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Sarah Zaslaw

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

Of the six friends of the couple playing at this wedding, only two make their living as instrumentalists. (Photo: Jon Reis.)
Bits and Pieces

Do-It-Yourself Music: In Praise of Amateurs

On the radio I play you recordings by professional musicians, I promote professional concerts and I cheer on the pros who add so much to our cultural life. But here’s a confession: I have a weak spot...

October 22, 2012 - 11:52am
GPB Radio control room in the thick of a drive.  Left to right: Pat Marcus, Eric Nauert, Sarah Zaslaw.
Bits and Pieces

Behind the scenes at a GPB Radio fund drive

October! GPB’s fall on-air fundraising campaign! Pledge drive! Busy! No time to blog in complete sentences, let alone well-sculpted paragraphs! Rest of life on pause! Contrast, if you will: Five...

October 9, 2012 - 12:17pm
CSU Chamber Choir (photo from Schwob School of Music)
Bits and Pieces

The secret source of FREE concerts near you: Colleges across Georgia

Sometimes we overlook what’s right under our noses. Do you have any idea how much music-making goes on on Georgia’s campuses? Fall through spring, colleges and universities across the state open...

October 8, 2012 - 4:28am
The Macon-based Cortona Trio
Bits and Pieces

What's intimate, passionate and exciting to watch? Chamber music! (Of course.)

Do you like your music up close and personal? Let's look at what's so great about live chamber music in general, and then let’s talk Georgia chamber music in particular. There’s a lot going on....

September 29, 2012 - 9:17am
Bits and Pieces

The Atlanta Symphony has a new contract

The music will go on. Yesterday the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra administration and the musicians’ union announced a new collective bargaining agreement. This means the 2012–13 concert season will...

September 27, 2012 - 12:15pm