Opera’s most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar (Giulio Cesare, Maria Stuarda, Il Trovatore), who sets the verismo action across two time periods but in the same Sicilian setting. Marcelo Álvarez rises to the challenge of playing the dual tenor roles of Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana and Canio in Pagliacci.
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.”
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.
Yom Hashoah - Holocaust Remembrance day - begins Wednesday evening. To mark the occasion, WCVE PBS will broadcast a Richmond Symphony Concert taped at the Carpenter Theater on January 27th, the 70th anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz.
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.
Listen: There are some things you can sit out. That boring speech by that guy from accounting perhaps, or those vacation slides you've seen a hundred times from your Aunt Matilda perhaps.* But you definitely won't want to miss out on this week's World Music Show (4/11/15).
We hope you’ll join us this week (4/11/15) for Time for the Blues as Henry and I are whipping up some great music for your listening pleasure. It’s been a week since we got to hang out together, so we’re hoping to see your smiling face as you kick back and enjoy.
If you are a jazz fan and you lived in Richmond in the 1990’s, you may recall seeing the master baritone saxophonist Glenn Wilson with his group “The Jazzmaniacs” at Bogart’s Back Room. Seeing one of Wilson’s gigs made you realize that there are indeed great jazz groups outside the confines of New York City or Washington, DC.