ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
89.9 WDAV Classical Public Radio Celebrates 10 Years of ‘Concierto’ with a Small Batch Concert
89.9 WDAV plans to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Concierto, the station’s ground-breaking classical music program, with a Small Batch concert on Tuesday, October 15. Launched in 2009, Concierto is the only nationally syndicated program of classical music presented in Spanish and in English. The program features music by Latin American and Spanish composers and musicians, and airs on 45 radio stations in the United States and Puerto Rico.
“Concierto is one of the most exciting and important initiatives we’ve launched in WDAV’s forty year history,” says Frank Dominguez, host of Concierto and WDAV’s general manager and content director.
“With Concierto, for a decade now, WDAV has extended a welcoming hand to the fastest growing ethnic group in the Carolinas, while also introducing new listeners to the pleasures of classical music. It is gratifying to know that the program is enjoyed by so many people across the country.”
WDAV will celebrate the milestone by inviting fans to attend one of their highly regarded Small Batch concerts on October 15. Small Batch: 10 Years of Concierto will feature a performance by Oskar Espina Ruiz and Friends, an ensemble comprising music faculty from University of North Carolina School of the Arts and UNC Greensboro. The group will perform works by beloved Latin American composers, such as Piazzolla and Villa-Lobos, as well as innovators like Alfonso Fuentes, and Orlando Jacinto García. A complete list of musicians and the concert program can be found at WDAV.org.
Small Batch: 10 Years of Concierto is free to attend, but a $8 ticket supports WDAV and nets attendees a limited-edition Concierto pint glass filled with a Free Range Brewing beer. Free Range Brewing beer will also be available for purchase, and hungry patrons can order from the Crafty Burg’r food truck.
Small Batch: 10 Years of Concierto
Date: Tuesday, October 15
Time: Music begins at 5:30pm. Doors open at 4pm.
Location: The Hurt Hub @ Davidson College, 210 Delburg St, Davidson, NC 28036
Seating is first come, first serve. Arrive early.
Details for this Small Batch concert and future concerts, including important dates and tickets, can be found at wdav.org. Small Batch concerts are made possible by OrthoCarolina, Free Range Brewing, Steinway Piano Gallery of Charlotte, and Carolina Asthma and Allergy Center.
WDAV Classical Public Radio is dedicated to building a community focused on classical music by providing easy access to the art form, as well as opportunities for exploration and discovery. In addition to producing 149 hours per week for its own broadcast use on 89.9FM, HD-1, HD-2, and wdav.org channels, the station produces nationally-distributed programs, including Concierto, and, in partnership with South Carolina Public Radio, Carolina Live. A service of Davidson College in Davidson, NC, WDAV’s main source of operating revenue comes from annual member contributions.
The station’s 89.9FM signal reaches a 22-county region centered in the Charlotte, North Carolina metro area and ranges from Rock Hill, South Carolina to Galax, Virginia. WDAV’s broadcasts can also be heard live online 24 hours a day at wdav.org and iTunes, as well as on any Android, iPhone, or iPad device equipped with the WDAV Classical Public Radio app, or the TuneIn, NPR Music, or Public Radio Player apps.