We hope you will join us this week (2/14/15) for a very special edition of Time for the Blues as we celebrate the holiday in a way that only we can. Let all the others serenade you with sappy love songs, we’re going to offer up some tunes with a little edge.
One of the best parts of hosting a show based around World Music, is that you get to feature all sorts of instruments you won't normally find, say, in your average Rock or Jazz band. So, with that in mind, on this week's World Music Show (2/7), we'll get to sonically sample all sorts of unique instruments and sounds for that matter. Because when it boils down to it--what's better than hearing music that you don't normally get to listen to?
Sometimes, in the depths of these frigid days, you need an escape plan. You know, a place in which you can wash away the cold days of winter and bask in the glow of all things warm. Whether it be just a beam of sunlight streaming through the car window or an actual trip to warmer climates, little breaks in the dregs of winter cold sure do make a big difference. So, on this week's World Music Show (1/31), we'll attempt to bottle that warmness, then pour it out over the airwaves or digital waves in hopes of bringing some sunlight into the cold nights of January.
Violinist Rachel Barton Pine recently released a recording of the Mozart Violin Concertos in collaboration with the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields and Sir Neville Marriner.
Tuesday (January 27th) is International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. The Richmond Symphony will mark the occasion with a Holocaust remembrance concert called “Voices of Survival.”