JULY 22, 2009 – WDAV 89.9 Classical Public Radio is logging quite a few miles this summer in pursuit of the best classical music being made at the Carolinas’ summer music festivals. In May, WDAV took its listeners to Charleston for all 17 days of Spoleto Festival USA. Last week, WDAV spent time at Greensboro’s Eastern Music Festival. This weekend, the 37-foot long WDAV Broadcast RV, affectionately known to staffers as “Camper Van Beethoven,” makes a stop at the picturesque Brevard Music Festival in the mountains of western North Carolina.
Posted Friday, July 17, 2009 — This evening at 6:00 p.m., ten piano students from the Eastern Music Festival perform at Millennium Stage at The Kennedy Center. A free live webcast of the performance can be viewed here.
Meet the students, and preview the selections each will play.
Robin Jenkins performs SCHUMANN: Sonata in G minor, Op.22 (So rasch wie moglich)
A native of House Springs, Missouri, pianist Robin Jenkins has been a top prizewinner in several national and international competitions, including the Fite Family Competition, the Lennox International Young Artists Competition, and the regional MTNA Yamaha Competition. She has soloed with the Washington University, Webster, Alton, Belleville, and University City Symphonies, as well as with the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra at Powell Hall. Former teachers include Jack Winerock and Zena Ilyashov. Robin currently studies under Alvin Chow at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.
WDAV is broadcasting live this week from the Eastern Music Festival held at historic Guilford College in Greensboro, NC. Our staff is already there setting up our studio-away-from-home and conducting interviews with musicians, composers, faculty, and students. Here are some photos from our first days at the Festival.
If you intend to be one of classical music’s next great players, you don’t spend your summers flipping burgers or hanging out by the pool. You commit to an intensive multi-week summer music institute where you put in long days rehearsing a packed repertoire and performing with the world’s best musicians and conductors. North Carolina is host to two of the country’s most prestigious summer music festivals, and in the coming weeks, WDAV 89.9 Classical Public Radio will broadcast live from both the Eastern Music Festival in Greensboro, N.C., led by Artistic Director Gerard Schwarz, and the Brevard Music Center in Brevard, N.C., directed by the charismatic Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart.
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