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Heifetz On Air

The Heifetz Institute's New Radio Show

The Heifetz Institute is coming to your radio!  We’re delighted to announce a new partnership with WTJU – the radio voice of the University of Virginia – to produce Heifetz On Air, airing Sundays 6 – 7 p.m. on 91.1 FM and streaming at WTJU.net and CharlottesvilleClassical.org.

Heifetz On Air is hosted by veteran public broadcast (and Heifetz President & CEO) Benjamin K. Roe. 

Each week, Heifetz On Air will present captivating performances by Heifetz International Music Institute students, alums, and faculty — recorded on stage in Staunton and in WTJU’s Charlottesville studios. The show is hosted by Benjamin K. Roe, president and CEO of Heifetz Institute and longtime veteran of public radio classical programming. “WTJU’s partnership with Heifetz is a tremendous opportunity to share world class classical performances with listeners in Central Virginia and beyond,” said Nathan Moore, WTJU General Manager. “I’ll be honest, each time Heifetz students record at WTJU’s stage, I stop what I’m doing and watch the performance. The music is captivating.”

In the coming months, WTJU will also begin distributing “Heifetz On Air” as a podcast at VirginiaAudio.org and as a syndicated public radio show through PRX.org, the Public Radio Exchange. WTJU 91.1 FM has been part of the University of Virginia since its first broadcast in 1957.

Episodes

Heifetz On Air: Cellobration!

Heifetz On Air: Cellobration!

On this episode of Heifetz on Air, it’s a Cellobration! Celebrating the cello teachers and players at the Heifetz Institute, in ones, twos, threes, fours, and more!   This Episode's Playlist...

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Heifetz On Air: Mystics, Mothers, & Muses

Heifetz On Air: Mystics, Mothers, & Muses

For Women’s History Month, Heifetz On Air celebrates those who today would be called the “influencers”—the female figures who have inspired, shaped, and created landmark works of Western music, from Mozart’s time to our own!

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Heifetz On Air: Bach Around The Clock

Heifetz On Air: Bach Around The Clock

From sunup to sundown, every middle of March we celebrate the glorious music of Johann Sebastian Bach in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. This episode features highlights from Bach Around the Clock-...

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Heifetz On Air: Joy of Bach

Heifetz On Air: Joy of Bach

We’ve got your Bach in this episode! Intensive study and performance of Johann Sebastian Bach’s music has always occupied a central role in the lives of our Heifetz students and faculty, from boisterous concertos to intimate solos.

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Heifetz On Air: New Sounds, New Voices

Heifetz On Air: New Sounds, New Voices

An exploration of some of the fresh breezes blowing across the classical music landscape from the multi-talented, multi-national students of the Heifetz Institute, featuring Scandinavian fiddling,...

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Heifetz On Air: The Classical Style

Heifetz On Air: The Classical Style

It’s been called “the perfect integration of melody, harmony, rhythm, and texture…” exemplified by the works of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven.  In this episode,  we explore “The Classical Style,”...

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Heifetz on Air: A Little Romance

Heifetz on Air: A Little Romance

A Little Romance is in the air in this episode as Cupid’s arrow shoots its way onto the Heifetz stage with a Vivaldi concerto made famous in a Laurence Olivier romcom and a wedding gift from another Olivier – Messaien

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Heifetz On Air: Strum, Shimmer, & Shine!

Heifetz On Air: Strum, Shimmer, & Shine!

We mark African-American History Month with works by Black composers ranging from the Roaring 1920s to our roiling 2020s. Featuring great Heifetz Institute performances of works by Clarence Cameron...

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Heifetz On Air: Schubertiade!

Heifetz On Air: Schubertiade!

From the composer’s time to our own, a “Schubertiade” is shorthand for a magical night of friendship and music-making, all revolving around the sparkling creations of Franz Schubert.  A contemporary...

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Heifetz On Air: Only At Heifetz

Heifetz On Air: Only At Heifetz

A showcase for some of the inventive premieres, custom arrangements, and other one-of-a-kind performances that routinely happen in HeifetzLand! Featuring works by Bach, Haydn, Mozart, and Ralph...

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Heifetz On Air: Life’s Piano

Heifetz On Air: Life’s Piano

His mother was a choir director; his wife was a conservatory-trained singer, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s speeches were peppered with musical cadences and images. An MLK musical tribute feat. works by Florence Price, Virginia’s own Adolphus Hailstork, and more

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Heifetz On Air: New Beginnings, Old Friends

Heifetz On Air: New Beginnings, Old Friends

We kick off 2023 with a debut program that looks ahead to some milestones and new arrivals to the Heifetz Institute in the New Year, as well as celebrating the artistry of the students, alumni, and...

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