Concierto

Saturdays, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Concierto


All Classical 88.7 KCME-FM is pleased to announce the addition of a new bilingual program, Concierto, which presents classical music in both English and Spanish. Hosted by well-known classical music announcer, Frank Dominguez, Concierto features classical standards of European and American composers performed by Hispanic artists and orchestras alternating with selections by Spanish and Latin American composers in a celebration of the Latin contribution to classical music.

Beginning on Saturday, October 1, 2011, the program will be heard every Saturday night on KCME-FM and all its translators and stations from 6 to 8 p.m. Those outside the broadcast area may listen to the show online.

KCME is the first public classical music station in Colorado to offer this Spanish-English show! 

Pieces by Spanish masters such as Enrique Granados, Isaac Albeniz and Federico Moreno Torroba draw on the rich mosaic of European Spanish culture, composed of the influences of Arab, Jewish and Gypsy music. There are also contributions by a number of composers who effortlessly crossed genres, such as the "Cuban Gershwin," Ernesto Lecuona; the "Father of New Tango," Astor Piazzolla; the "Father of the Modern Mexican Song," Manuel Ponce; and film and television composer Lalo Schifrin. Some of the music is from pioneering figures such as Juan Pablo Moncayo, Ricardo Castro and Blas Galindo.

Finally, there are compositions representing composers who would have been giants of 20th-century music whatever their ethnicity, such as the Mexican Carlos Chavez, the Argentine Alberto Ginastera and the Cuban Leo Brouwer, as well as picturesque pieces from lesser-known figures such as Gustavo Campa, Jorge Olaya Munoz and Alfredo Caturia.

Concierto is the first nationally available Spanish-English classical music service in America and is produced by WDAV Classical Public Radio in Davidson, NC.

 

Host Frank DominguezFrank Dominguez has been a familiar voice to classical music listeners on WDAV (Davidson, NC) since 1994. Over the years he has served as Announcer Coordinator, Assistant Program Director, and currently Program Director. He has also directed or hosted a number of live concert broadcasts by the Charlotte Symphony, Opera Carolina, Charlotte Chamber Music, the Spoleto Festival USA and the Brevard Music Center.

Frank has served as a consultant to classical radio stations across the country through the Public Radio Program Directors association. Some of the stations which have benefited from his expertise include WITF in Harrisburg, PA, WUSF in Tampa, KSUI in Iowa City and KVNO in Omaha. In addition to radio, Frank has worked extensively in local theater as an actor and director, including productions for Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte, CAST, Theatre Charlotte and Opera Carolina. He holds a BFA in Theater from Adelphi University as well as MA and MFA degrees from the University of New Orleans.