Sounds Classical

Sounds Classical with Kristina and LaRobSeason 2 Begins April 6

Sounds Classical with Kristina and LaRobSeason 2 Begins April 6

Fresh perspectives on classical music sounds

In this innovative and immersive radio program, Sounds Classical hosts Kristina Lynn and LaRob K. Rafael present a range of musical works inclusive of well-known composers and new discoveries alike. The program will feature surprising and personal takes, lean-in interviews and exciting new works composed and performed, in many cases, by local artists. Along the way, the hosts will share lively and insightful commentary, providing context for the listener that makes this beautiful and dynamic art form fresh and accessible.

Comedy & Classical Music with Robbie Ellis

June 15, 2024, 7:00 pm

On this week’s episode, Kristina and LaRob welcome fellow classical radio host Robbie Ellis to the show to discuss his work as a comedy songwriter and explore the intersections of comedy and classical music. Tune in for an entertaining playlist showing the silly side of classical music.

Who Got Next? Vol. 4

June 22, 2024, 7:00 pm

Sounds Classical’s Who Got Next? series continues this week with a playlist of talented composers and performers of today: folks who are making waves in the classical music world.

Where is Today’s Mozart?

June 29, 2024, 7:00 pm

Conductor and educator Michael Lewanski returns to Sounds Classical for an intriguing conversation with LaRob and Kristina, as they explore the idea of “Where is Today’s Mozart?” Recognizing the changes in classical music and the advancement in technology, Michael and the hosts make some interesting discoveries.

Meet the Hosts

LaRob K. Rafael
LaRob K. Rafael joined the WFMT announcing staff in 2020 as a fill-in host and became WFMT’s full-time weekend morning host and producer in Fall of 2021. A Bass-Baritone from the DMV area (Maryland), LaRob has been involved with music since childhood and is a graduate of DePaul University, where he studied Vocal Performance. He has since gone on to work with arts organizations including Lyric Opera of Chicago, La Caccina (a professional women’s ensemble), Black Opera Alliance, Black Administrators of Opera, and Sphinx Organization to name a few. He is the Founder and Artistic Director of Hearing in Color and combines his experience and research to change the predominantly white, European, male classical canon.
Kristina Lynn
Kristina Lynn is a producer and host at WFMT, presenting both Sounds Classical with LaRob K. Rafael, and Evening Music on Friday nights. She has hosted live performances and artist interviews with the Rush Hour Concerts and has done voiceover work for the WFMT Radio Network. With an easygoing approach, Kristina aims to welcome all types of listeners to classical music and explore the art form from a 21st-century perspective. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree specializing in Trumpet Performance from DePaul University. Before announcing at WFMT, she has previously worked in radio production at both WFMT and at WQXR in New York.
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Sounds Classical is made possible, in part by, the Walder Foundation, by Lori Julian for the Julian Family Foundation, Sylvia Furner, and by the generous support of WFMT members.

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