Our special guests for this week’s program hail from both coasts and bring their own individual artistry and sensibilities to a seasoned trio led by Seattle’s Eli West, a gifted guitarist and songwriter who we first encountered in a brotherly vocal duo with fellow Northwesterner Cahalen Morrison. Those shoes would be filled on this March evening by mandolinist and professor at the Berklee College of Music, Joe K. Walsh who’s toured with Darol Anger, the Gibson Brothers and Joy Kills Sorrow.
Sometimes we all want to hide under the covers. For various reasons, such as the weather, the news, or the recent holiday feasting, we’ve all contemplated or even done just that. However, on this week’s World Music Show (11/25), there’ll be no need to hide.
Renowned violinist Anne Akiko Meyers has released her 35th album, “Fantasia.” The Los Angeles Times describes her playing as “vigorous mastery, unflinching technical skills and stylish elegance” and the Denver Post says “Anne Akiko Meyers is the coolest thing to happen to the violin since Stradivari.”
Superstar violinist Anne Akiko Meyers has released a new album “Fantasia.” This project centers around a piece written for her by the legendary Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara. The recording also includes the famous “Tzigane” by Maurice Ravel, as well as the Violin Concerto No. 1 by Karol Szymanowki.
Considered the “first Spaghetti Western,” Puccini’s The Girl of the Golden West (La Fanciulla del West) highlights the rigors of the mid-1800’s California mining rush and depicts the rough and tumble world of the Wild West. Virginia Opera brings their latest production to the Carpenter Theatre in Dominion Arts Center this weekend!
It’s going to be a coastal wonderland of sound on this week’s World Music Show (11/18). That’s right, from the obvious locales, such as tropical sounds from the beaches of Ipanema, to the not so apparent, such as beats from the wind-swept, craggily-rocky areas of Ireland and Greece, we’ll try to inhabit the entire spectrum of beach music.
Now, with that hearty introduction out of the way, let’s break down some of the coastal routes we’ll be taking.