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Fall Fundraising Drive | Friday, October 17 – Saturday, October 25

Tune in for our Fall Fundraising Drive and join us for great music, special guests and exciting challenges from a few of our friends as we encourage YOU, our listeners, to begin, renew AND/OR increase your support for 90.9 FM!  There are two ways to give: call Pledge Central at 866-909-9725 or make your gift online!

We have many special guests coming in the studio … here is the line-up for Thursday, October 23:

8-9 am | Wayne State University Students
9-10 am | Chris Dempsey, President of the Academy of Early Music
11-12 pm | Chuck Ciuni, Chair of the Detroit Public TV Board of Trustees
11:30-12:30 pm | Rich Homberg, President & CEO of Detroit Public TV
12-1 pm | Anne Parsons, President & CEO of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra
12:30-1 pm | Garrick Ohlsson, Classical Pianist performing with the DSO
1-2 pm | Kypros Markou, Music Director & Conductor of the Dearborn Symphony Orchestra
3-4 pm | David DiChiera, Founder & General Director of the Michigan Opera Theatre & Steven Mercurio, Conductor of the MOT
4-5 pm | Maury Okun, Executive Director of the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival

And throughout the day, tune in and give during a challenge hour – help us meet our goals from our great partners:

8-9 am | Wayne State University – Hilberry Theatre Challenge
10-11 am | Academy of Early Music Challenge
1-2 pm | Dearborn Symphony Challenge
4-5 pm | Detroit Chamber Winds Challenge

Live Detroit Symphony Orchestra Broadcast | Friday, October 24 at 10:45 am

WRCJ will interrupt the Fall Fundraising Drive to bring you a live Detroit Symphony Orchestra concert from Orchestra Hall.  (Thanks again to the hundreds of generous listeners who contributed to our Listener Music Fund to allow this to happen.) The great American pianist Garrick Ohlsson will perform Rachmoninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3. Also hear Copland’s Billy the Kid (complete ballet) and Michael Daugherty’s Lost Vegas. Leonard Slatkin conducts the orchestra while Dave Wagner hosts our broadcast.

Film Classics with Jack Goggin | Sunday, October 26 at 6 pm

The Blob

Selections from such oddball favorites as “The Blob” by Burt Bacharach—“The Ghost and Mr. Chicken” by Vic Mizzy—“Strange Invaders” by John Addison—“Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde” by David Whitaker and “The Devil Doll” by Franz Waxman!

Civic Jazz Orchestra Broadcast | Sunday, October 26 at 7 pm

The Detroit Symphony Civic Jazz Orchestra plays great jazz with an astonishing level of sophistication and artistry, and their average age is 16! Tune in for The Civic Jazz in Concert and hear a performance which originally took place on October 17  in the Music Box of the Max Fisher Music Center.  Legendary trumpeter Terence Blanchard sits in with the orchestra for the finale. Kris Johnson conducts the orchestra as Chris Felcyn hosts the broadcast. 

WRCJ Classical Brunch | Sunday, November 16 at 11:30 am

The WRCJ Classical Brunch concert series returns in November!  Enjoy music for violin and piano with Detroit Symphony Orchestra Associate Concertmaster Kimberly Kaloyanides Kennedy AND a delicious brunch.  Purchase Tickets >

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