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A Looney Tune?

In Uncategorized on August 13, 2012 at 10:10 am

Lang Lang, which means “Brilliance of the Sky”, is a Chinese concert pianist, who was inspired at the age of two by the Tom and Jerry episode, “Cat Concerto”, featuring the Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 by Franz Liszt.  He began piano lessons at the age of three, winning first place in a piano competition at age five.

Now in his thirties, Lang Lang is known world wide for his concert performances. In 2008, he launched the Lang Lang International Music Foundation in New York to enrich the lives of children through a deeper understanding and enjoyment of classical music.  He has done much to encourage children and young musicians to take an interest in classical music through his foundation.

KVNO encourages you to tune in today, during the 10 o’clock hour to listen to Lang Lang’s performances of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 and Rachmaninoff’s Piano Sonata No. 2.

Enlightening, entertaining and informative programs, only on member supported Classical 90.7 KVNO.

A – Hunting We Will Go!

In Uncategorized on August 6, 2012 at 9:48 am

If you are in pursuit of enlightening and entertaining pieces, KVNO is where you will find it.  This morning, during the 10 o’clock hour,  KVNO will be playing pieces by Haydn, Telemann, Leopold Mozart and John Bull, all with a theme.  Listen for it!

You don’t have to hunt for great classical music on the radio.  It can be found on Classical 90.7 KVNO.

NATIVE SON

In Uncategorized on July 25, 2012 at 11:24 am

Howard Hanson, Nebraska’s native son from Wahoo, will be featured tonight during “Nocturnes with Clifford Jones.”  Hanson, not only a composer and conductor, was director of the Eastman School of Music for 40 years.  As Eastman’s director, he established a high quality school, providing opportunities for commissioning and performing American classical music.  Hanson’s legacy of service to American music lives on in the Hanson Institute for American Music at the Eastman school, directed by Hanson until his death.

Tonight, at 10 p.m., tune to KVNO to listen to not only Hanson’s Symphony No. 1,  “Nordic”, directed by the composer himself, but also Richard Strauss’ “Death and Transfiguration”, both in their entirety.

Where else can you hear great classical music, uninterrupted and commercial free?   Why, only on member supported Classical 90.7 KVNO!

Pinchas Zukerman

In Uncategorized on July 16, 2012 at 10:18 am

Equally respected as a violinist, violist and conductor, Pinchas Zukerman, (b. July 16, 1948), is indeed a master of our time. His musical genius and prodigious technique marvel critics and audiences alike, and his exceptional artistic standards continue to earn him the highest acclaim.  Maestro Zukerman’s devotion to younger generations of musicians has been applauded.

In addition to a position with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Mr. Zukerman chairs the Pinchas Zukerman Performance Program at the Manhattan School of Music.  To maintain close relationships with his students while fulfilling the travel demands of his concert engagements, Mr. Zukerman has pioneered the use of distance-learning technology in the arts.

Today, KVNO will play recordings of Pinchas Zukerman, both conducting and performing on violin.  Listen to the music of Mozart and Lalo in the 10 a.m hour, along with Maestro Zukerman performing the music of Schubert throughout the day.

Great music performed by great artists – only on member supported Classical KVNO 90.7!

Celebrate Independence Day with KVNO!

In Uncategorized on July 3, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Tune in to Classical 90.7 KVNO for a celebratory salute to Independence Day.  Throughout the day, KVNO will be playing music by noted American composers such as Aaron Copland, Stephen Foster, Morton Gould, John Philip Sousa, William Grant Still, John Williams and more.  Get your Patriot on and turn your dial to Classical 90.7 this Fourth of July!

THANK YOU!  for your contributions during our fiscal year end campaign.
It is with your continued support that KVNO is able to bring you timeless Classical music all day long, every day.

Celebrate!

In Uncategorized on June 29, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Today is the last day for your contribution to count toward our fiscal year end goal. Please take a moment now to make a donation by calling 402-554-5866 or pledging online at kvno.org.

REMEMBER – our special offer on the KVNO MemberCard. For a limited time – from now until midnight on June 30, 2012 only – when you renew your support at $100 or more, KVNO will send you the MemberCard, valid through July of 2013!

You can view information about the benefits available through the MemberCard at www.membercard.com/kvnoDon’t delay – after June 30th, the MemberCard returns to the $120 Membership level!

Come visit the KVNO booth this evening at Shakespeare on the Green and register to win an HD radio!

It is with your continued support that KVNO is able to bring you timeless Classical music all day long, every day.  Your donation by June 30th will help us meet our goal.  THANK YOU!

AND STILL COUNTING…

In Uncategorized on June 25, 2012 at 2:26 pm

KVNO is counting down to our fiscal year end.   As of today, Thursday, we have $13,158.45 to our goal.

If you haven’t renewed your membership yet, won’t you please take a moment to do so?  If you’ve made your Spring pledge or a recent donation, and it is within your means, we ask that you make an additional gift.  Express the value you place on this cherished public service by calling (402-554-5866), pledging online at kvno.org, or mailing your check to KVNO, 6001 Dodge St., CB 200, Omaha, NE, 68182.

It is with your continued support that KVNO is able to bring you timeless Classical music all day long, every day.

Please Don’t Forget – our special offer on the KVNO MemberCard. For a limited time – from now until midnight on June 30, 2012 only – when you renew your support at $100 or more, KVNO will send you the MemberCard, valid through July of 2013!

You can view information about the benefits available through the KVNO MemberCard page.  Don’t delay – after June 30th, the MemberCard returns to the $120 Membership level!

Your donation by June 30th will help us meet our goal.  THANK YOU!

SPECIAL: KVNO MemberCard with a donation of $100!

In Uncategorized on June 22, 2012 at 11:51 am

This spring, Classical 90.7 KVNO was pleased to extend a new benefit to its supporters—the KVNO MemberCard. Those who have contributed $120 or more have received this benefit entitling them to two entrées for the price of one at participating restaurants throughout KVNO’s broadcast area, as well as 11,000 additional 2-for-1 dining and other savings opportunities across the U.S. and Canada.

For a limited time – from now until midnight on June 30, 2012 only – when you renew your support at $100 or more, KVNO will send you the MemberCard, valid through July of 2013!

Love your summer, enjoying members-only discounts in great establishments, and knowing your support has helped enrich the quality of life of tens of thousands in the classical community.

On the KVNO MemberCard page,  you can access information about your local benefits, and set up a personal account to enjoy rewards when you shop at over a thousand national online merchants. By using the KVNO MemberCard just a few times, your savings can easily surpass the amount of your donation.

Don’t delay!  After June 30th, the MemberCard returns to the $120 membership level!

It’s that time of FISCAL YEAR…

In Uncategorized on June 22, 2012 at 11:36 am

KVNO is about to close out its Fiscal Year End and we are still short of our 2011-12 operating revenue goal.  To be exact, as of Friday, June 22, 2012, we are $21,459.48 short.

Whether you are a new listener, a long-time supporter, or a lapsed member, won’t you please consider making a gift to Classical 90.7?  As you are listening to the beautiful timeless music played EVERYDAY on KVNO, you can express the value you place on this cherished public service by calling (402-554-5866), pledging online at kvno.org, or mailing your check to KVNO, 6001 Dodge St., CB 200, Omaha, NE, 68182.

Your donation by June 30th will help us meet our goal.  THANK YOU!

Doubly Romantic!

In Uncategorized on June 21, 2012 at 12:15 pm

This evening, Classical 90.7 KVNO scoops out a double dip for lovers of the Romantic music style, particularly Richard Strauss and Johannes Brahms.  Both legendary German composers, Strauss of the late Romantic era; Brahms being one of the leading Romantic musicians, have contrasting flavors on tonight’s menu.

Strauss’ “Death and Transfiguration” (Tod und Verklärung), a tone poem for large orchestra, portrays a man on this deathbed, continuously fighting back, until… it triumphs.  But, does it?  Starting out with quietly pulsating strings, reminiscent of nostalgic childhood memories, the music soon intensifies, like a fever.  The man struggles, with the music becoming agitated and explosive…. death seems to overcome in a huge climax, but a final beautiful theme emerges as a triumphant statement of the immortal soul!

Brahms String Quintet No 1 (‘Spring’) tops off the double dipper.  It is unusual in the fact that is actually a string quartet scored with an extra viola.  The opening movement is thoroughly Romantic, while the third movement has a “Baroque” flavor to it. Brahms describes this String Quintet as one of his most beautiful works, despite the fact that it was one of the least popular.

Tune to Evening Classics with Michael Moriarty at 7 p.m. for a delightful Summer treat, only on member-supported Classical 90.7 KVNO!

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