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.