Classics by Request

Every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on WPNE, 89.3, WPR Host Ruthanne Bessman plays listener’s classical requests on Classics by Request.

Although the WPR music library probably doesn’t include any recordings by the Accordion Virtuosi of Russia. It would work to request something on the program such as Glinka’s Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla, the intermezzo from Mascagni’s “Cavalleria rusticana,” Tchaikovsky’s trepak from “Nutcracker,” Bizet’s overture to “Carmen,” or Khachaturian’s “Sabre Dance.”

Listeners can submit their requests online at or call in toll free during the show at 800-442-7106. This is a great chance to get the word out about Brown County Civic Music Association and hear the Accordion Virtuosi of Russia. Be sure to mention that they will be performing in Green Bay at the Ralph Holter Auditorium, West High School, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21.