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Daisuke Yamamoto Plays Sibelius with the Richmond Symphony this Weekend!

Daisuke Yamamoto, concertmaster of the Richmond Symphony, stopped by our WCVE studios to chat about this weekend's performances at the Carpenter Theatre. Daisuke will be the soloist, performing the Violin Concerto by Jean Sibelius. Also on the program will be the Enigma Variations by Sir Edward Elgar and the world premiere of an RSO commission by composer Benjamin Broening titled “Sea Surface Full of Clouds.”

Good Evening Mr. & Mrs. America and to All the Ships at Sea!

This week's headline picture almost says it all. I mean, look--there's the radio tower, the signal and the words FM (we'll get to the band in a moment). And this theme about covers the depth of this week's World Music Show (4/18). Well, ok, really, that image is pretty much a catch-all. It could stand for anything. But it looks good, doesn't it? And as for the headline, well that's a reference to radio reporter/commentator Walter Winchell (his actual radio opening was: "Good evening, Mr. and Mrs.

Atlantic Chamber Ensemble Presents "Classically Funny"

The Atlantic Chamber Ensemble is a group of young professional musicians who are members of the Richmond Symphony and faculty members at institutions such as Virginia Commonwealth University, the College of William and Mary, and the University of Richmond. Their mission is to build new connections and audiences with the people in our community via innovative programs and community interaction, as well as through partnerships with local organizations.

Weird, Wooley & Wild

What a weird, wooley and wild show I've got lined up for you on this week's World Music Show (4/4). Maybe it's the fact that we just passed one of my favorite non-holidays, April Fools Day. Or perhaps, the reasoning behind this week's line up is that perhaps Spring is finally showing it's springy head. In any event, the tunes, genres, cultures and styles are quite unique. 

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