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Symphony Pays Tribute to Bowie

Symphony Pays Tribute to Bowie

By Jeff Maisey By early January, I had been in touch with Virginia Symphony cellist Jacob Fowler about a possible pairing with a local musician for Veer Magazine’s Local Music Awards. I’m a fan of mash-ups, especially when musicians from opposite perspectives get together and make magic happen. A few years ago, I asked the

Big Anniversaries in Local Arts

By Jeff Maisey   Cities across America are now tapping into the performing and visual arts to breathe new life and vibrancy into downtown areas. It is a trend taking hold from Nashville to Asheville, but certainly no surprise to Rob Cross. As the Virginia Arts Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary season with a series

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