Southwest Florida Symphony Performs Steven Hackman’s “Mashupalooza”

Conductor, composer, arranger and musical visionary Steven Hackman returns to the Southwest Florida Symphony for the third consecutive year to lead the orchestra in a performance of his “ Mashupalooza: A Stereo Hideout Production .” Hackman is best known for his innovative works of classical-pop fusion blending orchestral compositions with the…

Sanibel Poet Joe Pacheco’s Love Poem for Leap Day

Our annual solar calendar is based on Earth’s revolution around the Sun, which takes 365 days to complete. Actually, a full revolution takes 365 days and about six hours; That’s why every four years we compensate for that lag by adding an extra day to the month of February known as…

Max Hatt and Edda Glass Live in Studio! ENCORE

We listen back to our pre-coronavirus pandemic session featuring music performed live in studio by guitarist Max Hatt and vocalist Edda Glass . You can hear that episode in its entirety here . Their original music truly defies genre classification, but has been described as cinematic folk, including jazz, and Bossa…

Three Song Stories: Bill Metts

Normally on Thursdays we focus on the local arts scene, but with most of it on hold, and with the entire WGCU radio team working from home, for now we’re broadcasting episodes of the WGCU podcast Three Song Stories . This week we’re listening back to episode 46 with Bill Metts…

Artists Staying Connected Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Ongoing response to the coronavirus pandemic has largely brought Southwest Florida’s arts and culture offerings to a grinding halt. Still, local artists practicing social distancing and self-isolation are doing what they can to keep performing and stay connected through social media. …

Three Song Stories: Fabiana Solano

On Thursdays we typically focus on the local arts scene. But, during these times of social distancing most of it is on hold, and our entire station is working remotely, so for the time being we’ve been broadcasting episodes of the WGCU podcast Three Song Stories: Biography Through Music . We…