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  Today a look at a few of the innovators in Classical Music. I'll share works by composers through the centuries whose innovations have inspired others and transformed Classical Music. Pretty soon I'll be introducing a regular feature called New Voices, and will be sharing composers from the 20th and 21th centuries whose work is blazing new trails in music. Today's program will include composers from the 16th through the 21st centuries. 

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Since it's Monday, I'm keeping the vibe chilled and mellow... mixing a little downtempo, dub, and other sounds.

  Today, a celebration of music for stringed instruments. I'll be playing concerti, string quartets, string orchestras, period instrument ensembles and other strings from around the world. It should be a lively and lovely afternoon. 

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Keeping the music warm and upbeat to close out this week of Bridging the Gap. Expect new releases from Childish Gambino, La Luz, Chancha Via Circutio and more.

A final day of new arrivals for now. I found some very interesting work waiting to be filed and added to the music library - works by Schubert, Bridge, Ravel, Glinka, Richard Strauss, Haydn, Brahms and Mozart. 

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Michael McGrath
Michael McGrath

Sometimes keeping up with music, especially rock and roll with all it's different genres and history can be a little like pushing Sisyphus' rock up the hill.  Simply because there's always so much being released, and one really has to wade through a lot of rubbish and judgement to get to the good stuff. But once in a while it's nice to take a break from the norm and do a rock show.  Hopefully it's as refreshing as it's heavy.

  Mozart is still in the house, which means I'm gathering more new arrivals to our music library for your listening enjoyment. Today, music of Ponce, Boccherini, Barber, Telemann, Bartók Vaughan Williams, Chopin, Mozetich, Bennett and Gershwin - a lively program for summer.

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Mixing music blind and without direction for this Wednesday evening (not literally). Starting somewhere and finding my way through new releases and some classics.  Expect a little drum & bass from ShyFX, pop from Disclosure and Louis the Child, and other surprises.

  When you see Mozart, you may know by now that it's a day for new arrivals to our library. Today, works by Quattromano, Paredes, Haydn, Schubert, Takemitsu, Biber, Prokofiev, Dvorák, Mourao and Piazzola, and possible more. 

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No real theme for tonight's show, just mixing some new discoveries with a few older favorites. Expect new music from a colaboration between Las Cafeteras and Making Movies, Lily Allen, Lucky Chops and more.

  The history of Classical Music is a history of musical influences and inspirations, from folk music to nature to the music of other composers to pure sound to literature and legend, and so on. Today I'm looking at just a few inspirations in and from the music of Italian, French and Eastern European composers. It's a neverending theme, and always fascinating. 

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Casey Weldon
Casey Weldon

Keeping the vibe mellow and jazzy for this monday evening. Expect new music from Kamasi Washington, John Coltrane, a little mellow downtempo beats and more.

Today is devoted to music for wind instruments. I'll also interview two clarinetists from the Hawai‘i Symphony - Jim Moffitt and Norm Foster, as the first interview of a new feature I'm calling Meet Your Symphony. These two have quite a story to tell about their musical and personal connections. You'll also hear music for double reeds - oboe, English horn, bassoon - and more clarinet music. 

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Running all over the place this Friday night... with happy music to propel you into the weekend. Expect a little Latin, Soul, vintage Hawaiian, and more.

  Mozart is back in the house - that means I'm playing CDs that are new to our library. Works are by Corradini, Chopin, Bach, Gershwin, Mendelssohn, Turina, d'Rivera and Mozart, with a couple of unusual arrangements. The library just keeps growing!

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No real theme for tonight's show, just picking music on the fly... the way radio should be.  Working in new music from Tanukichan, and a few others.

  Today, a celebration of animals through the works of classical composers. I'll be playing music by Vaughan-Williams, Delius, Haydn, Telemann, Siamak Aghaei, Rimsky-Korsakov, Ravel, Schubert and Copland. I'll also be interviewing composer Takuma Itoh and scientist Melissa Price on their recent educational music project, the Symphony of the Birds. Melissa will also appear on the upcoming Science Friday event with Ira Flatow at Hawai‘i Theatre tomorrow evening. 

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Happy 4th of July! I'm marking the occasion with a collection of songs about American immigrant struggles, political struggles, freedom, and protest songs often mistaken for being super patriotic.

  Today, a celebration of American orchestras. I'm choosing from among the orchestras of Los Angeles, San Francisco, Cleveland, Chicago, Boston, and more - a reflection of the variety that is the United States. 

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Julie Filipenko
Julie Filipenko

Picking the music on the fly, and keeping the music eclectic as well as tasty... very, very tasty.  Expect a blend of downtempo, indy, reggae, and world.

Today - Classical Music of Argentina, Mexico, Cuba, Chile and Brazil, featuring Manuel Ponce, Alberto Ginastera, Pedro Allende, Hécto Tosar, Julian Aguirre, Silvestre Revueltas, Heitor Villa Lobos, Astor Piazzola, Leo Brouwer, Cesar Mariano, Pixinguinha, and Waldir Azevedo. 

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Keeping the music mellow and Jazzy this evening, exploring both new Jazz releases as well as some classics. I'll also be taking a dive into the new John Coltrane release of lost recordings.

Today, a look at classical music banned during different periods of history. Composers will include Rouget de Lisle, Zoltán Kodály, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Claude Debussy, Alban Berg, Aaron Copland, Franz Schubert, Ludwig van Beethoven and Johann Sebastian Bach. 

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Gray Malin
Gray Malin

Here we go with DAY 5... the last day of this weeklong summertime series.  And I think I've saved the best for last. It's going to be an upbeat mix of Soul, Reggae, Latin and other tasty treats.

Today on Classical Pacific, another Red Letter Day, this time celebrating the Letter T. Composers will include Thompson, Theodorakis, Tchaikovsky, Torroba, Thalberg, Telemann, Tartini, Tallis, Mozart, and Rózsa. 

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Gray Malin
Gray Malin

Continuing on with day #4 of this "5 Days of Summer" special of Bridging the Gap. Tonight I'm keeping it really light and playful with a little reggae and jazz in the first hour, and slowing it down in the second.

  Today, a celebration of the Baroque period. Many people place the Baroque between 1600 and 1750, but I may begin a little earlier, with what others call the Early Baroque, beginning in the mid-sixteenth century. Join me.

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Feeling better and continuing on with day #3 of this "5 Days of Summer" special of Bridging the Gap. Tonight I'm mixing a in a little Hip-Hop, Reggae, and Indy-Rock selections.

Today I'm creating a program for you using the element of chance, pulling numbers from one to nine out of a hat to determine the size of each ensemble. Join me for a day of small ensembles by great performers in a variety of periods.

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Following up on yesterday's program of music from Northern European countrie (Norway, Denmanrk and Estonia), today I'll focus on Sweden, Finland and Lithuania. Composers include Jean Sibelius, Hugo Alfvén, Mikolaus Konstantinas Ciurlionis, Leevi Madetoja, Jonas Kokkonnen and Kaija Saariaho. As many of these composers are not commonly featured in American performances, I'll add some context as we go. 

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