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Charlottesville: Celebrate the Holiday Season with Music Events from WTJU 91.1 FM

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As the days get shorter and the winter holidays approach, classical music performances fill the air.

This year, UVA’s community radio station, WTJU 91.1 FM, is hosting three unique events to add to Charlottesville’s vibrant classical music community.

silent night

  • Wednesday, Nov. 30, 7 to 8 p.m.

WTJU is pleased to host the third annual Charlottesville edition of Phil Kline’s “Unsilent Night,” a luminous soundscape played by the public on mobile devices and Bluetooth speakers as attendees stroll the streets of downtown -City of Charlottesville.

Registrants meet at IX Art Park, 522 2nd Street SE. The band will wander along a carefully chosen route through downtown Charlottesville, creating a unique moving sound sculpture that is different from each listener’s perspective.

Free event.

Pre-registration is required at WTJU.net/unsilent2022

‘What’s the score?’ Classic quiz show

  • Sunday, December 11, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Join WTJU for “What’s the Score?” – Charlottesville’s first annual classical music quiz.

Compete against other listeners for prizes and glory in this friendly test of your knowledge of classical music, instruments and history.

Entrants can play from home or in person at the WTJU Stage at 2244 Ivy Road, by submitting quiz answers via a web form.

Prizes include tickets to upcoming local classic shows and a variety of WTJU swag items.

Free event.

Each tour is sponsored by a local classical music ensemble: Charlottesville Symphony (orchestral music), Tuesday Evening Concert Series (chamber music), Oratorio Society (choral music), Three Notch’d Road (early music) and Met Live in HD at The Paramount (opera).

More information at WTJU.net/whats-the-score

Classical Music Marathon

  • December 5, 6 a.m. – December 12, 1 a.m.

WTJU’s 63rd Annual On-Air Classical Music Celebration takes place starting December 5 on 91.1 FM and streaming on wtju.net.

The theme of this year’s programming is “Music through Time and Space”. Each weekday morning, WTJU will stream music from different centuries – starting with 1622 on Mondays and progressing to 2022 on Fridays. We also explore composers from all over the world – from Europe, as well as from Africa, the Americas, the Himalayan region and the Arctic. And many other special programs programmed for the listening pleasure of our public.

The Classic Marathon is one of the main fundraisers for the WTJU. Donations from listeners keep community radio alive and vibrant throughout the year.

Listeners can donate securely online at WTJU.net/donate

About WTJU

WTJU 91.1 FM has been part of the University of Virginia since it first broadcast in 1957.

WTJU is a community radio station that enriches Virginia’s culture, extends UVA’s educational mission, and brings people together through great music and conversation.

Its operations also encompass CharlottesvilleClassical.org podcasts, WXTJ 100.1 FM Student Radio, and Virginia Audio Collective.