist Competition (YAC!)

The ASO held its competition, open to all students, ages 9-18 (excluding college students), who play string, wind and percussion instruments as well as piano, classical guitar and harp, on March 22nd. Three winners were chosen; pianists Ayano Annis and Christopher Tavernier tied for second place, and violinist Willa Finck was awarded first place.

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Arts and Culture
5:47 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Music for Winds and Guitar Friday @2

Listen this Friday at 2pm when members of Pan Harmonia bring us music for winds and guitar. Flutist Kate Steinbeck, bassoonist Rosalind Buda and guitarist Amy Brusch will perform live in our studios and bring us music by Tom Febonio, Frederick Holm and others...an unexpected dreamscape...ethereal, transcendent, and grooving...

That's Friday @2, members of Pan Harmonia with Music for Winds and Guitar. Dick Kowal will be your host.

Arts and Culture
3:56 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

ASO on WCQS

Credit Asheville Symphony Orchestra

Listen this week for two broadcasts of the Asheville Symphony Orchestra's February 8th concert. You can hear the concert,Tuesday morning at 10 when Dick Kowal will be your host, and again Thursday evening at 8 when Chip Kaufmann hosts.

On the concert program is  Tchaikovsky's Suite from Swan Lake Ballet and Samuel Barber's Violin Concerto with soloist Elena Urioste. Also featured is Muertes del angel by Osvaldo Golijov and Pavanne pour une infante defunte by Maurice Ravel.

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Arts and Culture
1:11 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

Friday at 2: A French Feast for Winds

Kate Steinbeck, Director of Pan-Harmonia

Join us Friday at 2 for another performance from our studios. This Friday, it's a French Feast for Winds with musicians from Pan-Harmonia.  We'll hear colorful and seldom-heard works for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn by French composers Darius Milhaud, Vincent D'Indy, and Albert Roussel.

Dick Kowal will be your host Friday at 2.

http://www.pan-harmonia.org

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Arts and Culture
3:45 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Friday at 2: The Lovestruck Suckers

This Friday at 2 join us for another program from our performance studio as Lovestruck Suckers join Dick Kowal to play and talk about their music.  Made up of singer-songwritier Silas Durocher and members of the Opal String Quartet (Mariya Potapova, violin; Kara Poorbaugh, viola, and Franklin Keel, cello) Lovestruck Suckers' music explores themes such as heartbreak, love, and how to find beauty and motivation in a capricious world.

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Arts and Culture
10:56 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Friday at 2: Pianists from the AAPF

Listen this afternoon for another live performance from our studios as WCQS welcomes pianists from the Asheville Area Piano Forum.  Hwa-Jin Kim will play Franz Liszt's Grande Etude, Leslie Downs will play Spanish Dances by Enrique Granados, and we'll bring out both Steinways for Scott Camp and Brian Turner as they improvise together on some tunes by Thelonius Monk.

Don't miss these local artists performing live - Friday at 2!

http://www.ashevillepiano.org/

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Arts and Culture
1:54 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Friday at 2: Drew Petersen

On the next Friday at 2 we’ll welcome 19 year old pianist Drew Petersen. Drew is performing Friday evening for the Haywood County Arts Council’s Young Artist Concert, and will give us a preview of that program.  

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Arts and Culture
10:26 am
Fri September 6, 2013

Friday at 2: Robin Bullock

Listen this afternoon at 2 for another live performance from our studio as we welcome guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Robin Bullock. Robin has roots in Celtic music, but he has recently released a recording of works by Bach and Dowland. He'll share his music with us at 2 this afternoon. Please join us.

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Arts and Culture
10:42 am
Tue June 25, 2013

Brevard Music Center Performances on WCQS

Keith Lockhart

The Brevard Music Festival has begun it's 2013 season  and once again WCQS is there to bring you the excitement and artistry of live concerts from this nationally known center of music performance and education.

Listen throughout the summer as WCQS and our colleagues from WDAV Davidson bring you concerts of orchestral and chamber music performed by internationally known artists such as Joshua Bell, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Keith Lockhart, JoAnn Falletta and Matthias Bamert, as well as Brevard's own artist-faculty from across the United States.

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Live Performance
2:27 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Friday at 2 Windy Music

Listen Friday afternoon at 2 for another live performance from our studios.  This week we'll hear music for wind instruments played for us by Apollo Winds. The origins of the group of five wind  players go back to Mozart's time. Apollo Winds will bring us music from that time to the present in their program.

Members of Apollo Wind Quintet are faculty members at UNC-Asheville and freelancers in the area.

http://apollowinds.com

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