Daisuke Yamamoto, concertmaster of the Richmond Symphony, stopped by our WCVE studios to chat about this weekend's performances at the Carpenter Theatre. Daisuke will be the soloist, performing the Violin Concerto by Jean Sibelius. Also on the program will be the Enigma Variations by Sir Edward Elgar and the world premiere of an RSO commission by composer Benjamin Broening titled “Sea Surface Full of Clouds.”
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The Atlantic Chamber Ensemble is a group of young professional musicians who are members of the Richmond Symphony and faculty members at institutions such as Virginia Commonwealth University, the College of William and Mary, and the University of Richmond. Their mission is to build new connections and audiences with the people in our community via innovative programs and community interaction, as well as through partnerships with local organizations.
Internationally acclaimed harpist Yolanda Kondonassis and virtuoso classical guitarist Jason Vieaux have joined forces to release their first duo recording “Together.” The album features original works for harp and guitar, including Alan Hovhaness' Spirit of Trees, Xavier Montsalvatge’s Fantasia, Maxi
Richard Spece, Music Director of Richmond’s brand new period-instrument ensemble Mannheim Rocket, stopped by our studios to discuss the organization’s inaugural concert to be held this Friday, March 13th at Monumental Church on East Broad Street. Spece founded the ensemble in 2013, envisioning an ensemble of the highest caliber able to present the music of the past in an informed way with brilliance and passion.
Sony Classical has released pianist Simone Dinnerstein’s latest album, Broadway-Lafayette, featuring the music of George Gershwin, Maurice Ravel and Philip Lasser. This music celebrates the transatlantic link between France and America, and features conductor Kristjan Jarvi with the MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra.