The Virginia Arts Festival based in Hampton Roads is celebrating it's 20th anniversary. As this season winds down, the festival presents the Requiem by Hector Berlioz, featuring the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, joined by The Choral Arts Society of Washington. This performance will be held at Chrysler Hall in Norfolk Saturday evening (May 20th) at 8:00 p.m.
Articles by Mike Goldberg
This new album may be pianist Simone Dinnerstein’s most ambitious project and is a testament to music's ability to cross all cultural and language barriers. Recorded in Cuba, Dinnerstein collaborated with the Havana Lyceum Orchestra to perform Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 21 and Piano Concerto No. 23.
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.
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.
The Paris Conservatory is steeped in deep musical traditions and is widely considered to be a model for education in Europe, especially for the flute. Paul Taffanel (1844-1908) taught there and is considered a founding father of the modern day French flute school. In this new release, flutist Dionne Jackson (who studied at the Conservatory) explores music by a variety of French composers that she feels “a direct lineage” to, as many of her professors had either known or studied with these composers or their pupils and proteges. She is joined by pianist Marija Stroke.