Richard Spece, Music Director of Richmond’s brand new period-instrument ensemble Mannheim Rocket, stopped by our studios to discuss the organization’s inaugural concert to be held this Friday, March 13th at Monumental Church on East Broad Street. Spece founded the ensemble in 2013, envisioning an ensemble of the highest caliber able to present the music of the past in an informed way with brilliance and passion.
It's a Dub life.
Sure, I know that sounds rather interesting (at least I hope it does). But, it actually refers to a style of music, an off-shoot of Reggae and Ska.
We hope you’ll join us this week (3/7/15) on Time for the Blues as Henry and I are cooking up a little mischief, some fun, and a whole mess of blues. We’re going around the world looking for some of the best sounds around. You won’t want to miss it.
Sony Classical has released pianist Simone Dinnerstein’s latest album, Broadway-Lafayette, featuring the music of George Gershwin, Maurice Ravel and Philip Lasser. This music celebrates the transatlantic link between France and America, and features conductor Kristjan Jarvi with the MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra.
We hope you’ll join us this week (2/28/15) on Time for the Blues as Henry and I have a couple of surprises for you. It’s been cold outside long enough so we’re going to heat things up with some of the best blues we can get and pipe them directly to you.
Talk about some lost and found sound! On this week's World Music Show (2/28), we'll hear some recent--not even released yet--music as well as some found or rather discovered prison music from the city of Zomba and we'll take some Asian and African travels to unearth some global dance music. And that's just the tip of the musical iceburg, if there was such a thing.
The era of "new music" continues. You see, over the past few weeks, I've been lucky enough to feature some brand-spanking new music. And for this week's World Music Show (9/21), the trend continues. But don't worry, enjoying all this newness won't be complicated, which of course leads me to talk about the first bit of new music we'll hear.
The San Francisco-based Cypress String Quartet turned to Beethoven for their most recent CD release, performing the five quartets from the his "middle" period.
The Richmond Ballet is bringing one of the world’s most popular ballets back to the River City. Nicolas Beriozoff’s Don Quixote is set to run February 20th through 22nd at the Carpenter Theatre