Enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets to Richmond Symphony's Opening Night with Joshua Bell and Yesong Sophie Lee, Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. at the Carpenter Theatre.
Enter for a chance to win 2 pair of tickets to see the Richmond Men's Chorus Friday, September 15, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen’s 2nd Stage, kicks off a new season with a spectacular performance by the Richmond Men’s Chorus that celebrates the highs and lows of love! Whether you’re madly in love, or blissfully single, or somewhere in between, there is something for everyone in this concert!
Be forewarned—I’m going to date myself. And it’s not the first time. It’s all about What’s Happening. And no, not the “Hey, Hey, Hey, What’s Happening” from the classic TV show with Rerun and the gang, though that’s what I thought of when I came up with this title (hence, the dating myself). But for this week’s World Music Show (9/2), we’re going to find out What’s Happening!
At first glance of the title for this week’s world famous blog (ok, that’s a stretch, and it’s only in my mind), you’d think that I work at a PBS affiliated station. Well, I do and in fact our address is on Sesame Street. So, with that in mind, on this week’s World Music Show (8/26), part of theme will be to celebrate the famed letter L.
Composer Fred Lerdahl’s music has been commissioned and performed by major chamber ensembles and orchestras in the United States and around the world. Bridge Records is producing an ongoing series devoted to his music. Volume Five includes performances by Windscape, Quattro Mani, the Weiss-Kaplan-Stumpf Trio and The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.
It’s amazing to me how many themes I can squeeze out of the idea of “world” and “travel.” For instance, on this week’s World Music Show (8/19), we’re going to be taking some nomadic travels.
This is thanks in part to some new music from a band who, after a 10-year-hiatus, has a new CD out and in which they describe themselves as musical nomads. What could be better than that as a description or theme for this week’s show? It’s hard to beat.
So, be prepared to have this theme beaten to death on this week’s show—well, ok, it won’t be too bad.