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.
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.
In the past few weeks, I feel like, due to the every expanding cavalcade of new music that have been gratefully flooding the offices of 88.9 WCVE, we need to take a step back a bit. So on this week’s World Music Show (5/20), that we’re going to go back to basics.
This new album may be pianist Simone Dinnerstein’s most ambitious project and is a testament to music's ability to cross all cultural and language barriers. Recorded in Cuba, Dinnerstein collaborated with the Havana Lyceum Orchestra to perform Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 21 and Piano Concerto No. 23.