Classical Guitar

Airs Thursday, August 14 at 8 p.m. Coming from a homeland with no real classical guitar tradition and a population of only 600,000, the challenges faced by Milos Karadaglic in climbing the international guitar-playing ladder were daunting. War was happening all around his homeland in Montenegro, but because he came from a musical family and his parents loved music, they encouraged his talent.

Aired Friday, April 4 at 10 a.m. Kermit Poling talks with classical guitarist Jason Vieaux about his performance with the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra which takes place Saturday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. at Riverview Theatre in Shreveport. Jose Luis Castillo will be the guest conductor for this concert.

Airs Thursday, July 5 at 8:00 p.m.  Ever since their childhood concerts in Brazil and their New York appearances as teenagers in 1969, Sergio and Odair Assad have been touring the world and recording as The Assad Brothers. They have followed a fascinating path of musical development utilizing the traditional repertoire of the guitar duo, and their virtuosity has inspired a range of composers to write for them. In this episode, we listen to the complete March 19 concert at the 2010 Savannah Music Festival, recorded at the Lucas Theatre for the Arts.