WTJU’s Classical Marathon asks you to “Give Bach to the community,” Dec 5th-11th

WTJU’s 2016 Classical Music Marathon airs December 5th through 11th – a week where we wipe clean our regular program schedule and feature round-the-clock classical music. This year’s Classical Marathon celebrates five centuries of music and 60 years of WTJU’s radio broadcasting.

The Classical Marathon doubles as a pledge drive for WTJU as we raise $40,000 from our listeners. Donate today!

A few of the Classical Marathon programming highlights you can look forward to:

  • “Give Bach to WTJU” – Experience the works of JS Bach, his sons, and the music they influenced. Mon-Fri 11am-1pm.
  • Five Centuries of Classical Music – Trace the history of classical music and celebrate WTJU’s 60th anniversary! We’ll feature compositions from the 1560s, 1660s, 1760s, 1860s, and 1960s as the week progresses. Mon-Fri 4-7pm.
  • Composers of the 20th & 21st Centuries – Experience the music of our lifetime, most nights of the Classical Marathon starting at 10pm. On Wed, Dec. 7th starting at 9:30pm, don’t miss the American radio premiere of “Sleep,” Max Richter’s incredible 8-hour composition.
  • Handel’s Messiah – As we often do, we will celebrate the holiday season and the success of WTJU’s 2016 Classical Marathon by broadcasting this classic oratorio Sunday night at 8pm.

View the program schedule with show descriptions.

Download & print the full Classical Marathon program schedule.

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