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Virginia Opera Presents Wagner's "The Flying Dutchman"

The Virginia Opera is concluding their season with performances of Richard Wagner’s “The Flying Dutchman” this weekend at the Carpenter Theatre. Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor Adam Turner and tenor David Blalock stopped by the 88.9 WCVE studios to talk about the production. Turner is conducting the Richmond Symphony and Blalock is returning to Virginia Opera in the the key role of The Steersman.

Composer Laura Schwendinger Visits The Richmond Symphony

Composer Laura Schwendinger is in town with the Richmond Symphony this weekend, thanks to a residency program Music Alive: New Partnerships. This national program is designed to establish new relationships between composers and orchestras, and to help orchestras present new music to the public and build support for new music within their institutions.

Rachel Barton Pine Talks Bach!

In celebration of Johann Sebastian Bach’s March 21st birthday, violinist Rachel Barton Pine is releasing her newest recording Testament: Complete Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin. I had the honor to sit down and talk with Rachel about the recording and the background that led her to choose these works. She also discussed the instrument and bow that she uses.

The CD will be available April 1st. Enjoy the interview!

Pianist Orli Shaham Joins the Richmond Symphony This Weekend

The talented pianist Orli Shaham will be in Richmond performing Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto with the Richmond Symphony this weekend at the Carpenter Theatre. Music Director Steven Smith will conduct the program which includes Modest Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain and Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 6.

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