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Mark Antonelli

Growing up, Mark Antonelli’s life included a lot of travel. An “academia brat,” he lived in Chicago; Princeton; Knoxville, Tennessee; and Piddinghoe, England, before coming to Canada in 1970.

Mark joined the CKUA host roster in the late 1980s. He says that today he gets a kick out mostly staying up geographically but still romping through a thousand years of classical music on his shows. “I’m embarking on a musical adventure each and every day,” he says. “I never thought I could have this much fun at ‘work.’”

“I fell in love with orchestral and chamber music in high school but it wasn’t until university that my true calling revealed itself,” he says. He discovered CJSR at the University of Alberta and hosted a classical music program there for six years. He also served as news director for two years.

“I find that music really impacts listeners’ emotions and matters in their lives,” says Mark, of the joy he finds in radio broadcasting. “I love discovering something new and/or unusual and bringing it to my listeners.”

Mark has a special passion for classical and medieval music. His favorite composers are Debussy, Ravel, Lou Harrison and Ralph Vaughan Williams.

Bel Musica
CKUA celebrates the vocal classical tradition each Sunday evening on Bel Musica. The program features excerpts and shorter works that range from medieval and Renaissance music to modern opera, with a balance of solo and choral music. The mix of music is not only appealing to aficionados, but accessible to listeners who are new to the sounds of the vocal classical genre. Bel Musica also previews performances of opera, choral and vocal music which are scheduled for live presentation in Edmonton and Calgary; Mark Antonelli selects the finest recorded performances of these works for the program.

Sunday Breakfast
Sunday Breakfast is a relaxing way to ease into your Sunday morning. The program features an early morning blend of solo, chamber and orchestral music from the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods. We’ll even stray into the 20th and 21st centuries on occasion. You’ll hear the music and the stories behind the music as well as interesting tidbits from the lives of the composers. Sunday Breakfast is a great way to begin the last half of your weekend.

Classic Examples
Classic Examples is an early-evening journey across the broad landscape of Western concert music. Authoritatively and entertainingly presented by CKUA veteran Mark Antonelli, the program covers medieval, Renaissance and baroque music, giants of the classical period such as Haydn and Mozart, the Romantic era of Beethoven and Brahms, and the exciting innovations of 20th-century composers.

Shows
Sunday 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Mark Antonelli

Bel Musica

Classical, Orchestral
Sunday 6:00 am - 9:00 am

Mark Antonelli

Sunday Breakfast

Classical, Orchestral
Monday 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Mark Antonelli

Classic Examples

Classical, Orchestral
Tuesday 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Mark Antonelli

Classic Examples

Classical, Orchestral
Wednesday 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Mark Antonelli

Classic Examples

Classical, Orchestral
Thursday 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Mark Antonelli

Classic Examples

Classical, Orchestral
Sunday 4:00 am - 6:00 am

Mark Antonelli

Classic Examples

Classical, Orchestral