Pianist Simone Dinnerstein has released a new album “Mozart in Havana” on the Sony Classical label. This new album may be her most ambitious project and is a testament to music’s ability to cross all cultural and language barriers.
It’s going to be a Brazilian love-fest on this week’s World Music Show (5-13). In the first hour, I’ll have an interview with the founder of the band Forro in the Dark. We’ll talk about their new CD as well as some of the great musicians they’ve worked with. Then for the rest of the show, we’ll explore the subcultures of Brazilian music. So either you way you slice it, the Brazilian beats are going to be thick this week, which is by no means a bad thing.
This spring, the Richmond Jazz Society is celebrating the 100th anniversary of Ella Fitzgerald’s birth with a series of performances by female jazz artists.
More newness is seeping into yet another week’s World Music Show (5/6). This not only means good news for your ears, but good news for your method of listening—whether it’s a full-blown Hi-Fi system or a little transistor radio—ok yes, I’m totally dating myself. Because I’m sure you’re hunkered down in your Opal or your Volvo wagon while listening to the show, or perhaps you’re lying on your twin bed listening on your clock radio. But whatever your choice of listening device, this week’s show has something for everyone.
The Richmond Ballet will be returning to The Joyce Theater in New York for the first time since 2010. For these performances, the company has selected pieces by four gifted choreograpers: Ma Cong, Katarzyna Skarpetowska, Val Camiparoli and Richmond Ballet Artistic Associate Malcolm Burn.