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 NOTES and INFORMATION 
SHADES OF CLASSICS CONTINUES BROADCASTING New
During this current crisis Shades of Classics will continue to air live every Sunday morning on CKUW 95.9 FM, and you will still enjoy the beautiful programming presented each week.  If that should change a notice will be posted here.


RWB PRE-SHOW CHAT
Shades of Classics host John Iverson hosted the Royal Winnipeg Ballet's pre-show chat on March 1 before the matinee performance of Moulin Rouge - The Ballet.  John chatted with RWB Music Director Julian Pelicano in front of an enthusiastic audience.

Julian Pelicano and John at RWB pre-show chat Julian Pelicano and John at RWB pre-show chat
(Photos © Royal Winnipeg Ballet)


SHADES OF CLASSICS FUNDRIVE SHOW
Heartfelt thanks to everyone who pledged their support to Shades of Classics on Sunday, February 9!  Thanks to YOU Shades of Classics achieved its goal and raised $1200 for CKUW!!  Your support of this program helps CKUW continue bringing you all the great programming you enjoy on YOUR community access radio station!  Thanks also to Andrew, Wes and Shauna for answering the phones, and to Rob, Wes and Andrew for on-air pledge pitching!

FunDrive 2020 - John, Andrew and Wes
FunDrive 2020 - John, Andrew and Wes


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.

Thanks so much for your support and continued support of our program and station!!


NAINA JINGA INTERVIEW
If you missed the interview on February 23 with pianist and composer Naina Jinga you can download it from the Shades of Classics archives on the CKUW website using the following link. The interview is in hour 2 of the show.
Shades of Classics Archive


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.





 NEW ALBUM RECOMMENDATIONS 

Night - Ola Gjeilo  (Decca) New

Azurae - Jonn Serrie  (Independent) New

Impressions - Shoshana Michel  (Independent) New

* Piano Dreams - Naina Jinga  (Independent)

A Piano Collection - Edo Sanz  (Independent)

Winds of Change - Denise Young  (Dancing Horses Music)

( * indicates Canadian artist(s) )

Shades of Classics Top 20 Albums for February 2020

(As reported to the Zone Music Reporter)



 REVIEWS 

My Review of Sharon Fendrich's album Red Sky Prairie

My Review of Secret Garden's album Storyteller

My Review of Sarah Brightman's album Hymn



 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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