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WDAV Specials Archive - September 2010


Originally aired starting 9/3/2010
The Birthday of the World Part I: Rosh Hashanah

Leonard NimoyThe Western Wind and guest cantors
Leonard Nimoy, narrator

From the sounding of the shofar to the eating of apples and honey, the traditions of the Jewish High Holy Days are illuminated in an hour of stirring sacred music with narration explaining the significance of the observance. Part One is about Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.


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Originally aired starting 9/3/2010
The Birthday of the World Part II: Yom Kippur
High Holy DaysThe Western Wind and guest cantors
Leonard Nimoy, narrator

From the sounding of the shofar to the eating of apples and honey, the traditions of the Jewish High Holy Days are illuminated in an hour of stirring sacred music with narration explaining the significance of the observance. Part Two is about Yom Kippur, the deeply devotional penitential holiday.


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Originally aired starting 9/13/2010
Mexico at 200
Mexico 200 SpecialMexico at 200 is hosted by maestra de la Parra and is an in-depth look at Mexican orchestral music from the 18th century to the present with episodes devoted to The Birth of Nationalism, Modernism and the Avant-Garde, Living Legends, and The Young Generation. Ms. de la Parra’s commentary is insightful and concise, and there’s lots of really appealing and interesting music from composers ranging from pioneers such as Ricardo Castro and Silvestre Revueltas to emerging artists.
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Originally aired starting 9/14/2010
Mi alma Mexicana
Alondra de la Parra 120 pxMexicans celebrate their nation's bicentennial Wednesday, September 15th which is also the start of Hispanic Heritage Month in the US. On September 15th WDAV samples selections from a new 2-CD set called Mi alma MexicanaMy Mexican Soul – featuring the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas led by their founder, the dynamic young conductor Alondra de la Parra.
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Originally aired starting 9/23/2010
Charlotte Symphony LIVE Broadcast
Christopher Warren-GreenThe Charlotte Symphony opens its new season with a LIVE broadcast on WDAV. New music director Christopher Warren-Green begins his tenure with the symphony with an all Elgar program. Cellist Alisa Weilerstein is the guest soloist for Elgar's Cello Concerto in E minor.
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