Carl Maria von Weber is known as the “founder” of German Romantic opera, influencing many later composers like Richard Wagner. He made his biggest impact with “Der Freischutz,” which premiered in 1821. The Virginia Opera will perform “Der Freischutz” in Richmond this weekend at the Carpenter Theatre. The shows are tonight (Friday 2/17) at 8:00 p.m and Sunday afternoon at 3:00 p.m.
Coming up on this week’s World Music Show (2/1), we’ll dig our way thru more new music from Piers Faccini’s new CD called I Dreamed an Island, which he wrote in real time. Plus, we’ll hear more newness and goodness from the bands Compass and Nouvelle Vague. And if that weren’t enough, we’ll also hear a Spanish cover band whose speciality is Morrissey.
Ahhh. Do you smell that? It’s the smell of freshness…of newness. That’s right, there’s more new music to look forward to on this week’s World Music Show (2/11). Some of this music is brand-spanking new—as in the seal has just been broken on the CD plastic, while other tidbits of newness hasn’t even begun to reach the shelf expiration date.
Two lucky winners will receive a pair (2) of tickets to see the Shanghai Quartet with Wu Man, pipa at the University of Richmond's Modlin Center for the Arts. Enter this ticket giveaway!
NPR describes Jason Vieaux as “perhaps the most precise and soulful classical guitarist of his generation.” I’ve spoken with him multiple times about his recent CD releases and it was a pleasure to have him live in the studio.