This weekend a newly-minted Carolinas tradition returns for its second year: An Old Salem Christmas with the Winston Salem Symphony performs Saturday night at 7:30 and Sunday afternoon at 3 at Old Salem Museums and Gardens.
Winston-Salem Symphony music director Robert Moody speaks with us about the program for this year’s concert which includes an 18th century symphony discovered in the collection of the Moravian Foundation, as well as The Adoration of the Magi by Respighi.
Pity poor Beethoven. Because of WDAV’s traditional focus on holiday music in December, the great master’s birth anniversary has usually been overlooked. But not this year!
B24 – the Beethoven Birthday Marathon 2011 will feature a different, complete Beethoven masterpiece every hour (excluding Performance Today, 5-7pm, and our special presentation of the St. Olaf Christmas Special, 7-9 pm).
Scheduled works include all nine of Beethoven’s symphonies, his “Emperor” Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, the Violin Concerto, the “Spring” and “Moonlight” Sonatas, the “Grosse Fugue,” the “Leonore” Overture No. 3 and much, much more.
Karin Bliznik, Associate Principal Trumpet of the Atlanta Symphony, and pianist Bruce Murray, Dean and Artistic Administrator of Brevard Music Center, give a live performance in the Clark Performance Studio at WDAV and play Neruda and Mozart.