How can this be? It’s only July already the summer doldrums are creeping down on me like I’ve been splashed by kids going down the slide at the community pool. For this reason, on this week’s World Music Show (7/14) I’m culling together a batch of summer-specific tunes to help those like me who may need to hop on a floaty at said pool and chill a bit.
I got a fever! And sadly I’m not talking about the epic Christopher Walken skit on SNL. I’m talking about the World Cup. Though, an image of Christopher Walken playing defender for Germany would be a great image or meme to see. And sadly too, because of the time difference and life itself, I can only catch quick score updates on the FIFA app. So, yes, I’m a bad fan.
It’s time once again for the Wintergreen Summer Music Festival and Academy! The festival features symphonic and chamber concerts, workshops and clinics over a four-week period from July 8th to August 5th. It attracts first-rate musicians to participate as performers and educators, as part of the Wintergreen Summer Music Academy.
Charles Overton is a native Richmonder and a former member of the American Youth Harp Ensemble (now the Greenspring American Youth Harp Ensemble). He’s based in Boston, having graduated from Berklee College of Music and he maintains an active career playing jazz, classical, world music and just about anything else that he finds an interest in.