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WBJC’s spring on-air fundraiser is scheduled to begin on May 19 and run for four three days. You, our loyal listeners and patrons, have reclaimed an entire day of music! We're well on our way towards a second day, and I believe we can do it with your help.

In the Winter Drive, we managed to end the drive over a day early by meeting our goal as we pitched. This time, we can shorten the drive before it even begins!

We can't do it alone. We need you to make a gift in support of classical music right now. For every $60,000 we raise before the drive begins, we will eliminate a day of fundraising. Classical music lovers just like you would rather listen to music than hear us pitching, and trust me, we feel the exact same way! CLICK HERE TO SHORTEN THE DRIVE EVEN MORE
Day after day you’ll hear the lovely echoes of your gift resonate through the music you enjoy. Please stand with WBJC now and support classical music on the air.
With gratitude,

Richard Miles
General Manager

P.S. You are WBJC and your support of the music you love will bring joy and inspiration to the hearts of so many people in the Baltimore/Washington Region. Please donate now at www.WBJC.com and help us shorten the Spring Drive even more!

Sorry to those who are still awaiting the pocket journal and pen set. The journals were unexpectedly on backorder due to the paper shortage. Our vendor anticipates that they will begin shipping them out in mid-May.

Thank you for your patience!

If you'd like to take pledges during our upcoming drive or be added to the notification list for future volunteer opportunities, just reply to this email or send a message to membership@wbjc.com.

Thank you!

The Metropolitan Opera returns for their 91st season! All broadcasts at 1 PM Eastern Time except as noted.

May 7
Puccini’s Turandot

May 14 (12 PM)
Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

May 21
Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor

May 28
Glass’s Akhnaten

June 4
Dean’s Hamlet

June 11
Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress

June 18 -
WBJC Operafest begins!

Your continued support for opera keeps the Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcasts and other live performances on the WBJC Operafest coming to you on Saturdays throughout the entire year. 
1st FRIDAY @ 5:15 PM
1st SATURDAY @ 10 AM

3rd FRIDAY @ 5:15 PM
3rd SATURDAY @ 10 AM

Join Judith Krummeck for an interview series on WBJC devoted to the world of books — from different genres, to book awards, to local and national authors — everything to do with books. Booknotes is made possible by our members and The Cynipid Fund.

Since the Covid-19 pandemic, literary events have nearly disappeared. The Lost Weekend—hosted by Baltimore independent bookstore Greedy Reads in partnership with production friends The Stables—is reigniting the spark by bringing together the best of Baltimore’s literary voices and creative talent with the city’s most celebrated food and drinks vendors, May 13—15. I spoke with Greedy Reads owner, JULIA FLEISCHAKER.

Listener's Choice

Kati Harrison plays your requests every Friday evening during our long-running request show, Listener's Choice. You can request your favorite music anytime by emailing listenerschoice@wbjc.com or by visiting us on Facebook. You can even call in during the week (410-580-5800) and we'll make sure Kati gets your request!
From the Blogs
By Kati Harrison

Washington Performing Arts presents mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and the ensemble Il Pomo d’Oro in a concert event called “Eden” Sunday, April 24th, at Strathmore. On her busy tour, Joyce DiDonato took time to chat with me about her concept and music choices in Eden.

By: Lindsay V.R. Moss, Esq., Senior Principal, Elville and Associates, P.C.

Aid and Attendance Improved Pension Benefit (A&A), is a little known benefit offered through the Veteran’s Administration (VA) for Veterans and surviving spouses of Veterans. A&A can be used to cover the cost of in-home health care, or be used towards the cost of Assisted Living. To qualify, a veteran does not need to have suffered a service-related injury. 
Judith will appear on a panel called If You Love Baltimore It Will Love You Back, named for the book by Ron Cassie, on Friday evening May 13th, as part of a weekend-long literary festival, The Lost Weekend, hosted by Greedy Reads in Remington. 

Judith will then be in conversation on Sunday, May 15th at 4:30 pm with Composer James Lee III about his new work, A Double Standard for String Quartet, before its performance on the Shriver Hall Concert Series, which co-commissioned the piece with Carnegie Hall.

Judith will also present a five-day course, Synergy of the Arts Across Ages, for the Chautauqua Institute in western New York from August 8 through 12.
Getting a new car? Don’t trade-in, donate!

Before you head to the dealer, plan to donate your older vehicle to WBJC. Usually the value you'll receive for your donation will meet or exceed what the dealer will offer you as a trade-in and is fully tax-deductible. We also take boats and RVs!

Call 855-WBJC-CAR or donate securely online.  Click here to see how easy it is!
MyWBJC is the online Membership Portal that allows WBJC members secure access to their own membership account. Members can view several years of giving history, update contact info, edit/adjust Sustainer pledges, add/delete/update credit cards, and print on-demand tax receipts

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