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.
What does this week's World Music Show (4/28) title mean? Well, it's all about the new music--they'll be more new music than you can shake a stick at--whatever that means. I'm not why that became a phrase.
Anyways, new music--that’s the key for this week’s World Music Show. Yes, I see what I did there, with that musical sort of pun, but don’t let that stop you from checking out this week’s show.
Because, here’s a brief glimpse into what to expect: