Monthly Archives: February 2008

The Main Street Sessions: March 1, 2008

The Carolina Parakeet Here’s more information about the music and performers on The Main Street Sessions airing Saturday, March 1, 2008 at 2 p.m. To compliment Ken Frazelle’s new set of songs, Vanishing Birds, images of and information about the … Continue reading

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Events Calendar Video! Guitarist, Thomas Viloteau

Guitarist Thomas Viloteau performs next Wednesday evening (February 27th) at 7:30 at CPCC. He’s the winner of the 2006 Guitar Foundation of America annual competition. For more information about his visit to Charlotte, click here.

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For Mozart Cafe Listeners: A Keyed Trumpet

As promised, a photograph of the “keyed trumpet” for which Haydn’s Concerto in Eb was written. For perspective here are photos of natural trumpets (has neither keys nor valves) and a trumpet with valves:

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Harrell and Ngwenyama Perform with the CSO this Weekend

Cellist Lynn Harrell is joined by violist/violinist Nokuthula Ngwenyama (“en-gwen-ya-ma”) this weekend for performances with The Charlotte Symphony of Richard Strauss’ Don Quixote. Here’s a video clip of Ngenyama performing the Prelude from Bach’s Suite No. 1 (originally for cello): … Continue reading

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Classical Grammy Winners Announced; Local Cellist Shines Alongside

Charlotte cellist Kendall Ramseur performed at the Grammys last night. (Photo: Donald Dietz) Below you’ll find a full list of winners in classical music categories from last night’s 50th annual Grammys. To explore different perspectives on the event, here are … Continue reading

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Watch Your Radio II: Overture to Beatrice and Benedict

Sir Neville Marriner leads Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields. The Overture to Berlioz’s opera, Beatrice and Benedict: (Carnegie Hall, 1994)

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Netrebko’s Expecting, Marrying

Opera. On stage and off, a proven source for intrigue (not to mention juicy gossip). The latest news is no exception. Hearts are breaking across the globe. A beloved diva for the modern day, the ravishing Russian soprano Anna Netrebko, … Continue reading

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Carmen at the Superbowl

Why watch the Superbowl? For the ads, of course. Classical music–opera, no less–was featured in at least one. This, by the way, was an “amateur” ad entered in a contest last year and held over for broadcast this year: Doritos … Continue reading

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