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 NOTES and INFORMATION 
DANIEL RAISKIN INTERVIEW
If you missed the interview on June 23 with Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra Music Director Daniel Raiskin you can download it from the Shades of Classics archives on the CKUW website using the following link. The interview starts in hour 1 of the show and runs a bit into hour 2.
Shades of Classics Archive


SHADES OF CLASSICS SUMMER PROGRAMMING
Shades of Classics summer programming begins on July 7 and runs through to September 1.  What this means is that there will be no regular "Feature Work" or "Canadian Spotlight" during each show.  Instead we will have a theme, a featured artist or a featured album each week.  Feel free to call in during the show or email me your ideas for one of our summer programs!


CKUW - 20 YEARS ON FM
Read the Winnipeg Free Press article about CKUW's first 20 years on the FM airwaves in Winnipeg.  Shades of Classics host John Iverson contributed to this article which appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press on May 14, 2019.


SHADES OF CLASSICS WINS PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD
Shades of Classics was awarded the "People's Choice Favourite Music Show" award on May 18 at CKUW's annual People's Choice Awards. Many thanks to everyone who voted for our show!!


SHADES OF CLASSICS FUNDRIVE SHOW
Heartfelt thanks to everyone who pledged their support to Shades of Classics on Sunday, February 10!  Thanks to YOU Shades of Classics exceeded its goal and raised $1100 for CKUW!!  Your support of this program helps CKUW continue bringing you all the great programming you enjoy on YOUR community access radio station!

And even though our FunDrive program has past you can still show your commitment to Shades of Classics and our listener supported community access radio station by making a pledge online.  You can do this anytime on the CKUW website  (Select Donate to Support).



 NEW ALBUM RECOMMENDATIONS 

Underwater Whisperer - Masako  (Independent) New

Sound Currents - Tom Moore & Sherry Finzer  (Heart Dance Records) New

The Winds of Badlands - Jill Haley  (Independent) New

Memoirs - Solo Piano Singles - Michele Mclaughlin  (Independent) New

Solace of Mountains and Clouds - Kathryn Kaye  (Independent)

Before Today, Beyond Tomorrow - Ann Sweeten  (Orange Band Records)

Storyteller - Secret Garden  (Decca)

( * indicates Canadian artist(s) )

Shades of Classics Top 20 Albums for June 2019

(As reported to the Zone Music Reporter)



 REVIEWS 

My Review of Secret Garden's album Storyteller

My Review of Sarah Brightman's album Hymn

My Review of Secret Garden's album You Raise Me Up - The Collection

My Review of Secret Garden's Live at Kilden DVD

My Review of Secret Garden's album Live at Kilden

My Review of Rolf Lovland's book You Raise Me Up



 MY FEATURE ARTICLES 

Classical Music Ambassador - WSO Music Director ALEXANDER MICKELTHWATE

Meeting a Musical Genius - Canadian composer MICHAEL CONWAY BAKER

Another Special Moment - John meets and greets Fionnuala and Rolf of SECRET GARDEN

My E-interview with Hilliard Ensemble tenor STEVEN HARROLD

Pilgrim Pianist - Local pianist JANA TING

Lady Sings the Blues - Local singer MAGGI MAY ROBINSON

Survival and Relevancy - The WINNIPEG SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Diva Divine - Local soprano JULIE BIGGS

A Night to Remember - A private concert with local singer/songwriter STEVE BELL

A Special Moment - John meets and greets the amazing SARAH BRIGHTMAN

My E-interview with Minneapolis pianist/composer REBECCA KRAGNES




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