Articles by Mike Goldberg
Wu Man is recognized as the world’s premier pipa virtuoso and is a leading ambassador of Chinese music. Her career as a soloist, educator and composer has given her “lute-like” instrument a new role in both traditional and contemporary music.
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.
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.
The St. Olaf Choir is the premier a cappella choir in the United States and they're here in Richmond! They will be performing tonight (Friday, 2/3) at River Road Church, Baptist, before moving on to Washington, DC this weekend.
Pianist Kirill Gerstein recently released the entire set of 12 Transcendental Etudes by Franz Liszt. Both in study and in performance, the 12 Etudes have been a transformative journey for Gerstein. He explained to me in a recent interview about the effect that playing the complete cycle has on interpretative decisions, as compared to playing them as individual works.