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Bell’s Beethoven Recital a Must-see

Bell’s Beethoven Recital a Must-see

By Montague Gammon III   A one-time subway busker – tall, good-looking and possessed of a multi-million dollar 1713 Stradivarius violin, a six-figure valued Tourte bow and prodigious, priceless talent – kicks off the classical music part of Virginia Arts Festival’s 20th year January 28 at the Roper Performing Arts Center on Granby Street. Actually,

Symphony Marks 25th Season with Falletta

By Montague Gammon III The Virginia Symphony Orchestra marks its 25th year under the baton of JoAnn Falletta with a Classics Series that touches, in each concert, on high points of her quarter century as its Music Director. From Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra, which she conducted as her audition piece when she was being considered