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(The background music is Adagio and is courtesy of Secret Garden)


Shades of Classics raised  $1375  during FunDrive 2023.  A heartfelt thank you to all of the donors for their generous support of Shades of Classics and CKUW.

Shades of Classics FunDrive Bonus Incentive Prizes

Winners of the 3 music prize packs drawn for from all eligible FunDrive pledges using a random number generator:

  • The Mozart Symphony Pack:  5 CD's containing 17 Mozart symphonies by the Prague Chamber Orchestra   WINNER: Andrew
  • The Classical Music Pack:  12 CD's of both instrumental and vocal classical music   WINNER: Joan
  • The New Age Music Pack:  12 CD's of beautiful new age music   WINNER: Andrew

FunDrive Incentive Pickup

Incentive pickup will be taking place at Into The Music, 245 McDermot Ave:
     Friday, March 31 & Saturday, April 1   11:30 am - 5:30 pm
     Sunday, April 2nd   11:30 am - 4:30 pm

After April 2nd pickup will be at CKUW by appointment

Even though our FunDrive programs have past you can still show your commitment to Shades of Classics and your listener supported community access radio station by making a pledge online.  You can do this anytime securely on the CKUW website.


Shades of Classics is being produced in my home studio before being aired on CKUW.  There continues to be original programs airing each and every week.  Stay tuned for any updates on this situation.


You and I and Every Sky - Larkenlyre  (Independent) New

Clouds Below - 2002  (Galactic Playground Music)

Voices from the Ethereal Forest - Meg Bowles  (Independent)

Amor Aeternus: A Requiem for the Common Man - Heidi Breyer  (Independent)

   * indicates Canadian artist(s)

Shades of Classics Top 20 Albums for February 2023

(As reported to the Zone Music Reporter)


My Review of Sharon Fendrich's album Sapphire Oak


A Canadian Classical Master - Composer MICHAEL CONWAY BAKER

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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