It’s one of my favorite times of year but it has nothing to do with the seasons or the upcoming Father’s Day holiday (though, I do have a tiny wish list of possible gifts). On the contrary, it’s the time when I cull together my annual or semi-annual World Music Show “covers” edition (6/2). And what that means for you is that for two hours you’ll get to hear some really fantastic versions of some popular and not-so-popular Rock, Pop and even Rap tunes done with a World Music beat.
Capitol Opera Richmond is an all-volunteer organization that provides a performing venue for local singers, musicians, directors, conductors, choreographers and dancers. Their latest project is Henry Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas” (1688) and features a partnership with Jefferson Baroque, the Latin Ballet of Virginia and Quill Theatre.
The GreenSpring International Academy of Music is presenting an “Advanced Student and Faculty Recital” this Sunday, June 3rd at 2:00 P.M. at Seventh Street Christian Church on Grove Avenue in Richmond. The recital is designed to provide a feature performance opportunity and to highlight the rising generation of extraordinary musicians.
It’s tired and perhaps a tad trite, but I do have to say that this week’s World Music Show (5/26) is going to be very global. I mean, just looking over my list, you’ll hear music from Palestine, Italy, Senegal, Sweden by way of New York and practically all points in South America will be covered.
So let’s start exploring.
The Symphony Musicians of Richmond will present their fifth annual “Music Unites” concert at St. Michael Catholic Church on Tuesday, May 29th at 7:00 p.m. It’s a free concert featuring Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, with donations being accepted to help support the United Way of Greater Richmond and Petersburg.