This long Labor Day weekend, WDAV bids farewell to summer by sampling selections from the great Carolinas summer music festivals we”ve visited over the past few months.You”ll hear music from Piccolo Spoleto and Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, the Eastern Music Festival in Greensboro, and the Brevard Music Center and Festival in the NC Blue Ridge Mountains. Stay tuned to WDAV 89.9 and wdav.org wherever you go this weekend – and celebrate summer one last time with us!
Thank you to Greensboro’s Eastern Music Festival, which hosted WDAV last week on the campus of historic Guilford College. We heard outstanding performances from students, faculty and guest performers, as well as insightful interviews with Artistic Director Gerard Schwarz, composer-in-residence Bright Sheng and many others. Hear it all again on our Audio Archives and watch our videos too.
This week, listen for music, interviews and more from Brevard Music Center, home to another of this country’s great music institutes. On Friday evening, we’ll bring you a live broadcast of Keith Lockhart conducting the Transylvania Symphony Orchestra – one of BMC’s acclaimed student ensembles – in an all-American program. Read all the details here!
As you probably know, WDAV has hit the road again – this time to bring you live broadcasts from Greensboro’s prestigious summer-music institute, the Eastern Music Festival. Midday host Jennifer Foster began our coverage yesterday, and continues today with more music, interviews and insights from EMF. On Saturday morning, from 8 a.m. to noon, you’ll hear Frank Dominguez broadcasting live from historic Guilford College, where EMF is held.
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.
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.