This summer, WCQS is pleased to bring you Open Air Brevard, music recorded in performance at the renowned Brevard Music Center. Partnering with WDAV Davidson, each week we bring you a glimpse into activities at the Festival, including conversations with the artists and live performances of magnificent music by the artists, faculty, and students at BMC.
Listen this Friday afternoon for another live performance from our studios. This week WCQS hosts Pavel Wlosok, pianist, composer, and associate professor of jazz studies at Western Carolina University. Pavel will play a program of his own compositions with the creative help of bassist Zack Page and drummer Evan Martin. Dick Kowal is your host.
Listen Friday at 2 for another live performance from our studios. This time we'll host AmiciMusic, presenting selections from their program "An American Affair." Violinist Tim Schwarz and pianist Daniel Weiser will bring us some neglected masterpieces by American composers including Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein and Amy Beach.
Join us Friday at 2 for "An American Affair" from AmiciMusic, live!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!