Hampton Roads, Virginia is comprised of dozens of cities and towns on a peninsula with roots that go back 400 years. It’s also the home of one of the newest – and most ambitious – arts festivals in the Southeast. This week JoAnn Falletta conducts the Virginia Symphony and special guest, violinist Joshua Bell, playing Tchaikovsky’s ever-popular concerto. Mike McKay and Lauren Rico host.
This edition of the program makes stops at two of the festival’s chamber music venues, beginning with Great Bridge Presbyterian Church in Chesapeake, Virginia and moving to the Miller Studio Theater of the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts in Virginia Beach for concerts by the American String Quartet.
James Gaffigan conducts the Spoleto Festival Orchestra in Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5 in B-flat and the Dance of the Seven Veils by Strauss; there's Tchaikovsky and Piazzolla to round out the program, hosted by WDAV’s Mike McKay and Rachel Stewart.
JoAnn Falletta leads the Brevard Music Center Orchestra in Brevard’s 75th Anniversary season-opening concert, featuring Robert McDuffie’s take on Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto, William Walton’s Portsmouth Point Overture and Elgar’s Enigma Variations.
JoAnn Falletta leads the Brevard Music Center Orchestra in Brahms' beloved second symphony and Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with Pianist Terrence Wilson.
Brevard Artistic Director Keith Lockhart takes the Brevard Music Center podium to conduct a program titled “Springtime for Copland and Stravinsky.” It features Copland’s Appalachian Spring, Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Oboe Concerto and Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. Mike McKay and Dick Kowal host.
The Brevard Music Center plays the prankster! Keith Lockhart conducts this program featuring Strauss’ Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks, Mozart’s Symphony No.39 in E flat major and Sergei Prokofiev’s Lieutenant Kije – Symphonic Suite. Mike McKay and Dick Kowal host
It’s the 200th anniversary year of the birth of virtuoso pianist and composer Franz Liszt, and the Brevard Music Center Orchestra pays tribute with this program featuring the Center’s artistic administrator, pianist Bruce Murray. Frank Dominguez and Dick Kowal host.
We celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Eastern Music Festival with mezzo-soprano Susan Graham, conductor Gerard Schwarz and the Eastern Music Festival Orchestra.