The Central Virginia Masterworks Chorale will present a program featuring works by Leonard Bernstein and Dan Forrest this weekend. Performances are Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. (Grace Baptist Church in Richmond) and Sunday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. (Duncan Memoral United Methodist Church in Ashland). Music Director Ryan Tibbetts will conduct the singers and orchestra, and nationally-renowned organist Daniel Stipe will accompany and perform.
I’ve got the best feeling. It’s almost euphoric. But in the grand scheme of things, it’s falls pretty low in terms of overall importance. Here it is: the World Music Show (5/19) is current! Yep, it’s true. That’s the reason I’m giddy. Or a tad giddy (you don’t want to be too giddy).
The Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra program was originally founded in 1962 and now consists of four youth orchestras providing beginning to advanced musical training. Students participate in weekly rehearsals, coachings and masterclasses by Richmond Symphony musicians.
Recently named the most-performed composer of his generation, Mason Bates serves as the first composer-in-residence of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. A native Richmonder, his music “enlivens imaginative narrative forms with novel orchestral writing, the harmonies of jazz and the rhythms of techno, and it has been the first symphonic music to receive widespread acceptance for its unique integration of electronic sounds.”
On this week’s World Music Show (5/12), I really don’t have anything planned for Mother’s Day. I just thought that the above headline was an eye catcher. But what I do have lined up could be of interest to any mothers out there, so I guess you can give a “word to your mother” about tuning in.
Get ready for some beautiful sounds on this week’s World Music Show (5/5). From early recordings of a master desert blues guitarist to some new music coming out of Turkey, Bulgaria, Israel, Iran, Greece, Spain, and England (and that’s just one band!), as well from Great Britain and Canada, the two-hour show will be a great place to stop and sit a spell.