Concierto Presented in Spanish and English
Contact: Meredith Hart, Marketing & Communications Director
COLUMBUS, OHIO, JULY 24, 2014 WOSU Public Media is proud to announce the launch ofConcierto, a bilingual classical music program on Saturday evenings from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. onClassical 101 beginning August 2.
Concierto, the new weekly program presented in Spanish and English, is hosted by Frank Dominguez and will highlight selections by Spanish and Latin-American composers and performers. A typical show may offer music of Smetana and Schubert as well as Sojo, Blasco and Soler, with performances by Jose Carreras and Pablo Casals.
About a classical music program in Spanish, Dominguez says, With Concierto, we are creating a perfect entryway to classical music for Latinos in America. Hispanic culture is more diverse than merengue and mariachi! Classical music has strong, deep roots in all the Americas, and Concierto programming reflects that diversity.
This is truly international music. Moreover, the bilingual presentation offers listeners an opportunity to hone or acquire second-language skills.
Concierto is produced by WDAV Classical Public Radio in North Carolina and is America’s first nationally distributed bilingual (Spanish-English) classical music program.
Classical 101, at 101.1 FM, is the only all-day classical music radio station in Central Ohio and is the hub of a five-station network of classical stations across Ohio. Listeners can also tune in to the classical music service at WOSU HD-2 on 89.7 FM, through the online stream at wosu.org, and by downloading the free WOSU Public Media mobile app.
WOSU Public Media is a community-supported, noncommercial network of public radio and television stations, and digital services.