Sure, I know that St. Patrick’s Day lands on the same day as this week’s World Music Show (3/17). But for some reason I decided that on this week’s show it’d be great to dance to some Latin music. Oh sure, we’ll “celebrate” the holiday with some Irish music, but that won’t happen until hour two.
The Richmond Symphony is presenting the famous “Pictures at an Exhibition” by Modest Mussorgsky this weekend in the Carpenter Theatre. The work came about when Mussorgsky visited a memorial exhibition of his friend Viktor Hartmann’s art works. It was originally a piano suite, but was later orchestrated.
Do you Ska? Are you Rocksteady? Perhaps you’re more of a Two-Tone type? If none of these terms make sense to you, don’t worry. On this week’s World Music Show (3/10), I’ll be explaining them all.
WINGS is a musical adaptation of the 1978 play by American playwright Arthur Kopit. It originated as a radio play, part of an NPR drama project titled “Earplay.” The work follows the central character Emily Stilson and her recovery from a debilitating stroke.