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SHADES OF CLASSICS PASS THE MIC PROGRAM New
CKUW's annual "Pass the Mic" event runs from September 27 to October 3, and Shades of Classics Pass the Mic program takes place on Sunday, September 29.  We are delighted to inform you that this year's program will be co-hosted by classical guitarist extraordinaire Dr. Ian Hodges!  We hope you enjoy the special program brought to you by Ian and John!


SHARON FENDRICH INTERVIEW AND FEATURE
If you missed the feature and interview on August 18 with neo-classical musician and composer Sharon Fendrich you can download it from the Shades of Classics archives on the CKUW website using the following link. The feature starts in hour 1 of the show and the interview starts in hour 2 of the show.
Shades of Classics Archive

Read my Review of Sharon Fendrich's album Red Sky Prairie


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 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 

Wings - Peter Kater  (Independent) New

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

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

Underwater Whisperer - Masako  (Independent)

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

The Winds of Badlands - Jill Haley  (Independent)

Memoirs - Solo Piano Singles - Michele Mclaughlin  (Independent)

Solace of Mountains and Clouds - Kathryn Kaye  (Independent)

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

Storyteller - Secret Garden  (Decca) (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)

( * indicates Canadian artist(s) )

Shades of Classics Top 20 Albums for August 2019

(As reported to the Zone Music Reporter)



 REVIEWS 

My Review of Sharon Fendrich's album Red Sky Prairie New

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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