Tuesdays at 4:30pm and Wednesdays at 7:20am starting February 4, 2014
The series will air Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m., beginning February 4. An extended version of the segment that played Tuesday evening will air the following morning, Wednesdays at 7:20 a.m., beginning February 5.ď»ż
On-Demand audio files with extended guest conversations will be available at http://wxxi.org/sharpears. The series will also air at various times on NPRâ€™s Morning Edition on AM 1370 starting February 5th through the end of March.
Sharp Ears guests (order subject to change) on Classical 91.5:
2/4 & 5 Soprano Andrea Folan describes the surprising quality her two favorite singers share.
2/11 & 12 RPO trumpeter Herb Smith explains his current obsession with cellist Yo-Yo Ma.
2/18 & 19 Eastman professor Kathleen Bride introduces you to a dazzling Parisian harpist whoâ€™s caught her attention.
2/25 & 26 RPO principal clarinet Kenny Grant explores what makes a great sound on his instrument.
3/4 & 5 Cellist Steven Doane lays out the specific reasons he loves listening to his friend Steven Isserlis play the cello.
3/11 & 12 Flutist Bonita Boyd talks about what makes some flutists â€“ such as James Galway â€“ special.
3/18 & 19 Guitarist Nicholas Goluses guides you to recordings of several outstanding guitarists.
3/25 & 26 Early music specialist Deborah Fox illuminates the sound of an inspiring violinist, Elizabeth Wallfisch.
4/1 & 4/2 Conductor Nancy Strelau probes the mysteries of orchestral color.4/8 & 9 Conductor Christopher Seaman highlights the virtues of old recordings. 4/15 & 16 Composer Jennifer Higdon offers insights on listening.