Concierto, produced by WDAV Classical Public Radio, is America's first nationally distributed bilingual (Spanish-English) classical music program that calls special attention to the contributions to the art form by Latin-American and Spanish composers and performers. With generous support from listeners and organizations, including a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts, WDAV has the opportunity to accomplish important educational, cultural and business goals with Concierto, including:
- Attract a new Spanish-speaking audience to classical music while building awareness of and appreciation for Latin-American and Spanish classical music.
- Build WDAV’s access to – and public radio listeners’ familiarity with – prominent artists of Spanish- and Latin-American heritage.
Educate listeners by providing background on composers, eras and musical terms. Concierto introduces casual listeners to classical music and offers a free and freely-accessible path to appreciation. The bilingual presentation offers listeners an opportunity to hone or acquire second-language skills.
Host - Frank Dominguez
Since 1994 Frank Dominguez has been a familiar voice to classical music listeners on WDAV. Over the years he has played a crucial part in station programming decisions through his various roles as Announcer Coordinator, Assistant Program Director, and currently Program Director. His tenure at the station has seen its transition to a fully professional on air staff, several overhauls of its program schedule, and unprecedented growth in the station’s local programming, from the production of original local series such as Carolina Live and Reel Music to the addition of the overnight Early Shift seven days a week. 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.
Saturday 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.