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Symphony Musicians of Richmond Present the 4th Annual "Music Unites" Concert

The Symphony Musicians of Richmond will team up with the United Way this week to present their 4th Annual “Music Unites” concert at St. Michael Catholic Church in Glen Allen. The concert will feature conductor Ankush Bahl leading a program that includes Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 4, the “Italian.”

New Release: Bel Canto Paganini

Acclaimed violinist Rachel Barton Pine has released a new album celebrating the solo violin works of Nicolo Paganini. “Bel Canto Paganini” features the 24 Caprices, as well as the Introduction and Variations on 'Nel cor più non mi sento’ from Paisiello's “La molinara,” the Duet for One, and Caprice d'adieu.

Pine concludes the album with her own Introduction, Theme and Variations on “God Defend New Zealand,” inspired by Paganini’s legacy of creating virtuosic themes and variations.

What's on the Musical Menu

What’s going on for this week’s World Music Show (5/27)? Well, it’s a star-studded, full blown celebration of some newly released CDs. Or is that overselling it a bit? Either way, there is some great tunes lined up for this week. And, just to give you a taste, here’s a brief menu run-down.

In the appetizer section, your choices are as follows (though, really, you have no choice, since it’s been pre-selected. Perhaps this is a French menu?

New Release: Final Thoughts

Pianist Jorge Federico Osorio is “an imaginative interpreter with a powerful technique” (The New York Times). Here he pairs the final solo piano works by Franz Schubert and Johannes Brahms. Included on the two-disc set are the Schubert Sonatas D. 959 and D. 960, as well as Brahms Op. 116 through Op. 119.

Virginia Arts Festival Presents The Berlioz Requiem

The Virginia Arts Festival based in Hampton Roads is celebrating it's 20th anniversary. As this season winds down, the festival presents the Requiem by Hector Berlioz, featuring the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, joined by The Choral Arts Society of Washington. This performance will be held at Chrysler Hall in Norfolk Saturday evening (May 20th) at 8:00 p.m. 

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