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Virginia Opera Presents Benjamin Britten’s “A Midsummer Night's Dream”

Virginia Opera is in Richmond this weekend, presenting Benjamin Britten’s “A Midsummer Night's Dream” at the Carpenter Theatre Friday evening (2/23) at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday afternoon (2/25) at 2:30 p.m. It’s an exciting retelling of Shakespeare’s classic story, led by Artistic Advisor Adam Turner.

Fred Child From “Performance Today” Visits Richmond and WCVE

We here at your Community Idea Stations were thrilled to have Fred Child, host of American Public Media’s Performance Today, visit Richmond and our station this week. This was part of PT’s Young Artists in Residence program, with 22-year old violinist In Mo Yang joining Fred and visiting Boushall Middle School in Richmond.

Unsung Heroes & Trailblazers of African Music

On this week’s World Music Show (2/17) we try and tackle a theme of music as big as the continent itself. We’ll be checking out some of the unsung heroes and trailblazers of African music.

Now, I know that this is a big task, since there are many great countries in Africa that all produce such great music. And in the past, I’ve chopped up the country into geographical bits via the compass (North, South, etc). But on this go-round, we’ll just be checking out some of the best of the best, as well as some who may not have reached your musical radar.

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