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SHADES OF CLASSICS FUNDRIVE SHOW New
CKUW's annual funding drive runs from February 7 - 14, and Shades of Classics FunDrive show happens on Sunday, February 9. We have a special show planned that day, including great bonus incentive prizes!  Details are to follow.
Please consider showing your commitment to Shades of Classics and our community driven, ad-free, non-profit radio station by making a pledge.  Listeners can do this by calling in at 204-774-6877 during our FunDrive show on February 9, and our phone volunteers will assist you with your pledge. You will find that there are some very flexible options available making it easier than ever to pledge your support. You can also pledge anytime on the CKUW website  (Select Donate to Support).
Thanks so much for your support and continued support of our program and station!!


SHADES OF CLASSICS TOP 10 ALBUMS FOR 2019
Here are Shades of Classics Top 10 Albums for 2019


RACHEL LAFOND INTERVIEW
If you missed the interview on January 5 with new age pianist and composer Rachel LaFond 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


THANKS FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS IN 2019
Shades of Classics wishes to thank everyone for their generous contributions to our programming in 2019!


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 

Winds of Change - Denise Young  (Dancing Horses Music) New

Surrounded - Marc Enfroy  (Independent) New

* The Heart's Obsession - Tonia Evans Cianciulli  (Citadel House)

The Lightness of Dark - Fiona Joy & Rebecca Daniel  (Little Hartley Music)

Revealed - Gina Leneé  (Independent)

Denial's End - Alan Matthews  (Independent)

Wings - Peter Kater  (Independent)

Musical Images for Chamber Orchestra - Mark John McEncroe  (Navona Records) (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)

Red Sky Prairie - Sharon Fendrich  (Independent) (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)

( * indicates Canadian artist(s) )

Shades of Classics Top 20 Albums for December 2019

(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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