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Remembering Bob Parlocha 
We’re sad to report that Bob Parlocha, host of WRCJ’s overnight Jazz Network (11p to 5a daily) passed away unexpectedly of a heart attack on March 15. Bob was a saxophone player, gourmet cook, and a passionate guide through the world of jazz for radio listeners throughout America. He will be missed.

Listener Music Fund Campaign | Through March 31, 2015

Your gift to the Listener Music Fund will allow us to bring you great live music. The goal is to raise $20,000 in March, which will allow us to interrupt our Spring Fundraising Drive (April 9th-18th) to broadcast a live event: the Michigan Opera Theatre’s opening night of “The Merry Widow” on Saturday, April 11th.  This is a great classical music experience – and together – we can share it with the entire community on WRCJ! Donate >

Detroit Symphony Orchestra Live Broadcast | Friday, March 27 at 10:45 am

WRCJ will be at Orchestra Hall to broadcast a live concert by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Hear Schumann’s Symphony No. 4; Webern’s Passacaglia; and Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 performed by violinist Karen Gomyo. Cristian Macelaru conducts the symphony while Dave Wagner hosts our live broadcast. Tune in to 90.9 FM or listen online.

Ann Arbor Symphony Broadcast | Saturday, March 28 at 5 pm (repeated Sunday, March 29 at noon)

The Ann Arbor Symphony presents an all Russian program in a performance recorded on March 21 in the Michigan Theatre. Included will be music by Borodin, Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich with special guests Measure for Measure and the choirs of Huron, Pioneer and Skyline High Schools. Arie Lipsky conducts the symphony and Chris Felcyn hosts our broadcast.

Film Classics with Jack Goggin | Sunday, March 29 at 6 pm

Flint
“FLINT x 2″
Music from two secret agent movie spoofs that starred James Coburn, and had scores by Jerry Goldsmith: “Our Man Flint” (1966) and “In Like Flint” (1967).  Coburn sort of parodies Sean Connery—does Goldsmith parody John Barry?  Tune in and find out!

Civic in Concert | Sunday, March 29 at 7 pm

The Civic in Concert presents the DSO Civic Jazz Orchestra in performance, recorded in the Music Box of the Max Fisher Music Center on Friday, March 20. Once you’ve heard them you might not believe that the average age of these young musicians is just 16. Our broadcast is hosted by Jimmy Rhoades.

Classical Brunch Series | Sunday, April 19 at 11:30 am

All-Star Quintet of Clarinet and Strings – Watch this Promo

Don’t miss WRCJ’s last Classical Brunch of the season at The Community House in Birmingham on Sunday, April 19.  Featuring the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s Principal Clarinet Ralph Skiano; Concertmaster Yoonshin Song; ViolinistSheryl Hwangbo; Principal Viola James Van Valkenburg; and Cellist David LeDoux.  They will play clarinet quintets by Mozart and von Weber.  Don’t miss this! Tasty brunch begins at 11:30 am, with concert at 12:30 pm. Purchase Tickets >

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