The good news about this week’s World Music Show (3/24) is that you and I will get to unwrap a basketful of new music. The bad news is that only I can smell the freshness.
Renowned violinist Rachel Barton Pine has released her 36th album, recorded with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Maestro Andrew Litton. The new release features Romantic concertos by Sir Edward Elgar and Max Bruch.
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.