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.
When you think of the desert, what comes to mind? Well, sure sand--lots of it, right? But what about in terms of music? If you’re a regular listener to the World Music Show, then you could answer desert blues guitar driven music.
There’s tale of two cities, The Handmaid’s Tale, and the classic Shark Tales. But on this week’s World Music Show (2/24) we have a Tale of Two Femi’s.
We’ll hear from two masters of African music from two styles that are somewhat similar. And, both of these will have uplifting messages. Plus, we’ll be spinning the World Music Wheel O’ Fun!