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Sarah Zaslaw is the host of Midday Music and The ASO on GPB. She joined GPB Radio’s music department in 1998. Her first weekly show, A Musical Offering, won the Georgia Association of Broadcasters’ Gabby Award for best locally produced program in 2000. Since that year she has shared classical music and lunchtime company with thousands across the state on Midday Music.

Her 2006 Mozart special K is for Koechel was picked up by stations nationwide. In 2008, Sarah also took on hosting The ASO on GPB, for which she has interviewed such artists as Joshua Bell, Alan Gilbert, Yefim Bronfman and Hilary Hahn.

Sarah grew up in Ithaca, New York and started violin at age four. Her first radio experience came during college, at WHRB in Cambridge, Mass. She has a bachelor of arts in European history from Harvard and a master of arts from the University of Michigan.

She worked for a while as a book editor before moving to Atlanta and putting her interests in music, languages and communications back to use in classical radio.


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

Bits and Pieces

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