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Sarah Zaslaw has shared classical music and company with statewide listeners since joining GPB in 1998. Long a daytime presence on Midday Music, she moved in 2016 to the evening, hosting Nightcap Monday­–Wednesday at 10 p.m. Since 2008 Sarah has also produced and hosted The ASO on GPB (Thursday and Sunday at 10 p.m.). For the network’s Atlanta Symphony Orchestra concert series, she interviews musicians from the orchestra’s own ranks as well as marquee artists as they pass through town.

Her weekend show A Musical Offering won the Georgia Association of Broadcasters’ GABBY Award in 2000 for best locally produced program. In 2006 her Mozart special K Is for Koechel, featuring her musicologist father, was picked up by stations nationwide.

Sarah grew up in Ithaca, New York. Her first classical radio experience came during college, at WHRB in Cambridge, Massachussetts. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard and a master’s from the University of Michigan, both in history. She has also worked as a freelance copy editor and a semi-demi-professional violinist. When not on the air, she likes to make music with friends and family, visit her neighborhood bakery, read and hang out with her family. She lives in Atlanta.


How to Make an Opera in 24 Hours

A blank page, and one day to turn it into an opera. That’s what the Atlanta Opera’s 24-Hour Opera Project is all about: artistry under pressure. Composers are randomly paired with lyricists, then...

November 8, 2013 - 2:00pm

Recent Blog Posts

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The Atlanta Symphony standoff comes to a head

In case you haven’t heard, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is going through a rough patch. The orchestra is on lockout. (Or that’s what the musicians call it. ASO management calls it a work stoppage....

September 23, 2012 - 7:59pm
The Columbus Symphony's George del Gobbo pours a glass of 100% Pure Music. Want some?
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Orchestras Across Georgia

It's not just football teams that gear up in September. All across Georgia, orchestras are moving from pre-season to season too. How many orchestras? Well, around 10. And that's not even counting...

September 12, 2012 - 5:37am
Does your elementary school have an orchestra?
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School Music Starts Back Up, But Starting When?

One thing I love about the back-to-school season is seeing kids with their instrument cases. Especially the newbies. Beginning band and orchestra members may not even be able to produce a sound on...

September 11, 2012 - 5:36am
Hosting GPB's Midday Music
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A Good Enough Calling?

A few weeks ago, I had a mini crisis of faith. In a world of urgent needs, I asked myself, could I justify presenting pretty music on the radio for a living? Wasn't there something more pressing I...

August 31, 2012 - 5:17am